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Wednesday, 11 May 2011 17:27

Allah Does it Mean God?

The word "Allah" is the perfect description of the "One God" of monotheism for Jews, Christians and Muslims!

Is "Allah" only for Islam and Muslims?
[No! It is for All Three Abrahamic Faiths.]

"Allah" is the same word used by Christian Arabs and Jewish Arabs in their Bible, centuries before Islam came.

On page one [1] of Genesis in the Old Testament, we find the word "Allah" seventeen [17] times.

Every hotel and motel has a Bible. Next time you see one look in the introduction, you will find samples of the different languages they have translated. For Arabic they have translated the verse in the New Testament in Arabic from the famous verse in the Gospel John 3:16 -

Tuesday, 10 May 2011 17:41

Some Basic Islamic Beliefs


1) Belief in God:

Muslims believe in one, unique, incomparable God, Who has no son nor partner, and that none has the right to be worshipped but Him alone.  He is the true God, and every other deity is false.  He has the most magnificent names and sublime perfect attributes.  No one shares His divinity, nor His attributes.  In the Quran, God describes Himself:

 Say, “He is God, the One.  God, to Whom the creatures turn for their needs.  He begets not, nor was He begotten, and there is none like Him.”  (Quran, 112:1-4)

No one has the right to be invoked, supplicated, prayed to, or shown any act of worship, but God alone.

God alone is the Almighty, the Creator, the Sovereign, and the Sustainer of everything in the whole universe.  He manages all affairs.  He stands in need of none of His creatures, and all His creatures depend on Him for all that they need.  He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing, and the All-Knowing.  In a perfect manner, His knowledge encompasses all things, the open and the secret, and the public and the private.  He knows what has happened, what will happen, and how it will happen.  No affair occurs in the whole world except by His will.  Whatever He wills is, and whatever He does not will is not and will never be.  His will is above the will of all the creatures.  He has power over all things, and He is able to do everything.  He is the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, and the Most Beneficent.  In one of the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad , we are told that God is more merciful to His creatures than a mother to her child.1  God is far removed from injustice and tyranny.  He is All-Wise in all of His actions and decrees.  If someone wants something from God, he or she can ask God directly without asking anyone else to intercede with God for him or her.

Monday, 12 November 2012 14:44

Welcome to Chat Islam Online

Welcome to Chat Islam Online, where we have a team of Muslims who are more than happy to answer any question you have about Islam.

Our aim is to answer any questions asked by non Muslims or new Muslims. We want to portray our beautiful religion to as many people as we can. We also help people that want to convert to Islam, by helping them take the shahada, sending them free Quran and books also teaching them how to take the first steps of practicing. Our aim is to answer any questions asked by non Muslims or new Muslims. We want to portray our beautiful religion to as many people as we can. We also help people that want to convert to Islam, by helping them take the shahada, sending them free Quran and books also teaching them how to take the first steps of practing Islam in the correct manner.

So try it out, any question you have about Islam, the Quran, and the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), we are more than happy to answer. At Chat Islam Online, we are at your service!

Investigating truth is better than living in doubt.

Chat now with us at Chat-Islam-Online!

Sunday, 11 November 2012 14:27


 Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) told the Muslims of his time that Islam would be regarded as a “strange” religion in the future, and indeed in today’s day and age, Islam is viewed as something very strange. There are several misconceptions surrounding Islam, mainly in thanks to a number of anti-Islamic websites, anti-Islamic speakers, and a biased media who are constantly attacking and trying to demonize Islam. It’s no surprise, then, that Islam is a greatly misunderstood religion.

The truth, however, is that Islam came for the benefit and good of mankind. In fact, Islam came to teach people to be good and kind to one another, to uphold family relationships, to give charity and help the poor, to look after the sick and vulnerable in society, to be trustworthy, and to regard the sanctity of human life, regardless of people’s religious beliefs. And most importantly, Islam came to remind people that there is only One true God or Creator, worthy of worship. It called on people to put away all other false deities and to sincerely submit to God, alone.

Many people are often surprised when they hear about these teachings; after being bombarded with a distorted version of Islam for so long, they cannot believe that Islam shares many of the same values they hold. This makes it all the more important for Non Muslims to have a platform where they can talk to Muslims, themselves, to learn more about Islam.

Because at the end of the day, if you really want to learn about Islam, to learn more about Islamic beliefs and practices, then it only makes sense to talk to a Muslim. And that’s why we’re here to answer any questions you may have about Islam.

Sunday, 11 November 2012 14:26

Women in Islam

Status of Muslim women in Islam

Among the many topics of interest to non-Muslims, the status of Muslim women and the theme of their rights -- or rather, the perceived lack of them – seems to be foremost.  The media’s portrayal of Muslim women,   usually outlining their “oppression and mystery” seems to contribute to this negative perception. 

The main reason for this is that people often fail to distinguish between culture and religion -- two things that are completely different. In fact, Islam condemns oppression of any kind whether it is towards a woman or humankind in general.

The Quran is the sacred book by which Muslims live. This book was revealed 1400 years ago to a man named Muhammad , who would later become the Prophet . Fourteen centuries have passed and this book has not been changed since, not one letter has been altered.

Sunday, 11 November 2012 14:17

Who are the Muslims?

Muslims come from all races, nationalities and cultures across the globe. They have varied languages, foods, dress, and customs; even the way they practice may differ. Yet they all consider themselves to be Muslim.

Less than 15% of Muslims live in the Arab world; a fifth are found in Sub-Saharan Africa; and the world’s largest Muslim community is in Indonesia. Substantial parts of Asia, and almost all Central Asian republics, are Muslims. Significant Muslim minorities are found in China, India, Russia, Europe, North America and South America.

Over a billion people from all races, nationalities and cultures across the globe are Muslims-from the rice farms of Indonesia to the desert heart of Africa ; from the skyscrapers of New York to the Bedouin tents in Arabia .

How did the spread of Islam affect the World?
The Muslim community continued to grow after Prophet Muhammad’s death. Within a few decades, vast numbers of people across three continents-Africa, Asia and Europe- had chosen Islam as their way of life. 

Sunday, 11 November 2012 14:13

Jesus and Christianity

Muslims revere, respect, and love Jesus. He is, in fact, considered to be a great prophet in Islam, who with the permission of God, was capable of performing miracles, including raising the dead, speaking as an infant, making a living bird out of clay, etc. As the Messiah of his people, we believe that Jesus came with the same message of all the prophets, that there is one true God, and we must worship Him, alone. In fact, no Muslim can be a Muslim if he/she rejects Jesus!  There is also an entire Sura or chapter in the Qur’an named after Jesus’s mother, Mary (or Mariam).

However, unlike what Christianity teaches, Islam rejects the teaching that Jesus is God, or that he died for the sins of mankind. Islam also rejects the idea that Jesus was killed or crucified on the cross; instead, we believe that God saved Jesus, and raised him up to himself.  If any Christian has any question about the Jesus of Islam, or why Muslims

Sunday, 11 November 2012 14:07

About Islam

Islam: The Perfect Religion and Best Way of Life for All

By Dr. Norlain Dindang Mababaya 

 It is a must that we strive to know Islam. Allâh’s  Messenger (sallallâhu  ‘alayhi wasallam, meaning: May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)  to the whole mankind encourages us to acquire knowledge of Islam in order to comprehend it.  He  says in the following authentic Ahâdith:

Abu Hurairah   (radhiallâhu anhu, meaning: May Allah be pleased with him) narrated that... the Prophet  (sallallâhu  ‘alayhi wasallam) said, “Those who were the best in the pre-lslamic period of ignorance will be the best in Islam provided they comprehend the religious knowledge.”   (Bukhâri 4/572 and Muslim)

 ‘Abdur Rahmân ibn Abi Bakrah  (radhiallâhu anhu) narrated on the authority of his father that the Prophet  (sallallâhu  ‘alayhi wasallam) said, “If Allâh wants to do good to a person, he makes him comprehend the religion; and of course knowledge is attained by learning.” (Bukhâri 1/67)

 Mu‘awiyah ibn Abi Sufyân narrated that Allâh’s  Messenger  said, “Goodness is a (natural) habit while the evil is a stubbornness. To whomsoever Allâh wills to show goodness, He favors him with the understanding in the Religion.” (Ibn Mâjah, 1/221)

When we study Islam or at least read the Qur’an and the authentic Ahâdith we learn that Islam is easy, complete and the perfect religion as well as way of life for the whole mankind.  We read in the Qur’an and the Ahâdith the following unique features of Islam:

Tuesday, 06 November 2012 15:52

The Testimony of Faith

The testimony of faith is saying with conviction, “La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammadur rasoolu Allah.”  This saying means “There is no true god (deity) but God (Allah),1 and Muhammad is the Messenger (Prophet) of God.”  The first part, “There is no true god but God,” means that none has the right to be worshipped but God alone, and that God has neither partner nor son.  This testimony of faith is called the Shahada, a simple formula which should be said with conviction in order to convert to Islam (as explained previously on this page).  The testimony of faith is the most important pillar of Islam.


Tuesday, 06 November 2012 15:51


Muslims perform five prayers a day. Each prayer does not take more than a few minutes to perform. Prayer in Islam is a direct link between the worshipper and God. There are no intermediaries between God and the worshipper. In prayer, a person feels inner happiness, peace, and comfort, and that God is pleased with him or her. The Prophet Muhammad said: {Bilal, call (the people) to prayer, let us be comforted by it.}2 Bilal was one of Muhammad’s companions who was charged to call the people to prayers. Prayers are performed at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset, and night. A Muslim may pray almost anywhere, such as in fields, offices, factories, or universities. (For detailed information on how to perform prayer, please refer to the links at How to Perform Prayer or refer to the book entitled A Guide to Salat (Prayer) by M. A. K. Saqib.3)

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