What is Islam?

jesus-muslim-belief1According to Wikipedia:

Islam –  is a religion articulated by the Quran, a text considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God (Allāh).  It is the world’s largest second religion and the fastest growing major religion in the world, with over 1.7 billion follower or 23% of the global population, known as Muslims. Islam is an Abrahamic monothestic religion that upholds that God is one and incomparable and that the purpose of existence is to worship God.  Muslims consider Muhammad to be the last prophet of God.

Muslims also believe that Islam is the original, complete and universal of a primordial faith that was revealed many times before through prophets including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus.  As for the Quran, Muslims consider it to be the unaltered and final revelation of God.  Religious concepts and practices include the five pillars of Islam, which are obligatory acts of worship, and following Islam law, which touches on virtually every aspect of life and society, from banking and welfare to women and the environmentCertain religious rites and customs are observed by the Muslims in their family and social life, while social responsibilities to parents, relatives, and neighbors have also been defined. Besides, the Quran and the sunnah of Muhammad prescribe a comprehensive body of moral guidelines for Muslims to be followed in their personal, social, political, and religious life.

Most Muslims are of one of two denominations:  Sunni (75–90%) or Shia (10–20%)   Read more on Islam denominations

5 thoughts on “What is Islam?”

  1. If Jesus was only a prophet, a messenger from God, then why did He die on the cross and why were the leaders from the synagogue conspiring to kill Jesus? Why was He such a threat if He was simply a prophet? Because He was not only a prophet but the Messiah!. Knowing the true
    Gospel unlocks the matrix code.

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      1. Yes, you are correct to say many prophets died before Jesus but the one big significance among all the other prophet is that Jesus appeared in his own body to his disciples after his resurrection and proved the piercing on His side and the holes on his hands to one disciple who doubted him. Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matt 28:18-20) If He was a messenger of God He would not pronounce having authority in heaven and on earth. I appreciate your comment. Thank you

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  2. You quoted from the bible, but,
    These are just some of the many Biblical verses which point out that Jesus was a prophet and a messenger of the one true God :
    1) this is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth. (Matthew 21:11)
    2) Jesus said, “A prophet is never accepted in his home town.” (Luke 4:24)
    3) I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than
    the one who sent him. (John 13:16)
    4) Surely this is the prophet who is to come into the word. (John 24:19)
    5) “‘What things?’ he asked. ‘About Jesus of Nazareth,’ they replied. ‘He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people.'” (Luke 24:19)

    Regards,

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    1. Hello, Yes indeed in (Matthew 21:11), it was the crowd who answered. The crowd were Jews who did not know who Jesus was. They thought he was a prophet .
      2) In (Luke4:24), Jesus was referring to the prophets who was not accepted in their hometown, prophet Elisha is one, in (Luke 4:26-27) mentions it.
      3) (John 13:16) Jesus demonstrated to set an example to his disciples that if Jesus, the master is washing their feet, so should they because no servant or a messenger is above the master.
      4) In (John 6:14), the people then did not know who Jesus was, they kept calling him the prophet but in (Matt 16:13-16) he asked his disciples,”Who do people say the Son of Man is?” they had named a few prophets. But then he asked Simon Peter and he responded,” You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God.”
      5) in (Luke 24:19), many Jews in that time thought Jesus was a prophet and they still do today but others have believed Jesus is the Messiah.
      I appreciate you sharing with me. Thank you for the time to look up scriptures.

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