|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.