Beliefs

Islam is based on 8 core beliefs

1. Allah

The creator of the heavens and the Earth

AllahBeliefs
June 12, 2014

The 99 names of Allah

The 99 Names of Allah, also known as The 99 Most Beautiful Names of God, are the names of God which Muslims believe are revealed in the Qur'an and Sunnah.…
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Allah
June 12, 2014

Overview of belief in Allah

Along with Judaism and Christianity, Islam believes in monotheism: that there is just one God. This belief is an essential part of the muslim faith, and the declaration of faith…
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2. Prophet Muhammad

The final messenger from a line of previous messengers and prophets sent by God to mankind.

Prophet Muhammad
March 17, 2016

Teachings of the Prophet (Hadith / Sunnah)

The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ lived his life as an example of the Quran and how practice Islam in daily life as well as show it in our character. The Sunnah (his…
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Prophet Muhammad
March 17, 2016

Resources to learn more about the Prophet

Here are some of my personal recommendations for books, videos and documentaries to learn more about Prophet Muhammad. Books The Messenger by Tariq Ramadan Written in a flowing narrative more…
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Prophet Muhammad
June 16, 2014

Timeline of the Prophet’s Life

570 Birth And Infancy Muhammad ﷺ was born in the year 570 in the town of Mecca, a mountain town in the high desert plateau of western Arabia. His name…
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Prophet Muhammad
June 16, 2014

Belief in Prophet Muhammad

As a muslim, belief that Muhammad ﷺ was the Messenger of God, and belief in his teachings (the Sunnah) is a crucial part of faith. This sets muslims apart from other…
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3. Quran

The Holy Book sent by God for all mankind as guidance.

Quran
June 12, 2014

Resources to read, hear and understand the Quran

Read the Quran Quran.com: My favourite website to read the Quran and the translation is Quran.com Listen to the Quran Quranicaudio.com has lots of reciters with and without translation. A very popular…
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Quran
June 12, 2014

Brief history of the Quran

The compilation of the written Qur'an (as opposed to the recited Qur'an) spanned several decades and forms an important part of early Islamic history. Muslim accounts say it began in…
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Quran
June 12, 2014

Overview of the Quran

Belief in the Quran The Qur'an, whose name means "recitation" in Arabic, is the sacred text of Islam and the highest authority in both religious and legal matters. Muslims believe…
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4. Angels

Beings of light created by God to worship him and to watch over us.

Angels
June 16, 2014

Belief in Angels

Angels are intangible, sentient entities, who do not posses free will. They were created for the sole purpose of serving God. Being made of light, they can assume almost any…
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5. Predestination

(Qadr in Arabic) Belief that all things happen by the will of God.

Predestination
June 16, 2014

Belief in Predestination (Fate)

Historically, Islam teaches that Allah has decreed all things, good and evil from eternity, all that happens, whether obedience or disobedience, faith or infidelity, sickness or health, riches or poverty,…
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6. Death

The end of our life on Earth and our time in the grave.

Death
June 17, 2014

What Happens in the Grave

This is a detailed authentic hadith about the grave. I have added subheadings to break up the text and meaning - they are not part of the hadith. Upon the…
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Death
June 17, 2014

Burial Rituals for the Deceased

Before the person passes away The blessed Companion Aboo Sa’eed Khudri (Radiyallahu Anhu) said: Prompt the dying among you to say (the kalimah): Laa ilaaha illallah ( I declare that)…
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Death
June 17, 2014

Belief in Death

Death is actually the one and only thing we know for certain in this life, yet it is something we avoid and pretend that it won't happen to us. Islamic view…
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7. Day of Judgement

(Qiyamah in Arabic) The Last Day where God will judge all mankind.

Day of Judgement
June 22, 2014

Events on the Day of Judgement

At a time unknown to man, but preordained, when people least expect it, Allah will give permission for the Qiyâmah to begin. The archangel Israfil, referred to as the Caller,…
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Day of Judgement
June 19, 2014

Signs before the Last Day

Although nobody besides Allah knows when the final hour is, there are some signs that will precede the Day of Judgement, according the Quran and Sunnah. "O Prophet! The infidels…
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Major Signs
June 19, 2014

Major Sign #5: The Beast

The Beast is also a major sign of Qiyamah. "And when the word is fulfilled concerning them. We shall bring forth a Beast of the Earth to speak unto them…
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Major Signs
June 18, 2014

Major Sign #4: Ya'juj and Ma'juj (Gog and Magog)

The emergence of the mighty tribes of Gog and Magog (Ya'juj and Ma'juj) is also a major sign of Qiyamah. Currently, they are hidden away behind a wall built by…
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Major Signs
June 18, 2014

Major Sign #3: The Return of Prophet Isa (Jesus)

Muslims believe that Prophet Isa (Jesus) did not die while being crucified, and that he will return before the end of time. Brief History Of Prophet Isa Due to the…
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Major Signs
June 18, 2014

Major Sign #2: The Dajjal (Anti-Christ)

The emergence of the Dajjal is the most important sign as his trial and fitna will be the biggest ever seen on the face of the earth and even those…
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Major Signs
June 18, 2014

Major Sign #1: The Mahdi

The Mahdi (مهدي transliteration: Mahdī, also Mehdi; "Guided One") is the prophesied redeemer of Islam who will stay on earth seven, nine, or nineteen years (depending on the interpretation) before…
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Major Signs
June 17, 2014

Major Sign: Physical Signs of the Day

There will be physical signs on the Day of Judgement so people can see that the world is not normal anymore. These include landslides, the sun rising from the West…
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Day of Judgement
June 17, 2014

Minor Signs of the Day of Judgement

According to the Quran and hadith of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ , the Last Day will come when these minor signs have happened: The disappearance of knowledge and the appearance of ignorance…
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Day of Judgement
June 17, 2014

Belief in the Day of Judgement

On a day unknown to man but preordained by Allah, when people least expect it, Allah will give permission for the Qiyâmah to begin. The archangel Israfil, referred to as the…
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8. Afterlife

Where we will be sent to live eternally  in either Heaven (Jannah) or Hell (Jahannam) depending on our deeds.

Afterlife
June 22, 2014

Hellfire (Jahannum)

Hell, Hell-fire, and Jahannum is place of eternal-burning fire that lies in wait for those displease Allah. Inhabitants of Hell will abide there forever, being constantly burned and punished for…
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Afterlife
June 22, 2014

Paradise (Jannah)

Heaven, Paradise, and Jannat (arabic meaning: Garden) is a beautiful place in the Hereafter where all good people will abide in forever. On the Day of Judgement, each person will…
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Afterlife
June 22, 2014

Salvation

For a Muslim, the purpose of life is to live in a way that is pleasing to Allah so that one may gain Paradise. It is believed that at puberty,…
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Afterlife
June 22, 2014

Overview of The Afterlife

Muslims believe that God will hold every human, Muslim and non-Muslim, accountable for his or her deeds at a preordained time unknown to man. The archangel Israfil, will sound a…
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