In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
By the grace of Allah, a group of dedicated brothers and sisters
has been involved in a pamphlet project set up to spread information
about Islam and clear misconceptions. These pamphlets are easy to
understand, eye catching and have been read by Muslims and
non-Muslims alike as well as drawing readers closer to Islam. (Note:
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1. Pamphlet – About Islam
Many religions also claim belief in One God however, they associate
partners with Him. The following are examples:
•Worshipping or asking forgiveness of God through His
•Delegating some of God’s attributes to other objects or
•Setting up rivals with God by elevating something to be in
opposition to Him
The above mentioned beliefs or actions all go against the
very principles of Islam.
2. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon
Muslims believe that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the final Prophet
in a long chain of Prophets sent to call the people to the
obedience and worship of God alone (‘Allah’ in Arabic). Some
of these Prophets include Adam, Noah, Abraham, Ishmael,
Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, David, Solomon and Jesus (peace
be upon them all).
3. The Hijab – Reflections by Muslim
It will be three years since I stood before two Muslim sisters and
declared openly my belief in God (Allah) and His Messenger,
peace be upon him, and thus freeing and liberating myself
from my former self-imposed bondage. Stepping out of the
darkness of disbelief into the light of Islam, it’s funny
that I found such freedom in the very thing that was keeping
me from Islam in the first place – the hijab.
4. Misconceptions About Islam
Have you ever wondered why a nun can be covered from head to toe and
she’s respected for devoting herself to God, but when a
Muslim woman covers, she’s viewed as “oppressed”? Or why a
Jew can grow a beard and he’s just practising his faith, and
when a Muslim does that, he’s an “extremist”?
5. Oneness of God
Say: He, Allah, is One. Allah is He on Whom all depend. He begets not,
nor is He begotten. And none is like Him. Qur’an 112:1-4.
The teaching of God’s complete Oneness is the essence of
Islam. All other laws, beliefs and commands of Islam are
built on this foundation. Take it away, and there is nothing
left of the religion.
6. Women’s Rights in Islam
Women in Islam are thought to be subjugated, degraded, oppressed – but
are they really? Are millions of Muslims simply that
oppressive or are these misconceptions fabricated by a
biased media? “And for women are rights over men, similar to
those of men over women.”Qur’an 2:228
7. Why Don’t You Pray?
Allah says: “And they have been commanded no more than this: to worship
Allah, offering him sincere devotion, being true (in faith),
and to establish regular prayer, and to pay zakaat, and that
is the religion right and straight” (al-Bayyinah 5). Also:
“Verily, the prayers are enjoined on the believers at stated
times” (al-Nisaa 103).
8. The Qur’an – The Final Revelation
The Qur’an is “a guidance for mankind… and the distinction (between
right and wrong).” Qur’an 2:185 It provides direction to
help mankind judge between right and wrong, without which,
man would surely be in loss.
9. The Mercy of Allah (God)
God Almighty is full of love and kindness to His creation. All
blessings and goodness in this world and the next are clear
proofs of His Mercy. Indeed, Islam teaches that God is more
merciful toward us than our own mothers.