In the name of God, The Most Beneficent, the All-Merciful

Understanding Islam and Muslims

What is Islam?
Who are the Muslims?
What do Muslims believe?
How does someone become a Muslim?
What does 'Islam' mean?
Why does Islam often seem strange?
Do Islam and Christianity have different origins?
What is the Ka'bah?
Who is Muhammad?
How did Muhammad become a prophet and a messenger of God?
How did the spread of Islam affect the world?
What is the Qur’an?
What is the Qur'an all about?
Are there any other sacred sources?
Examples of the Prophet's sayings
What are the 'Five Pillars' of Islam ?
1) Faith
2) Prayer
3) The 'Zakat'
4) The Fast
5) Pilgrimage (Hajj)
Does Islam tolerate other beliefs?
What do Muslims think about Jesus?
Why is the family so important to Muslims?
What about Muslim women?
Can a Muslim have more than one wife?
Is Islamic marriage like Christian marriage?
How do Muslims treat the elderly?
How do Muslims view death?
What does Islam say about war?
What about food?
How does Islam guarantee human rights?
Islam in the United States
The Muslim World


This page was incorporated from the book, Understanding Islam and the Muslims, prepared by The Islamic Affairs Department, The Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Washington DC.