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Here at As Salaam Islamic Center of Raleigh, we are committed to serving Allah (SWT) and the needs of you and your family. Using universal principles of spirituality, we offer …

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Programs and Services

As Salaam Islamic Center provides a wide variety of programs and services for the Muslim community in Raleigh and the surrounding area.  From classes focused on learning the Qur’an, ……

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About Al-Islam

Al-Islam is the complete way of life that reflects Submission to the Will of G-d. Islam means “submission,” derived from the Arabic word “Salaam,” meaning “peace.”  The belief of a Muslim is……

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Tolerance in Qur’an

Forgive and show indulgence to them!  (Qur’an, 2:109) Among various prolific misconceptions concerning the religion of Islam, one cannot miss the oft-quoted “Kill them wherever you find them,” characterization of religious intolerance in the Qur’an. This bloodthirsty depiction of Islam is far, far from the truth. Yet, with so much media attention shone on “Muslim…

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Some Misappropriations of Quranic Verses

by David Dakake Islamic Research Institute Washington, D.C.   In this synopsis we shall discuss two verses that have received much “air time” in the post 9/11 media environment. [1] The first verse appears in chapter 5, verse 51 of the Quran and says, according to the most common English translations: O, you who believe…

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Does the Qur’an Advocate Violence

by Mohamed Elmasry “You shall destroy all the peoples … showing them no pity.” (7: 16) “… All the people present there shall serve you as forced labour.” (20:12) “… You shall put all its males to the sword. You may, however, take as your booty the women, the children, the livestock, and everything in…

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