Begin with the name of Allah! Who gives guidance to whomever he wants and misleads whomever he wants…. Whenever anyone tries to learn about the religion of Islam, surely Allah guides him in the light of Islam. One such story is of an Indian expatriate whose first name was Vijayalakshmi.
Fathima Naushad, converted from Vijayalakshmi a Hindu girl, told that, it was very difficult for me because I had also married a Muslim man from the year 2015.
After moving to the UAE in 2015, Vijayalakshmi, now known as Fatima Naushad, converted to Islam by accepting “Kalma Shahadat.”
Fatima is also an Anesthesia Technician at Medcare Orthopedic and Spa In Hospital in Dubai.
She says that she was also very much interested in learning about Islam, as she grew up in Kerala, India among several Muslim families.
She told that, I fell in love with a Muslim man, after which it was not difficult for me to convert from Hinduism to Islam.
Fatima told that, people used to think that I have converted to Islam after marriage, even though I was a Hindu, I used to fast during Ramadan.
She tells that she also offers Namaz for 5 times. Fatima is currently learning to read Arabic, so she reads the Pak Qur’an in English translation.
Fatima said that, I feel very good and this is also a great gift from Allah for me. Source: Naiduniya24
Short Description About The Islam
Islam is an Abrahamic sect, a monotheistic sect derived from apostolic tradition. According to tradition, the beginning of its last apostle is in the Arabian Peninsula of the 7th century. According to Islamic tradition, the incarnated book, delivered to humans by Muhammad, the last prophet of Allah, is based on the teachings of the Qur’an. It includes Hadith, Seerat un-Nabi and Shariat texts. Sunni, Shia and Sufi communities are prominent in Islam. The religious places of Islam are called mosques.
Global Figure of Islam
Islam is the second largest sect in the world according to the total population of followers of Islam. There are about 1.9 billion (190 crore) to 2.0 billion (200 crore) Muslims in the world today. About 85% of these are Sunni and about 15% are Shia.
Most of the Muslims live in the countries of Southeast Asia and South Asia. There are also many communities of Muslims living in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. There are about 56 countries in the world where Muslims are in large numbers. There are many countries in the world where there is no reliable information available about the Muslim population.
Islamic Religious Books
In Islam, all the religious books provided by Allah to the Messengers are valid. According to Islam, the Quran is the last religious book given by God to man. The importance of four more books in the Qur’an is :-
- Sahuf-e-Ibrahimi which was given to Hazrat Ibrahim Alaihis Salam.
- Torah which was given to Hazrat Musa Alaihis Salam.
- Zaboor which was given to King Dawood Alaihis Salam.
- Injeel (Bible) which was given to Hazrat Isa Alaihis Salam.
Muslims believe that Jews and Christians have modified the messages of their books. Whereas the Qur’an is still the same as Allah had sent it down to the ground.
Islam & Muslim in India
Islam is the second most prevalent religion in the Indian republic after Hinduism, accounting for 14.2% of the country’s population (172 million according to the 2011 census).
Islam arrived in India in the 7th century AD (629 CE) and has since become an integral part of India’s cultural and religious heritage. Barvada Mosque in Ghogha, Gujarat (built before 623 AD), Cheraman Juma Masjid (629 AD) in Methla, Kerala and Palaiah Jumma Palli (or Old Jumma Masjid – 628-630 AD) in Tamil Nadu, the first in Kilakarai There are three of the mosques.
Islam came to North India in the 12th century through the Muhammad Ghori conquest and has since become a part of India’s religious and cultural heritage. Over the years, there has been a wonderful fusion of Hindu and Muslim cultures across India and Muslims have played an important role in India’s economic rise and cultural dominance.
The rights of Muslims in India relating to marriage, inheritance and waqf property are governed by Muslim personal law, and courts have ruled that Shariat or Muslim law would have precedence over Indian civil law.
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