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WHAT IS ISLAM?. “ Mankind was one nation having one religion. Later, when people invented other religions, Allah appointed Prophets as bearers of good news and warnings; and revealed to them the Book with the True Guidance to settle the matters of dispute between people”

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What is islam


“Mankind was one nation having one religion. Later, when people invented other religions, Allah appointed Prophets as bearers of good news and warnings; and revealed to them the Book with the True Guidance to settle the matters of dispute between people”

The noble Qur'an, (2):21.

What does islam mean

What Does "Islam" Mean?

  • The word "Islam" itself means "Submission to Allah." The religion of Islam is not named after a person as in the case of "Christianity" which was named after Jesus Christ, "Buddhism" after Gutama Buddha , "Marxism" after Karl Marx, and "Confucianism" after Confucius. 

  • Similarly, Islam is not named after a tribe like "Judaism" after the tribe of Judah and "Hinduism" after the Hindus. The Arabic word "Islam" means the submission or surrender of one's will to the will of the only true god worthy of worship, "Allah" (known as God "the Father" in Christianity). 

  • Anyone who does indeed submit to the will of Allah as required by Islam is termed a "Muslim," which means one who has submitted to the will of Allah. Many people in the West have developed the sad misinformed trend of calling Islam "Muhammadanism" and it's followers "Muhammadans." This is a totally foreign word to Muslims and unrecognized by them. No Muslim has ever called his religion "Muhammadanism" or called himself a "Muhammadan."

What is the basic concept of islam

What Is The Basic Concept of Islam?

  • Islam teaches us that this life is a life of worship. We are placed on this earth in order to worship Allah and obey His command. During this earthly life we are subjected to a series of trials. We have the option of enduring these trials and conforming to certain laws, and our reward will be great in the next life, or we may decline to endure these trials and choose to not conform to the law, then we will be made to regret it in the next life.

What is islam

  • Each person will be solely and completely responsible for their own final reward. We are also told that God has designed these laws to make this life a better, safer, and more tolerable one for us. If we elect to conform to them then we will see the result in this life even before moving on to the next.

What is islam

  • We are told that the earthly life is a life of faith and work, and the next life is one of reward and no work. We have been placed on this earth to worship God, fast, pray, be industrious, good, kind, respectful, and a source of uprightness and morality. We are told that God has no need of our worship. Our worship can not increase the kingdom of God nor add to His power, however, it is in our best interests both in this life and the next that we do.

What is islam

  • Unlike some other religions which claim that God entered in a covenant with a certain group of people and that this group is genetically better than all other human beings, or closer to God, Islam on the other hand teaches that no color, race, tribe, or lineage is better than any other. Islam teaches that all humans are equal in the sight of Allah and that the only thing that can distinguish them in His sight is their piety and worship.

What is islam

  • "O humankind! Verily! We have created you from a male and female, and have made you nations and tribes that you may know one another. Verily! the noblest among you in the sight of Allah is the most God-fearing. Verily! Allah is The Knower, The Aware." The noble Qur'an, Al-Hujrat(49):13.

What is islam


What is islam

  • Testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah

  • Establish the daily prayers

  • Pay Zakat (Obligatory charity due the poor)

  • Observe the fast of Ramadan

  • Perform pilgrimage to the Ka'aba (in Makkah ) once in your life if you are able

Some facts about islam

Some Facts About Islam

  • "Islam" means "peace through the submission to God".

  • "Muslim" means "anyone or anything that submits itself to the will of God".

  • Islam is not a cult. Its followers number over 1.5 billion worldwide. Along with Judaism and Christianity, it is considered to be one of the three Abrahamic traditions.

What is islam

  • Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. To become Muslim, a person of any race or culture must say a simple statement, the shahadah, that bears witness to the belief in the One God and that Prophet Muhammad was the last prophet of God.

  • Muslims neither worship Muhammad (pbuh) nor pray through him. Muslims solely worship the unseen and Omniscient Creator, Allah.

What is islam

  • The Holy Qur'an has no flaws or contradictions. The original Arabic scriptures have never been changed or tampered with.

  • The Holy Qur'an was not authored by Muhammad. It was authored by God, revealed to Muhammad, and written into physical form by his companions.

  • Muslims accept the original unaltered Torah (the Gospel of Moses) and the original Bible (the Gospel of Jesus) since they were revealed by God. However, none of those original scriptures are in existence today, in their entirety. Therefore, Muslims follow the subsequent, final, and preserved revelation of God, the Holy Qur'an.

What is islam

  • All Muslims are not Arab. Islam is a universal religion and way of life which includes followers from all races of people. There are Muslims in and from virtually every country in the world. Arabs only constitute about 20% of Muslims worldwide. Indonesia has the largest concentration of Muslims with over 120 million.

To learn more

To Learn more:

  • www.Al-islam.org

  • www.islamia.com

  • www.soundvision.com

  • www.sultan.org

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