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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

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        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 #

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