Islam is a religion is more than a religion?

Islam is a religion is more than a religion? Topic: Arabic writing and their meanings
June 16, 2019 / By Davin
Question: why do the followers of Islam? have to adopt the arab culture like learning arabic for the Quran, women dress like an arab woman with veil, men have to have long beards, to read the Quran to pray in Arabic and not to participate in the local traditions of the nation for example muslims don't take part of the flag ceremony and don't pork and to have to buy their food in the muslim grocery stores why is that?
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Balthazar Balthazar | 9 days ago
Islam is not just a religion but a complete way of life. If a Muslim Truly follows all rules of Allah written in Quran and teachings of Prophet Mohammad SAW he attains higher level of Jannah, Veil or Hijab and modest outfits worn by Muslim women and keeping gaze down is command for all men and women. It helps men and women both to avoid sinning with men and women other than their spouses We do not try to learn Arab culture. We need to learn Arabic language so we can understand the true meanings of the Ayahs of Quran. Reading English translations of Quran, we loose lots of real in depth meanings of Ayahs because Arabic language is extremely deep and English Language doesn't have words for lots Arabic words. Jews living in Madina grew mustaches and shaved their beards. So Prophet Mohammad commands Muslims in Madina to grow beards an shave mustaches so Muslims can be differentiated and recognized in presence of Jews. It is not sin if a Muslim doesn't grow beards and keep some mustaches where he is not facing presence of Jews in society like Pakistan doesn't have any Jews. This is my personal view. Lots of Sunni Muslims prefer to look like Prophet so they grow beards and shave mustaches. If they deeds are not like Prophet then their growing beards and shaving mustaches do not mean any thing. Living in USA and at age over 60, I grow little beard and mustaches because I am retired and do not want to shave my face every day. I trim both beard and mustaches every Friday to the length of 1/8th of an inch. It makes me look religious enough. The biggest Sunnah of Prophet Mohammad was to give Sadaqats to needy people. Most religious Muslims today emphasize of their look like Prophet but do not emphasize on helping the needy which was the number one Sunnah of Prophet SAW. I emphasize more on Prophet's sunnah of helping others and not emphasize necessary to look like Prophet SAW. To me that is less important than the helping needy people. This is my view Caring about flag ceremoney is showing that we believe and follow the laws of country which really represent against the teachings of God. Muslims are supposed to believe and worship one God and follow the laws written in Quran by God. When we live in a foreign country we are required to respect the laws of that land. So we do not violate laws of that land where we live. Flag ceremony sort of represents the obedience to Flag and laws of land to the extend of its worship. We are prohibited from worshiping any thing or any one other than God All Mighty. So Muslims mentally are not ready to accept flag to the extent of worshiping it. But we follow all laws of country we live in even if it is not a Muslim country. Muslims who join armed forces of USA, do follow the rules of flag ceremony. Allah has strongly prohibited Muslims in Quran from 1. Eating pork products 2. Drinking alocoholic beverages 3. Drinking blood of any animal 4. Charging interest on personal loans to a needy brother 5. Worshipping any one other than Allah - the God All Mighty. Remember Allah is Arabic name of God and nothing else. Muslims do not have seperated God besides what Jews and Christians believe. Muslims slaughter an animal allowed to eat for them like lamb, goat, cow, chicken etc., We have certain rules to follow when we slaughter an animal. Like we make a short prayer and keep saying Allah o Akbar while slaughtering the animal. Which represents that we slaughter animal only for our food and do not kill animals for fun. We cut only the throat of animal and let all its blood flow out of its body, so if animal is sick it is still safe to eat because blood carries all germs of the sickness it has. Allah O Akbar means we are following the rules of Allah in slaughtering an animal. In USA and other western countries animal is slaughtered without any prayer and its entire neck is cut off which keeps all blood in the meat. That meat spoils soon and becomes dark brown soon being in freezer. It doesn't taste as good as the meat we slaughter having no blood in it. It is better for our health and doesn't become dark brown even if it is in freezer for six months. I hope I have answered all your question satisfactorily. If you have any more question please write me e-mail. My e-mail address is in my profile.
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Balthazar Originally Answered: What do you think of Islam Religion?
http://www.imanway.com/vb/showthread.php... Understand ISlam Islam and Muslims Islam is an Arabic word which means total submission to God, peace, purity, acceptance and commitment. As a religion, Islam calls for complete acceptance of the teachings and guidance of God. A Muslim is one who freely and willingly accepts the supreme power of God and strives to organize his life in total accord with the teachings of God. He also works for building social institutions which reflect the guidance of God. "Muhammadanism" is a misnomer for Islam and offends its very spirit since the Prophet Muhammad was a messenger of God, and not a divine being worshipped by Muslims. Muslims use the word "Allah" for the English word "God". The understanding of Deity in Islam differs from some of the connotations in the English word, God. For the convenience of English speaking readers, the word God is used in this brochure except when the word "Allah" is in the quotations from the Qur'an. Continuity of The Message Islam is not a new religion. It is, in essence, the same message and guidance which God revealed to all His previous messengers. "Say: We believe in Allah and that which was revealed to us, and that which was revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes and that which was given to Moses and Jesus and to the Prophets from their Lord; We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we submit". Qur'an 3:83. The message which was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is Islam in its comprehensive, complete and final form. The Five Pillars of Islam Every action done with the awareness that it fulfills the Will of God is considered an act of worship in Islam. But it is the specific acts of worship termed the Pillars of Islam which provide the framework of Muslim spiritual life. These are given below: 1. The DECLARATION OF FAITH. "I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship except God (Allah), and that Muhammad is His servant and messenger." The Prophethood of Muhammad obliges Muslims to follow his exemplary life in every respect. 2. PRAYERS are prescribed five times a day as a duty towards God. Prayer strengthens and enlivens belief in God and inspires man to higher morality. It purifies the heart and controls temptation, wrong-doing, and evil. 3. FASTING during the month of Ramadan. This means abstention from food, beverages, and sex from dawn to sunset, and curbing evil intentions and desires. It teaches love, sincerity, and devotion. It develops patients, unselfishness, social conscience, and willpower to bear hardship. 4. ZAKAH is a proportionately fixed contribution collected from the wealth and earning of the well to do and rich. It is spent on the poor and needy in particular, and the welfare of the society in general. The payment of Zakah purifies ones income and wealth and helps to establish economic balance and social justice in the society. 5. HAJJ, or pilgrimage to the Ka'bah in Makkah, once in a lifetime, provided one has the means to undertake the journey. Oneness of God Islam enjoins faith in the oneness and sovereignty of God, which creates an awareness of the unity and meaningfulness of the universe and of man's place in it. This belief frees him from all fears and superstitions by making him conscious of the presence of the Almighty God and of man's obligations to Him. But this realization must be expressed and tested in action. Faith alone is not enough. Belief in one God requires that we look upon all humanity as one family under the universal omnipotence of God - the Creator and Nourisher of all. Islam rejects the idea that there is a "chosen people" making pure intention, faith in God, and good deeds the only way to heaven. Thus a direct relationship is established with God, open to all alike, without any discrimination or intercession. The Qur'an and Hadith The Qur'an is the last revealed word of God and the basic source of Islamic teachings and laws. It deals with a variety of subjects including the basic beliefs of Islam, morality, worship, knowledge, wisdom, God-and-man relationships, and relations among human beings. Comprehensive teachings on which sound systems of social justice, politics, economics, legislation, jurisprudence, law and international relations can be built from an important part of the Holy Qur'an. Though Prophet Muhammad did not receive a formal education, the Qur'an, as soon as it was revealed to him in the spoken word, was committed to writing by his secretaries. In this way every word was written down and preserved during his lifetime by his companions. The original and complete text of the Qur'an is in Arabic and translations of its meaning in most known languages are available in major libraries and bookstores. Hadith, the teachings, sayings and actions of Prophet Muhammad, accurately reported and collected by his devoted companions, explain and elaborate the Qur'anic verses. Concept of Worship Islam does not teach ritualism. It places great emphasis on intention and action. To worship God is to love him and to act upon His commands in every aspect of life, to enjoin goodness and forbid wrong-doing and oppression, to practice charity and justice and to serve Him by serving mankind. The Qur'an presents this sublime concept in the following manner: "It is not righteousness that you turn your faces to the East or West, but righteous is he who believes in Allah and the Last Day and the Angels and the ******ure and the Prophets; and gives his wealth for love of Him to kinsfolk and to orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and to those who ask, and sets slaves free; and observes proper worship and pays the Zakah. And those who keep their treaty when they make one, and the patient in tribulation and adversity and time of stress; such are those who are sincere. Such are the Godfearing". Qur'an 2:177. Man, A Free Agent Man is the highest creation of God and he has a free will to make his own decisions. God has shown him the right path, and the life of Prophet Muhammad provides a perfect example for achieving success and salvation. Islam stands for the sanctity of human personality and confers equal rights on all without distinction of race, nationality or sex. The law of God set down in the Qur'an and exemplified in the life of the Prophet is supreme in all cases. It applies equally to the prince and the pauper, the ruler and the ruled, the saint and the sinner. Man's Accountability to God Man's life is not limited to the short span of earthly existence. On the day of judgement the entire human race will be resurrected; everyone will appear before the Almighty God and face the consequences of his deeds in this life. Thus, life in the Hereafter is a continuation of the earthly life. Belief in man's accountability to God gives a sense and meaning to life and differentiates human beings from animals and inanimate objects. It serves as a reminder against crime, corruption, immorality, and injustice. Human Rights Islam protects all noble values and human rights. Freedom, equality, justice, and the right to life, liberty, and security of person are of prime concern in Islamic law. "Whosoever kills a human being for other than manslaughter or corruption in the earth, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind, and whosoever saves the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind..." Qur'an 5:32. Islam places great emphasis on social justice. It opposes all those who exploit, oppress and deal unjustly with people. " O ye who believe: Be steadfast witnesses for Allah in equity and let not hatred of any people seduce you that you deal not justly. Be just; that is nearer to piety". Qur'an 5:8. Science and Technology Islam encourages the use of science and the scientific method. Acquisition of knowledge is obligatory on every Muslim, male and female. In Islam, science and technology should be used for moral ends and serve all legitimate needs of mankind. Moreover, both are viewed as yet another means to understand and see the power and glory of God. "He it is Who created for you all that is in the earth." Qur'an 2:29. "It is your Lord, the Most Bounteous, Who taught by the pen, taught man that which he knew not..." Qur'an 96:2- 5. "We ****l show them our Signs on the horizons and within themselves until it will be manifest unto them that it is the Truth..." Qur'an 41:53. Islam: The Cure for Modern Ailments Racism is a major problem in many materially advanced countries. Prejudice and discrimination against racial groups is common phenomenon even today. For 1400 years Islam has shown in practice how racism can be ended. The Islamic social scene, particularly during the Hajj, is a unique example of the brotherhood of men of all races and nations under One God. Similarly, the family, the basic unit of civilization has also become something of a problem in the West. It is in visible decay. The family system of Islam brings the rights of husband, wife, children, and relatives into a fine equilibrium. Islam nourishes generosity in the family and holds it together under the clear Qur'anic laws and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. Some Misconceptions About Islam It is unfortunate that some teachings of Islam have been distorted and misrepresented in the West and the communist world. The main distortions relate to the status of women, marriage and divorce, jihad or so-called "holy war", the authenticity of the prophethood of Muhammad (peace be upon him), and the distinction between the Qur'an and the Hadith. The accurate teachings of Islam on these matters can be obtained only from authentic Islam

Xara Xara
Learning arabic for the Qur'an: The Qur'an is the book of Allah SWT (The ONE and ONLY God) therefore we want to read the Qur'an perfectly as possible! We do not want to alter the true meaning that is said by Allah SWT. And transliterations are not the perfect translations! For example, sometimes when I speak bengali and some of my friends say what does it mean, I'm like "well, it doesn't really have the exact word in english" so I say the closest thing to what I said in english although it's not exactly what I meant, therefore the meaning quite different. Women dress like an arab woman with veil: This is called dressing modestly, I know you can dress modestly in other ways however, this also has the advantage of making someone feel religious. Whenever I put my scarf of, for example, I feel like I should be extra good, I should be more cautious of the Shaytan and feel more determined to please Allah SWT. But when the scarf comes off, then I sometimes forget about this and not think about this as much, I don't feel 100% safe from Shaytan and to be honest when I do wear my scarf I do feel safe from the Shaytaan, therefore this gives me a feeling of becoming a better Muslim however other Muslim women may have alternate views. Men have beards: Well I think this is Sunnah, Prophet Muhammad PBUH had a beard and I think this allows Muslims to follow his ways and become better Muslims, I don't see anything wrong with this. Don't participate in local traditions - flag ceremony. LOL what is the flag ceremony? Sometimes we don't celebrate some celebrations because it's stupid. I mean, for example, you have valentimes day, where you make your partner feel loved, well you are meant to make your partner feel loved everyday. And you have Mothers day, again the same thing... Don't eat pork: You should know this by now, you can research and find this out by yourself but pigs are the most disgusting animals, they eat their own sh!t as well as roam around in it. There is actually more on this, I just gave you basic info which I know from the top of my head. Muslims have to buy their food from Muslim grocery stores: Well no. lol We do go into sometimes Muslim stores because they provide Halal stuff. But for other reasons, like buying fruits and stuff, not really
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Shaye Shaye
Because, as you said, it's more than a religion. Islam is a mixture of Arabic traditional laws and politics. It's impossible to be a Muslim if you fail to adopt Arabic principles.
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Pat Pat
1IWe don't have to 'adopt the arab culture',we merely learn the Qur'an in arabic because it is the orignial language it is revealed in,and during translations some meanings may be lost or not fully explained. 2)Wearing a veil and covering yourself doesn't make you an arab. 3)So do Jews and men in general 4)So all Muslims have a sense of unity,imagine if all prayers would be in a different language? 5)what is the flag ceremony? 6)Because it is stated in the Qur'an that the consumption of pork is forbidden as it is unclean and not healthy. It is also stated in the Bible.
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Marge Marge
Well for wearing Arab dress for Musim women ; the command actually is to cover ur self except ur face, hands and feet so that ur body and its curves cannot be seen . U can use any dress, from any culture for the purpose, no need to wear Arab culture.
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Kit Kit
Allah swt says: وَلَوْ جَعَلْنَاهُ قُرْآنًا أَعْجَمِيًّا لَّقَالُوا لَوْلَا فُصِّلَتْ آيَاتُهُ ۖ أَأَعْجَمِيٌّ وَعَرَبِيٌّ ۗ قُلْ هُوَ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا هُدًى وَشِفَاءٌ ۖ وَالَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ فِي آذَانِهِمْ وَقْرٌ وَهُوَ عَلَيْهِمْ عَمًى ۚ أُولَٰئِكَ يُنَادَوْنَ مِن مَّكَانٍ بَعِيدٍ And if We had made it a non-Arabic Qur'an, they would have said, "Why are its verses not explained in detail [in our language]? Is it a foreign [recitation] and an Arab [messenger]?" Say, "It is, for those who believe, a guidance and cure." And those who do not believe - in their ears is deafness, and it is upon them blindness. Those are being called from a distant place
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Jaqualina Jaqualina
Islam is NOT for the Arabs. It is for all humanity. All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves.
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Etna Etna
Peace to those who seek the truth [email protected] my salute to al-Maseeh" Issa Ibn Maryam: Jesus Christ son of Mary ppu them, he was quoted of saying: and the truth shall set you free. amen God is One, He sent 1 message only to mankind: Submit let us we consider the cup which Jesus drank - the cup which was presented to Him of His Father in the Garden of Gethsemane. The cup of which He said, "Shall I not drink it?" == Submission to the will of God: Islam, plain and simple. Jesus only demanded from people to "follow me" Quran3:19: Lo! religion with Allah (is) the Surrender (to His Will and guidance). Those who (formerly) received the Scripture differed only after knowledge came unto them, through transgression among themselves. Whoso disbelieveth the revelations of Allah (will find that) lo! Allah is swift at reckoning. (19) === further more: Quran3: Seek they other than the religion of Allah, when unto Him submitteth whosoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and unto Him they will be returned. (83) Say (O Muhammad): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us and that which was revealed unto Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes, and that which was vouchsafed unto Moses and Jesus and the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto Him we have surrendered. (84) And whoso seeketh as religion other than the Surrender (to Allah) it will not be accepted from him, and he will be a loser in the Hereafter. (85 === in short: Allah / God is One: THE Creator, the Straight Path to Him is one two we hope that all are saved
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When Allah reveals himself to His people, the people must rise up and shake the chains of the world and bring forth the crashing tempest that is Allah's fury, but at once also the still waters that are his love and mercy.

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