Islam is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion, centred primarily around the Quran, a religious text that is considered by Muslims to be the direct word of God (or Allah) as it was revealed to Muhammad, the main and final Islamic prophet. It is the world’s second-largest religion behind Christianity, with more than two billion followers, comprising around 25 percent of the global population. Islam teaches that God is merciful, all-powerful, and unique, and has guided humanity through various prophets, revealed scriptures, and natural signs, with the Quran serving as the final, universal revelation and Muhammad serving as the “Seal of the Prophets” (the last prophet of God). The teachings and practices of Muhammad (sunnah) documented in traditional collected accounts (hadith) provide a secondary constitutional model for Muslims to follow after the Quran.
Watch the below videos to know more about Islam
Islam: Muhammad the Prophet - statistics, origins, Allah, and Abraham
This part gives current statistics on Muslims, and shows where they live. It also discusses Allah, the origin of Islam in 7th c. Arabia, and Abraham / Ibrahim in Islam.
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This part discusses the early life and ministry of Muhammad, up to his hijra to Medina.
Islam: Muhammad the Prophet - Medina, the Night Journey
This part discusses Muhammad's rise to power in Medina, his capture of Mecca, and his alleged "Night Journey" to Jerusalem and through the heaves
This part discusses the wives and concubines of Muhammad, and his death.
Islam: history and sects - the Sunni-Shia split and the first four Caliphs
This part discusses what Sunni Muslims call the period of "the righly guided caliphs" - the first four caliphs recognized by Sunni tradition. It also discusses Ali and the dispute leading to the Sunni-Shia split within Islam.
Islam: history and sects - the Umayyad and 'Abbasid dynasties
Islam: history and sects - the Mongol, Ottoman, and Mughal empires
This part discusses the large, powerful, and long-lived Mongol, Ottoman, and Mughal empires, and the reversal of fortunes in recent times, and the end of the caliphate
Islam: history and sects - the Sunni-Shia divide, the Wahhabi movement
This part discusses the Sunni-Shia divide, and the Wahhabi movement within Sunni Islam.
Islam: history and sects - Shia Islam
This part discusses Shia Islam, including its martyrs Ali, Husain, and Hasan, how it differs from Sunni Islam, lineages of imams, and the twelver and sevener groups.
Islam: history and sects - Sufism
Islamic scriptures and doctrines - The Hadith and the Qur'an
This part discusses the Hadith and the Qur'an, and the Islamic doctrines relating to prophets and scriptures.
Islamic scriptures and doctrines - Allah, angels, Isa, Jannah, and Hell
This part discusses Islamic theology: God (Allah), shirk, angels, jinn, Satan (Iblis), prophets, judgment, Jesus (Isa), Jannah (Paradise, Heaven), Hell, houris, human freedom, and divine predestination.
Islamic scriptures and doctrines - abrogation and jihad
This part discusses the concept of abrogation and how it applies to the issue of jihad. It also compares the Islamic to the Jewish and Christian texts about holy war, and compares traditional Islamic theology to western "just war" theory, and considers the saying that "jihad" really means an inner, spiritual struggle.
Islamic practices - Shari'a, fiqh, and "protected peoples"
This part discusses sharia (Shari'a - traditional Islamic law), madrasahs, the different traditions of legal scholarship (fiqh), and the classical Islamic legal traditions relating to "protected peoples" (dhimmis).
Islamic practices - the five pillars of Islam, holidays
This part discusses the "five pillars of Islam:" shahada (confession), salat (prayer), zakat (alms), sawm (fasting), and Hajj (pilgrimage). Also, the 99 beautiful names of God, and the holidays of Eid, the first of Muharram (Sunni) and Ashura (Shia).
Islamic practices - Ayatollah Khomeini, Salman Rushie, and free speech
This part discusses the Ayatollah Khomeini, the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran, Salman Rushdie, the recent Satanic Verses controversy, and the issue of free speech.
Islamic practices - hijab
This part discusses issues relating to Islamic head coverings for women - hijab, niqab, burqa, etc.