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What are 10 important principles of the Islam religion?

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06/13/2011

The ten main important principles of Islam religion are considered in the following:

  1. Monotheism: Islam, as its name means, is peace and the call for full submission to God, the one and only one, with no partner, no son, no father, no companion, no resemblance. This full submission to God leads to peace in yourself and between yourself and the universe that you are part of it.
  2. Muhammad prophecy: Prophet Muhammad is God messenger and prophet to call for Islam.
  3. Quran holy book: Quran, Islam holy book, was revealed by God to Prophet Muhammad through the Angel Gabriel. Quran is the text of God holy words that remained without single letter alteration or addition since Quran revelation to prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) until present and will remain as such until (with God promise) the Day of Judgment. See related question, below, on why Quran was revealed.
  4. Sunnah: Prophet Muhammad sayings, doings, and practices that are recorded and authenticated by sincere early Muslims and followed up by Muslims.
  5. Islam five pillars: These five pillars to be believed and followed up in by all Muslims. Denying any of them intentionally and knowingly by any Muslim gets him/her out of Islam faith. See related question, below, on Islam faith pillars.These five pillars are: 1) witness that no god except the one and only one God (Allah) and Muhammad is his messenger and prophet, 2) performing praying (Salat), 3) pay the alms giving (Zakat), 4) fasting Ramadan (Sawm), 5) and doing pilgrimage (Hajj) by who can afford it.
  6. Faith Principles: To have faith in:
    • God (Allah)
    • God Angels
    • God holy books (including Psalms, Torah, the Bible, and Quran)
    • God prophets (including Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad; peace upon them)
    • day of Judgment
    • Destiny
  7. Muslim conduct: To follow the Islam morals guided by the Quran and Prophet Muhammad Sunnah. See related questions, below, on Islam ethics and moral.
  8. Good deeds: Muslim is not only commanded to perform ritual worships but also, and equally important, to do good deeds for the benefit of oneself, family, community, and humanity.See related question, below, on Islam major teachings.
  9. No religion compulsion: You are created free and you have full choice to believe in the religion and principles that you find them correct. Only God, the Creator and the All-Knowing, will judge your choice on the day of Judgment then, in the other eternal life, you go either to Hell or to the Paradise (with God mercy).See related question, below, on Quran Golden rules.
  10. Cooperation for mankind goodness: God created people in different races, colors, peoples and tribes, and cultures not to live in conflicts but to compete in doing the good and to cooperate in piety and for mankind benefit. See related question, below, on how Muslims treat non Muslims.

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Islam is the second largest religion in the world. TheIslamic belief systems is a set of goals from the Creator for the prophecy, which cannot be seen. The Islamic people believe in angles and the resurrection and the last day of life (Day of Judgment). Islam is a monotheistic religion of peace with the creator.

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Islam means obedience and submission of one's will before Allah. Whatever has been created in the universe is purposeful and when it fulfills its purpose of creation it means it is obeying its Creator and it is a Muslim with Islam as its way of life. For example, He created our stomach to digest food made for it, when it does its work, it means it is a Muslim to its creator. But in case anything disobeys Him, all the harms and resulting destruction goes to itself and nothing goes against the Creator. So whoever goes against what was it made for, if destroys itself and its surroundings.

The others things serve human beings because they are made for it. But the purpose for which the human beings have been created is to worship only Allah and to be His Muslims. To follow Him and to submit their wills before Him.

Here humans have been given option to follow Him or to Deny. But He didn't leave us unguided, and for this purpose He sent His Messengers showing right path to success. So all the Messengers were Muslims and they preached Islam. This is why it is a must in Islam to believe in all prophets and respect them.

Now if someone follows Islam (for which the humanity has been created), he will be successful in the test of this worldly life as he did what he was created for. And in the Afterlife he will be among successful people and the among the owners of Paradise. Otherwise, his abode will be Hell and that life is eternal life. And Allah who created sun, stars can of course create the Hell. And He who created the earth can create the Paradise, much more beautiful and bigger than our planet.

Today, if we want to know the details of how our Creator wants us to be and to do, we have to follow the guidance of the sources of Islamic knowledge which are Quran and Sunnah (the way of Prophet's life).

Islam is a monotheistic religion. People who believe in Islam are called Muslims. Muslims believe in the god Allah and completing Arkan-ul-Islam, or the five pillars of Islam. Muslims are forbidden to gamble, gossip, be lazy, eat pig or gelatin, drink blood, or do anything that can create an addiction.

Beliefs in Islam:

  1. Belief in One Supreme and Ever Existing God who cannot die, tell lies and fulfill His promises. He sustains everything. He is the creator and will destroy everything He created. In Hebrew EEL means god and in Arabic EElah or Ilah الہ means god. AL + ILAH becomes Allah - The God the Unique and One.
  2. Belief in Angels. There are so many of them and only God knows how many they are and what duties they perform.
  3. Belief in Prophets: This belief means there came about 124000 Prophets in all regions. Every Nation in all times got its Prophet to guide. But it was followers' duty to preserve the message of God. Until the Last Prophet Muhammad PBUH came and God took this duty himself. Hence there is no version of Quran, its single book with no doubts or contradictions. No grouping over its authenticity. More, all Prophets are equal in Islam so no one worships Prophet Muhammad PBUH in Islam. (A common misunderstanding found) All prophets though we know them are not who so ever they were are highly regarded in Islam that when ever you talk about them and say their names like Jesus Son Of Mary (PBUH), its must to say with humble and respect and both while saying and writing you must say علیہ السلام which means Peace be Upon Him. Jesus Son Of Mary in Arabic عیسیٰ بن مریم علیہ اسلام (Isaa bin Maryam PBUH) [Also called کلمتہ اللہ Word of God , روح اللہ Spirit of God, ابن مریم Son of Mary and مسیح الموعود the promised Messiah the Christ] is also accepted Christ and one of the mightiest (in miracles and mercy) Prophets of God. A must to remember key is Islam believes in Perfection of religion in every way so no more Prophets, Apostles, or Messengers etc. The Holy Spirit; the Archangel Gabriel Will not Descend again with new or old message in anyway. And hence Prophet Muhammad PBUH is the final Prophet from Allah and Quran is the Final Testament and Final Law. And now there is no room for any new commandment or Law. This is now Allah's responsibility to preserve and made safe His word and its people's responsibility to establish Law in lives to society. This also needs a much more detail not possible here.
  4. Belief in Books: According to Islam, every prophet was given a bigger or smaller book. Some came with new version of Law and many came to just establish the previous given. In the first case The New Law prevailed and old one was respectfully nullified. But it was must to believe in its (the previous') authenticity as God's word. But it was followers' duty to preserve and protect in its original text form. All these times when ever the Law was shown dishonesty and was manipulated, a New one was given. Whenever people forgot to follow law as a whole a new reformer came from God, to establish the writ of Law. Moses PBUH was given Torah and later Prophets came to reestablish the state on foundation of Torah. But they got their own little books called Sahifa (singular, plural= Sahaif صحائف). Which contained commands to follow the Law.
  5. Belief in Fate: This must not be mixed with (and got confused with) Fortune. Fate includes (i) Time of Birth (ii) place of Birth (iii) Age (Changeable) (iv) Time of Death (According to Age) (iii) Place of Death. Now, what is fortune? Fortune is everything in life which we do, for example, our education, status, life style, career, etc. It depends upon how we do and what we do. And in Hadith it states, "The deeds depend upon intention"(Sahih-ul-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 1, Number 1). God will be first judged upon by intentions not by acts, so if intention was right then he will be forgiven and will be blessed. Similarly if intention is wrong and is deceitful and evil then it doesn't matter what he does he will have his very little reward only to the extent he is doing an act. But no blessings, yet an equal wrath from God. This needs further explanation which is not fit for small text box.

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Islam considers six fundamental beliefs to be the foundation of their faith:
  1. A single, indivisible God. (God, the creator, is just, omnipotent and merciful. "Allah" is often used to refer to God; it is the Arabic word for God.)
  2. The angels.
  3. The divine scriptures, which include the Torah, the Psalms, the rest of the Bible, (as they were originally revealed) and the Qur'an (which is composed of God's words, dictated by the Archangel Gabriel to Muhammad).
  4. The Messengers of God, including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Jesus and Muhammad -- the last prophet; (peace be upon them). Muhammad's message is considered the final, universal message for all of humanity.
  5. The Day of Judgment when people will be judged on the basis of their deeds while on earth, and will either attain reward of Heaven or punishment in Hell. They do not believe that Jesus or any other individual can atone for another person's sin. Hell is where unbelievers and sinners spend eternity. One translation of the Qur'an, 98:1-8, states: "The unbelievers among the People of the Book and the pagans shall burn for ever in the fire of Hell. They are the vilest of all creatures." ("People of the Book" refers to Christians, Jews and Muslims). Paradise is a place of physical and spiritual pleasure where the sinless go after death
  6. The supremacy of God's will.

More beliefs include:

  • God did not have a son.
  • Jesus (peace be upon him) is a prophet, born of the Virgin Mary. They regard the Christian concept of the deity of Jesus (pbuh) to be blasphemous; it is seen as a form of polytheism.
  • Jesus (pbuh) was not executed on the cross. He escaped crucifixion and was taken up into Paradise.
  • The existence of Satan drives people to sin.
  • Muslims who sincerely repent and submit to God return to a state of purity, if God wills.
  • All people are considered children of Adam. Islam officially rejects racism.
  • All children are born on Al-Fitra (a pure, natural state of submission to Islam). His parents sometimes make him Christian, Jewish, etc.
  • When a child reaches puberty an account of their deeds is opened in Paradise. When the person dies, their eventual destination (Paradise or Hell) depends on the balance of their good deeds (helping others, testifying to the truth of God, leading a virtuous life) and their bad deeds.
  • Alcohol, illegal drugs, eating of pork, etc. are to be avoided.
  • Gambling is sinful and is to be avoided.

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Islam is based on the simple and true belief that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah and Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the worshiper and messenger of Allah.

In addition to the above: Islam religion is based on the teachings and instructions of the holy book Quran and prophet Muhammad (PBUH) sunnah (his sayings and practices).

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There is no one worthy to be worshiped, obeyed or followed except Allah exclusively and prophet Muhammad is his last messenger and his servant
There are lots of beliefs, but here are the top three -

1. Do Not Do Haram Things.

2. Believe in Allah (swt) as the one and only God, and his messenger, the prophet Muhammed (pbh).

3. Be Religious - Pray, Donate to Charity, and Be a good Overall Person.

If you want to research more, there are plenty of books in libraries about Islam.