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BASICS OF ISLAM
A Brief Overview of Basics of Islam
A.S. Hashim MD
ISLAM
Islam Is the Final Religion of God
Islam Is a Comprehensive Religion
Islam Is a Way of Life
A follower of Islam is called MUSLIM
Belief
1. Allah (God): The Creator
2. Muhammad (pbuh):
a. God's Servant and
b. Messenger
3. The Message is
a. Final and
b. Universal
A Muslim Can Be:
Outstanding Muslim
Good Muslim
Fair, or Good Enough Muslim
Non-caring Muslim
Bad Muslim
Evil Muslim
Criminal Muslim
Allah’s Attributes: Sunni (Slide 1)
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Allah Exists,
Allah has No Beginning
Allah has No End
None Compares with Allah
Allah is Self-Sustaining, is in no need
Allah is One and only One
Allah is Mighty
Allah’s Attributes: Sunni (Slide 2)
8. Allah performs through His Will
9. Allah is All-Knowing,
10. Allah is Ever-Living
11. Allah hears
12. Allah sees
13. Allah speaks
Allah’s Positive Attributes: Shi’a (Slide 1)
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Allah is Timeless and Eternal
Allah is Omnipotent
Allah is All-Knowing
Allah is Ever-living
Allah is the Willing (Will of Allah)
Allah’s Positive Attributes: Shi’a (Slide 2)
6. Allah is the Perceiver:
1. the All-Seeing,
2. All-hearing, and
3. the Omnipresent, the one and the same
7. Allah is the Master of the Word:
He says "Be" and it will be
6. Allah is the Truth
Allah's Non-Positive Attributes: Shi’a
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Allah does not have a body
Allah is not composed of constituents
Allah is not contained
Allah does not incarnate into anything
Allah does not coalesce with anything
Allah cannot be seen
Allah is not susceptible to change
Allah’s Being and His attributes are one
Holy Quran
1. The Quran is Allah's Literal Word
2. The Quran was Revealed by Gabriel Over a
Period of 23 Yrs
3. The Quran is a Book of Divine Guidance
4. The Quran:
a. Gives Glad Tidings,
b. Warns, and
c. Challenges Humanity
ISLAM
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IMAN: (Belief)
IBADAT: (Rituals)
Ethics and Morality
Ah'kaam: Rules that Deal with:
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Self,
Family,
Society, and
Humanity
Islam in Brief
1. Iman
Faith
3. Ethics and Morality Manners
ISLAM
Rituals
2. Ibadat
Rules
4. Ah'kaam: Rules and Regulations
Iman (Belief): Sunni
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Allah and His Attributes
The Angels
The Revealed Books (Torah and Bible)
Messengers of God
The Hereafter
Qadr: Being Guided yet Free to Choose
Iman (Belief): Shi’a
1. Tawhid (Allah and His Attributes)
2. Al-Adl (Justice of God)
3. Nubu'wah (Prophethood):
a. The Revealed Books (Torah and Bible)
b. The Angels
c. Qadr: Being Guided yet Free to Choose
4. Imamah
5. Ma’ad (The Hereafter)
Ibadat (Rituals): Sunni
1. Shahaada:
(Faith Declaration)
2. Salat:
(Prayer)
3. Zakat:
(Poor-due)
4. Saum:
(Fasting)
5. Haj:
(Pilgrimage)
Ibadat (Rituals): Shi’a
1. Salat:
(Prayer)
2. Zakat:
(Poor-due)
3. Saum:
(Fasting)
4. Haj:
(Pilgrimage)
5. Khums:
(The Fifth)
6. Jihad:
Major: Refining the Self
Lesser: Take-up arms in Defense of Islam
7. Al Amru Bil Ma'ruf
(Enjoining to what is Good)
8. Al Nahiyu Unn Al
Munkar
(Forbidding what is Evil)
Ethics and Morality:
The Directives:
1. Require a person TO DO
2. Require a person TO AVOID
The more the Directives are followed, the
more they lead to Perfection of Personal
Character (the Godly)
Sample To Do Part 1
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Self purification
Sincerity
Integrity
Keeping promises
Love
Kindness
Fairness
Courtesy
Sample To Do Part 2
9. Justice
10.Modesty
11.Humility
12.To forgive
13.To learn
14.To be charitable
15.Sexual fidelity
16.Good manners
Sample To Avoid Part 1
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Cheating
Lying
Being deceitful
Back-biting
Being arrogant
Being vain
Being unfair
Being malicious
Sample To Avoid Part 2
9. Monopolizing
10.Creating dissension
11.Being abusive
12.Stealing
13.Committing adultery
14.Drinking alcohol
15.Eating pork
16.Abusing anyone
17.Killing
Accountability
Life is a test
Man is responsible for his deeds
Will be:
a. In Heaven or
b. In Hell
c. Depending on whether he passes or fails the
test of life
Earn Eternity
The Savior is Your Deeds through following
the Divine Guidelines
But forget not:
The Mercy, and
Forgiveness of the Almighty
Muttaqi
Muttaqi is a Person of Highest Level of Piety
The Perfectionist Muslim is one who:
a. Admits to the Almighty
b. Submits to the Almighty, and
c. Commits himself to the Almighty
Man of faith (Muttaqi)
1. Admits
The Muttaqi
3. Commits
2. Submits
THANK YOU
Be in Allah’s Care
Dr. A.S. Hashim