Islam’s Beliefs Universal
Allah is the Creator with no partners. Muslims have 99 Popu¬lar Attributes for Allah.
What is Al-Islam?
Al-Islam is the complete way of life that reflects Submission to the Will of G-d. Islam means “submission,” derived from the Arabic word “Salaam,” meaning “peace.”
Who is a Muslim?
A Muslim is anyone who submits to the Will of G-d. Every¬one is born “Muslim, and their environment makes them oth¬erwise.”
How does one become a conscious Muslim?
To become Muslim is to make public declaration that “there is no god but Allah (One G-d), and Muhammed is the Messen¬ger of G-d.” This is called the Shahadatain.
Who is Muhammed?
Muhammed the Prophet was born in Mecca, the holiest city to Islam in Arabia in the year 570 or in the 6th Century.
How many Muslims are there?
Worldwide there are just over 1 billion Muslims, or one out of every five people on earth is a Muslim. In the United States, there are approximately 8 million Muslims; 2.5 mil¬lion are recognized as indigenous, with the remainder by way of immigration.
Aren’t all Muslims Arabs?
No. Most Muslims live east of Karachi; 30 percent of Mus¬lims live in the Indian subcontinent; 20 percent in Sub-Sahara Africa, 17 percent in Southeast Asia, 18 percent in the Arab world; 10 percent in the states of the former Soviet Union/Russia. There is a significant Muslim population in China, Latin America and Australia. Aren’t all Arabs “Mus¬lim”? No.
What is the Ka’bah?
The Ka’bah is the Ancient House in Mecca, Saudia Arabia, toward which all Muslims all over the world turn as their direction for making prayer. It is the House built by Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) and his son and Prophet, Isma’il (Ish¬mael). It is built on the location where G-d told Ibrahim to summon all mankind to visit this place; it is believed to be the original site of a sanctuary established by Adam.
What is the Qur’an?
The Qur’an is the last revealed Scripture from G-d and the Primary Source of the Muslim’s Faith.
What are Sunnah and Hadith?
Prophet Muhammed was described by his wife, Aishah, as the Qur’an walking and his life examples and practices consti¬tute the second most important source for Muslims. These life examples are called Sunnah and are compiled in Hadith.
What are the Five Pillars of Al-Islam?
Belief in One G-d (Allah), Prayer five times a day to the One G-d, Fasting in the Month of Ramadan, Charity-giving called Zakat, and Hajj or the Pilgrimage to the Sacred House, the Ka’bah, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, at least once.
What else do Muslims believe?
Muslims believe in all the prophets from G-d, from Adam down through the chain of prophets to Muhammed, the Last. Muslims believe in all the Scriptures that the Prophets came with from G-d. Muslims believe in the Angels, the most nota¬ble in the Qur’an being Jibril (Gabriel). Muslims believe in Life after Death or the Resurrection. Muslims believe in the Day of Judgement, when everyone will be called to reckon for their deeds before G-d.
What is Jumuah?
Jumuah literally means in Arabic “congregation” and is the most important day of all days to Muslims. Jumuah Prayer is on every Friday, just past midday.
What is Eid
Eid in Arabic literally means “recurring happiness.” There are two celebrations every year observed by all Muslims, Eidul Fitr celebrating the completion of Ramadan and Eidul Adha celebrating the completion of Hajj.
What is “G-d”?
Imam W. Deen Mohammed, leader of the largest indig¬enous group of Muslims, explained that in order to show due reverence to the Name of G-d Almighty, that we not use any spelling that could in the reverse mean “dog.”