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0 As early as 3000 B.C., the people known as the Arabs
inhabited a large peninsula between Asia and Africa.
This peninsula would come to be known as the
Arabian Peninsula after the people who lived there.
0 In the year 632 A.D., after battling a fast moving
infection, Muhammad died. However, he left behind a
legacy that is almost unparalleled in world history.
During his short reign, Muhammad founded a new
world religion, and united all of the Arabian tribes
behind one central government, giving it new strength
that would help it survive the coming centuries.…read more

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The Five Pillars
1. Shahada
2. Salat
3. Zakt
4. Sawm
5. Hajj…read more

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Allah and Tawhid
0 The One true God is a reflection of the unique concept that
Islam associates with God. To a Muslim, Allah is the
Almighty, Creator and Sustainer of the universe, Who is
similar to nothing and nothing is comparable to Him. The
Prophet Muhammad was asked by his contemporaries
about Allah; the answer came directly from God Himself in
the form of a short chapter of the Quran, which is
considered the essence of the unity or the motto of
monotheism. This is chapter 112 which reads:
"In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.
Say (O Muhammad) He is God the One God, the Everlasting
Refuge, who has not begotten, nor has been begotten, and
equal to Him is not anyone."…read more

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The Qur'an
0 The Qur'an is the Muslim's holy book. It is the word of
Allah as told to the prophet Muhammad. The Qur'an is
the word of Allah as it was given. Muslim's believe
that it is the most important book in the world. It is
not translated except for study, and people learn it in
Arabic.…read more

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Rules for dealing with the
0 Before one touches the book one must must perform ritual
washing or ablution i.e. beginning with the intention of
ablution and the washing of the face, followed by the
washing of 2 hands up to the elbows, to be followed by
washing part of the head and finally the washing of the 2
legs up to the ankles.
0 Muslims are to listen in attentively whilst the Qur'an is
being read.
0 For the ease of reading so that we can pay attention to the
meanings of the Qur'an) a special book stand (rihal) is used
to keep it of the floor in respect of the Holy Book.…read more

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