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 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.

What is Islam?

Belief in Islam

Faith (iman) breaks down into six axioms (Six articles of faith):

  1. Belief in the existence and unicity of God (Allah).
  2. Belief in the existence of Angels.
  3. Belief in the existence of the books of which God is the author
  4. Belief in the existence of Prophets
  5. Belief in the existence of the Day of Judgment Day
  6. Belief in the existence of God’s predestination, whether it involves good or bad.

Islamic Concept of God

Angels

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)

Muhammad sallallahu Alaihi wasallam

Muhammad sallallahu Alaihi wasallam

Prophets

Prophethood and Messengerhood

Prophets and messengers in Islam

Muhammad
Jesus
Mary, Mother of Jesus

FAQ

Calligraphy Prayer Wishes Religion Allah Muslim

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim

The Day of Judgment Day

Afterlife

Islamic eschatology

Resurrection and Judgment

Death and Human spirit

Soul
Spirit
Places

FAQ on death, human spirit, and resurrection

Predestination, Destiny, Free will, and Divine will

Islamic-Dua

Islamic-Dua

Islamic Practice

Worship and prayers

Prayers

Pilgrimage

Fasting

Charity

FAQ about worship

Sin and Repentance in Islam

Islamic spirituality

Wisdom in Islam

Character

Law

Jihad

Etiquette and diet

Islam and other religions

Criticism

A magic carpet, which can be used to transport its passengers quickly or instantaneously to their destination.

A magic carpet, which can be used to transport its passengers quickly or instantaneously to their destination.

Islamic Society

Family life

Women in Islam

Education

Festivals

 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