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Subject: Islam FAQ (Part 1/15): Welcome & Index

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Archive-name: islam-faq/part1 Posting-Frequency: monthly Last-modified: 1995/3/27 Version: 3.3 Organization: Alumni Association, Caltech, Pasadena, California
Copyright 1993,1994,1995 Asim Mughal (mughal@caltech.edu) Redistribution for profit, or in altered content/format prohibited without explicit written permission of the author. Any other redistribution must include this copyright notice and attribution. Frequently Asked Questions: Part 1 __________________________________ This message is automatically posted to 'Islam' every month and when updated. This lists answers to most commonly asked questions on the forum. Contributions & changes are requested and should be directed to: mughal@caltech.edu OVERVIEW: The Frequently Asked Questions document for Islam has been divided in parts. Below is the index. Part 1 - Welcome & Index Part 2 - Info on Islamic News Groups Part 3 - Introduction to Islam Part 4 - God & Worship Part 5 - Islam, Quran & Muhammad (PBUH) Part 6 - Marriage Laws in Islam Part 7 - Women In Islam Part 8 - Life after Death, Moral System & Human rights in Islam Part 9 - Islam: Prophethood, Jesus & Trinity Part 10 - Islam: Farrakhism & Malcom X Part 11 - Islamic Internet Guide: Islamic Resources on Internet Part 12 - Other Islamic Resource Guides on Internet Part 13 - Islamic Literature: Books & Video Part 14 - Islamic Calendar & Prayer Time Table for 1994 Part 15 - Misc: List of Halal Foods ________________________________________________________ PART 1: Welcome & Index Contents --Articles-- 1. Welcome ................................................................... 2. 1-800-662-ISLAM ........................................................... 3. Islam on Phone ............................................................ 4. Archive Info .............................................................. 5. Credits ................................................................... 6. History of FAQ ............................................................ Articles ..................................................................... 1. Welcome ................................................................... This series of FAQ provides basic introductory information on Islam. This information has been collected in response to the questions asked on the USENET forum, Islam. It is hoped, by providing this basic information, a lot of common misconceptions are answered. In addition, those who wish to read beyond the basic introduction, information is provided on how to find Islamic literature on internet and in bookstores. In this part of the series, the information specific to this FAQ is provided. This includes the credits to the sources & the information on where this FAQ is archived. 2. 1-800-662-ISLAM ........................................................... Non-Muslims interested to learn about Islam can now dial toll-free 1-800-662-ISLAM The phone number has been set up by the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) exclusively for non-Muslims. The number became operational on August 30, 1994. Note: The last letter 'M' in the telephone number is optional. 3. Islam on Phone ........................................................... (312) 777-0767 Ask for a list of questions and codes. Provided by III&E. 4. Archive Info .............................................................. This FAQ is archived at several sites and is available for public retrieval thru anonymous FTP, E-MAIL, Gopher & World Wide Web. -- Anonymous FTP -- Login: anonymous Password: Your e-mail address Site: rtfm.mit.edu Dir: /pub/usenet/news.answers/islam-faq/ Site: ftp.uu.net Dir: /pub/usenet/news.answers/islam-faq/ Site: ftp.cco.caltech.edu Dir: /pub/calmsa/islam-faq/ -- E-MAIL -- Send E-mail to: mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu Text of E-mail Message: send usenet/news.answers/islam-faq/part1 quit -- GOPHER -- Site: gopher.caltech.edu 70 Path: Computing Information/ CCO anonymous ftp archive/ pub/ calmsa/ islam-faq/ Site: latif.com 70 Path: Resources relating to Islam/ Soc.Religion.Islam -- World-Wide-Web (WWW) -- One recommended interface is 'mosaic,' below are mosaic 'home pages.' URL at USENET Archive site: http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/islam-faq/faq.html URL at Caltech MSA site: http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~calmsa/links.html 5. Credits ................................................................... The author wishes to thank all those who contributed in any capacity for the original one part FAQ or this multi-part FAQ. -- SOURCES -- The basic introduction and literature presented in the FAQ is from brochures on Islam distributed by Institute of Islamic Information & Education (III&E). These brochures were typed in electronic form by Ms.M.Ahmed. What is III&E? III&E is an acronym for the Institute of Islamic Information & Education which was established in Chicago, Illinois in 1985. The III&E is registered in the State of Illinois and recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a not-for-profit religious organization. More information can be obtained by contacting Dr. M. Amir, III&E, P.O. Box 41129, Chicago, IL 60641-0129, U.S.A.; Fax: (312) 777-7199; or contact Sr. Margaret Ahmed. -- FORMAT -- The format of the FAQ series has been done by utilizing resources of Islamic Information & News Network (IINN). A custom program, Nebula, written by editors of IINN for generating newsletters has been used. What is IINN? Islamic Information & News Network is a forum dedicated to educate the network community on issues relating to Islam and Muslims in an academic & non-political environment. Weekly digest is available on internet by subscribing to MUSLIMS@ASUACAD.BITnet (A Bitnet listserv list) and on USENET: bit.listserv.muslims. -- Multi-part FAQ V3.1 -- Contributions by: Margaret Ahmed, Zafar Hasan, Altaf Bhimji, Sharaaz Khan & Masood Cajee. -- Original FAQ -- The following people contributed towards the original one part FAQ. Ishaq Zahid, Suhail Farooqi, Masud Khan, Salman Shaikh, Basalat Ali Raja, Iraj Mughal, Kent Landfield, Ahmad Hashem & Asadullah K. Japanwala, ,Daniel Faigin, Abdullah Haydar, Ahmed Abd-Allah, Nabil Rehman. -- Permissions -- Permission to post this multi-part FAQ has been obtained by the following: o Institute of Islamic Information & Education (III&E) o Islamic Information & News Network (Muslims@PSUVM.bitnet) o Moderator(s) of News.Answers (Thomas Khoenig & P.Huang) 6. History of FAQ ............................................................ The following is history of this FAQ in ascending order: V 3.3 Released Mar 27, 1995 Cosmetic changes in header/footer. V 3.2 Released Feb 01, 1995 Changed to 'Islam FAQ' V 3.1 Released Jan 10, 1995 Split into 15 parts, internet guides & III&E articles added. V 3.0 Released Aug 14-28,1994, FAQ Split into 10 parts, III&E articles included V 2.9 Released July 04,1994, updated #2 #5 #9 #12 V 2.8 Released May 01, 1994, New item # 20 V 2.7 Released Apr 04, 1994, New Item # 3, update #8, #9. V 2.6 Released Feb 26, 1994, New items # 11, # 17, # 18. Updated: #4,#7,#8 V 2.5 Released Jan 31, 1994, New item # 15. Item # 5 updated. V 2.4 Released Jan 25, 1994, New item # 14 V 2.3 Released Jan 20, 1994, SRI mods updated. V 2.2 Released Jan 19, 1994, Item 4 expanded, Trimmed Item 5 V 2.1 Released Jan 07, 1994, Minor touchup V 2.0 Released Jan 05, 1994, Items 8-14 added V 1.5 Released Jan 02, 1994. Item 1 expanded V 1.0 Released Dec 25, 1993. 7 Items. HISTORY & CREDITS FOR MERGED 'alt-newsgroup' FAQ: HISTORY: V 1.0 April 25, 1994 Total Items # 13 V 1.2 June 08, 1994 Items #3, #13,#14 are new. #15 Edited V 1.3 June 26, 1994 New Item #15 V 1.4 Sept 05, 1994 New Item # 16, #1,#13,# 15 updated CREDITS: Ahmed Helmy, Muhammad Ridha, Hussain Helmy, Salahuddin Ahmad, Abdulrahman Al-Ali, Blake Ross, Pat St Jean, I Hussain # End of Islam FAQ Part 1 #