Basic Islamic Knowledge

Who are we?

We are Muslims. A Muslim is a person who follows the commands of Allah and dedicates his life to live by the guidelines laid by Allah.

What is our religion?

Our religion is Islam. Islam is an Arabic word which means peace and submission. By following the commands of Allah (by submitting our will to the will of Allah) we will get peace in this life and in the hereafter.

What does Surrendering our Will mean?

We surrender our will to Allah by doing what Allah commands us to do rather than what we want to do. Also it can be seen as doing only what Allah has allowed us to do and refraining from what Allah has forbidden us to do. The example is that we might want to eat something like a sweet, which has haram ingredients. If we eat the sweet we are following our own will if we don’t eat the sweet then we are following Allah’s command.

Islam is a Deen

Islam is not a religion in the normal sense. Islam is called a Deen that means Islam is a complete way of life. Islam tells us how to live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have to be Muslims everyday, not whenever we like and we have to follow all that Allah has taught us rather than what we want to obey.

Who is Allah?

Allah is the Lord and Creator of everything. Nothing was in existence until Allah created it. He alone sustains and maintains all creation and He alone has power over everything.

How was Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) different from other prophets?

  • He came to all the people not only to the Arabs. Previously the other prophets had only come to their own people.
  • The message of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) was going to be preserved until the day of judgement. The Quran is the word of Allah and it is in the same form, word for word, when it was revealed 1400 years ago. The life of the prophet has been recorded in the Hadiths which are also with us today.
  • The Miracle of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) is with us today. The other miracles the prophets came were only to their people and we cannot see them today. The Miracle of the Quran is with us today for all mankind to see and witness.
  • He was the last prophet and there will be no more prophets after him. Anyone who claims to be a prophet after Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) is a liar and a non-believer.



Written by: Izzah Salihah

Photographed by: Dalila Syakireen

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