Islamic Beliefs What do Muslims believe?

“Righteous is he who believes in Allah and the Last Day and the Angels and the Scriptures and the Prophets.”

--Qur'an 2:177
Fast Facts: Islamic Beliefs
Overview There is no God but God (Allah), and Muhammad is his Prophet. The Qur'an is a perfect record of God's revelation to Muhammad. Angels exist to serve Allah. Afterlife is Paradise or Hell. Predestination.
Creeds Six Articles of Faith
Religious Authority Qur'an, Hadith
God(s) One God (Allah in Arabic); the same God revealed (imperfectly) in the Jewish and Christian Bibles
Human Nature born with equal ability to do good or evil
Meaning of Life Submit (islam) to the will of God to gain Paradise after death.
Means of Salvation correct belief, good deeds, Five Pillars
Afterlife eternal Paradise or eternal Hell

Beliefs are very important in Islam. To be considered a Muslim, one must believe and recite a statement of faith known as the Shahada: "There is no God but God, and Muhammad is his Prophet."

There is no other official creed to which one must adhere to be considered a Muslim. However, the "Six Articles of Faith" summarizes Islamic beliefs about God, angels, prophets, the Qu'ran, the afterlife, and predestination.

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Title Islamic Beliefs
Last UpdatedJanuary 29, 2021
MLA Citation “Islamic Beliefs.” 29 Jan. 2021. Web. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022. <>