What do Muslims believe in?
Islam is the belief that there is one and only one God,
called Allah in Arabic (or God in English and same God worshiped in
Judaism and Christianity) and that God assigned prophets and
messengers to call their people to worship God as the one and only
one God. Islam has the belief also that Muhammad is the last God
prophet and messenger who calls people for Islam. But one thing
that's important to know is that all God prophets called their
people to full submission to God (that is the meaning of the Arabic
word of Islam)
Muslims believe in
1) the One, Unique, Incomparable, Merciful God - the Sole
Creator and Sustainer of the Universe;
2) the Angels created by Him;
3) the Prophets through whom His revelations were brought to
mankind, Muslims respect and revere Jesus (peace be upon him). They
believe that He was born miraculously. They consider him one of the
greatest of God's messengers to mankind.;
4) the Day of Judgment and individual accountability for actions
and 2nd life after death
5) God's complete authority over destiny, be it good or bad;
6) God holy books including Torah, the Bible, and Quran.
Muslims believe that God sent His messengers and prophets to all
people and God's final message to humanity, a reconfirmation of the
eternal message and a summing up of all that had gone before, was
revealed to the Last Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through
the Archangel Gabriel.
Muslims also believe in Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and all
the other prophets (peace be upon them all). Although some areas of
Christianity, Judaism and Islam differ, the main idea is that
Muslims believe Christianity is an extension of Judaism, and Islam
is an extension of Christianity.
Since the days of Adam and Abraham the message continued to be
forgotten over time so Moses was sent, and when the message was
forgotten again Jesus was sent to "reaffirm the Law."
Around 600 years later, Muhammad was sent as the last messenger
to bring to all of mankind the original message of monotheism. As a
test to believers, God changed certain commands and rituals, which
is why there are some differences in obligations and prohibitions
amongst Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
Although Muslims believe in Jesus (and that the Virgin Mary was
imbued with the spirit - "ruh" - of God) and even the second coming
of Jesus, Muslims disagree with the idea that Jesus is the son of
God or is God himself.
Most Christian scholars believe that the Bible itself never says
Jesus claimed to be God or the son of God, so for Muslims it makes
sense to believe in Jesus as a great Messenger. Muslims honor all
the messengers and are taught to live in peace. After all, the
meaning of the word Islam is "peace."
For a thorough definition of the words "Islam" and "Muslim", the
5 pillars of Islam, and the 6 articles of faith, refer to link
One God. Jesus not god, God not Jesus.
Muslims believe in: (the main 5 bases)
1. That god (Allah) is one. He has no wife. No son nor
2. Allah is evenhanded, equitable, just, and fair.
3. Since he is just and fair, he sent Messengers to guide the
humanity to the right path.
4. After the Last Messenger who is Muhammad (peace be upon him),
who will guide the humanity? The Imam.. Allah told his messenger
Muhammad (peace be upon him) that the Imams after him will be the
leaders to the day of judgment, because humanity cannot live in
peace if there is no WISE leader.
5. The day of judgment.
* Branches of Islam:
- Muslims believe in ALL the prophets. They believe in Jesus,
but they believe that Allah sent the last messenger after
- Their holy book is the "Quran".
- Since Allah created the human kind, he must know about our
selves more than we do(because when you create a Robot for example
I am sure you know about the Robot more than the Robot it self),
therefore he gave us orders to orgenize our life. Such us no Lying,
no Stilling, no bad stuff (you can check them in Islamic religious
books). Also he persuaded us on Good deeds such as helping poor,
and feeding hunger (also you can check them).
- Finally in Islamic rules everything you do, every act must
classified in one of the followings:
1. "must be done"... such as Fasting in the month of Ramadan.
(if you do it you make good deeds (hasanat) and if you don't do it
you are making sins).
2. "Should NOT be done" ... such as Lying. (if you do it you are
3. "Mustahab"... those are the deeds that Allah like's you to
do.. such as helping poor..(if you don't do it you are NOT making
sins, but if you DO it you are making greate deeds
4. "Makrooh)... those are the deeds that Allah DONT like you to
do. Such as ... screaming at your teacher... (if you DO it you
don't make sins, but if you don't do it you are making Greate
5. "Mubah".. those are the things that you are free to do (no
sins no nothing)... Such as drinking water. Riding your
Muslims believe in Islam. Islam is not a new religion, but the same
truth that God revealed through all His prophets to every people.
For more than a fifth of the world's population, Islam is both a
religion and a complete way of life. Muslims follow a religion of
peace, mercy, and forgiveness.
The word "Islam" itself means "Submission to Allah." The
religion of Islam is not named after a person as in the case of
"Christianity" which was named after Jesus Christ, "Buddhism" after
Gutama Buddha , "Marxism" after Karl Marx, and "Confucianism" after
Similarly, Islam is not named after a tribe like "Judaism" after
the tribe of Judah and "Hinduism" after the Hindus. The Arabic word
"Islam" means the submission or surrender of one's will to the will
of the only true god worthy of worship, "Allah" (known as God "the
Father" in Christianity).
Anyone who does indeed submit to the will of Allah as required
by Islam is termed a "Muslim," which means one who has submitted to
the will of Allah. Many people in the West have developed the sad
misinformed trend of calling Islam "Muhammadenism" and it's
followers "Muhammadins." This is a totally foreign word to Muslims
and unrecognized by them. No Muslim has ever called his religion
"Muhammadenism" or called himself a "Muhammadin."
Muslims believe that "Allah" (or God in English and same God in
Judaism and Christianity) is the one and only one god of
Muslims believe in one God and that Muhammad is his
some Qur'an verses to show you the Muslim understanding of
Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;
Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;
He begetteth not, nor is He begotten;
And there is none like unto Him.
Allah - there is no god except Him, the Ever-Living, the
Sustainer of all existence. Neither sleepiness overtakes Him nor
sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on
the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His
permission? He knows what is before them and what is behind them,
and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He
wills. His Kursi (throne) extends over the heavens and the earth,
and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the
Muslims believe that Muhammad is the last God
Muslims believe in God, his angels, his Books, his
messengers, the Day of Judgment, destiny.
Muslims believe: that God is One: that He communicates with
human beings via special people called prophets, two of whom were
Jesus and Muhammad, God bless them and grant them peace; that five
prophets (Abraham, David, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad) were given
codified books of prophecy; in angels; the Day of Judgment; and
Divinely ordained fate.
They believe there is only one deity worthy of worship, and that
the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is His
Muslims believe that there is one god,only one god that created
every thing,even they don't believe that Jesus is god,or god in
three heads in one, they believe that god gave Jesus power to
create not to be god, also they relive that Jesus and Moses are
just prophets nothing more nothing less.
Refer to related question below.
The religion of Islam was begun early in the 7th century A.D. by
a man named Muhammad. He claimed to have been visited by the angel
Gabriel. During these angelic visitations, which continued for
about 23 years until Muhammad's death, the angel purportedly
revealed to Muhammad the words of God (called "Allah" in Arabic and
by Muslims). These dictated revelations comprise the Qur'an,
Islam's holy book. Islam teaches that the Qur'an is the final
authority and the last revelation of Allah.
Muslims, the followers of Islam, believe the Qur'an to be the
preexistent and perfect word of Allah. Further, many Muslims reject
all other language versions of the Qur'an. A translation is not a
valid version of the Qur'an, which only exists in Arabic. Although
the Qur'an is the main holy book, the Sunnah is considered the
second source of religious instruction. The Sunnah was written by
Muhammad's companions about what Muhammad said, did, and
The key beliefs of Islam are that Allah is the only true God and
that Muhammad was Allah's prophet. By simply stating these beliefs,
a person can convert to Islam. The word "Muslim" means "one who
submits to Allah." Islam purports to be the one true religion from
which all other religions are derived (including Judaism and
Muslims base their lives on the five pillars:
1. The testimony of faith: "There is no true god but God
(Allah), and Muhammad is the Messenger (Prophet) of God."
2. Prayer: five prayers must be performed every day.
3. Giving: one must give to the needy, as all comes from
4. Fasting: besides occasional fasting, all Muslims must fast
during the celebration of Ramadan (the ninth month of the Islamic
5. Hajj: the pilgrimage to Mecca (Makkah) should be performed at
least once in a lifetime (during the twelfth month of the Islamic
These five tenets, the framework of obedience for Muslims, are
taken seriously and literally. A Muslim's entrance into paradise
hinges on obedience to these five pillars.
In relation to Christianity, Islam has several similarities and
significant differences. Like Christianity, Islam is monotheistic,
but in opposition to Christianity, Islam rejects the concept of the
Trinity. Islam accepts certain portions of the Bible, such as the
Law and the Gospels, but rejects the majority of it as slanderous
Islam claims that Jesus was a mere prophet, not God's Son (only
Allah is God, Muslims believe, and how could He have a Son?).
Rather, Islam asserts that Jesus, though born of a virgin, was
created just as Adam, from the dust of the earth. Muslims believe
Jesus did not die on the cross; thus, they deny one of the central
teachings of Christianity.
Finally, Islam teaches that paradise is gained through good
works and obedience to the Qur'an. The Bible, in contrast, reveals
that man cannot measure up to the holy God. Only because of His
mercy and love can sinners be saved through faith in Christ
The six articles of faith, in Islam are:
1) That God is The Only God - with no partners, no sons or
2) That God created the Angels.
3) That God sent the Prophets - from Adam through Muhammad.
4) That God revealed certain scriptures (books) to some of His
5) That God will raise everyone back to life for the Day of
6) That God has created both free will, and destiny.
Refer to related questions below.
Muslims believe in the One and Only, Unique God of Abraham - who
has NO partners, NO equals, and NO children; and that Muhammad
(peace be upon him) is the Last and Final Prophet of God sent to
We believe that the Jews and Christians do not have the full
message, and that their books and beliefs have been corrupted.
Especially Christians because they think that Jesus the Messiah
(peace be upon him) claimed to be more than a man. they say that
God had a son - and this is just Roman, pagan religion taking the
place of what Jesus really taught.
God is One and Only One. The way to salvation is to recognize
this fact. No one is worthy of worship except the One God. No one
else is any kind of deity except God alone.
Muhammad brought the final Law of God for all Mankind. After
Jesus, who is the Messiah and will return to Earth, Muhammad was
the Messenger of the Covenant. That is the one who is foretold - by
even Jesus. the Prophet who would bring the long-awaited Kingdom of
God on Earth.
they believe in peace and being trustworthy