Pillars of faith

Hey there! As you might know, the Islam faith has five basic principles that are very important for muslims. These principles are called the pillars. If you want to know more about the first pillar, the shahadah (the declaration of belief in God), please click on this link. This blog has been written by americanmuslimconvert.wordpress.com, … Continue reading

So You want to go to the Mosque!

Originally posted on American Muslim Convert:
As salam alaikum friends! As per request of a lovely sister, my second blog for today is about what to expect before during and after going to the mosque or masjid. Going to the masjid (mosque) is a very spiritual occasion. There’s nothing like the feeling of being in…

Unity – Ummah

Now for, in my opinion, a very interesting subject in islam: the ummah. Before I had started my course in Middle East culture at the University of Leiden, I had never heard of this term. As we have not discussed this intensively in class, I will try to give a brief explanation and later on try … Continue reading

Unity – Qu’ran and Hadith

The Qu’ran and the Hadith are the most imporant scriptures in muslim faith. As promised in my first blog, I will try to cover the basics of them both in this thirth blog on the subject of unity. The Qu’ran is the most famous and well-known source of inspiration for muslims all over the world. … Continue reading

Unity – Prophets

As promised in my latest blog on the subject of unity, I will now adress the subjects of prophets as they are present within islam. In total, islam recognises a huge number of prophets, including Christ, Adam and David, who plays a very imporant part in jewish faith as well. This is not so surprising, … Continue reading

Unity – One God

As said before in this blog, the faith in one God and one God only is an important element that unites all muslims around the world. I will therefore give a brief explanation on when and where this faith found its beginning. Mohammed is the one person who built the foundations of this new religion. … Continue reading

Unity

As said in my latest blog, there are some very important cultural elements that unite muslims all over the world. For example: – The belief in one God and one God only, called Allah. – Seeing Muhammed as the latest and most important prophet of all the prophets that are recognised by Islam. A prophet … Continue reading

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