Islam is a religion whose holy book is called the Qur’an. People who follow Islam are called Muslims. Muslims believe that there is only one god, who is called Allah in the Arabic language.
In English, Allah can be called “God” or by one of many other names)…..
Muslims also believe that Muhammad was the last of many prophets from God. They believe that the Qur’an is the exact word of God, as revealed to Muhammad. Muslims also call Muhammad a “messenger of God”.
After Muhammad died, Muslims wrote down stories about what he had said and done. Muslims call these stories Hadith. Muslim scholars collected all of these Hadith in books and compared them to each other.
They decided which Hadith were most likely to be true records of the Sunnah, that is, the words and actions of Muhammad. Muslims see the Sunnah as an important source of guidance, along with the Qur’an.
Islam has rules based on the Qur’an and the Sunnah. These laws are called “Sharia”. Muslim lawyers have studied Sharia and written down their ideas about how to judge different cases. These ideas about Sharia are called Fiqh.
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Last updated: October 8, 2014 at 20:24 pm
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