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Beliefs



Sacred Narratives

The sacred stories of Islam include an account of the creation of the world, and stories of the prophets, especially Muhammad.

Ultimate Reality and Divine Beings

The foundation and core of Islam is Allah, the one and only God. God is the creator of all things, including supernatural beings like angels and jinn.

Human Nature and the Purpose of Existence

Islam teaches that the purpose of existence is to love and serve God through loving and serving others. People can forget this, but prophets bear God's revelation, which shows people the way.

Suffering and the Problem of Evil

Suffering has purpose in Islam; it tests faith and corrects unbelief.

Afterlife and Salvation

Muslims believe in the Day of Judgment and heaven and hell. Each person is responsible for the judgment he or she will receive. People are judged based on their intentions and their deeds.