This page contains resources for new Muslims and non-Muslims seeking to learn about Islam. It can include links to websites, classes, webinars etc. as well as downloadable PDFS of Books and Audio Recitations of the Qur’an and Lectures from other Scholars.
New Muslim Resources – Entering into the fold of Islam can be an overwhelming experience for some people. At NICSA, we understand this and would like to provide you with the most helpful ways to get yourself acquainted with the religion and to be able to discover it wonders at your own pace.
Therefore, we have decided to include some helpful resources to support you on your new journey and be able to achieve the optimal connection with God that most of us are trying to achieve.
INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM
”ISLAM” is derived from the Arabic root salaama, which means (peace, purity, submission and obedience). In the religious sense, Islam means submission to the will of God and obedience to His law.
Everything and every phenomenon in the world, other than man and jinn (another creation of God) is administered totally by God-made laws. They are obedient to God and submissive to His laws, i.e. they are in the state of Islam. Man possesses the quality of intelligence and choice, thus he is invited to submit to the good will of God and obey His law, i.e. become a Muslim. Submission to the good will of God, together with obedience to His beneficial law, i.e. becoming a Muslim, is the best safeguard for man’s peace and harmony.
Islam dates back to the age of Adam, and its message has been conveyed to man by God’s Prophets and Messengers including Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad. Islam’s message has been restored and enforced in the last stage of the religious evolution by God’s last Prophet and Messenger, Muhammad.
The word ‘Allah’ in the Arabic language means God, or more accurately, The One and Only Eternal God, Creator of the Universe, Lord of all lords, King of all kings, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful. The word ‘Allah’ to mean God is also used by Arabic- speaking Jews and Christians.
This is a very good website for learning how to recite and listen to the Qur’an online. A person is able to select different reciters of their own choosing and also able to follow along with the Arabic fonts as well as translations in different languages.
This website is a great resource for learning the supplications of the Prophet (P.B.U.H) for different occasions, There are different supplications which a person can supplicate with on different occasions. These are separate from what is recited in the obligatory prayers.
They have also established an intensive 1-year seminary program based out of Dallas, TX. Check them out.
Started in February of 2013, DebtFreeMuslims is a Qalam Institute project led by Brothers Omar Usman and Adam Taufique, under the scholarly supervision and consultation of Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda. This website’s goal is to raise awareness about basic financial planning. They offer many tips, financial counseling, and education. This website will direct you to resources that will help you live within your means and help you figure out your options if you have fallen into financial troubles. They also established a Podcast in Feb 2014. You may subscribe if you wish.