What is Islam?

What is Islam? Back
What is Islam?

At the very heart of Islam is the belief in One God — Allah — the Creator of the universe.

The entire faith is summed up in a simple declaration, which states: “There is no god but God and Muhammad is the Messenger of God.”

Muslim scholars identify six key articles of faith: belief in One God, belief in the angels, belief in the divine scriptures, belief in all the prophets and messengers, belief in the Day of Judgement, and belief in God’s will or predestination.

Muslims believe in all the prophets and messengers, including Abraham, Moses, Joseph, Solomon and Jesus, concluding with Muhammad. 

They believe each messenger came with a divine message to encourage the worship of One God and to lead an ethical lifestyle.

Alongside the five foundational pillars of Islam, Muslims believe humans are created with freedom, choice and responsibility.

Belief in the unseen and preparing for the afterlife is crucial for Muslims, who strive to live a good, responsible and beneficial life in this world to enjoy the rewards in the hereafter. The Quran states: “O believers! Stand firm for justice as witnesses for Allah even if it is against yourselves…”(4:135)

Faith, love and peace are key, as Prophet Muhammad said, “You will not enter Paradise until you have faith and you will not have faith until you love each other. Shall I show you something that, if you did, you would love each other? Spread peace between yourselves.”