Looking to learn more about Islam?

Islam is a faith and comprehensive way of life that literally means ‘peace through submission to God.’ It provides a clear understanding of a person’s relationship with God, purpose in life, and ultimate destiny. A Muslim is someone who adopts the Islamic way of life by believing in the Oneness of God and the prophethood of Muhammad. For those of you who would like to learn more about Islam, there is a wealth of resources available. We have linked many accurate readings on the faith below and they are also available by visiting our center at 322 Troy Schenectady Road. Furthermore, if you would like to schedule an appointment with the Imam (clergy) of our mosque you may do so by emailing secretary@al-hidaya.org or by calling 518-608-1255 during business hours. Thank you and may peace be upon you.

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The concept of god.

Monotheism, belief in one God, is the most important and foundational concept in Islam. Muslims believe in one God who created the universe and has power over all within it.

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Worship in Islam.

In Islam, worship is the very purpose of our existence. God declares in the Quran, the holy book of Islam, “I did not create … mankind except to worship Me” (Quran 51:56).

Understand the Hijab.

Islam’s modesty extends to all aspects of life, including attire. Hijab, the head-covering worn by Muslim women, is an outer manifestation of an inner commitment God.

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Human rights in Islam.

When considering the question of human rights and Islam, it is important to distinguish the divinely prescribed rights of Islam from potential misinterpretation and misapplication by imperfect human beings.

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Life after death.

Death is one of the few indisputable facts of life. Regardless of faith, race, status or age, we will all die. While the certainty of death is universally accepted, the question of what happens afterwards has been debated throughout history. 

Jesus in Islam.

The Islamic position regarding Jesus comes from the Quran, in which God relates the story of Jesus in great detail. The Quran tells us that Jesus said, “‘I am a servant of God. He has granted me the Scripture and made me a prophet’” (19:30).