Introduction

There are around 1.6 billion Muslims in the world that’s about 23% of the global population. Islam is currently the world's second-largest religion (after Christianity) and it is the fastest-growing major religion.

The faith of Islam shares a very close history with Christianity and Judaism. Islam promotes the same values of modern society - equality, freedom, justice, civil rights, peace and harmony.

Islam has an inherent beauty that can be appreciated as was done by the early communities of Christians and Jews when multifaith communities thrived in peace and harmony.

GENERAL INFORMTION INDEX

  • Introduction
  • Meaning of Islam
  • Muslims and their Beliefs
  • Muhammad (pbuh) - Prophet and Messenger of God
  • Pillars of Islam
  • 1. FAITH (IMAN);
  • 2. PRAYER (SALAT);
  • 3. Tax for the (support) of the Poor (ZAKAAT);
  • 4. FASTING (SAWM);
  • 5. PILGRIMAGE (HAJJ);
  • Importance of family in Islam
  • Elderly in Islam
  • Women in Islam
  • Marriage in Islam
  • Muslim view on death
  • Islamic Leadership - Role of Mufti, Imam & the Mosque
  • Sunni & Shi’a Muslims
  • Muslim dietary requirements
  • Muslims Contribution to Civilization
  • Becoming a Muslim
  • Spread of Islam
  • Extremism and terrorism condemned by Islam
  • Quotes from the Holy Qur’an:
  • Quotes from the Prophet if Islam (pbuh)
  • Islam’s respect for other Religions
  • Similarities between Islam, Christianity & Judaism;
  • Islam in Australia
  • Structure of the Australian Muslim Community

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