The Six Articles of Faith

 

If there were in the heavens and the earth, other gods besides Allah, there would have been confusion in both! But glory be to Allah the Lord of the Throne; (exalted is He) above what they attributes to Him.” (Qur’an 21:22)


Muslims believe in a single and unique God, "Allah". Allah is the Creator of all things. He has no parents, children, spouses or partners. He has power over all things. He is the Creator of mankind, the heavens and the earth and everything that exists. The Qur'an says: "Say: He (Allah) is One! The Eternal, the Absolute; He begets not nor was He begotten. And there is none comparable to Him." (Chapter 112:14)

One may get to know and love Allah through knowledge of His divine attributes, a few of which are the Merciful, the Forgiving, the Sovereign, the Just, and the Intensely Loving. Allah's attributes are mentioned in the Qur’an and in the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him.)9.

Muslims believe that there are no intermediaries, such as priests, saints or the Pope, between Allah and His servants.

Muslims believe that the purpose of life is to know, serve and worship Allah. Allah says in the Qur'an, "I have created humans that they may worship Me. " (Qur'an 51:56)