"Obedience to the Creator and serving His creation"
Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.)
What is Islam ?
The word Islam simply means submission and is derived from the word meaning peace.
People who follow Islam are called Muslims.
In a religious context it means complete submission to the will of God.
One who proclaims that he/she believes in One God and accepts Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) to be the last Messenger of God is legally accepted as a Muslim.
However, it is only when one commits oneself totally to the Islamic way of life does one become a Muslim in the real sense of the word. He/she is then able to say:
"Indeed my prayers, my sacrifice, my life and my death are all for Allah, the Lord of the worlds..." Qur'an 6:162
Allah is an Arabic name for the only God and is used by Arabs - Muslims and Christians alike.
Islam is the same guidance that God revealed through all His Prophets to mankind. It is both a religion and a complete way of life for over a fifth of the world's population.
Muslims are not confined to a certain race, origin or nationality but span the entire globe from Makka to Moscow, and from America to Australia.
What do Muslims believe ?
1. There is one unique incomparable God
2. God is just.
3. God sent Prophets through whom His revelations were brought to mankind. Muslims believe in a chain of Prophets starting with Adam including Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and ending with the last one - Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon all of them).
4. The world is never devoid of divine guidance.
5. There will be a day of judgement when every individual will have to account for his/her actions.