Islamic Beliefs

March 17, 2004 · updated February 15, 2022

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

Qur'an 2:177

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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