Worldview Of Islam Essay

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Islam, like Judaism and Christianity, has a monotheistic worldview, teaching that there is one God in the universe; Muslims believe that this God is Allah. By its belief and its practice, the Islamic faith has produced a group of people who submit and surrender themselves absolutely to Allah. Following the guidelines of the Six articles of Faith and the Five Pillars, a Muslims is able to live their life in complete devotion to Allah.

Islam is a monotheistic religion, the belief in one God who is omnipotent, eternal, transcendent and all knowing. This is the fundamental and central declaration of Islam that their God is the only God. Allah is the name by which Muslims refer their God too, the word Allah in Arabic translates to ‘the (al) God (ilah).’ Devoted Muslims proclaim the oneness of God in the Shahadah, which must be spoken everyday in Arabic. La Ilaha illa Allah; Muhammad rasul Allah, which translates to; There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his Prophet (Goldberg, P., Blundell, P., Jordan, T., 2009). Islam translates to ‘submission’, and it is this attribute of submission the lies at the base of this religion. The person who has truly submitted, is one who has completely surrendered to Allah, and this surrender is exemplified in all that one does and says. One who surrendered themselves to Allah is known as a Muslim, which translates to one who submits (to Allah). Submitting to Allah one must apply implications to every area of life from what to eat, what to wear, when to pray and how much money to give
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These articles speak of beliefs in the following: tawhid, mala 'ika, kutubullah, rasuluhu, al-Akhira and al-Qadr. A verse from the Qur 'an sums up these main articles of faith precisely:
The Messenger believeth in what hath been revealed to him from his lord, as do the men of faith. Each one (of them) believeth in Allah, His angels, His books, and His

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