Islam

One of the world's major religions, Islam is also perhaps the most discussed and misunderstood. This site includes articles that help dispel some of the myths about Islam; they also explain some of the traditions and beliefs behind the religion.

The Quran, the holy book for Muslims, is explained at length. The Quran, perhaps the most widely read book in the world, is not the easiest read. At up to 80,000 words, it is an important read, and here you will find tips offered by scholars on how to read the Quran. As with many things today, the Quran is easily accessible via the Internet, but understanding this holy book isn't necessarily as simple as just reading it.

There are also articles about conflicts among ethnic groups and facing those challenges peacefully. As the global economy continues to face challenges, Muslims, in particular, are in better shape than some because Islam teaches balance. Specifically, you can learn how to calculate your zakah (or zakat), the amount of your possessions to be given to the neediest person in your family or clan.

Women pondering the idea of their husbands spending eternity with 72 virgins will find explanations about what Mohammad meant -- and maybe some consolation. According to our author, jealousy does not exist in Paradise.

Other articles concern such subjects as how to wear a Hijab, a headcover worn by Muslim women to cover their faces; performing "ablution," the cleansing of oneself prior to prayer; performing Hajj, one of the Five Pillars of the Muslim faith; and celebrating Eid Al-Fitr, which is the breaking of the fast following Ramadan.

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