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What is ISLAM ? - A simple explanation

Updated on March 22, 2013

Beautiful Islam

God is Beautiful.


Translation (Hadith) of the Prophet Muhammad from Sahih Muslim.

What is Islam?

Answer. Faith of divine guidance for Humanity, based on peace, spirituality and the oneness of God.

Al-Islam, The One & Only Religion That Covers EveryDay Life!

"This Day I Have Perfected Your Religion For You,Completed My Favour Upon You,And Chosen For You Islam As Your Religion."The Holy Qur'an (Surah 5, Verse 3)

Islam is just so easy....

the rules are there for us to follow, not to oppress not to be cruel... just simply to guide us through our life here on earth in the correct way.

If we follow the rules that Allah gave to us we cannot be wrong... we may stray occasionally for we are Human... and Allah knows this which is why he gave us prayer so that we may praise and love and ask forgiveness of him. .... and Allah is all forgiving.....

Who is Allah?

Allah is the one God who created the heavens and the earth, who has no equal and is all poweful.

Say; He is Allah (God), the One and Only,

Allah, the Eternal, Absolute,

He begetteth not, nor is He begotten,

And there is none like unto Him. 

The Noble Quran (Al-Ikhlas).


Prophet Muhammad(pbuh)

Who is Muhammad (S) ?

Muhammad ( Peace be upon him ) is the last
and final Messenger of God. God gave him 
The Noble Qu'ran.

And they say;Be Jews and
Christians, then ye will be rightly 
guided.Say (unto them, O 
Muhammad) Nay, but (we follow)
the religion of Abraham, the 
upright, and he was not of the 

The Noble Qu'ran
(Al-Baqarah; V135)

Lo, We have sent thee
( O Muhammad) with the 
truth, a bringer of glad 
tidings and a warner.

The Noble Qu'ran

The Noble Qu'ran

What is the Noble Qu'ran?

Divine revelation sent to Muhammad (s)
last Prophet of Allah. A perfect guide for Humanity.

The Noble Qu'ran
Guidance, Mercy and Blessing for all Mankind.

He (Allah) hath revealed unto thee(Muhammad) the scripture
with truth, confirming that which was (revealed) before it,
just as He revealed the Torah
and the Gospel

The Noble Qu'ran
(Al-Imran;Verse 3)

The Noble Qu'ran
Without any doubt an eloquent guide from Allah.

The Noble Qu'ran
Guidance for the wise and sensible.


Islamic history

What does history say about Islam?

Muslims created a tradition of 
unsurpassable splendor, scientific thought
and timeless art.

Islamic Art and Architecture

Islamic Art

Inspirational, Exquisite and Beautiful

Islam Science and Philosophy

Muslims rediscovered the lost sciences of
architecture, engineering
medicine, astronomy and 
agriculture becoming the 
greatest patrons of science and 
art in the Middle Ages while
Europe languished in the dark.

Islamic art

European Renaissance and Islamic Scholars

The European renaissance is based on the 
work of Muslim scholars in Spain, Turkey 
and Arabia.

Thomas Aquinas the 
famous European
Theologian used the 
writings of Muslim
scholar Averroes to sow
the seeds of the European 

Thomas Aquinas


Who are the followers of Islam?

People from all across the world are
united in one community of ISLAM.

One God, One People
from all over the world, one
Umma ( community) 

Islam;fastest growing faith in USA.






Followers of Islam

Islam is............


A shining beacon against the darkness of repression, 
segregation, intolerance and racism

An Arab has no superiority 
over a non-Arab and a white
man has no superiority over a 
black man, nor a black man 
over a white man - except by 
piety and good actions.

Prophet Muhammad
(Peace be upon him)

This day i have perfected
your religion and completed
my favor on you and chosen
for you (mankind) as religion

The Noble Qu'ran
(Al-Ma'idah;Verse 3)

A Poem written by a sister...

 What is Islam ?

Poem written by : Maymoonah MS Adly

"What is Islam?” is the question you ask.
Answering this question is every Muslims task.

Describing Islam can be a lot, 
But first I’ll tell you what Islam is not.

Islam is not Faraqan and terrorism.
Nor is it oppressing women and racism.

Islam doesn’t teach these things.
On t...he contrary it forbids them.

Islam isn’t focused on selling news papers and bean pies.
It’s not about drinking goats milk and having many wives.

Most people think Islam is just a religion.
But, it is actually a detailed way of living, prescribed by Allah, the merciful, the forgiving.

Peace, submission, and morality,Respect, kindness and charity.
And worshipping one God, the All Mighty, This is Islam.

It demolishes the cloudiness and confusion in our brains.
Faith in God is one thing Islam sustains.

It makes clear our purpose of life, beginning and end.
People take our wealth and freedom, but our faith we must defend

3 Statements to describe Islam.

PEACE - As in other Abrahamic religions, peace is a basic concept in Islamic thought. The Arabic term "Islam" itself (إسلام) is usually translated as "submission"; submission of desires to the will of God. It comes from the term aslama, which means "to surrender" or "resign oneself"

Love- is one of the greatest blessings Allah has bestowed on humanity. Allah has created human nature in such a way that a person will take pleasure from loving and being loved, from friendship and from intimacy.

Harmony - ISLAM: THE RELIGION OF UNIVERSAL HARMONY To be at peace with the Earth one must be at peace with himself and this is not possible without being at peace with Heaven.

Finally the first word in the Holy Qu'ran are alif-laam-meem..literally these are letters of the Arabic alphabet... it is believed that it is to draw your attention to the contents.. the following word is READ..

Sura 96 first ayah:

Read in the name of your Lord Who created. (1)

Therefore we see before us the equivalent of

A.B.C Read in the name of your lord who created.....

the message given is read and educate yourselves.

May God help us all find the true faith ISLAM. . . . . 



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    • muslima61 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from manchester UK

      Thank you Johnny .. your words mean so much .. especially in the times we are living. May God Bless you :)

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      8 years ago

      I am a Christian within the Baptist denomination, but this really helped me to understand Islam better. I wasn't aware of how similar it is to Christianity. May you all be blessed tremendously.

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      8 years ago

      Assalamu alaikum ..


      JazakAllah Khairan for the correction may Allah always guide us in the path to our salvation.. inshAllah..

    • muslima61 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from manchester UK

      Assalamu alaikum ..


      JazakAllah Khairan for the correction may Allah always guide us in the path to our salvation.. inshAllah..

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      9 years ago

      mashallah, may Allah bless you and grant you and every believing men and women heaven. amiin. But I just wanted to say that you wrote "swt" after the name of the prophet saw. You are supposed tp write "swt" after the name of Allah. I hope you ca correct that fault.

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      9 years ago

      please my only one request is their please please to provide me a job if you are muslam than you

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      9 years ago

      i only told all the peopel to remember your prayers

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      Gous Ahmed 

      10 years ago from Muslim Nation

      Another beautiful hub, Muslimah.

      The poem was excellent, thank you for sharing this information with the world, inshallah.

      Take care.

    • muslima61 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from manchester UK

      Thank you Rossimobis,

      I too love all people. We are all here but one time, and our time here is very short, why then cannot everyone open their hearts to their fellow man...The world is in great need of love no matter the colour creed we all have the same needs... life is precious ...and should be cherished.

      All would do well to remember ... treat others as you would want to be treated.


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      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 

      10 years ago from Nigeria

      Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullaahi wa barakato,i am not a hypocrite that is why i love all my Muslim,Hindu,Christian folks,we circle in the circle just like Micky Dee thought me.You have got a great hub here and i must be honest that i read it twice,i know i will still read again.

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      10 years ago

      Ameen my sister, your doing great, may you continue inchaAllah. Bless you my dear sister.:)

    • muslima61 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from manchester UK

      jazakAllah khairan dearest sis :) x x

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      Freya Cesare 

      11 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      Masyaallah! Great Hub! You made it in beautiful way. Love it, Sis. ^_^

    • muslima61 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from manchester UK

      thank you Red Selassie... i certainly will inshallah :)

      Peace be upon you

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      Sharif Selassie 

      11 years ago

      Islam Is Purity; Islam Is Piece--Solid Hub--Keep Up The Good Work--Feel Free To Peruse My Work--You May Find It Interesting--Bless.


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