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Islam is a monotheistic religion practiced by a quarter of the world’s population. It was established in the seventh century by the prophet Muhammad in what is now Saudi Arabia, and it shares its origins with Judaism and Christianity in recognizing Abraham as patriarch of the faith. Many non-Muslims (Muslim being the term for one of Islamic faith) have been gravely misinformed about Islam as a belief system and as it is practiced today.

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What Islam Really Says About Women | Alaa Murabit

Alaa Murabit's family moved from Canada to Libya when she was 15. Before, she’d felt equal to her brothers, but in this new environment she sensed big prohibitions on what she could accomplish.

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Islam: A Short History

Renowned religious scholar Karen Armstrong presents a concise and articulate history of Islam, the world's fastest growing faith.

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Islam Fast Facts

Here’s a look at Islam. The word Islam translates as “submission” or “surrender.” Surrender to the will of Allah - Arabic for God.

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FindCenterIn the traditional Islamic world, the hierarchy of the arts was not based on whether they were ‘fine’ or ‘industrial’ or ‘minor.’ It was based upon the effect of art on the soul of the human being.

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Karen Armstrong: The Prophet Muhammad’s Compassion

On the Celebrate Mercy webcast, Karen Armstrong, best-selling British author and founder of the Charter for Compassion, discusses compassion in the Quran. This compassion was most exemplified in the Prophet Muhammad's life.

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The Messenger of God: Muhammad

A compilation of Fethullah Gülen's sermons on the life of the prophet, the book offers us a deeper understanding of God's Messenger through looking into his exemplary life from different aspects.

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Beliefs and Daily Lives of Muslims

Islam teaches the importance of both belief and practice; one is insufficient without the other (except for some Sufis). The following six beliefs are those that are commonly held by Muslims, as laid out in the Quran and hadith.

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FindCenterThe Koran teaches us the importance of acting beautifully. ‘Do what is beautiful. God loves those who do what is beautiful.’

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Islam in Brief

An introduction to the teachings and history of Islam, from Harvard University.

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Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time

Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time is a fascinating portrait of the founder of a religion that continues to change the course of world history. Muhammad's story is more relevant than ever because it offers crucial insight into the true origins of an increasingly radicalized Islam.

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