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Islam

The Five Pillars of Islam

The ‘Five Pillars’ of Islam are the foundation of a Muslim’s way of life. It is the practical manifestation of a person’s true belief and to follow them is a requirement of all those who profess to be Muslim. They should be carried out with sincerity and willingness as Islam…

Belief in Life after Death

Muslims believe that after death, and after the day of judgement the soul continues to exist. Life after death is eternal and will be spent in paradise or hell.  Some verses regarding paradise from the Qur’an:  Now no person knows what delights of the eye are kept hidden (in reserve)…

Belief in Predestination

Muslims believe that Allah is All-Knowing and knows what is in the future for us and what has passed. He, therefore, knows what is going to happen, whether good or bad. This does not take away from the notion that each person has free will to choose what to do…

Belief in the Day of Judgement

Muslims believe that after the world ends every being from the beginning of our existence will be resurrected. Over this time each person will be judged regarding their actions during their lifetime. Good actions will be rewarded and bad actions punished, and the overall result will be in paradise or…

Belief in all the Prophets

Muslims believe that prophets and messengers were sent to nations throughout history. They all came with the message ‘There is no God but Allah.’ It is estimated that about 124,000 prophets were sent over time. Muslims believe in all the prophets, respecting all of them equally. Muslims are not permitted…

Belief in all the Scriptures

Muslims believe that scriptures were sent to messengers throughout time. The books we know about are:  Scrolls revealed to Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) pbuh  Zabur (Psalms) revealed to Prophet Dawud (David) pbuh  Torah revealed to Prophet Musa (Moses) pbuh  Injeel (Gospels) revealed to Prophet Isa (Jesus) pbuh  Qur’an revealed to Prophet…

Belief in Angels

Muslims believe that angels have been created by Allah from light. They have no free will and fulfil certain functions in the service of Allah. They also worship Allah. Some angels mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah;  Jibrail (Gabriel): He is the leader of the angels. His function was mainly to…

Belief in One God

Muslims believe there is only one God. The Arabic word for God is Allah. Arab Christians refer to God as Allah as well. This belief is the fundamental basis of all other beliefs and practices in Islam and is in the heart of every Muslim. The declaration of faith (the…

Islam at a Glance

The word “Islam” literally stems from the Arabic word for peace, indicating making peace with God, with oneself and with His creations through submission to God and commitment to His guidance. Islam is not a new religion but the final culmination and fulfilment of the same basic truth that God…