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Here is a short summary of the answer: Islam is not significantly different from the previous Abrahamic religions in their original forms. However there are important differences between Islam and the current practices of these religions (Judaism/Christianity). The objections made against the followers of Judaism/Christianity are mainly because of them not ...


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The primary difference is the shahada, or testification of faith: "Laa ilaaha illa Allah, Muhammadun rasulullah." This translates (coarsely) to "there is no ilaah except Allah, and Muhammad is His messenger." TLDR: The great companion, Rib'ee ibn Amir, enshrined our mission statement quite well: Allah has sent us to deliver whomsoever ...


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It could be surveyed from 2 aspects. Firstly, the word "Sect" has not a negative meaning, or at least its meaning is not negative at using about division of Islam groups. Hence it could not be a problem to use such a word. The meaning of denomination and sect relatively are the same, so, as far as I know, the word "denomination" commonly is used for ...


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Unfortunately the word 'Deen' in Arabic which Islam says it is, doesn't have a direct translation in English. Therefore it roughly translates to 'Religion' in English. Although Islam rests on 5 pillars(You can read more about this anywhere, but since you question is in a different scope I will try to address that). Islam isn't just a religion (A set of ...


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Definitely. To be a Muslim you need to believe in God and his messenger the Prophet Muhammad may God bless him. I am sure some hardliners will disagree. To be a Jew you must convert and this is a long process in which you are tested by the rabbis. If your mother is Jewish, or your mother's mother is Jewish... then you are Jewish and no conversion is ...


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Yes. Islam believes in revelation at Sinai . Allah says in the Quraan verse 15 chapter 79 " Has there reached you the story of Moses? - ( 16 ) When his Lord called to him in the sacred valley of Tuwa,"=Sinai This is the evidence that there was a revelation there . Allah (god) did not reject the Jews. They are the ones who rejected His message when He ...


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Islam is the final religion and the most complete religion. There is no prophet after Muhammad PBUH Each religion was usable only for its own time. But Islam is for all times. Islam did not left anything about life of human talks about every aspect of human life including very detailed aspects as well as politics, education, sleep, eating, food, ...


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Quran is among the most important things in Islam that makes it unique compared to the previous versions of the God's religion. In a Hadeeth the only verse that Solomon --peace be upon him-- knew from Quran was the verse [1:1] which he used in his letter to Belqeys, [27:30]: في عيون الاخبار باسناده الى الرضا عن آبائه عن على عليهم السلام انه قال: سمعت ...


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While there are some decent answers here, I feel most of them are verbose and stray from the question. And it is an important question. Islam is distinguished by the following principles. There is a Creator: Allah. That the Creator is unique, and that there are no other entity to be worshipped other than Allah. While Allah has sent other prophets down in ...


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The main difference between the two slaughter methods is that severing the head entirely kills the animal before the blood has a chance to drain; slaughtering it in the common Islamic manner keeps the animal alive although unconscious so the heart continues to beat, draining more blood than you normally could otherwise. This is important because improper ...


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Jhatka involves cutting through the entire neck including the spine. There can be two cases for this: Either the neck is cut from the behind or from the front. In the first case it will sever the spine before the required vessels in the neck. This would make it الميتة and hence haram according to the Maliki madhab because the animal would be considered dead ...


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The verses like the one you mentioned from surat Yasin:82 "kun fa yakun" meaning something like "be and it is" are quoting Allahs will, so in first place it has nothing to do with humans. As Muslims believe that Muhammad is the last Prophet (based on 33:40 ) nobody is able to come with a prophecy after him and if he pretended so he is considered a liar (...


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Allah mentioned them only once in the qur'an: Indeed, those who have believed and those who were Jews and the Sabeans and the Christians and the Magians and those who associated with Allah - Allah will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection. Indeed Allah is, over all things, Witness. (22:17) This verse can't be used as a clear evidence for ...


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Quran mentions 'Magians' -'Maajoos'- here: إِنَّ الَّذينَ آمَنوا وَالَّذينَ هادوا وَالصّابِئينَ وَالنَّصارىٰ وَالمَجوسَ وَالَّذينَ أَشرَكوا إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَفصِلُ بَينَهُم يَومَ القِيامَةِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلىٰ كُلِّ شَيءٍ شَهيدٌ Indeed, those who have believed and those who were Jews and the Sabeans and the Christians and the Magians and the polytheists - ...


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sect - a religious group which has developed from a larger religion and is considered to have extreme or unusual beliefs or customs denomination - a religious group which has slightly different beliefs from other groups which share the same religion (both are from Cambridge Dictionary) To your question, Is that a strictly Christian word or can it be used? ...


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I think the question presumes religions are trying to sell themselves with some sort of get rich quick scheme. As an important aside, it should be mentioned that "religion" as a category or concept is completely modern; prior to probably the 17-18th centuries, there was no way to conceptually isolate what we now categorize as "religion" or the "religious". ...


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The almost unique feature of Islam is "Tawhid" or "strict monotheism". This is also the most important concept of Islamic faith. I said "almost" because comparable level of strictness on monotheism can be found in Judaism also. Because both of the religions are from same God or Allah. Though Christianity is also from same God, this "Tawhid" is not preserved ...


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There's nothing to say after the previous answer of Kamaal :) But I wanted to add this aya: إِنَّ الدِّينَ عِندَ اللَّـهِ الْإِسْلَامُ ۗ وَمَا اخْتَلَفَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ إِلَّا مِن بَعْدِ مَا جَاءَهُمُ الْعِلْمُ بَغْيًا بَيْنَهُمْ ۗ وَمَن يَكْفُرْ بِآيَاتِ اللَّـهِ فَإِنَّ اللَّـهَ سَرِيعُ الْحِسَابِ The true way with God is peace; ...


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