Purpose of Life

Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? Imagine you were walking in a desert and found a mobile phone.

Questions on Islam

Islam is an all-encompassing religion which defines guidelines for Muslims to follow in all facets of life, such as social, financial, legal, spiritual and political.

About Islam

Muslims constitute approximately 1/5 of the world’s population, making Islam one of the largest religions. Belief in and worship of the One True God is the purpose of life. Xhosa Translation

Concept of God

The teaching of God’s complete Oneness is the essence of Islam. All other laws, beliefs and commands of Islam are built on this foundation. Take it away, and there is nothing. Xhosa Translation

Prophet Muhammad

Muslims believe that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the final Prophet in a long chain of Prophets sent to call the people to the obedience and worship of God alone (‘Allah’ in Arabic). Xhosa Translation

Jesus in Islam

Islam is a religion of pure monotheism, or, in other words, the worship of The One and only true God – known as “Allah” in Arabic. Islam is also a religion of many great Prophets and Messengers, one of whom is Jesus.

Quran – Final Revelation

The Qur’an is the literal word of God, The Almighty (Allah in Arabic), revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through the Angel Gabriel.

Five Pillars of Islam

Every sound structure must have a solid foundation in order to remain strong. Islam’s foundation is the five pillars it was built upon, forming the basis of Islamic teaching as taught by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Misconceptions about Islam

Have you ever wondered why a nun can be covered from head to toe and she’s respected for devoting herself to God, but when a Muslim woman covers, she’s viewed as “oppressed”?


Women Rights in Islam

Women in Islam are thought to be degraded, oppressed – but are they really? Are Muslims simply that oppressive or are these misconceptions fabricated by a biased media?

Science in Islam

The Qur’an is the final revelation from God to humanity. Although the Qur’an, is not primarily a book of science, it does contain scientific facts that have been scientifically discovered recently.

Islam and Extremism

The media’s portrayal of Islam often misleads those whose knowledge of the religion is limited, into making negative assumptions about this very peaceful and tolerant way of life.

Death and Hereafter

Death is the reality from which none can escape. It draws nearer every day; every hour; every minute. According to the CIA’s The World Factbook 2007, almost two people die each second.

Mercy of Allah

God Almighty is full of love and kindness to His creation. All blessings and goodness in this world and the next are clear proofs of His Mercy.

Importance of Prayer

Despite prayer being so important, it is a sad fact that many Muslims do not pray or fulfil the conditions of the prayer. Its purpose is to put ourselves in touch with God. Xhosa Translation


Dangers of Riba

Is it not amazing that a Muslim will never eat pork because it is haram (unlawful); never marry his mother or sister because it is also haram, yet that same person has no problem devouring riba?

Traps of Satan

The wise person is he who studies his enemies’ strategies and takes the precautions and measures to defeat them.

The Hijab

The hijab have become a topic of much controversy and heated debate. A number of countries have banned the wearing of these religious garments.

Prophethood in Islam

“And We sent not a Messenger except with the language of his people in order that he might make (the Message) clear to them”


Islam for Kids

When certain things happen, there are islamic words we should say so that we remember Allah.


Our Mission

The mission of Discover Islam is to share the beautiful message of Islam.

To provide multi-faceted support for new muslims and help build a vibrant community.

Our Vision

Our vision is to become the leading facilitator for Da’wah in Africa; To convey the message of Islam internationally; Be a self-sustaining model within a complex which will be a centre of Da’wah activity.


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