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AL – FATIHA (T HE O PENNING ). In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds;. Most Gracious, Most Merciful;. Master of the Day of Judgment. Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek. Show us the straight way,. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • AL FATIHA(THE OPENNING)

  • In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

  • Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds;

  • Most Gracious, Most Merciful;

  • Master of the Day of Judgment.

  • Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek.

  • Show us the straight way,

  • The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace,

  • Those whose (portion) is not wrath and who go not astray.

  • OUTLINEIslam from Quranic PerspectiveSome Characteristics of IslamQuestions

  • Islam ~Quranic Perspective~Submission - Peace - SalvationBasmala:In the name of God, the Merciful, the CompassionateProphet Muhammad (pbuh):A mercy for all worldsThis day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. (Quran: 5:3)

  • Islam Distinguishing CharacteristicsMonotheismHumanityProphetsBeliefWorshipUniversal Moral ValuesCollective LifeGods Two Kinds of Laws

  • MonotheismGods UnityHarmony in the universeNatural Laws: Gods regular ways of creating things and events and administering the universeHarmony within each living organismThe universe is governed by God and obeys Him, thus it is literally muslim - submitted to God.

  • HumanityTwo aspects of a human-being:Material aspect: Physical bodyImmaterial aspect: Spirit and IntellectWorth of a life-historyGood deeds doneLevel of virtue attainedWhat to do with our principle drives?Desire - Anger - IntellectHow to answer vital questions?Who am I? Where do I come from? What is my final destination?

  • ProphetsAll prophets come with same essentials of belief:Belief in Gods existence and unityThe worlds final destructionResurrection and day of judgmentProphethood and all prophets without distinctionAll Devine ScripturesAngelsDevine Destiny and Decree (including free-will)Thus, being a muslim means believing in all of the Prophets and the original previous Scriptures

  • Prophets (cont)Some characteristics of Prophets:Absolute and complete truthfulnessTrustworthinessCommunication of the Devine MessageThe highest intellectual capacity, wisdom, and profound insightSinlessnessNo mental or physical defectsIslam honors, confirms, and completes what is true in religions that came before its revelation.

  • BeliefFar more than simple affirmation and imitationGradually growing faith by passing through many degrees and stages of developmentBased on argument and investigationThree non-conflicting manifestations of one truthQuran: issuing from Devine Attribute of SpeechStudy of universe: from Devine Attributes of Power and WillHumanity

  • Belief (cont)Belief in God is creations highest aim and most sublime result, and humanitys most exalted rank is knowledge of Him. The most radiant happiness and the sweetest bounty for the jinn and the humanity is love of God contained within knowledge of God. The human spirits purest joy and the human hearts sheerest delight is spiritual ecstasy contained within love of God. All true happiness, pure joy, sweet bounties, and unclouded pleasures are contained within knowledge and love of God. Said Nursi

  • WorshipBelief engenders kinds of worship:Responding to explicit injunctionse.g., the prescribed prayers, fasting, alms-giving, and pilgrimageObeying prohibitionse.g., avoiding all intoxicants, gambling, usury, unlawful killing, oppression, usurpation, deception, and unlawful sexual relationship

  • Worship (cont)To strenghten belief and attain higher ranks of perfection:Being careful of the acts of heart and intellect, aka Moral Virtuese.g., contemplation, reflection, invocation, recitation of Gods Names, self-critisism, perseverance, patience, thankfulness, self-discipline, and perfect reliance upon GodI have been sent to perfect good morals Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

  • Universal Moral ValuesIslam encourages universal moral values that are essentially reflections of our true nature created by the One who is All-Wise, All-Generous, All-Compassionate.Some to mention are honesty, love, compassion, generosity, altruism, truthfulness, and helpfulness.Islam also refrains all vices such as lying, ostentation, and deception.

  • Collective LifeSocioeconomic principles to establish an ideal society that allows everyone to obtain happiness both in this world and the nextPoint of support: Right, instead of ForceAim of Individual life:To attain virtue and Gods approval, instead of self-interestAim of collective life:Mutual assistance, instead of conflictTo Maintain internal and external unity of communitiesTrough ties of religion, profession, and country; instead of racism and negative nationalism

  • Gods Two Kinds of LawsReligious LawsIssuing from His Attribute of SpeechGoverning religious lifeReward or punishment usually in the next lifeLaws of NatureIssuing from His Attribute of WillGoverning the creation and lifeReward and punishment usually in this lifeSalvation requires following both kinds of laws.

  • Q & A?????????

  • ESMA ZIKR(MOST BEAUTIFUL NAMES)

  • ESMA ZIKR(MOST BEAUTIFUL NAMES)

  • Allah, Hay

    God, The Ever-Living

  • La ilahe illallah

    Theres no God but Allah

  • God, Gratitude is to you,Remembrance is for you.The Generous. The Helpful.

    Allah Allah sukren Lillah zikren Lillah Ya Kerim Allah

  • Deyyan The JudgeMennan The BenefactorKayyum The Self-ExistingSettar The Veiler

  • KadirThe All-PowerfulAlimThe All-KnowingRahmanThe All-MercifulRahimThe All-Compassionate

  • Ya EvvelThe FirstYa AhirThe LastYa ZahirThe ManifestYa BatinThe Inward

  • Ya Baki The EverlastingYa Naafi The Propitious

  • Ya HayyumThe Self-LifeYa KayyumThe Self-SustainingYa SettarThe VeilerYa CebbarThe Compeller

  • Deyyan The JudgeMennan The BenefactorKayyum The Self-ExistingSettar The Veiler

  • Rahman The BeneficentHannan The BenefactorRezzak The ProviderAziz The Mighty

  • God, Gratitude is to you,Remembrance is for you.The Generous. The Helpful.

    Allah Allah sukren Lillah zikren Lillah Ya Kerim Allah

  • We believe in God and that which is revealed to us: in what was revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the tribes: to Moses and Jesus and other prophets by their Lord. We make no distinction among any of them, and to God we have committed ourselves. (2:136)Versus from Quran O Mankind! We created you from a single soul, male and female, and made you into nations and tribes, so that you may come to know one another. Truly, the most honored of you in Gods sight is the greatest of you in piety. God is All-Knowing, All-Aware. (49:13)

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