This thread aims to provide information on the basics of Islam, and to dispel some of the myths and misunderstandings about Islam. Page 2 and 3 largely consist of unrelated chitter chatter, but the thread becomes more serious and informative from about the 4th page onwards. I kindly request that embedded pics and vids be kept out of this thread, to keep it clean and facilitate flow. Thanks.
The main sources for this thread are Seekers and Qibla course materials, Masud's online aggregation, research conducted by RISSC, and lectures/material from the Zawiyah Institute in Walmer Estate, Cape Town.
TOPICS | LATEST QUESTIONS 1. Introduction | Is "Islamic theocracy" compatible with secular democracy? 2. The Essence of Islam | What is the Islamic concept of salvation? 3. Canonical Texts | What was Aisha's age at marriage consummation? 4. Diversity | How is Adam and Eve's descent viewed? 5. Belief: Introduction | What did Prophet Muhammad say in his farewell sermon? - 5.1 Belief in God | Which faith can claim Jerusalem / Temple Mount site? - 5.2 Belief in the Prophets | How do Muslims deal with extremism? - - 5.2.1 Jesus Christ | What does "caliph" mean? - - 5.2.2 Prophet Muhammad | Why has the canonical works increased in size? - 5.3 Belief in Divine Books - 5.4 Belief in Angels - 5.5 Belief in Judgement Day | FEATURED QUESTIONS - 5.6 Facilitation of Good & Evil 6. Islamic Practice 7. Islam in History 8. Spirituality 9. Gender Issues 10. Meaning and Purpose 11. Science, Evolution, etc.