Islam: What's It all About?

Sajid Iqbal

Q: What is Islam?

A: The word "Islam" means peace and submission. Peace means to be at peace with yourself and your surroundings and submission means submission to the will of God. Islam is not just a religion but also a complete way of life. It deals with each and every aspect of life.

Muslims believe in one God and in the Day of Judgment and individual accountability for actions. Muslims believe in a chain of prophets beginning with Adam and including Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Issac, Jacob Joseph, Job, Moses, David, Solomon and Jesus. God's message was reaffirmed and finalised by the Prophet Muhammad.

What’s He Chattin’ About?


Aalim: An Islamic scholar  

Allahu Akbar: This means God is Greater and is known as Takbir

Da'wah: An invitation usually to Islam or towards any good

Fatwa: An Islamic ruling based on evidences from the sources of Islam for a specific situation. They are usually issued by a Mufti only

Fitnah: In the Quran it is used to describe the trials and temptations that may face the believers. Now, it is used to describe the forces that cause mischief, chaos and scandal within the Muslim community, disturbing social peace and order

Hajjis: A title given to a Muslims who have completed the pilgrimage to Makkah