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  1. ISLAM BELIEFS

  2. I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: • And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord: • Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary: • Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried: He descended into hell: • The third day he rose again from the dead: • He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty: • From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead: I believe in the Holy Ghost: • I believe in the holy catholic church: the communion of saints: • The forgiveness of sins: • The resurrection of the body: • And the life everlasting. Amen. In Christianity..

  3. Christians profess our beliefs through… • The Apostles Creed or the Nicene Creed In Christianity…

  4. There is no one prayer that summarizes all the beliefs… • But there are six tenets of belief… In Islam…

  5. Islam is a rational religion: “The vilest of creatures are those who choose to be deaf and dumb and do not use their reason.” (Qur’an 8:2) • Muhammad reminded his followers that “The first thing God created was reason”. Therefore, believers must take personal responsibility for one’s actions and faith. • Muslims are not called to compel anyone to believe what they believe; to surrender to God, is part of one’s “inner struggle”. Understanding Islam

  6. Shahadah is the central prayer for Muslims. It states: • “There is no god but God and Muhammad is the Messenger of God” • He is defined as Eternal, Absolute, Infinite, Compassionate and Merciful, the sole Creator and Provider. Belief in one God.

  7. Muslims believe God’s proper name is Allah. • It is preferred over other names because it has no gender affiliation and does not have plurality • Arabic Allah

  8. Muslims believe in angels who exist and interact with humans. • Muslims believe in prophets that communicate God’s message. • Examples: Noah, Jesus, Moses, Abraham, Muhammad is the last and greatest of the prophets. Angels and Prophets

  9. There are four inspired books: • The Torah of Moses • The Psalms of David • The Gospel of Jesus Christ (Injil) • The Qur'an. Muslims believe that all but the Qur'an have been interpreted and changed by Jews and Christians. Holy Scriptures

  10. Muslims believe that every person has a soul that lives on earth for one lifetime and upon death of the body moves on to an afterlife. • God reconfigures the person’s body and decides if the person is sent to paradise or hell. Final Judgment Day

  11. Paradise is described as an eternal abode of beauty and majesty • A just reward for people who have followed one God and lived a good life Hell is described as an abode of torment and anguish. According to Islamic tradition, God doesn’t want to send anyone to hell, but if a person chooses to live an evil life, you will be sent there. Paradise and Hell

  12. Hell can be avoided by sincerely submitting to God and obeying His commands. • In the end, God will judge people’s actions by their intentions and motives. Determination of Good and Evil