In the name of God most gracious, most merciful

What is Islam?

Islam means peace or submission to the will of Allah. One who submits to the will of Allah is known as a Muslim . Islam was not "started" by any one human, rather it is the same relig on that the first man and woman (Adam and Eve) on earth followed and is to be followed by all those who believe today as well. Allah sent down to earth many messangers to inform people of their duty to submit to the will of Allah. The first of these messangers was Adam(as) and the last was Muhammad (saw) . The message that Allah sent to the prophet (saw) is recorded in the Holy Quran.

For 23 years the Prophet (saw) struggled to establish the light of Islam in Arabia and in the last year of his life, the original opponents to Islam in Mecca finally surrendered. Upon the death of the Prophet Muhammed (saw), the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet(saw), was divinely ordained to be the first of the 12 disciples or Imams. All of these disciples were divinely ordained and from the descendants of the Prophet (saw) from his daughter Fatima (as). The sayings and letters of Imam Ali (as) are compiled in the book Nahj al Balagha . After Imam Ali (as), the following 11 men were imams: Imam Hasan (as), Imam Hussein (as), Imam Zain-ul-Abideen (as), Imam Muhammed Baqir(as), Imam Jaffer as Sadiq(as), Imam Musa Kazim (as), Imam Ali Reza(as), Imam Muhammed Taqi (as), Imam Ali Naqi , Imam Hasan Al-Askari (as), and Imam Muhammad al-Mehdi (as).


Islamic Web Centers

Al-Islam
IslamicCity
Dunya , the CyberMuslim Collective
Al-Muntazar
Islamic Management Net - Provides Management Information. Subjects include Leadership, Budgeting, Delegation, Planning, Business Ethics, and Public Speaking .
My-Muslim Net
Islamic Collection


Islamic Magazines

Islamic Digest
The Muslim News
Islamic Herald
Renaissance
Al-Haqq Newsletter - in pdf format.
Nawa-e-Islam-A Shia Urdu Newspaper


Books

Then I was Guided by Sayed Mohamed Tijani
Knowing God by Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari deals with the following topics:
  1. Perfecting Man's Faith and Conviction
  2. Seeking God is of the Essence
  3. God and the Reasoning of the Experimental Sciences
  4. Acceptance of Unseen Existence Involves Other Realities Besides God
  5. Factors in the Spread of Materialism


"Al-Ghadir" and its Relevance to Islamic Unity by Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari
Journey Into the Unseen World A fascinating description of Life After Death.
Marriage and Morals in Islam by Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi
Reflections of an American Muslim, Shahid Athar


Islamic History

History of Quran
History of Islamic civilization - Muslim Scientists, Muslims in Spain

Islamic Culture

Arabic Calligraphy
Six Major Scripts of Arabic Calligraphy
Zeq Holdings SDN.BHD - Coloured Mirror Etching Calligraphy
Astronomy for Islam
Islamic Art and Architecture
IMAN - International Muslimah Artists Net
Islamic Institute of the Americas - A site promoting Islamically oriented Music.


Quran

Radio Al-Islam
Al-Suday Recitation
An Index to the Holy Quran - by Maulana Muhammad Ali
Quran Browser- Receive an Ayat of the Quran from Pickthall, Yusufali and Shakir Simultaneously.
Islam Channel - Quran Screen Saver, Quran in Real Audio, Islamic Pictures


Muharram Links

Read about the story of Karbala
Azadari.com
Anjuman Pasban-e-Aza
World Ahlul-Bayt Islamic League
Azadari-e-Husain
Shia Muslim Salam's Marsiya's and Noha's
Al-Mahdi Centre - Toronto,Canada
Mehfil-e-Imame Zamana
Ali Channel
Baqiyatullah.com


Sunni/Shia Comparisons

A Comparison of Sunni and Shia Beliefs
The Sources and Tenents of Shia Islam

Arabic and Quran Lessons

Arabic and Other Islamic Languages
Arabic2000
Modern Standard Arabic Page
Iqra - Quran Reading Lessons. Requires RealPlayer 5.0


Useful Tools

Salaat Timetable Calculator.
Islamic.Finder: Finding Islamic Locations/Centers and Prayer times using Zip Code.
Quran Screen Saver
Eid, Ramadan E-Cards
Hajj Assistance Committee of North America provides organized packages for Hajj and Ziarat. Their Hajj Booklet can be downloaded for free. This provides useful information for those intending to do hajj for the first time.


Software

Amr Haggag's Page - Arabic Wordprocessors, and Misc Islamic Software
IslamSoft Home Page - Prayer Times for Windows, Al-Fajr
Easy Arabic or The Arabic Tutor
Islamic Software links


Miscellaneous

Shia Ithna Asheri Madressa Homepage
Masoom -Children's Magazine
Shia Links
World Federation
Islamic Humanitarian Service
The United Muslims of America Links
Shi'a Encyclopedia
Ahlul Bayt Aalim Network Archives
Issues In Islamic Medical Ethics
Imam Khomeini 100th Birthday Site
Al-Kawthar
A big list of Islamic Sites
Free Muslim Resources - Quran, Learn to Pray and Islamic Stories for Children
Life of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh)
IU-ANET- Good resource for Islamic information
World Shia Business Directory


Halal Food Links

Halal Food Index
Islamic Halal Food Monitor of Canada


Muslim Associations

Islamic Ahlul Bayt Association of Austin, Tx, USA
UNB Muslim Students Association ,University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Fredericton Muslim Students Group , University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
LSU Muslim Students Association , Louisiana State University
Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Toronto
Islamic Humanitarian Service


Personal Pages on Islam

Islam and Social Justice Page by Altaf Bhimji
Shahid Juma's Page on Islam
Mohammed Qasem's Page-Arabic Page, Quran Screen Saver, Islamic Graphics


Television

Islam in Focus - Need RealPlayer

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