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  1. The Opening
  2. The Cow
  3. The Family of Imran
  4. The Women
  5. The Dinner Table
  6. The Cattle
  7. The Elevated Places
  8. The Accessions
  9. The Immunity
  10. Jonah
  11. The Holy Prophet
  12. Yusuf
  13. The Thunder
  14. Abraham
  15. The Rock
  16. The Bee
  17. The Children of Israel
  18. The Cave
  19. Marium
  20. Ta Ha
  21. The Prophets
  22. The Pilgrimage
  23. The Believers
  24. The Light
  25. The Distinction
  26. The Poets
  27. The Ant
  28. The Narratives
  29. The Spider
  30. The Romans
  31. Luqman
  32. The Adoration
  33. The Clans
  34. The Saba
  35. The Originator
  36. Yasin
  37. The Rangers
  38. Suad
  39. The Companions
  40. The Believer
  41. Ha Mim
  42. The Counsel
  43. Ornaments of Gold
  44. The Smoke
  45. The Kneeling
  46. The Sandhills
  47. Muhammad
  48. The Victory
  49. The Chambers
  50. Qaf
  51. The Scatterers
  52. The Mountain
  53. The Star
  54. The Moon
  55. The Beneficent
  56. The Event
  57. The Iron
  58. She Who Pleaded
  59. The Banishment
  60. The Examined One
  61. The Ranks
  62. The Congregation
  63. The Hypocrites
  64. The Mutual Deceit
  65. The Divorce
  66. The Prohibition
  67. The Kingdom
  68. The Pen
  69. The Inevitable
  70. The Ways of Ascent
  71. Nuh
  72. The Jinn
  73. The Wrapped Up
  74. The Covered One
  75. The Resurrection
  76. Time
  77. The Sent Forth
  78. The Great Event
  79. The Draggers
  80. He Frowned
  81. The Folded Up
  82. The Cleaving
  83. The Deceivers in Measuring
  84. The Rending Asunder
  85. The Celestial Stations
  86. The Nightly Visitant
  87. The Most High
  88. The Overwhelming Calamity
  89. The Daybreak
  90. The City
  91. The Sun
  92. The Night
  93. The Brightness
  94. The Expansion
  95. The Fig
  96. The Clot
  97. The Grandeur
  98. The Clear Evidence
  99. The Quaking
  100. The Chargers
  101. The Calamity
  102. Vying in Abundaknce
  103. The Age
  104. The Slanderer
  105. The Elephant
  106. The Qureaish
  107. Alms
  108. The Abundance of Good
  109. The Disbelievers
  110. The Help
  111. The Flame
  112. The Unity

  113. The Dawn
  114. The People

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Holy Quran
The Qur'an (also Quran, Koran, Alcoran;) is the Islamic holy book of Allah (Arabic for God). Muslims believe that the Qur'an is the literal word of God, revealed to the Prophet Muhammad over a period of 22 years. The Qur'an consists of 114 suras (chapters) with a total of 6,236 ayats (verses). The Qur'an retells stories of many of the people and events of the Jewish and Christian Bibles, although it differs in many details.
Holy Hadith (Bukhari)
Hadith (in English academic usage, hadith is often both singular and plural) are traditions relating to the sayings and doings of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and his companions, or sahaba. Hadith collections are regarded as important tools for determining the Sunnah, or Muslim way of life, by all traditional schools of jurisprudence. Muslim scholars classify hadith relating to Muhammad as follows: a) What Muhammad said (qawl) b) What Muhammad did (fi'l) c) What Muhammad approved (taqrir) in others' actions.
About Islam
Major world religion founded by Muhammad in Arabia in the early 7th century AD.

The word islam means "submission"--specifically, submission to the will of the one God, called Allah in Arabic. Islam is a strictly monotheistic religion, and its adherents, called Muslims, regard the Prophet Muhammad as the last and most perfect of God's messengers, who include Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and others. The sacred scripture of Islam is the Quran, which contains God's revelations to Muhammad. The sayings and deeds of the Prophet recounted in the sunna are also an important source of belief and practice in Islam. The religious obligations of all Muslims are summed up in the Five Pillars of Islam.

The fundamental concept in Islam is the Sharia, or Law, which embraces the total way of life commanded by God. Observant Muslims pray five times a day and join in community worship on Fridays at the mosque, where worship is led by an imam. Every believer is required to make a pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest city, at least once in a lifetime, barring poverty or physical incapacity. The month of Ramadan is set aside for fasting. Alcohol and pork are always forbidden, as are gambling, usury, fraud, slander, and the making of images.

In addition to celebrating the breaking of the fast of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate Muhammad's birthday and his ascension into heaven. The Id al-Adha festival inaugurates the season of pilgrimage to Mecca. Muslims are enjoined to defend Islam against unbelievers through jihad.

Divisions occurred early in Islam, brought about by disputes over the succession to the caliphate. About 90% of Muslims belong to the Sunni branch. The Shiites broke away in the 7th century and later gave rise to other sects, incl. the Ismailis. Another significant element in Islam is the mysticism known as Sufism.

From the 19th century, the concept of the Islamic community inspired Muslim peoples to cast off Western colonial rule, and in the late 20th century fundamentalist movements threatened or toppled a number of secular Middle Eastern governments.
Important Persons
Muhammad

Muhammad (also transliterated Mohammad, Mohammed, Muhammed, and sometimes Mahomet (Latin Mahometus), following the Latin or Turkish), is believed by Muslims to be God's final prophet sent to guide mankind with the message of Islam. Non-Muslims generally consider him to be the founder of Islam.

According to traditional Muslim biographers, he was born ca. 570 in Mecca (Makkah) and died June 8, 632 in Medina (Madinah); both Mecca and Medina are cities in the Hejaz region of present day Saudi Arabia.

Muslims believe that in 610, at about the age of forty, while praying in a cave called "Hira" near Mecca, he experienced a vision. Later, he described the experience (to those close to him) as a visit from the Angel Gabriel, who commanded him to memorize and recite the verses sent by God which were later collected as the Qur'an.

Note: Pictures/Drawings of Muhammed are forbidden to discourage idol worship (in fact images of any object are forbidden in orthodox Islam).

Islam Symbol
This [star and crescent] emblem, commonly recognized as the symbol of the Islamic faith, has actually acquired its association to the faith by association, rather than intent.

The star and crescent symbol itself is very ancient, dating back to early Sumerian civilization, where it was associated with the sun God and moon Goddess (one early appearance dates to 2100 BCE), and later, with Goddesses Tanit and even Diana. The symbol remained in near constant use, and was eventually adopted into the battle-standard of the Ottoman Dynasty, who are mainly responsible for its association with Islam. As the Dynasty was also the policitical head of the faith, it was inevitable that their symbol would be associated with Islam as well.

It should be noted that there is no mention of such a symbol in the Koran, the Holy book of Islam, nor is there any relationship between the crescent and star and the Prophet (whose flag was black and white, inscribed "Nasr um min Allah," "with the help of Allah.")
 



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