Islam 101

What is Islam?

Islam (Arabic: إسلام) is a divine religion. It is the final complimentary faith of the Abrahamic religions, Judaism and Christianity, and is the last of all divine religions.

God (Arabic: الله ) revealed Islam through the archangel Gabriel to Muhammad, the son of Abdullah (Arabic: محمد بن عبد الله).  At this time, Muhammad was forty years old and would practice his spiritual devotion and prayers in the cave of Hera in Mecca. Gabriel commenced, at God’s decree, divine revelation to Muhammad with the first verse of the Holy Quran, “Read! By the name of your lord…” [The Holy Quran, 96:1]

Islam is a complete system that can bring happiness to mankind by addressing all perspectives of humanity, whether it be of the body or soul. It also addresses all matters pertaining to this world and the hereafter.

Today, Islam is the religion of nearly two billion people, roughly a quarter of the world’s population, and is comprised of diverse races, ethnicities, and languages in all parts of the world. It is the second most practiced faith, globally.

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What are the most important features of Islam?
What are the sources of Islam?
What is the essence of Islam?
1. The system of beliefs
2. The system of jurisprudence
3. The system of ethics
4. The system of rights

Who are the 12 successors of the Holy Prophet (pbuh&hp)?