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All praises belong to the Merciful one, The Almighty one, peace, blessings, greetings and salutations be to his final messenger who came as a mercy to all of mankind

Welcome to the Islamic-Text Website

The site is a start point for any individual that wants to explore the true meaning of the worlds fastest growing religion with over 1.6 billion followers and learn about ‘true Islam’ that is often misrepresented within our media rich society.

The purpose of the Islamic Text is to engage with both local/national public, private or voluntary organisations to gain a better understanding of faith related issues.

At Islamic Text we are engaged in publishing free Islamic literature using the Internet as a distribution medium. We publish articles, Images and videos to help Muslims and non-Muslims explore Islam with better understanding of the basic beliefs and practices of their faith.

We have an excellent collection of Islamic materials. We add new literature regularly and make sure all information remains up to date.

What is Islam?

Islam is a modern day way of life and one of the fastest growing faiths on Earth. With over 1.6 billion muslims and a growing community of reverts, Islam is prophesied by the Holy Quran (sacred scripture of Islam) to become the most popular faith of choice of mankind.

The meaning of Islam is to surrender one’s self to God Almighty, submit to His absolute Will, obey His Commandments, demonstrate sincerity of the heart and be in peace with God’s provisions and tests.
As a verb Islam requires mankind to become Islamers or the followers of Islam who abide by the code of life that God has revealed. As a noun, Islam is the name of the way of life that one must adopt to attain success in this world and salvation in the hereafter, thereby becoming a comprehensive ‘way of living’ that gives answers to all problems that mankind faces.

The foundation of Islam is based upon:

God Almighty in his absolute, pure and only ‘one’ form. Him alone, no partners, no family and not part of His creation.

The concept of Angels and Demons; Angels being God’s special creation that execute His command and are bound by it, with no choice above His command nor the aspect of disobedience. Demons, another form of creation that much like humankind freely break God’s commandments and ignores His supremacy. Known to have good and bad both, Demons are known as the Jinn in Islam.

The concept of Prophets and books that God Almighty revealed to reform human civilization. With their actual number in hundreds of thousands, prophets are men of God who were handpicked to carry out God’s work on Earth and to warn mankind of its eminent end. To establish God’s Will on Earth, prophet’s were entrusted with Books that were guidance and the Word of God, a warning to mankind in black and white.

The concept of the final messenger of God, Muhammad (ص) who was chosen as a seal to the chain of prophets and an end to prophethood. Accepting Muhammad (ص) is preceded by the acceptance of all prophet’s of God as true messengers.

With a final message entrusted to him in the form of the Holy Quran, a magnificently well preserved book in it’s true form, the acceptance of the Holy Quran as the final message is foremost in Islam. One of the most astounding recitals and an error free book, revealed in Arabic, the Holy Quran is considered to be the only error free recital on the face of the Earth.

The concept of the final culmination of time and the end of this universe as we know it, the day of Judgement features as a stark warning to mankind, a time when time ends and brings forth God’s anger towards human injustice and misdeeds. The resurrection of the entire human race in body and original form and terrible chaos ensuing due to the realization of the finality of resurrection; the end of death.

The concept of Heaven and Hell as being mankind’s final destiny, an outcome of deeds good or bad, judged by God Almighty in a one-on-one, face-to-face review; man/woman and their Lord.

Who is Allah?

“Say: He is Allah* the One and Only; Allah the Eternal Absolute; He begetteth not nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him.” Holy Quran; Surah 112; Verses 1-4

* According to the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (Fifth Edition 1995) the meaning of the word ‘Allah’ is, “the name of God among Muslims and among Arabs of all faiths”. AskOxford.com reports the meaning of the word as, “the name of God among Muslims (and Arab Christians).”, Dictionary.com that’s based on Random House Unabridged Dictionary defines Allah as, “the Supreme Being; God.” The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition says it means, “God, especially in Islam.” The Online Etymology Dictionary defines it as, “Muslim name of the Supreme Being, from Arabic Allahu, contr. of al-Ilahu, from al “the” + Ilah “God,” rel. to Heb. Elohim.”

Unlike the belief of some (non-Muslims) that Muslims believe in a God called Allah and that this God is a Black Box in the desert of Saudi Arabia, this is untrue and the truth is that all Muslims believe in the one true Eternal God Almighty who is the One and the Only Lord of all the universe, its Creator, Owner, Organizer, Provider, Master, Planner, Sustainer, Cherisher, and Giver of security.

The Black Box (the door of which features in the above photo) is the House of God on Earth and is known as Bait Al Ka’bah. We as Muslims revere the Ka’bah as one of the signs of God Almighty on Earth. We do not consider the Ka’bah as our God or a manifestation of God Almighty on Earth.

What is the Holy Quran?

It is the duty of every Muslim, man, woman, or child, to read the Quran and understand it according to his own capacity. If any one of us attains to some knowledge or understanding of it by study, contemplation, and the test of life, both outward and inward, it is his duty, according to his capacity, to instruct others, and share with them the joy and peace which result from contact with the spiritual world.

The Holy Quran – indeed every religious book – has to be read, not only with the tongue and voice and eyes, but with the best light that our intellect can supply, and even more, with the truest and purest light which our heart and conscience can give us. It is in this spirit that we would have readers approach the Quran.

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