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Basic Islamic Knowledge

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The religion of Islam teaches that to achieve true peace and mind of heart, one must submit to God and live according to His Divinely revealed Law. The word ‘Muslim’ means one who submits to the will of God, regardless of their race, nationality or ethnic background. Muslims believe that all the God’s prophets, including Abraham, Noah, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, brought the same message of Pure TODAY. For this reason, Muhammad is not considered as a founder of a new religion, as many people mistakenly think, but he was the last Prophet of Islam. Principles of Islam According to the traditional Islamic belief, the religion has since time immemorial. Adam, the Almighty God, created Adam (the father of the human progeny) out of a clay and ordered angels to greet him with a ‘Sijda’ (humility in humility).

All the angels obeyed the command with the exception of Iblis (Satan). This resulted in Satan’s condemnation and Allah commanded that whoever will follow Satan’s path will be his pleasure and that his abode will ever be the hell of hell forever. Basic Islamic Beliefs are: Tawheed: This means, in One, Unique, Incomparable God Who is the Creator, the Ruler and the Sustainer of the universe, and none of the right to be worshiped but he alone Belief in the presence of Angels of God is the honored creatures of Believers in God’s Revealed Books, the Prophets and the Prophets of God Belief in the Day of Judgment and Life. After the Belief in Predestination – God’s complete authority over the destiny Main Maintains of Islam the followers of Muslim are divided into two Main sects: Shiah and Sunni. Although essentially following the same beliefs and tenets, they differ on two points: the succession to Muhammad, and after his religion in Islam. Shiism is a minority branch of Islam which makes up about one tenth of the total population of Muslim world. The Shiites form an important part of the population in a number of Arab countries like Iraq, Bahrain, Lebanon and Iran.

The Shiahs believe Ali, the son of the Prophet as his rightful heir. They maintain that Ali was the first legitimate Imam or Khalifah (Caliph) and therefore Abu Bakr, Omar and Usman, were the first three Khalifahs of Sunni Muslims, as usurpers. There are two main shiite sects: The “Twelvers” are far from the largest group of Shiah Islam. They believe that the line of Ali became extinct with al-Askari, the Twelfth Imam, who died in mysteriously 873 AD. They however refused to accept that Al-Askari died and believed that he would soon appear before the end of the world. The Ismailites or Seveners are the second largest shiite sect. Their spiritual leader is Aga Khan. The Ismailites only recognize the seven first Imams. Sunnism is the main branch of Islam and the legitimacy of the first four Khalifahs or Caliphs. The Sunnis believe that the office of the Prophet was not inherent and no one could claim to be his sole soul. The community chooses one of their own leaders or Khalifah. There are four orthodox sects among the Sunni Muslims i.e. Hanafiyah (followers of Imam Abu Hanifah), Shafiyah (followers of Imam Ash-Shafer), Malakiyah (followers of Imam Malik) and Hanbaliyah (followers of Imam Ahmed Bin Hanbal). Khalifah The word ‘caliph’ or ‘Khalifah’ means ‘successor’ or ‘deputy’. It is used to mention the prophet’s successor as leader of the Muslim community.

 This title was used by the successive Arab empires and Ottoman sultans. The Ottoman Caliphate was held for two years after the abolition of the Sultanate, until it was self-abolished by Kemal Ataturk in February 1924. Prophets of Islam According to Islamic belief, Allah has sent many Prophets to different times and different places to the world. guide the people on the right path. The names of the following Prophets are mentioned in the Holy Qur’an: Adam, Sheth, Idris, Noah, Hud, Salih, Lut, Ibrahim (Abraham), Ismail, Ishaq, Yaqub (Joseph) ), Shuaib, Dawud (David), Sulaiman (Solomon), Ilyas, Al-Yasa (Elisha), Moses, Ubair or Ezra, Job, Dhul-Kifl (Isaih or Kharqil Bin Thauri) Yunus, Zachariah, Yahya (John the Baptist), Jesus (Jesus Christ) and Muhammad. Prophet Muhammad is considered as messenger of Allah and the last of all Prophets who have restored Islam to its pristine purification. Muhammad was born in 570 AD at Makkah. At the age of 40, Muhammad received his first revelation from Allah through the Angel Jibreel in a cave at Mount Hira near Makkah. The signs continued for 23 years, and they are collectively known as the Quran. He started these signs to preach to Makkah in the common populace. Due to the opposition of the unbelievers, Muhammad and his followers started the great

Online Classes All our courses are organized online with one on one tutoring with a qualified instructor. This course is especially beneficial for the children trying to learn the first time for learning. Adults can also take this course from the comfort of their home. The course starts with the basic Arabic letters and gradually progresses to the reading skills of the students. Quran Reading with Tajweed This course is especially beneficial for the first time for the Quran to learn to try. Adults can also take this course from the comfort of their home. The course begins with the basic Arabic letters and gradually progressing to the learning skills of the students. It is obligatory upon every Muslim to Tajweed with Quran.

This course teaches the rules of the Tajweed and the students will learn the correct pronunciation of the Arabic letters. The instructors will go into details of Tajweed rules including Ikhfa, Ghunna, Ikhfa Meem Saakin, Idgham, Qalqala, Qalb, and Idgham Meem Saakin. You will practice the rules with the instructor and learn how to apply the rules during recitation. Quran Memorization This course is for students who are interested in the Quran of Hafiz. This course will guide the student through all the necessary steps that are required on a daily basis to make the Qur’an memorize and retain. The course will be taught by qualified Huffaz.

The students will be given a set schedule that will help students in new verses memorizing and at the same time revise what they have already memorized. The total duration of the Hifz varies depending on the number of factors including the time and effort that each individual puts. Memorization selected suras this course is for students who are interested in becoming Hafiz of selected suras. This course will guide the student through all the necessary steps that are required on a daily basis to make the Qur’an memorize and retain. The course will be taught by qualified Huffaz. The students will be given a set schedule that will help students in new verses memorizing and at the same time revise what they have already memorized. The total duration of the selected suras depends on the number of factors including the time and effort that each individual puts. 40 Hadith This course is geared to help students understand the meaning of Hadith. The student will be instructed by a qualified scholar who is skilled in the Hadith translation teaching. Quranic Arabic course this course is geared to help students understand the Quran’s meaning. The student will be instructed by a qualified scholar who is skilled in Quran translation teaching..

Custom Course the students can customize their course based on their interest and prior knowledge of Quran. E Quran online school qualified instructors will help you in choosing the best options to enhance your knowledge of the Holy Quran. For example if you want to do some suras of Quran memorize while learning how you read it, you can do so by your instructor to know your interests.