ISLAM is submission to the will of GOD ALMIGHTY (through which men acquire inner peace), and the acceptance of, and obedience to the teachings of ALMIGHTY God.
THE HOLY QUR’AAN
The Holy Qur’aan, the last revelation from God, deals with subjects which concern mankind, and provides guidelines and detailed instructions for a just society, proper human conduct, and a viable economic system. But the basic theme of the Qur’aan is the relationship of God, and HIS creatures. The Holy Qur’aan was revealed unto Prophet Muhammad in the Arabic Language. Any translation of the Qur’aan to any language is considered only as translation of the meaning of the Holy Qur’aan.
Muhammad was born in Makka in the year 570 A.D. His father Abdullaah Ben AbdulMuttaleb who was from the respected family of Quraish, died few months before he (Muhammad) was born. Muhammad’s mother Aamineh Bent Wahab died when Muhammad was only 5 years old. After the death of his mother Muhammad was raised by his Grandfather AbdulMuttaleb, and when AbdulMuttaleb died when Mohammad was only eight years old, Muhammad’s Kind uncle Abu Talib.took the responsibility of raising and supporting him.
Muhammad was illiterate. He could not read nor write. As he grew up he was known as the trustworthy (Al-ameen).
At the age of forty, Muhammad received his first revelation from GOD through the archangel Gabriel.
The revelation continued for twenty-three years. These revelations are collectively known as the Holy Qur’aan.
When Muhammad began to recite the Qur’aan and to preach the truth revealed by God, the non-believers began to harm and persecute him and his followers. in any way possible. When the persecution intensified so fiercely, Muhammad was commanded by God to emigrate with his followers from Makka to Madina in the year 622 A.D. This emigration marked the beginning of the Muslim Hijra Calendar.The people of Medina embraced Islam and surrounded Prophet Muhammad and his followers with their love and great hospitality. Years later, Prophet Muhammad and his followers visited Makka and performed Hajj which is the fifth pillar of Islam.