Islam is to submit to Allah in His Oneness (Monotheism) to be subservient to Him
in obedience, and to shun associating any partners, rivals, and intercessors
with Him. It is a religion of tolerance and ease.
Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship
Islam is a religion through which one would be spiritually contented and would
have peace of heart.
Those who believe, and whose hearts find their rest in the remembrance of Allah
- for, verily, in the remembrance of Allah hearts do find their rest
Islam is a religion of mercy and compassion. The Messenger of Allah said:
"The All-Merciful shows mercy to those who show mercy. Show mercy to those on
Earth, and you will be shown mercy by the One above the heavens.
Islam is a religion of love and loving good for others. The Messenger of Allah
"The most beloved of people to Allah are those who are most beneficial to
Islam is a religion which has no confusion or ambiguity associated with it.
"And We sent not before you except men to whom We revealed [Our message]. So ask
the people of the message [i.e. former scriptures] if you do not know
Islam is a religion for all, for it is a call directed to mankind at large, not
to a specific race or people. Allah says:
And We have not sent you except to all of humanity, as a herald of glad tidings
and a warner. But most of the people do not know
Islam is a religion which effaces all previous sins. The Prophet said:
"Islam effaces all (sins) committed before it.
Islam is a complete and perfect religion which abrogated all revelations, and it
is the last religion. Allah says:
The Door of the 'Kabah'. It is made from pure gold in reverence of the
Kabah. It is only opened once a year, when it is washed before Hajj,
and when it is covered with a new 'Kiswah' (covering)
This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you
and have chosen for you Islam as your religion
Islam comprises a number of acts of worship, among which are verbal, physical
and creedal acts of worship.
These acts of worship play an important role in refining one's manners,
purifying one's soul, reforming an individual, and maintaining the integrity
and unity of Muslim society.