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The First and Final Message

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Islam literally means to submit to the will of ALLAH (God) and obedience to the physical and moral codes that He sent to mankind through His prophets and messengers. Islam is an Arabic word derived from the the word salam, which means “Peace”. So a Muslim is at peace with his creator, with himself, with his family, and with his environment.

Islam started with the onset of creation, not with prophet Muhammad (PBUH), as is reported in some of the Western literature. When Allah created the heavens and the Earth, Allah asked, “Do you come in submission or do you come in disobedience?” They said, “We come in submission!”
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A Short History of Muhammad (PBUH)

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In or about the year 570 the child who would be named Muhammad and who would become the Prophet of one of the world's great religions, Islam, was born into a family belonging to a clan of Quraysh, the ruling tribe of Mecca, a city in the Hijaz region of northwestern Arabia.


Originally the site of the Ka'bah, a shrine of ancient origins, Mecca had with the decline of southern Arabia (see Chapter l ) become an important center of sixth-century trade with such powers as the Sassanians, Byzantines, and Ethiopians. As a result the city was dominated by powerful merchant families among whom the men of Quraysh were preeminent.
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Zakat

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Zakat is the monitory form of worship, Zakat means to increase, to purify ones wealth and position by giving a given amount of money from the net income that one earns for a complete year to the poor or needy as a form of prayer. Zakat has been ordained in the Shariat (revelations from Allah to the prophets). The law of Nisab (the amount of wealth ones make which is liable for Zakat) was deferent through time and as the economic condition dictate, but the contributing of Zakat in Allah's legislation was the same to all the prophets (PBUT). Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam; it is mentioned in the Holy Quran thirty-eight verses immediately after the prayer.

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How to Become a Muslim

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Islam literally means to submit to the win of ALLAH (God) and obedience to the physical and moral codes that He sent to mankind through His prophets and messengers. Islam is an Arabic word derived from Salam, which means "Peace". So a Muslim is at peace with his creator, with himself, with his family, and with his environment.

Islam started with the onset of creation; not with prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as is reported in some of the Western literature. When Allah created the heavens and the Earth Allah asked "Do you come in submission or do you come in disobedience?" They said, "We come in submission!"

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IICA Prayer Times Table

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To download the new 2010 prayer time table for Des Plaines, IL click here.