Crash Course in Islam — Articles
>>STEVE ST. GEORGE: Hi. I'm Steve St. George. And this is a crash course in Islam. You may have heard of the five pillars of Islam. But if you heard of the six articles of faith? The five pillars of Islam, the profession of faith, prayers, Zakat, Ramadan and Hajj are considered the foundation of the faith. But the six articles are also important. Without them, there is no faith. To be a Muslim one must believe in all six. A Muslim must believe in the oneness of Allah. God had no parents siblings or children. Allah is singular and unique. Another article of faith is the belief in the existence of angels. A Muslim must also have faith in the revelations of God. These include the Quran, Torah and the Gospels. Additionally Muslims must believe in the prophets, many of whom are responsible for bringing Allah's revelations to man. Among the prophets are the Prophet Mohammed, Jesus and Moses. Resurrection and a day of judgment, which are crucial to the Christian faiths, are also crucial to Islam. A Muslim must believe he or she will one day be resurrected and be judged for his or her deeds on Earth. The final article of faith is the belief in predestination. A Muslim must believe Allah knows everything past, present and future, also that God controls everything that exists and has ever existed for Crash Course in Islam, I'm Steve St. George.