Angels

A belief in angels is one of the Six Articles of Faith in Sunni Islam. As such, it lies at the heart of the Islamic faith. It is believed that Allah created angels out of light, before humans were created out of clay and the earth. They do not have freewill and can only do… Read More Angels

Knowledge list

tawhid Arabic word for the belief in the Oneness of God sura 112 the chapter in the Qur’an that describes the Oneness of God           Say, “He is God, the One.           God, the Absolute.           He begets not, nor was He begotten.           And there is nothing comparable to Him.” shirk sin of linking… Read More Knowledge list

The Imamate

By his death in AD632 Muhammad had started a religion which had grown rapidly and spread over a large area. Whilst Muhammad was alive, his followers could look to him for leadership and guidance. Once he died however, the situation was not so certain. It is to this point that the split between Sunni and… Read More The Imamate

Holy books

We have already seen how important the Qur’an is for Muslims. It is seen as the final and correct revelation from Allah which corrects misunderstandings from previous revelations. As such, it is treated with great respect. Aside from the Qur’an, Muslims also consider four other texts as holy. These texts are the: Torah (Tawrat) Psalms… Read More Holy books

Prophethood

Prophethood (Risalah)  is when God calls an individual to deliver a special message to the people.  This individual is called a prophet (Rasul). Belief in the prophets is one of the Six Articles of Faith in Sunni Islam. These are core beliefs shared by Sunni Muslims. Judaism, Christianity and Islam believe that many of the… Read More Prophethood