Islam means submission. Islam is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion which teaches that there is only one God, and that Muhammad is the messenger of God. It is the world’s second-largest religion with over 1.8 billion followers or 24.1% of the world’s population, most commonly known as Muslims

“There is only one God, and that Muhammad is the messenger of God”

Gospel in Islam

Gospel in Islam Injil (إنجيل‎, Injeel) is the Arabic name for the Gospel of Jesus (Isa). This Injil is described by the Qur’an as one of the four Islamic holy books which was revealed by God, the others being the Zabur (possibly the Psalms), the Tawrat (the Torah), and the Qur’an itself. The...

Sadaqah

What Is Sadaqah? Sadaqah or Sadaka (صدقة‎, “charity”, “benevolence”,[1] ṣadaqāt صدقات) in the modern context has come to signify “voluntary charity”.[2] According to the Quran, the word means voluntary offering, whose amount is at the will of the “benefactor”.[3] Etymology and meaning ‘Sadaqa’ literally means ‘righteousness’ and refers to the voluntary giving of alms or charity.[4] But in...

Isaac in Islam

Isaac in Islam The biblical patriarch Isaac (إسحاق‎ , إسحٰق , Isḥāq) is recognized as a patriarch, prophet and messenger of God by all Muslims.[1] In Islam, he is known as Isḥāq. As in Judaism and Christianity, Islam maintains that Isaac was the son of the patriarch and prophet Abraham from his wife Sarah....

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Abraham in Islam

Abraham in Islam Ibrahim (إِبْـرَاهِـيْـم‎,ʾIbrāhīm), known as Abraham in the Hebrew Bible, is recognized as a prophet and messenger in Islam[1][2] of God. Abraham plays a prominent role as an example of faith in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In Muslim belief, Abraham fulfilled all the commandments and trials wherein God nurtured him throughout his lifetime. As a result of his unwavering faith in...

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Noah in Islam

Noah in Islam Nûh ibn Lumik ibn Mutushalkh (نوح‎, Nūḥ),[1] known as Noah in the Old Testament, is recognized in Islam as a prophet and apostle of God (الله‎ Allāh). He is an important figure in Islamic tradition, as he is one of the earliest prophets sent by God to mankind.[2] According to Islam, Noah’s mission was to warn his...

Solomon in Islam

Solomon in Islam Sulaymān ibn Dāwūd (سُلَيْمَان ابْن دَاوُوْد‎, Solomon son of David) was, according to the Quran, a Malik (مَـلِـك‎, King) and Nabī (Prophet) of the Israelites. Islamic tradition generally holds that he was the third King of Jewish people, and a just and wise ruler for the nation.[1]   Islam views Solomon as one of the elect...

Job in Islam

Job in Islam Job (أَيّْوْب‎, Ayyūb) is considered a Nabi (Prophet) in Islam and is mentioned in the Qur’an.[1] Job’s story in Islam is parallel to the Hebrew Bible’s story, although the main emphasis is on Job remaining steadfast to God; there is no mention of Job’s discussions with friends in the Qur’anic text, but later Muslim literature states that...

Lot in Islam

Lot in Islam Lut (لوط‎, Lūṭ), known as Lot in the Old Testament, is a prophet of God in the Quran.[2][3] According to Islamic tradition, Lot was born to Haran and spent his younger years in Ur, later migrating to Canaan with his uncle Abraham.[4] He was sent to the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah as a prophet,[5] and was commanded to preach to...

Mahdi

What is Mahdi? The Mahdi (ٱلْـمَـهْـدِي‎, al-mahdī, meaning “the guided one”) is an eschatological redeemer of Islam who, according to some Islamic traditions, will appear and rule for five, seven, nine or nineteen years (according to differing interpretations)[1][2] before the Day of Judgment (yawm al-qiyamah, also known as “the Day of Resurrection”)[3] and rid the world of evil.[4]...

Islamic Holidays

Islamic Holidays There are two official holidays in Islam: Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha. Eid Al-Fitr is celebrated at the end of Ramadan (a month of fasting during daylight hours), and Muslims may invoke zakat (charity) on the occasion which begins after the new moon sighting for the beginning of Shawal. The Eid al-Fitr celebration begins with prayers the...

Eid al-Adha

What Is Eid al-Adha? Eid al-Adha (عيد الأضحى‎, Feast of the Sacrifice), also called the “Festival of the Sacrifice“, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year (the other being Eid al-Fitr), and considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice...

Eid al-Fitr

What Is Eid al-Fitr? Eid al-Fitr (عيد الفطر‎ ʻĪd al-Fiṭr)[2], also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast“, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (ṣawm). This religious Eid (Muslim religious festival) is the first and only...

Eid Prayers

Eid Prayers Eid prayers, also known as Salat al-Eid (صلاة العيد‎) and Șālat al-’Īdayn (صلاة العيدين‎ “Prayer of the Two Eids”), is the special prayers offered to commemorate two Islamic festivals traditionally in an open space allocated (musalla or Eidgah) or field available for prayer. The two festivals on which these prayers are conducted in large...

Prophets and Messengers in Islam

Prophets and Messengers in Islam Prophets in Islam ( ٱلْأَنۢبِيَاء فِي ٱلْإِسْلَام‎‎, nabī, ‘prophet’ pl. الأنبياء,نب‎ anbiyāʼ) are individuals who Muslims believe were sent by God to various communities in order to serve as examples of ideal human behavior and to spread God’s message on Earth. Some prophets are categorized as messengers ( رسل‎, rasūl pl. رسول‎ rasl), those who...

Moses in Islam

Moses in Islam Mûsâ ibn ‘Imran[1] ( ٰمُوسَى‎, Mūsā) known as Moses in Judaeo-Christian theology, considered a prophet and messenger in Islam, is the most frequently mentioned individual in the Qur’an, his name being mentioned 136 times.[2][3] The Qur’an states that Musa was sent by Allah to the Pharaoh of Egypt and his establishments and the Israelites for guidance...

David in Islam

David in Islam The biblical David (داؤد‎, Dā’ūd or داوود‎, Dāwūd), who was, according to the Hebrew Bible, the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah, reigning c. 1010–970 BCE,[1] is also venerated in Islam as a prophet and messenger of God, and as a righteous, divinely-anointed monarch of the ancient United Kingdom of Israel, which itself is revered in Islam.[2] Additionally, Muslims also...

Tawhid

What is Tawhid? Tawhid (توحيد‎ tawḥīd, meaning “oneness [of God]”) is the indivisible oneness concept of monotheism in Islam.[2] Tawhid is the religion’s central and single-most important concept, upon which a Muslim’s entire faith rests. It unequivocally holds that God is One (Al-ʾAḥad) and Single (Al-Wāḥid);[3] therefore, the Islamic belief in God is considered Unitarian.”[4] Tawhid constitutes the foremost...

Tajalli (Manifestation of God)

Tajalli (Manifestation of God) Tajalli has several meanings such as being uncovered, coming forth, appearance and development within a certain framework and, to a certain extent, Divine Attributes and Names revealing themselves through their works individually or collectively, Divine mysteries and lights making themselves felt in hearts with certain signs,...

Allah

Who Is Allah? Allah (الله‎, Allāh) is the Arabic word for God in Abrahamic religions. In the English language, the word generally refers to God in Islam. The word is thought to be derived by contraction from al-ilāh, which means “the god”, and is related to El and Elah, the Hebrew and Aramaic words for God.   The word...

Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah? Some of the biggest misconceptions that many non-Muslims have about Islam have to do with the word “Allah“. For various reasons, many people have come to believe that Muslims worship a different God than Christians and Jews. This is totally false, since “Allah” is simply the Arabic...

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