Islam is an Arabic word which means submission. This means to accept the power of Allah (swt) and follow His Commands. Happiness in this life and success in the afterlife can only be obtained through complete obedience to Allah (swt) the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth
A follower of Islam is called a Muslim or literally one who submits to the will of Allah (swt). Muslims believe in the Angels created by Him; in; the Day of Judgement and individual accountability for actions; in God's complete authority over human destiny and in life after death. It is also the duty of the Muslims to respect follow the ways of all the Prophets, through whom Allah (swt) sent down revelations to mankind, starting with Adam (a.s.) and ending with the Last and Final Messenger, Muhammad (pbuh). There are over 1 billion Muslims spread across all corners of the world and this is growing
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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
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. (Al Ikhlass1-4)
Declaration of faith (Shahada)
"I bear witness that there is no deity other than Allah(SWT) and that Muhammad(SAW) is his servant and Messenger."
“Ashhadu Alla Ilaha Illa Allah Wa Ashhadu Anna Muhammad Rasulu Allah"
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was the last prophet. Allah (swt) chose him to reveal His last message. He came with complete guidance for mankind. He received the Noble Qur’an from Allah (swt) through Angel Jibril. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) led an honest life ,and was known as “As –Sadiq” the truthful and “Al- Amin” the trust worthy.
This is the Holy Book which was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as guidance to mankind. The first revelation came to him when the Angel Jibril asked him to read. The Prophet (pbuh) said ,”I cannot Read” The Angel embraced him tightly and then released him saying ,”Read!”Again the Prophet (pbuh) said, “I cannot read!”Once again Angel Jibril embraced him tightly and then released him saying:
"Read In the name of thy Lord Who created-! He Created man from a clot of blood.Read; and thy Lord is Most Bountiful. He who has taught by the pen. Taught man that which he knew not."
( Al- Alaq. 96:1-5)
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded; and gain strength by worshipping in the mornings, the nights" (See Fath-ul-Bari, Page 102, Vol 1)
'May the blessings of Allah be upon you.'
BISMILLAH AR RAHMAN AR RAHIM
“In the name of Allah, the all Merciful the all Compassionate.”
"He [The Holy Prophet, SAW] was Pope without Pope's pretensions, Caesar without the legions of Caesar: without a standing army, without a bodyguard, without a palace, without a fixed revenue; if ever any man had the right to say that he ruled by the right divine, it was Mohammed [SAW], for he had all the power without its instruments and without its supports."
- Bosworth Smith
Mohammad And Mohammadanism, London, 1874, p. 92.