1. What is Islam?

Islam means “submission” and it is the submission to what Allah revealed to prophet Muhammad. Muslims believe that Islam is a monotheistic faith and was revealed to all the prophets; from Adam to Muhammad. Also, Muslims’ greeting is: Assalamu ^alaikum, which means: “peace be upon you”.

3. What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which strict fasting is observed from dawn until dusk.

5. What is the Quran?

The Quran is the Islamic sacred book. It is revealed by Allah to Muhammad by the archangel Gabriel. After Gabriel relayed the verses to Prophet Mohammad, the companions documented it on several parchments. The Qur’an consists of 114 chapters of varying lengths, known as surahs. These Surahs and verses touch upon many aspects of human existence, including matters of doctrine, social organization, and legislation.

7. What are the 5 pillars of Islam?

The Profession of Faith (the two testifications of faith) —The Shahadah.
The 5 Daily Prayers—Salat.
Alms-Giving—Zakat.
Fasting during Ramadan—Sawm.
Pilgrimage to Mecca—Hajj.

2. What is a Muslim?

A follower of the religion of Islam.

4. What is a hijab?

The hijab is an obligatory head covering worn by Muslim women to cover certain parts of her body and is a reflection of modesty and humbleness. It is also recommended for men to wear a headcap/turbin as this was the habit of the prophet, peace be upon him.

6. Do Muslims believe in Jesus?

Yes. Jesus is believed to be a prophet that was born to the Virgin Mary. Muslims believe that Jesus neither married nor had any children and is reflected as a significant prophet within the Quran. Muslims do not believe in the Holy Trinity or the crucifixion of Jesus. Also, Muslims believe that all the Prophets came with the religion of Islam.

8. What is the significance of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) in Islam?

Muslims believe that Prophet Muhammad is the final prophet that Allah sent. The religious tenets that Muhammad established with the Quran are the foundation of Islam and the Muslim world.

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