Islam is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion teaching that there is only one God (Allah), and that Muhammad is the messenger of God. It is the world’s second-largest religion with over 1.8 billion followers or 24% of the world’s population, most commonly known as Muslims. Muslims make up a majority of the population in 50 countries. Islam teaches that God is merciful, all-powerful, unique and has guided humankind through prophets, revealed scriptures and natural signs. The primary scriptures of Islam are the Quran, viewed by Muslims as the verbatim word of God, and the teachings and normative example (called the sunnah, composed of accounts called hadith) of Muhammad (c. 570 – 8 June 632 CE).


Muslims believe that Islam is the complete and universal version of a primordial faith that was revealed many times before through prophets including Adam, Abraham, Moses and Jesus. Muslims consider the Quran to be the unaltered and final revelation of God. Like other Abrahamic religions, Islam also teaches a final judgment with the righteous rewarded paradise and unrighteous punished in hell. Religious concepts and practices include the Five Pillars of Islam, which are obligatory acts of worship, and following Islamic law (sharia), which touches on virtually every aspect of life and society, from banking and welfare to women and the environment. The cities of Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem are home to the three holiest sites in Islam.


Islamic Concept of God


Angels in Islam

Types of angels

Beings and Forces in Quran and Authentic Hadith

FAQ about Angels, Satan and Jinn

Holy Books (Revelations)

The Holy Quran (read more)


Prophethood and Messengerhood

Prophets and messengers in Islam

Mary, Mother of Jesus


The Day of Judgment Day


Islamic eschatology

Resurrection and Judgment

Death and Human spirit


FAQ on death, human spirit, and resurrection

Predestination, Destiny, Free will, and Divine will


Islamic Practice

Worship and prayers





FAQ about worship

Sin and Repentance in Islam

Islamic spirituality

Wisdom in Islam




Etiquette and diet

Islam and other religions



Islamic Society

Family life

Women in Islam



 Government and politics

Social responsibilities

Islamic Culture

Islamic History

Muhammad’s revelation (610–632)

Caliphate and civil strife (632–750)

Classical era (750–1258)

Pre-Modern era

Postmodern times (20th century–present)

Schools and branches

Islamic Philosophy and Theology

Islamic philosophy

Muslim philosophers

Islamic Theology

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The World We Long For

The World We Long For This article covers the writer’s yearning for The World We Long For with Islamic values. In many different eras, in many different parts of the world, many have stepped forward with claims of reformations and reconstructions under different names and titles. Such claims have always...

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Finding Islamic Path

Finding Islamic Path This article covers Muslims finding Islamic path back to The Islamic Golden Age. Since the day we were deprived of the inheritance of the Earth, the Islamic world has been in a heart-breaking plight, trapped between the weaknesses of the Muslims and the ruthless assaults of its...

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The Major Cause Of Our People

The Major Cause Of Our People This article covers the next generation of Muslims (Our People). It is true that there are ruthless battles going on in the fields of politics, the arenas of interests, and at the turn­stiles of profit; some brag, “Let’s save the country,” “Let’s enlighten our...


Jesus In Islam – 2

Jesus In Islam In the Islamic tradition Jesus is not considered a deity. He is a human and not a God. Muslim tradition explicitly indicates that Jesus was born without a physical father of the virgin Mary. He is considered the word of God in the Quran. A Quranic verse...

The Jordan River, where Yahya baptized Isa.

John the Baptist in Islam

John the Baptist in Islam John the Baptist in Islam called Yahya ibn Zakariya, (يحيى ابن زكريا‎) was a prophet and messenger of God (Allah) who was sent to guide the Children of Israel. He is believed by Muslims to have been a witness to the word of God who would herald...

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Ismah Ismah or ‘Isma (عِصْمَة‎; literally, “protection”) is the concept of incorruptible innocence, immunity from sin, or moral infallibility in Islamic theology, and which is especially prominent in Shia Islam. In Shia theology, ‘ismah is characteristic of prophets, imams, and angels. When attributed to human beings, ismah means “the ability of avoiding acts of disobedience, in spite of having...

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Hadith of Warning

Hadith of Warning The Hadith of Warning or Yawm al-Inzar (یوْمُ الْاِنذار‎), also known as the Invitation of the close families of Muhammad (دعوة ذو العشیرة – Da‘wat dhul-‘Ashīrah), was a hadith in which the Islamic prophet Muhammad attempted to warn his relatives to become Muslim. Narration The hadith is narrated in the context of the revelation of Ash-Shu’ara,...

Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf, Iraq, where Ali is buried.

Shia View of Ali

Shia View of Ali Ali ibn Abi Talib was the cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, and a member of the Ahl al-Bayt. Shias regard Ali as the first Imam and consider him, along with his descendants, to be one of the divinely appointed successors of Muhammad who are claimed by the Shia...

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Children’s Faith in Islam

Children’s Faith in Islam Eliminating Any Questions in the Child’s Mind from the Very Beginning Your children may have some questions concerning prayers and other religious matters. Introverted children are usually too shy to ask their parents such questions. However, it is of great importance that children open up and...

Outline of Islam

Outline of Islam Islam is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion teaching that there is only one God (Allah), and that Muhammad is the messenger of God. It is the world’s second-largest religion with over 1.8 billion followers or 24% of the world’s population, most commonly known as Muslims. Muslims make up a majority of the population in 50 countries. Islam teaches...

Imamah (Shia doctrine)


Imamate in Shia doctrine In Shia Islam, the Imamate (Imamah, إمامة‎) is a doctrine which asserts that certain individuals from the lineage of the Islamic prophet Muhammad are to be accepted as leaders and guides of the ummah after the death of Muhammad. Imamah further says that Imams possess divine...

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Occultation in Shia Islam

Occultation in Shia Islam Occultation in Shia Islam refers to a belief that the messianic figure known as the Mahdi, a cultivated male descendant of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, has already been born and subsequently went into hiding, from which he will one day emerge and establish a global Islamic...

Holy Spirit coming down


Paraclete Paraclete (παράκλητος, paracletus) means advocate or helper. In Christianity, the term “paraclete” most commonly refers to the Holy Spirit. Many Muslim writers have argued that “another Paraclete” (John 14:16)—the first being Jesus—refers to Muhammad. This claim is based on Quran 61:6. Etymology Paraclete comes from the Koine Greek word παράκλητος (paráklētos). A combination...

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Islamic Modernism

Islamic Modernism Islamic Modernism is a movement that has been described as “the first Muslim ideological response to the Western cultural challenge” attempting to reconcile the Islamic faith with modern values such as democracy, civil rights, rationality, equality, and progress. It featured a “critical reexamination of the classical conceptions and methods of jurisprudence” and a...

Ibadi people living in the M'zab valley in Algeria

Ibadi Islam

Ibadi Islam Ibadi Islam or The Ibadi movement (Ibadism or Ibāḍiyya, also known as the Ibadis (الإباضية‎, al-Ibāḍiyyah)), is a school of Islam dominant in Oman. It also exists in parts of Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and East Africa. Modern historians trace the origins of the denomination to a moderate current of the Khawarij movement; contemporary Ibāḍīs strongly object to being classified as Kharijites, although they recognize...

Center for Contemporary Arts Afghanistan (CCAA) in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Women’s Liberation Through Islam

Women’s Liberation Through Islam This article covers Women’s Liberation and Islam. Today people think that women are liberated in the West and that the women’s liberation movement began in the 20th century. Actually, the women’s liberation movement was not begun by women but was revealed by God to a man...

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Islam and Modern Life

Islam and Modern Life Man is not the only living being which leads a social life. Many animals, especially insects, are gregarious. They follow sensible but fixed rules of co-operation, division of labour, production and distribution, and giving and receiving orders. The bees, and certain kinds of ants and termites...

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Women Bearing Witness In Islam

Women Bearing Witness In Islam This article covers Women Bearing Witness In Islam. In some instances of bearing witness to certain civil contracts, two men are required or one man and two women. Again, this is no indication of the woman being inferior to man. It is a measure of...

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How Does Islam Elevate The Status Of Women?

How Does Islam Elevate The Status Of Women? This article covers The Status Of Women in Islam? According to the Qur’an, men and women are equal before God; women are not blamed for violating the “forbidden tree,” nor is their suffering in pregnancy and childbirth a punishment for that act....

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Islam And The Position Of Women

Islam And The Position Of Women This article covers Islam and the Position of Women. The West’s vociferous partisans of Women’s Lib. have no idea of the revolutionary leap forward in women’s position which Islam brought about. In the days of Islam’s first appearance the position of women was that...