Where should a non-Muslim start to properly understand Islam?
There is so much information, (and misinformation), about Islam in the media and on the Internet.
In fact, there is an overflow of information, which can be quite confusing for someone wanting to understand.
Who is the God of Muslims?
Who is their Prophet?
What is Islam all about?
And what does the Qur’an really say and teach?
These are the 4 main questions we try to answer in this folder, with carefully selected answers as a brief introduction to Islam in less than 30 questions and topics.
Our website, About Islam.net, has many more resources that deal with these issues, and we invite you to browse through them to find out more detailed answers to these and other, related topics.
We hope this introduction gives you basic answers and a useful foundation for further reading and research.
We wish you a fruitful journey of research and discovery.
Who Is Allah?
Is the God of Islam the same God of Jews and Christians?
Or is Allah a different God?
What are His description and attributes in Islam?
How can people communicate with God?
Find out here the answers to these and other important questions …
“Allah” is a special word. It indicates the only entity in existence Who truly possesses the qualities of divinity and lordship. This name belongs to Him alone. No one else shares it …
Who Is Muhammad?
There is a lot of misinformation in the media about the Prophet of Islam.
Was he a man of war or peace?
Was his mission foretold by earlier Prophets?
What was he like as a person?
Find out the answers to these and other questions here:
Prophet Muhammad is the man beloved by more than 1.2 billion Muslims. He is the man who taught us patience in the face of adversity, and taught us to live in this world but seek eternal life in the hereafter …
What Is Islam?
After an introduction to the God of Islam and His Prophet, now it’s time to understand what Islam is all about.
What is Islam in a nutshell?
What is the religion all about?
Please browse the questions to find out the answers…
A lot of unnecessary fear and misunderstanding would be dispelled if people could take the time to see what this Islam is really all about. First of all, people need to know that Islam isn’t a “foreign” religion. It certainly isn’t a religion just for Arabs …
What Is The Qur’an?
How does someone new to Islam approach the Quran?
What is the historical background of the Quran?
And how do we know it is the Truth?
For a Muslim, the Quran is the word of God; literal word of God communicated to His last Prophet and Messenger, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), through Angel Gabriel. For a Muslim, this is the ultimate source of authority …
- The Qur’an: A Message to Humanity?
- The Story of the Quran
- 5 Proofs that the Quran is the Word of God
- How Do We Know that the Quran has Never been Changed?
- 9 Astonishing Facts in the Quran that will Surprise You
- How to Introduce the Quran to Non-Muslims (+video)
There are many English translations to the meanings of the Qur’an available today, some are excellent while others are of lesser quality.
If you wish to continue your journey of research into Islam, we would recommend this clear and easy to read translation of the Qur’an.