ISLAMIC
MUSLIM
STUDIES




ISLAM

MUSLIM

QURAN

ISLAMIC STUDIES

ISLAMIC GOLDEN AGE

BASIC BELIEFS OF A MUSLIM

MUSLIM HOLIDAYS

LIST OF MUSLIM HOLIDAYS

ISLAMIC STUDIES LINKS

ISLAMIC STUDIES RESOURCES



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ISLAM




Islam is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion articulated by
the Qur'an, an Islamic holy book considered by its adherents
to be the verbatim word of God (Allah), and for the vast
majority of adherents, also by the teachings, normative example
and way of life (or sunnah); it also is composed of prophetic
traditions (or hadith) of Muhammad (c. 570Ė8 June 632 CE),
considered by most of them to be the last prophet of God. An
adherent of Islam is called a Muslim (sometimes spelled Moslem).



Five pillars

Testimony

Prayer

Fasting

Alms-giving

Pilgrimage


Islam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam



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MUSIM




A Muslim, sometimes spelled Moslem, relates to a person who follows
the religion of Islam, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion based on
the Quran. Muslims consider the Quran to be the verbatim word of God
as revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad. They also follow the
teachings and practices of Muhammad as recorded in traditional
accounts called hadith. "Muslim" is an Arabic word meaning "one who
submits (to God)". A female Muslim is sometimes called a "Muslimah".
There are customs holding that a man and woman or teenager and
adolescent above the age of fifteen of a lunar or solar calender who
possesses the faculties of rationality, logic and/or sanity, but
misses numerous successive Jumu'ahs without a valid excuse, no longer
qualifies as a Muslim.

Most Muslims will accept anyone who has publicly pronounced the
declaration of faith (shahadah) as a Muslim.

The shahadah states:

There is no god but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God.



Muslim
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim



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QURAN




The Quran literally meaning "the recitation"; also romanised
Qur?an or Koran) is the central religious text of Islam, which
Muslims believe to be a revelation from God (Arabic: Allah).

Its scriptural status among a world-spanning religious community,
and its major place within world literature generally, has led to
a great deal of secondary literature on the Quran. Quranic
chapters are called suras and verses are called ayahs.

Muslims believe the Quran was verbally revealed by God to Muhammad
through the angel Gabriel (Jibril), gradually over a period of
approximately 23 years, beginning on 22 December 609 CE, when
Muhammad was 40, and concluding in 632 CE, the year of his death.
Muslims regard the Quran as the most important miracle of Muhammad,
a proof of his prophethood, and the culmination of a series of
divine messages that started with the messages revealed to Adam and
ended with Muhammad. They consider the Quran to be the only revealed
book that has been protected by God from distortion or corruption.



Quran
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quran



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ISLAMIC
STUDIES




In a Muslim context, Islamic studies is the umbrella term for the
Islamic sciences ('Ulum al-din), both originally researched and
as defined by the Islamization of knowledge.

It includes all the traditional forms of religious thought, such
as kalam (Islamic theology) and fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), but
also incorporates fields generally considered secular in the West,
such as Islamic science and Islamic economics.

In a non-Muslim context, Islamic studies generally refers to the
historical study of Islam: Islamic civilization, Islamic history
and historiography, Islamic law, Islamic theology and Islamic
philosophy. Academics from diverse disciplines participate and
exchange ideas about Islamic societies, past and present, although
Western, academic Islamic studies itself is in many respects a
self-conscious and self-contained field.

Specialists in the discipline apply methods adapted from several
ancillary fields, ranging from Biblical studies and classical
philology to modern history, legal history and sociology. A recent
trend, particularly since 9/11, has been the study of contemporary
Islamist groups and movements by academics from the social sciences
or in many cases by journalists, although since such works tend to
be written by non-Arabists they belong outside the field of Islamic
studies proper.



Law



Islamic jurisprudence relates to everyday and social issues
in the life of Muslims. It is divided in fields like:


the study of sharia law

Islamic economics

Islamic finance

Islamic commercial law

Islamic family law

Qur'an and Hadith studies


Key distinctions include those between

fiqh,

hadith,

ijtihad.Islamic Sects



Islamic studies Islamic Sects
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_studies



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ISLAMIC
GOLDEN
AGE




The Islamic Golden Age refers to the period in the history of
Islam during the Middle Ages when much of the Muslim world was
ruled by various caliphates, experiencing a scientific, economic,
and cultural flourishing.

This period is traditionally understood to have begun during the
reign of the Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid (786 to 809) with the
inauguration of the House of Wisdom in Baghdad, where scholars
from various parts of the world sought to translate and gather all
the known world's knowledge into Arabic. It is taken to have ended
with the collapse of the Abbasid Caliphate with the Mongol invasions
and the Sack of Baghdad in 1258. Several contemporary scholars,
however, place the end around the 15th to 16th centuries.



Islamic Golden Age
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_Golden_Age



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BASIC
BELIEFS
OF A
MUSLIM




These are the 6 Articles of Iman (faith) that every Muslim
must believe in and live by.



Belief in God:

Muslims believe in one, incomparable God, He has no son nor partner,
and that one has the right to be worshipped but Him alone. He is the
true God, and every other god is false. In the Qur'an, God describes
Himself:

Say, ďHe is God, the One. God, to Whom the creatures turn for their
needs. He begets not, nor was He begotten, and there is none like
Him.Ē (Qur'an, 112:1- 4)



Belief in the Angels:

Muslims believe in the existence of the angels and that they are
honored creatures. The angels worship God alone, obey Him, and act
only by His command. Among the angels is Gabriel, who brought down
the Qur'an to Muhammad.



Belief in Godís Revealed Books:

Muslims believe that God revealed books to His messengers as proof
for mankind and as guidance for them. Among these books is the Qur'an,
which God revealed to the Prophet Muhammad . God has guaranteed the
Qur'anís protection from any change.



Belief in the Prophets:

Muslims believe in the prophets and messengers of God, starting with
Adam, including Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, and Jesus
(peace be upon them). But Godís final message to man, a repeating of
the eternal message, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. Muslims
believe that all the prophets and messengers were created human beings
who had none of the divine qualities of God.



Belief in the Day of Judgment:

Muslims believe in the Day of Judgment (the Day of Resurrection) when
all people will be resurrected for Godís judgment according to their
beliefs and deeds.



Belief in Al-Qadar:

Muslims believe in Al-Qadar, which is Divine Predestination, but this
belief in Divine Predestination does not mean that human beings do not
have freewill. Rather, Muslims believe that God has given human beings
freewill. This means that they can choose right or wrong and that they
are responsible for their choices. The belief in Divine Predestination
includes belief in four things:

1) God knows everything. He knows what has happened and what will happen.

2) God has recorded all that has happened and all that will happen.

3) Whatever God wills to happen happens, and whatever He wills not to
happen does not happen.

4) God is the Creator of everything.



Basic Beliefs of a Muslim
http://www.missionislam.com/youth/belief.htm



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MUSLIM
HOLIDAYS




Muslims in India observe all the Islamic festivals that are celebrated
in other parts of the world. Additionally to the festivals, the days
commemorating shrines in India and death anniversaries of saints, are
also observed with religious fervor. All the Muslim observances and
festivals in India follow the Islamic calendar, which has fewer days
than the solar year.

Therefore, each year, the dates of Muslim festivals keep changing. The
important Muslim festivals, which are celebrated in India, include
Ramzan (Ramadan), Muharram, Id-e-Milad and Bakr-Id. The celebrations
of the auspicious occasions are marked by individual prayers offered
in mosques, fasting, feasting and exchange of wishes.

Ramzan finds special place in the calendar of events. Holiday is declared
in government offices and educational institutions, on the occasion of
Ramadan. Bakra-Eid is the 'feast of sacrifice', celebrated from the tenth
to the twelfth day in the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah. Celebrated after
the fasting month of Ramzan, Ramadan covers a number of rituals that are
performed on specific time. Muharram memorializes the martyrdom of Prophet
Mohammed's grandson, Imam Hussain. Go through our related section to know
more about Muslim festivals celebrated in India.



Muslim Holidays
http://www.365celebration.com/muslim-holidays/



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LIST
OF
MUSLIM
HOLIDAYS




When is Al-Hijra / Muharram
http://www.365celebration.com/when-is-al-hijra-muharram/

When is Mawlid al-Nabi
http://www.365celebration.com/when-is-mawlid-al-nabi/

When is Ramadan
http://www.365celebration.com/when-is-ramadan/

When is Eid al-Fitr
http://www.365celebration.com/when-is-eid-al-fitr/

When is Eid al-Adha
http://www.365celebration.com/when-is-eid-al-adha/

When is Ashura
http://www.365celebration.com/when-is-ashura/

When is Lailat al Miraj
http://www.365celebration.com/when-is-lailat-al-miraj/

When is Lailat al Bara'a
http://www.365celebration.com/when-is-lailat-al-baraa/

When is Lailat al Kadr
http://www.365celebration.com/when-is-lailat-al-kadr/

When is Quds Day
http://www.365celebration.com/when-is-quds-day/

When is Waqf al Arafa
http://www.365celebration.com/when-is-waqf-al-arafa/



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SECTION 9



ISLAMIC
MUSLIM
STUDIES
LINKS




Arrahman-Arraheem
http://www.arrahman-arraheem.com/

Back To Quran Movement
http://www.angelfire.com/in/koran/

Beautiful Islam: the Complete Way of Life
http://www.beautifulislam.net/

Basic Beliefs: Christian versus Muslim
http://www.islam101.com/religions/christianity/christ_islam.html

Basic Beliefs of islam
http://the-prophet-muhammad.net/islam/beliefs_of_islam.html

Center for Islamic Studies
http://www.islamic-study.org/

Cultural Norms and Anomalies in Rural Morocco
http://www.journeybeyondtravel.com/news/morocco-travel/cultural-norms-rural-morocco.html

Discover Islam
http://www.beconvinced.com/

Discover Islam
http://www.dislam.org/

Islam
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/

Islam
http://www.islam.com/

Islam
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/islam.cfm

Islam Awareness
http://www.islamawareness.net/

Islam: Empire of Faith
http://www.pbs.org/empires/islam/eduk12plan.html

Islam and Islamic Studies Resources
http://islam.uga.edu/

Islam for Parents
http://islam4parents.com/

The Islam Project: Lesson Plans
http://www.islamproject.org/education/Lessonplans.htm

Islamic Crafts and Lesson Plans for kids
http://www.islamicschoolresources.com/

Islamic Finder
http://www.islamicfinder.org/

Islamic Learning Resources
http://www.yemenlinks.com/Theme/HS_Islamic

Islamic Studies.info
http://www.islamicstudies.info/

Islamic Studies Program
http://www.islamic-studies.info/?lang=en



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Islamic Unit Studies
http://islamicunitstudies.wordpress.com/

Jannah.org
http://www.jannah.org/

Kindergarten Curriculum Islamic Studies
http://www.rush52.com/umm/blog/Kindergarten%20Curriculum%20Weekly%20Lesson%20Plans%202011%20-%202012.pdf

Lesson Plans Islamic Studies
http://muqith.wordpress.com/lesson-plans/

Major Islamic Holidays
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/islamicholidays.html

Message from the Muslims
http://www.islam-message.com/

Muslims
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/muslims/

Muslim Beliefs
http://www.religionfacts.com/islam/beliefs.htm

Muslim holidays
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_holidays

Muslim Holidays
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/holidaysmuslim.htm

Muslim Home Education Network
http://www.muslimhomeschool.net/lesson.html

The Religion of Islam
http://www.islamreligion.com/

Salaam.co.uk
http://www.salaam.co.uk/

Sample Do It Yourself Islamic Studies Plan
http://tjislamicstudies.blogspot.com/2011/06/sample-do-it-yourslef-islamic-studies.html

Some Basic Islamic Beliefs
http://www.islam-guide.com/ch3-2.htm

Virtually Islamic
http://www.lamp.ac.uk/cis/liminal/index.htm

What Are the Beliefs of Islam?
http://www.josh.org/resources/study-research/answers-to-skeptics-questions/what-are-the-beliefs-of-islam/

World Culture
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/



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SECTION 10



ISLAMIC
MUSLIM
STUDIES
RESOURCES




ACADEMIC RESOURCES



Islam
http://www.patheos.com/Library/Islam.html

Compendium of Muslim Texts
http://www.usc.edu/org/cmje/religious-texts/home/

Encyclopedia of Islam (Overview of World Religions)
http://philtar.ucsm.ac.uk/encyclopedia/islam

Views on Islam, other ethical systems and democracy
http://www.ethicaldemocracy.org/



ONLINE RESOURCES



Islam
http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9105852/Islam

Islam
http://www.friesian.com/islam.htm

Asabiyya: Re-Interpreting Value Change in Globalized Societies
http://ideas.repec.org/p/iza/izadps/dp4459.html

Islam
http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Islam

Islamica Community
http://www.islamicaweb.com

Islamica News
http://www.islamicanews.com



DIRECTORIES



Islam Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Islam_%28Bookshelf%29

Islam UCB Libraries GovPubs
http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/govpubs/us/islamus.htm

Islam and Islamic Studies Resources
http://islam.uga.edu/



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ENCYCLOPAEDIAS OF ISLAM



Encyclopaedia of Islam Online
http://www.brill.com/publications/online-resources/encyclopaedia-islam-online

Encyclopaedia of Islam
http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/browse/encyclopaedia-of-islam-2

Islamic Encyclopedia
http://islamicencyclopedia.org/public/index/index

ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF ISLAM
http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/encyclopaedia-of-islam

A Shi'ite Encyclopedia
http://www.al-islam.org/shiite-encyclopedia-ahlul-bayt-dilp-team

Encyclopedia of Islam
http://www.muslimphilosophy.com/ei2/list.htm

Encyclopaedia of Islam Online
http://www.geminiltd.com.tr/dosyalar/Encyclopedia_%20of_%20Islam.pdf

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World
http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/Public/book_oeiw.html



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African Music Encyclopedia
http://africanmusic.org/




AFROPEDEA
http://www.afropedia.org



World Afropedia
http://worldafropedia.com/afropedia/Main_Page




African Indigenous Science and Knowledge Systems
http://www.africahistory.net/




Natives Wiki
http://tribalspedia.wikia.com/wiki/Natives_Wiki




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AFRICAN AMERICAN LINKS

AFRICAN STUDY

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AFRO-LATIN AMERICAN

AFRO-LATIN AMERICAN RESOURCES

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AFRICAN NATIVE AMERICANS RESOURCES

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