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Islamic texts, such as the Quran, the sermons, letters, and sayings of the imams, supplications, and guides to basic practices and beliefs of Muslims are the focus of topics in this category.

The resources found here may include the text of the Holy Quran, various translations, or recitations, as well as exegeses (Tafseer), oral or written traditions (hadith), supplications (Duaas), and the Islamic Shariah laws, as well as sites representing Islamic books or magazines, multimedia resources, and the writings of Islamic scholars (ulemas).

Variously spelled as Qur'an or Koran, the Quran is the central text of Islam. Muslims believe that the Quran was revealed by God to the Prophet Muhammad through the angel Gabriel over a period of twenty-three years. The Quran builds upon the Biblical scriptures, assuming that the reader is familiar with the Bible.

Hadith is a reference to the words, deeds, and traditions of the Prophet Muhammad, which serve as a source of Islamic law and guidance, acting as a supplement to the Quran. While all Muslims believe in the Quran, not all accept the Ahadith, as they were not recorded immediately after the death of the Prophet, but were collected several generations later.

The duaas are the invocations, supplications, or prayers of the Prophet Muhammad, which were recorded by early Muslims and used in the development of new genres of literature that are used by some sects of Islam. Dua literature is not restricted to the supplications of Muhammad, as later Muslim scholars composed their own, often in rhyming prose that would be recited by their disciples.

Sometimes referenced as shariah, sharia law, or Islamic law, sharia is a religious law that governs Muslims and forms part of the Islamic tradition. Sharia is derived from the Quran, authentic hadith (sunnah), analogical reasoning (qiyas), and judicial consensus (ijma).

Also spelled ulama, the ulema are the teachings, discourses, and writings of Islamic scholars, which make up part of the basis for sharia.

These and other Islamic resources are the focus of websites listed in this category or its subcategories.





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