The Beginner’s Guide

To Understanding Islam

Welcome to the first guide on our website, the Beginner’s Guide to Islam! Whether you’re new to the teachings of Islam or just looking to quickly review what you already know, we’re happy you came here.

Why We Wrote This Guide


Islam is the fastest-growing religion with over 1.9 billion followers all over the globe.

By now you probably heard about Islam through the media, conversations with a friend or coworker, or perhaps you stumbled upon it while browsing through the web. Although Islam is the second most followed religion in the world after Christianity, it is also one of the most misunderstood.

It can be overwhelming to discern the differences between what Islam truly teaches from the misinformation and misconceptions that are widespread. We created this guide for anyone who would like to know what Islam is really about from an authentic source.

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We hope you will find value in reading this guide. We divided this beginner’s guide into five chapters which represent the most important areas of Islam. It is by no means a comprehensive guide that will teach you everything about the religion from A to Z. A guide like that would be too long for the average person to read. However, there is more than enough information in here to help you understand the core principles and beliefs of the religion.

Secondly, all of the verses from the Holy Quran and the narrations from Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) are written in English instead of Arabic, their original language. That means any verses or quotes you see within this guide are only interpretations of the meaning and not the exact word-for-word definition.

That ends our short introduction. Let’s get started!

Islam is a faith practiced by 1.6 billion people worldwide. Yet it’s also one of the most misunderstood
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Who is this guide for?

People of Other Faiths

Are you curious to learn more about Islam? Then this guide may be what you were looking for.

New Muslims

This guide covers the basics of Islam and is a great resource for new Muslims.

In this guide you’ll learn:

Chapter 1 – What is Islam?

What is the religion that is practiced by 1.6 billion people around the world? What are their beliefs? Who do they worship? Find out in this first chapter.

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Chapter 2 – The 5 Pillars of Islam

Islam is built upon 5 pillars, and practicing these pillars is important for all Muslims which include belief in one God, prayer, zakat, fasting, and pilgrimage.

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Chapter 3 – The 6 Pillars of Faith (Iman)

What makes up faith for a Muslim? Do they believe in the existence of Angels? What about scriptures such as the Torah and Gospel? Do they believe in other Prophets besides Muhammad?

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Chapter 4 – Story of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Learn about the man who the Holy Qur’an was revealed to, and the man who Muslims believe is the last Prophet sent to mankind.

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Chapter 5 – The Afterlife

The moment of death, life in the grave, the Day of Judgement, Heaven and Hell. How do Muslims view the next life?

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