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An early 1979 Iranian Revolution poster promoting the leadership of Khomeini with the words: "There is a Moses for every Pharaoh." Khomeini raises his right index finger, surrounded by verses from the Quran while expelling the last Persian shah. Revolution Poster, Index Finger, Dutch Language, Catholic University, Islamic Studies, Spiritual Meaning, Islamic Prayer, Human Connection, North Africa

An early 1979 Iranian Revolution poster

The single most important religious tenet of Islamic theology is the concept of tawḥīd, which means "oneness" and "singling-out". The Arabic root word و-ح-د (w-ḥ-d) covers all the meanings related to "one", "single" and "union". The verb وحّد (waḥḥada) is the active form of this base root and means concretely "to single out", "to make one".…

Shah Ismāʿīl I, an important figure in Alevism is depicted raising his right finger up by André Thevet in Ebony Magazine Cover, Index Finger, Dutch Language, Catholic University, Islamic Prayer, Human Connection, North Africa, Faith In God, Religious Art

Shah Ismāʿīl I

The single most important religious tenet of Islamic theology is the concept of tawḥīd, which means "oneness" and "singling-out". The Arabic root word و-ح-د (w-ḥ-d) covers all the meanings related to "one", "single" and "union". The verb وحّد (waḥḥada) is the active form of this base root and means concretely "to single out", "to make one".…

An Ottoman so-called Baltajī (from Turkish Baltaci, or halberdier), a group of vigorous, disciplined and loyal servants to the Empire, often active as guards of the palace. The man stretches his index finger. From: "Costume dell' Impero Ottomano" Empire Ottoman, Middle Eastern Art, Dutch Language, Catholic University, The Turk, Islamic Prayer, Human Connection, North Africa, Faith In God

An Ottoman Baltajī

The single most important religious tenet of Islamic theology is the concept of tawḥīd, which means "oneness" and "singling-out". The Arabic root word و-ح-د (w-ḥ-d) covers all the meanings related to "one", "single" and "union". The verb وحّد (waḥḥada) is the active form of this base root and means concretely "to single out", "to make one".…

Zoroastrianism is considered to be a semi-Monotheistic faith (i. the belief in a single Creator God). The index finger raised by Zarathustra, prophet of Zoroastrianism, would then likewise refer to the Oneness of that God. Ahura Mazda, Turm Von Babylon, Iran, Cyrus The Great, Achaemenid, Ancient Persia, Modern Portraits, Persian Culture, World Religions

Modern Zoroastrianist imagery

The single most important religious tenet of Islamic theology is the concept of tawḥīd, which means "oneness" and "singling-out". The Arabic root word و-ح-د (w-ḥ-d) covers all the meanings related to "one", "single" and "union". The verb وحّد (waḥḥada) is the active form of this base root and means concretely "to single out", "to make one".…

In Alevi imagery and art, depictions of ʿAlī bin Abī Ṭālib often have him raising his right/left index finger to emphasize his piety and worship of One God. Religious Symbols, Religious Art, Index Finger, The Bible Movie, Dutch Language, Islamic Prayer, Human Connection, Sacred Art, Ancient Civilizations

Alevi imagery

The single most important religious tenet of Islamic theology is the concept of tawḥīd, which means "oneness" and "singling-out". The Arabic root word و-ح-د (w-ḥ-d) covers all the meanings related to "one", "single" and "union". The verb وحّد (waḥḥada) is the active form of this base root and means concretely "to single out", "to make one".…

Questions:People say that no missed prayer can be offered immediately after the Asr prayer. Is this correctAnswer:In his response to your question, Sheikh Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid, a prominent Saudi Muslim lecturer and author, states:There are some Sunnah Prayers, Asr Prayer, Allah, Most Popular Names, Islamic Society, Root Words, Religion, Prayer Times, Peace Be Upon Him

Part of a Muslim's prayer

The single most important religious tenet of Islamic theology is the concept of tawḥīd, which means "oneness" and "singling-out". The Arabic root word و-ح-د (w-ḥ-d) covers all the meanings related to "one", "single" and "union". The verb وحّد (waḥḥada) is the active form of this base root and means concretely "to single out", "to make one".…

A Turkish Alevi religious picture shows the prophet Muḥammad wearing a green turband and holding the Holy Book while raising his (left) index finger. Like the Qom image, the prophet's clothing and stance look similar to other religion's images. African American Heroes, American History, Native American Ancestry, The Bible Movie, Religious Pictures, Shia Islam, Islamic Prayer, Image Archive, Human Connection

A Turkish Alevi religious picture

The single most important religious tenet of Islamic theology is the concept of tawḥīd, which means "oneness" and "singling-out". The Arabic root word و-ح-د (w-ḥ-d) covers all the meanings related to "one", "single" and "union". The verb وحّد (waḥḥada) is the active form of this base root and means concretely "to single out", "to make one".…

Ethiopian in 1581 Sailors and traders from the Upper Nile (Nubia) and Horn of Africa (Ethiopia and Somalia) traveled to India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the first century A. East Africa, North Africa, Ebony Magazine Cover, All About Africa, Horn Of Africa, African Diaspora, New York Public Library, Culture, Ethiopia

A 1581 Ethiopian warrior

The single most important religious tenet of Islamic theology is the concept of tawḥīd, which means "oneness" and "singling-out". The Arabic root word و-ح-د (w-ḥ-d) covers all the meanings related to "one", "single" and "union". The verb وحّد (waḥḥada) is the active form of this base root and means concretely "to single out", "to make one".…

Modern images of Zarathustra are most probably influenced by Shiite depictions of holy Islamic figures with a raised index finger. The famous Zarathustra depiction seen here can be traced back to Maneck Pithawalla's "Introducing Zoroastrianism", Bombay Index Finger, Dutch Language, Spiritual Meaning, Islamic Prayer, Human Connection, Praise God, North Africa, Faith In God, Hadith

Modern image of Zarathustra

The single most important religious tenet of Islamic theology is the concept of tawḥīd, which means "oneness" and "singling-out". The Arabic root word و-ح-د (w-ḥ-d) covers all the meanings related to "one", "single" and "union". The verb وحّد (waḥḥada) is the active form of this base root and means concretely "to single out", "to make one".…

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A small devotional painting made in Qom

The single most important religious tenet of Islamic theology is the concept of tawḥīd, which means "oneness" and "singling-out". The Arabic root word و-ح-د (w-ḥ-d) covers all the meanings related to "one", "single" and "union". The verb وحّد (waḥḥada) is the active form of this base root and means concretely "to single out", "to make one".…

An century woodcut of a European style Ibn Rushd depicts him raising only his right index finger. Islamic Prayer, Kahlil Gibran, Human Connection, North Africa, Faith In God, Deities, 18th Century, Egyptian, Framed Artwork

An 18th century woodcut

The single most important religious tenet of Islamic theology is the concept of tawḥīd, which means "oneness" and "singling-out". The Arabic root word و-ح-د (w-ḥ-d) covers all the meanings related to "one", "single" and "union". The verb وحّد (waḥḥada) is the active form of this base root and means concretely "to single out", "to make one".…

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Supplément turc detail of f. al-Qazwini, ‘Aja’ib al-makhluqat wa-ghara’ib al-mawjudat (Marvels of Creatures and Strange Things Existing). Medieval Manuscript, Illuminated Manuscript, Islamic Art Calligraphy, Bnf, Religious Art, Ancient Art, African Art, Deities, Book Art

A 17th century Ottoman painting of a Muslim man

The single most important religious tenet of Islamic theology is the concept of tawḥīd, which means "oneness" and "singling-out". The Arabic root word و-ح-د (w-ḥ-d) covers all the meanings related to "one", "single" and "union". The verb وحّد (waḥḥada) is the active form of this base root and means concretely "to single out", "to make one".…

A man from Bukhara (in modern-day Uzbekistan) from the The old man extends his index finger distinctively. Index Finger, Dutch Language, Catholic University, Islamic Studies, Root Words, Muslim Men, Islamic Prayer, Different Words, Human Connection

A man from Bukhara

The single most important religious tenet of Islamic theology is the concept of tawḥīd, which means "oneness" and "singling-out". The Arabic root word و-ح-د (w-ḥ-d) covers all the meanings related to "one", "single" and "union". The verb وحّد (waḥḥada) is the active form of this base root and means concretely "to single out", "to make one".…

Poster art from the 1979 revolution in Iran and from the Iran-Iraq war Revolution Poster, Islamic Paintings, Propaganda Art, Iraq War, War Photography, Modern Warfare, Tag Art, Iranian, Middle East

A 1981 commemorative Iranian poster

The single most important religious tenet of Islamic theology is the concept of tawḥīd, which means "oneness" and "singling-out". The Arabic root word و-ح-د (w-ḥ-d) covers all the meanings related to "one", "single" and "union". The verb وحّد (waḥḥada) is the active form of this base root and means concretely "to single out", "to make one".…

Raising the index finger has repeatedly been called an ISIS sign, about as ignorant as it could get and equally dangerous. This sign has NOTHING to do with that or any other group/movement. This creates a dangerous precedent for attacks on random Muslims. Index Finger, Dutch Language, Catholic University, Islamic Studies, Root Words, Spiritual Meaning, Islamic Prayer, Delete Image, Different Words

Called an ISIS sign

The single most important religious tenet of Islamic theology is the concept of tawḥīd, which means "oneness" and "singling-out". The Arabic root word و-ح-د (w-ḥ-d) covers all the meanings related to "one", "single" and "union". The verb وحّد (waḥḥada) is the active form of this base root and means concretely "to single out", "to make one".…

Only a muwaḥḥid enters Paradise in Islamic thought. He who establishes & declares his faith in God alone, rejecting the association of partners with Him. When confronted with death, this is a significant sign, like this victim of the Rābiʿa Massacre. Index Finger, Dutch Language, Catholic University, Islamic Studies, Root Words, Spiritual Meaning, Islamic Prayer, Different Words, Human Connection

Confronted with death

The single most important religious tenet of Islamic theology is the concept of tawḥīd, which means "oneness" and "singling-out". The Arabic root word و-ح-د (w-ḥ-d) covers all the meanings related to "one", "single" and "union". The verb وحّد (waḥḥada) is the active form of this base root and means concretely "to single out", "to make one".…

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