The Islamic Center - ?????? ???????? Free songs The Islamic Center – ?????? ???????? About Us History Leadership Worship Five Pillars of Islam Shahadah Salah (Prayer) How to Pray Guide to the 5 Daily Prayers How to do Wudhu Wudhu and Other methods of Purification Zakaat Fasting Hajj Prayer Times Questions about Islam Services Business Directory Contact us Donate Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things. [Such niches are] in mosques which Allah has ordered to be raised and that His name be mentioned therein; exalting Him within them in the morning and the evenings, [Are] men whom neither commerce nor sale distracts from the remembrance of Allah and performance of prayer and giving of zakah. They fear a Day in which the hearts and eyes will [fearfully] turn about – That Allah may reward them [according to] the best of what they did and increase them from His bounty. And Allah gives provision to whom He wills without account. (Quran 24:35-38) Prayer Times Islamic Articles Donations for Allah The good and the bad are not the equal. Respond with that which is better and you will find the one between you and him there was enmity will become as an intimate friend. None is granted it except those who are patient, and none is granted it except those who posses a great fortune (of goodness). – Quran 41:34-35 Say, “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah . Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.” And return [in repentance] to your Lord and submit to Him before the punishment comes upon you; then you will not be helped. – Quran 39:53-54 As we advance in technology and especially in communication we realize how we can view what is taking place not only in one area but rather around the world. Lately many events that are taking place in the Islamic world moved many people to seek more knowledge about Islam, Muslims and the Muslim countries. Some sought out more information about the religion in an effort to understand. Unfortunately, some have become confused by the often contradictory answers and examples they find about the religion which could present a distorted picture of Islam. As we witness the current event we realize that many non-Muslims perceive Muslims as backworded and quick to react. This is not the case with all Muslims. The Qur’an (the Muslims Book of Guidance) calls for a healthy normal human life that is congruent with the natural make up of the human being to create healthy individuals, societies, and nations. Allah the Creator shows that all this can be achieved through proper knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge in general and divine knowledge in particular helped us reach this level of advancement. Such advancement facilitated faster communication and clear understandings of human relations to reduce the lack of understand among people about each other. Communication the key to human relation especially when it comes to religious values and their effects in our lives as human beings. To make use of technology and its tools, our site presents the basic foundations of Islam and its teaching as a divine religion. Islam is not a new religion, but a continuation, confirmation, and completion of the previously revealed divine messages sent in stages, and poured out in measure to mankind. Allah says: “This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed my favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion” (5:3) As our needs grow to understand Islam, this site focuses on the basic principles of Islam and shows that Islam is the guidance and light needed to achieve the proper life for better psychological and social health along with scientific advancement. Director Abdullah M. Khouj (c) 2017 The Islamic Center - ?????? ????????. All rights reserved.