What is Islam?

What is Islam?

Islam is the second largest religion in the world.  It’s believers are called Muslims and they gain peace by submitting oneself in obedience to God.  The Arabic word “Allah”, which means “the one and only God”, is also used by Christian Arabs and Jewish Arabs and was referenced in the Bible centuries before Islam came.

Islam’s believers are called Muslims and they must believe in the oneness of God and the four revelations sent by God to mankind, which include: the Torah (sent to Moses), the Psalms (sent to David), the Gospel (sent to Jesus), and the final revelation, the Quran (sent to Muhammad), may peace and blessings be upon them all.

Muslims must also believe in all of God’s angels including Angel Gabriel, Michael, and others. They must also believe in over 120,000 prophets that have been sent to over time to mankind.  Only a fraction of names are known through scripture such as Adam, David, Abraham, Solomon, Jacob, Moses, Aaron, Zachariah, John the Baptist, Jesus, and the last and final prophet, Muhammad, may peace and blessings be upon them all. The last two articles of faith include belief in the Day of Judgement, when everyone will be resurrected and judged by God, and the belief in predestination – that God has full knowledge and control over all that occurs.

Jesus, the son of Mary

Muslims believe that Jesus (peace and blessings be upon him) was a mighty messenger of God, was born miraculously of the virgin Mary (peace and blessings be upon her), performed miracles by God’s permission, and preached the true Gospel. The only difference between Christianity and Islam in relation to Jesus is that, in Islam, Jesus was just a prophet of God and not the begotten son of God. This is because it defies the majesty of God to have begotton sons and/or daughters attributed to Him, when He is the only One who deserves to be worshipped.

For more information on Islam you can visit  https://www.whyislam.org/

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