The Concept of God as Believed by Muslims

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God is the Creator and the Sustainer of the universe who created everything for a reason. Muslims believe that He created humankind with a simple purpose – to worship Him. He sent messengers to guide people in fulfilling this purpose. Some of these messengers include Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad, peace be upon all of them. They all taught a consistent message about God by affirming His greatness as the Creator and guiding people to worship Him alone. This basic concept has always resonated with people’s natural understanding of God.

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The Testimony of Faith

The Shahada is the Muslim profession of faith and the first of the ‘Five Pillars’ of Islam. The word shahada in Arabic means ‘testimony.’ It must be recited by every Muslim at least once in a lifetime with a full understanding of its meaning and with an assent of the heart.

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The One & Only God – Allah

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Almighty Allah is the Creator of all that exists. He brought the entire universe into being and created us for a purpose and test. Theories suggesting that nature works on its own run against logic. There are countless signs and miracles in the universe that prove the existence of the One and Only Creator…

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The Third Pillar of Islam: Compulsory Charity (Zakah)

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The whole concept of wealth is considered in Islam as a gift from Allah. Allah, who provided wealth to the person, made a portion of it for the poor. So, the poor have a right over one’s wealth. Zakah reminds Muslims that everything they have belongs to their Lord. People are given their wealth as a trust from Him, and Zakah is intended to free Muslims from the love of money.

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