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Distinctive aspects of Islam

Topic: Distinctive aspects of Islam

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Introduction:

Basic Building Blocks of Islamic Belief System:

  • Tawhid: The Bedrock of Islam

Twahid is a revolutionary concept and constitutes the essence of the teachings of Islam.

  • Prophet hood

The second part of the Kalimah signifies that God has not left man without any guidance for the conduct of his life. He has revealed His guidance through His prophets, and Mohammad was the last prophet. To believe in a prophet means to believe in revelation that he has received, to accept the law that was transmitted to him by God, and to follow the codes of conduct that he was instructed to pass on to humanity.

  • Life After Death

This automatically raises the question: Are those follow the law and those who refuse to accept or abide by it on the same level existence? Are they going to be treated in the same way? What are the consequences of differing attitudes and behaviors?

Distinctive Aspects/Characteristics of Islam:

  • Revealed Ideology
  • Simplicity, Rationality and practicality

Islam is a religion without any mythology. Its teachings are simple and integible. It is free, from superstitions and irrational beliefs. The oneness of God, the Prophethood of Mohammad, and the concept of life after death are the basic articles of its faith. They are based on reason and sound logic. All of the teaching of Islam flow from those basic beliefs

  • Unity of Matter and spirit
  • A complete Way of Life
  • Balance between the Individual and Society
  • Universality and Humanism:Permanence and Change
  • Complete Record of teachings Preserved:

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