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Modern Islam, Muslims, the Prophet Muhammad and the Koran

    Islam - useful links on a topical subject - can a billion Muslims be all wrong? Includes history, modern Islam and an Islamic response to September 11.

    A Brief Illustrated Guide To Understanding Islam Islam-guide.com describes itself as an Islamic guide for non-Muslims who would like to understand Islam, Muslims (Moslems), and the Holy Quran (Koran). It is rich in information, references, bibliography, and illustrations. It claims to have "been reviewed and edited by many professors and well-educated people. It is brief and simple to read, yet contains much scientific knowledge".
     
    Islam 101
    Islam101.com "An on-line introductory course on Islamic faith. If the Web has opened your eyes to the tremendous diversity of cultures and customs of people around the globe, then you can not miss challenging yourself to the on-line tests set up at www.islam101.com . After all we are only talking about a cosmopolitan culture of a billion people on earth! Also check out the online knowledge tests at Online Tests at Islam101."
     
    Welcome to Islam World
    islamworld.net "If a person does not pronounce the Shahada and enter Islaam, we cannot say that he is a Muslim, even if he admired Islaam and recognized that it the best religion, a great religion, and so on. Abu Taalib, the uncle of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) died a kaafir (non-Muslim), and Allaah forbade His Prophet to pray for forgiveness for him, even though he used to defend the Prophet."
     
    Al-Islam - resource for non-Muslim and Muslims
    al-islam.org/begin/index.html "Islam was not born in the 7th century A.D. Rather, it is the same religion that God revealed through His messengers (peace be upon them) to every people. Muslims believe that God is One, indivisible, and they believe in all the prophets of the Christians and Jews including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Job, Moses, Aaron, David, Solomon, Elias, Jonah, John the Baptist, and Jesus (peace be upon them)."
     
    World of Islam
    Islam in the modern world. Contents include: The aftermath of the Colonial Period, Revival and Reassertation of Islam, Education and Science in the Islamic World, Conclusion.
     
    The Bible, The Quran and Science
    Authenticity of the Quran and the Bible compared: "In view of the level of knowledge in Muhammad's day, it is inconceivable that many of the statements in the Qur'an which are connected with science could have been the work of a man. It is, moreover, perfectly legitimate, not only to regard the Qur'an as the expression of a Revelation, but also to award it a very special place, on account of the guarantee of authenticity it provides and the presence in it of scientific statements which, when studied today, appear as a challenge to explanation in human terms."
     
    Islam the modern religion
    themodernreligion.com: "Islam is the complete submission and obedience to God. He is the one God, Who has no partner. Nothing is like Him. He is the Creator, not created, nor a part of His creation. He is All-Powerful, absolutely Just, All-Knowing, All-Merciful, the Supreme, the Sovereign. There is no other entity worthy of worship besides Him. He sent His Messengers to guide all of mankind. God's book, the Qur'an, is the only authentic and flawless revealed book in the world."
     
    International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM)
    isim.nl: "ISIM promotes interdisciplinary research on contemporary social and intellectual trends and movements in Muslim societies and communities. The ISIM was established in 1998 by the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University, and Utrecht University. The University of Nijmegen joined the ISIM in January 2000."
     
    Fethullah Gulen's message on the Septmeber 11 attacks
    fethullahgulen.org: "I would like to stress that any terrorist activity, no matter who does it and for what purpose, is the greatest blow to peace, democracy, humanity, and all religious values For this reason, no one ó and certainly no Muslimsócan approve of any terrorist activity.......Even though at first sight such acts seem to harm the target, all terrorist activities eventually do more harm to the terrorists and their supporters."
     
    A short history of Islam
    Recommended book

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