FAQS About Islam

What is Islam?

The word “Islam” means peace and submission. Peace means to be at peace with yourself and your surroundings and submission means submission to the will of God. A broader meaning of the word “Islam” is to achieve peace by submitting to the will of God. This is a unique religion with a name which signifies a moral attitude and a way of life.

Who is Allah?
Who is a Muslim?
Who was Muhammad?
Do Muslims worship Muhammad?
What do Muslims think of Jesus?
Do Muslims have many sects?
What are the pillars of Islam?
What is the purpose of worship in Islam?
Do Muslims believe in the hereafter?
Will the good actions of the non-believers be wasted?
What is the dress code for Muslims?
What are the dietary prohibitions in Islam?
What is Jihad?

The word “Jihad” means struggle, or to be specific, striving in the cause of God. Any struggle done in day-today life to please God can be considered Jihad. One of the highest levels of Jihad is to stand up to a tyrant and speak a word of truth. Control of the self from wrong doings is also a great Jihad. One of the forms of Jihad is to take up arms in defense of Islam or a Muslim country when Islam is attacked. This kind of Jihad has to be declared by the religious leadership or by a Muslim head of state who is following the Quran and Sunnah.

What is the Islamic Year?
What are the major Islamic festivals?
What is Sharia?
Was Islam spread by the sword?
Was Islam spread by the sword?
Does Islam promote violence and terrorism?
What is “Islamic Fundamentalism”?
Does Islam promote polygamy?
Does Islam oppress women?
Is Islam intolerant of other religious minorities?
What is the Islamic view on contemporary issues?

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