Birth Anniversary of the Holy Prophet (SAW) & 6th Imam Jaffer as-Sadiq (AS) - 17 Rabi 'Al Awwal

The 17th of Rabi 'al-Awwal is celebrated with the birth anniversary of two very important personalities in Islam - one was the reviver of the natural religion of Allah which had been forgotten and altered over the years and this was the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family). The second personality is the reviver of the teachings and Sunnah of the Prophet - something which had gone through great alteration and corruption by the usurping "Caliphs" of the Bani Umayyah and Bani Abbas and was rejuvenated in the person of Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (peace be upon him).

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What is Islam?

Islam is one of the major world religions. Every fifth person on the face of this earth is a Muslim. Muslims are found in the Middle East, in north, west and east Africa, in Asia and Eastern Europe. In modern times, Muslims are found in large numbers in Western Europe, the Americas and Australia through immigration as well as conversion. Recent statistics show that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the USA. With the vast world turning into a "global village," such a wide-spread religion followed by over a billion people indeed deserves a careful study

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