What do Muslims believe?

As Lutheran Christians, we know the true and living Triune God.  To reach Muslims for Christ, it is important to know more about Islam.

Principle Beliefs

Even though some beliefs and practices may vary among Muslims, there are six principle beliefs that are accepted by almost all peoples of the Islamic faith. These beliefs are:

  • Monotheism

    There is only one god, and his name is Allah.

  • Angels

    These include Gabriel, the one who conveyed the message of Allah to Muhammad, Michael, the angel of providence and guardian of the Jews, Israfil, the one who will sound the trumpet that will summon everyone for the Judgment, and Izrail, the angel of death.

  • Prophets

    Among the twenty-five prophets mentioned by name in the Qur’an are Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, John the Baptist, Jesus, and Muhammad. Though Jesus is mentioned ninety-seven times in the Qur’an and is given greater honor than any of the earlier prophets, it is Muhammad that is called the “seal of the prophets.”

  • Scripture

    The Qur’an is the very words of Allah. It was revealed to Muhammad by Gabriel in Arabic, the original language. The Qur’an, which is used by Muslims today, is believed to be identical with the “mother of the book” in heaven, a book that the Qur’an itself affirms is uncreated.

  • Day of Judgment

    Each individual will stand before the throne of Allah, and his good deeds will be weighed against his bad deeds to determine whether his destiny will be paradise or hell. Paradise is described as a beautiful garden where those who have followed the straight path of Islam will live in the presence of Allah. For men there is the promise of both sexual and sensual pleasures.

  • Predestination

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