Below is a list of common questions and answers that our readers ask about Iqama Magazine!
What is Iqama Magazine?
Iqama Magazine is a quarterly publication dedicated to connecting and empowering the Muslim communities of the United States.
Iqama Magazine is now available as a free online magazine (we no longer offer a paid subscription for our print magazine).
We provide literature that highlights Muslim American community events, local achievements, the arts, education, technology, healthy lifestyles, family entertainment, and material that can be used in faith based educational settings.
Each edition includes but is not limited to…
- Articles related to our quarterly podcast “Reclaiming Our Identity” highlighting stories and interviews from different Muslim American Communities
- Literary and artistic works of contributors from across the Unites States.
- Iqama Book Club reviews and recommendations (a quarterly reading list intended to enrich your understanding of Islam)
- Reviews from our readers on the latest gadgets and technology.
- Games, puzzles, riddles, jokes, “how-to” guides, scholarship lists, and family entertainment
- Shared family recipes from countries and cultures around the world.
- Islamic material that can be used in faith based educational settings or shared with family and friends
Who are the creators of Iqama Magazine?
Iqama Magaine is a compilation of work from many contributing Muslim authors and artists from across the United States. The Iqama Magazine Headquarters are located in Dearborn, Michigan.
For more information, please contact our Executive Producer, Fattum Mutahr by sending an email to IqamaMagazine@gmail.com.
How many magazines are delivered to each subscriber per year?
We create 4 quarterly publications (January Edition, April Edition, July Edition, and October Edition)
When will I get my magazine in the mail?
Iqama Magazine is being converted into an online e-magazine. All of our editions will be available free from a link on our main page.
How do I subscribe to Iqama Magazine?
How many pages are in your publication?
On average we have 70 pages of content per publication including the front and back cover.
I would like to submit my writing, my art, a story, etc. to Iqama Magazine OR I would like to be a part of the Iqama Magazine Podcast ‘Reclaiming Our Identity”.
If you would like to submit a new piece for review for publication or if you would like to be a part of our podcast please visit our submission page by clicking here! OR email us at IqamaMagazine@gmail.com.
When are the quarterly submissions due?
If you would like to submit some of your work for publication please keep the following due dates in mind:
Submissions for the January edition are accepted until the last day of November.
Submissions for the April edition are accepted until the last day of February.
Submissions for the July edition are accepted until the last day of May.
Submissions for the October edition are accepted until the last day of August.
Do you have any competitions that I can be a part of?
Yes, Iqama Magazine hosts several quarterly competition, to learn what this quarter’s competitions are click here! We host a photo competition, an essay competition, a creative writing competition, a postcard competition, and a Quran word search competition. All of our competitions are free to participate in and open to All Muslims in the US, but the Quran competition is only open to subscribers and is only found in print in the magazine. Awards are presented to winners each quarter by mail!
What is Islam?
Check out the excerpt below from www.WhyIslam.com
Islam is the name of the religion that Muslims follow. People who practice Islam are called Muslims, just like those who practice Christianity are called Christians. The literal and lexical meaning of Islam means submission. Islam comes from the root Arabic letters s-l-m which are the same root letters the word peace (salam) comes from. The term Islam itself does not mean peace, but it implies that one finds peace (salam) through submission (islam). The term Arab is often used interchangeably with Muslim, but this is incorrect. Arab is a race while Islam is a religion. Not all Arabs are Muslim and most Muslims are actually not Arab. Arabs make up about 13% of the Muslim population.
Islam is named after the action of submitting to God’s commands and will and not a person. Other religions are often named after a person or people. For instance, Christianity is named after Christ, Judaism is named after the tribe of Juda, and Buddhism is named after Buddha. Islam is not name after Muhammad because Islam existed before him. The message of previous Prophets, such as Adam, Abraham, Noah, and Moses was to submit (islam) to God. Hence, the message of Islam did not start with the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. It started with Adam and continued until today. With the passing of time, God would send new Prophets and Messengers to remind mankind of His message, to worship Him alone. Muhammad peace be upon him is the last of these Prophets.
What do Muslims believe?
Check out the except below from www.WhyIslam.com
Muslims believe in God the Creator of the universe. The Arabic term for God is Allah. Sometimes Muslims prefer to use the name Allah over God because Allah linguistically does not have a gender and cannot be made plural. The English name God could become goddess or gods. The main message of the Qurʾān is that God is one. He has no partner, child, or helper.
Muslims believe in angels. There are many angels and that all obey God. Unlike humans, angels do not have free will and must obey all the commands of God. Different angels have different tasks. For example, the angel Gabriel was responsible of communicating the message of God to human Prophets and Messengers. The Angel Michael (Mikaaeel) was responsible for rain. Angels also help and assist believers in times of difficulty.
Muslims believe in all Prophets and Messengers. A Muslim is required to believe in Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Joseph, Jesus, and Muhammad peace be upon all of them. They all came with the same message, to worship one God and not associate any partners with him.
Muslims also believe in all previous scripture that God sent to His Prophets and Messengers. Moses was given the Torah, Abraham was given the scrolls, David was given the Psalms, and Jesus was given the Injeel. With the exception of the Qurʾān, no previous scripture is completely preserved in its original form. With time, many of these scriptures were lost or corrupted. The Qurʾān was sent as a the “final testament” and it functions as God’s final message to mankind.
Muslims believe in the afterlife. There will be a day of judgment where God will judge hold people accountable for their actions in this world. Those who did good will enter paradise and those who did evil will either be forgiven or punished in hell. Everyone will be compensated for their actions in this world.
Lastly, Muslims believe in God’s divine will and decree. God has knowledge of all things that will happen. He does not force humans to make decisions, we choose what we want to do. However, there are certain things that God decreed and are outside of our control. These things include the time and place we were born, where and when we will die, and anything that happens that is outside our control. Muslims submit to these things as part of God’s decree and will.
Belief in these six items is what makes one a Muslim. One might not practice Islam perfectly, they may commit sins and make mistakes, but as long as they have these beliefs they are considered to be a Muslim. Put differently, these are the most basic requirements of being a Muslim. Have more questions? Call us at 877-WhyIslam, you deserve to know!
Is this a Sunni Muslim publication?
Yes, the content in Iqama Magazine represents Sunni beliefs. This means that we share information based only on what is in the Quran and the Sunnah (life examples and traditions) of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH).
I found a mistake in your publication or I have a concern about the content in your publication, what should I do?
If you find an error or if you have a concern about our content please contact us a IqamaMagazine@gmail.com and we will work to make it right.
I have another question that is not listed here?
If you have another question that is not listed here, please email us at IqamaMagazine@gmail.com