6 Core Beliefs of Muslims

6 Core Beliefs of Muslims

6 Core Beliefs of Muslims

  1. We believe in ONE GOD. We believe there is only one GOD.
  2. We believe in GOD’s Angels
  3. We believe in Divine Scripture (Injeeel/Psalms; Torah; Bible & the Quran)
  4. We believe in all of GOD’s Prophets (Adam, Abraham, Jesus, Moses, Mohammad & more)
  5. We believe in GOD’s Day of Reckoning/ The Last Day where we will be individually judged as to whether we should enter Heaven or Hell based on the sincerity of our beliefs and the amount of our good deeds versus our bad deeds
  6. We believe in Divine Will/Laws

Sampling of a Few Key Quranic Verses on Islamic Percepts, Values and Morals

DIVINE GUIDANCE

“Get ye down both of you― all together from the Garden, with enmity one to another; but if, as is sure there comes to you guidance from ME, whosoever follows My guidance, will not lose his way nor fall into misery.”(Surah Taha)

VICEGERANCY

“It is GOD Who has made you (GOD’s ) vicegerents, inheritors of the earth: GOD has raised you in ranks, some above others: that GOD may try you in the gifts GOD has given you: …(Qur’an, 6:165)

JUSTICE

A major mission of all Prophets (peace be upon them) was the “establishment of justice among people” Quran Surah 57 Verse 25 Q 57:25

Stand for Justice even if it against a close relative 4:135; 5:8; 16:90; 42:15

“GOD commands justice and goodness in everything” Quran Chapter 16 Verse 90 Q 16:90

KILLING & SAVING LIVES

“..Take not life, which GOD hath made sacred, except by way of justice and law: thus does GOD command you, that ye may learn wisdom.” (al-An’am 6:151)
“If anyone saved a life,it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people” (Quran 5:32)
“Do not take a life except for just cause” 6:151; 17:33 2:84; 4:24;
PRIDE
“Turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, GOD likes not each arrogant boast” (Surat al-Luqman, 31:18)
Do not strut (show off) though the Earth acting like you are so great 6:151; 17:37
THE MESSAGE OF ISLAM
Islam has the same message that was sent by all the Prophets to all of mankind over time. This can be summarized as:
Believe in GOD, do Good Deeds, Join together with Others to Speak the Truth and Be Patient (Al-sura Asr)

HONESTY

Do not touch an Orphan’s (weak Person) property unless you are going to improve it 6:151; 17:35

Do not cheat – give correct measure 6:151; 17:35

Fulfill your agreements 17:35

Do not Commit Fraud, Bribery or be Dishonest 83:1; 2.188 8:27; 17:26; 83: 2-5

MORALS

Be kind to your parents 6:151; 17:32

Do not go near Shameful deeds 6:151; 17:32

Believers, let not a group of you mock another. Perhaps they are better than you. Let not women mock each other; perhaps one is better than the other.

Let not one of you find faults in another nor let anyone of you defame another. .. Q49:11

Quranic Pearls of Wisdom

There are many Divine Pearls of Wisdom in the Quran. These are a select few.

For example, Sura 17 has the SEVEN Pillars of Widom (17:31 to 17:39; (see below)

We have the Ten Commandments in Surah 6 – 6:151 (see below)

Please find the time to research the Quran on your own for these as well as for other DIVINE verses like these.

Please also try to live up to these as best as you can!!!

Do not take ANY OTHER as GODS EQUAL 6:151; 17:32

..A warning to those who pray but are careless in their prayers; who pray only for show while refusing to share even the smallest (simple needs of life) of life from others 107: 4-7

Be kind to your parents 6:151; 17:32

Do not go near Shameful deeds 6:151; 17:32

Do not take a life except for just cause 6:151; 17:33 2:84; 4:24;

Do not touch an Orphan’s (weak Person) property unless you are going to improve it 6:151; 17:35

Do not cheat – give correct measure 6:151; 17:35

Fulfill your agreements 17:35

Do not get involved with things about which you know nothing 17:37

Stand for Justice even if it against a close relative 4:135; 5:8; 16:90; 42:15

Do not strut (show off) though the Earth acting like you are so great 6:151; 17:37

Do not Commit Fraud, Bribery or be Dishonest 83:1; 2.188 8:27; 17:26; 83: 2-5

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