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What do muslim belive in?

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Muslims believe in the same god as Jews and Christians. Like Jews, they adhere to the Mosaic laws, and do not accept Jesus as son of their god or Messiah. Unlike Jews they trace their spiritual lineage through Ishmael.

Muslims believe Jesus was an important prophet, but that the prophet Mohammed was the most important and had the truest revelations from the Abrahamic god, which in the Arabic language is "Allah".

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As a former Muslim, i verify this answer. :p
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Nicely stated.
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A few corrections there: First Muslims accept Jesus not only as a prophet, but also as the Messiah translated Christ. Second, Muslims dont believe at all that Muhammad was more important than Jesus. The Quran tells us not to make any difference among the Prophets or the books attributed to them. They both were one of the major prophets in Islam (e.g Adam, Noah, Abraham, Jesus, and Muhammad). The difference between Jesus and Muhammad is that Jesus was the promised Messiah and Muhammad is the Seal of the Prophets. And finally, the Quran confirms the Gospel of Jesus Christ (which is no where to be found today). The Quran says that the Torah, the Psalms, the Gospel (not with a s) were all sent by God. They are all the word of God! :)

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@big_bang, are you sure you were a Muslim before?
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in their own God

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They actually believe in the same god as Jews and Christians.
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I agree with Skeptikitten. All three religions are "Abrahamic" meaning they trace their origins back to Abraham. Each have slightly different traditions and texts, but they are all very closely related and all worship God.
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God and the teachings of the prophet Muhammed. It's been a while since I was reading it, but there's the five pillars of Islam which really define worship - the creed, daily prayers, almsgiving, Ramadan, and the pilgrimage to Mecca.

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They believe in ALLAH the almighty GOD and Muhammad (pbuh) as his messenger. They also believe in Jesus (pbuh) as one of his many messengers.

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They believe that there is no God but Allah , and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah

The Six Pillars of Faith..believing in God , Angels,Scriptures,Prophets,Life after death and in Divine Decree

The Five Pillars of Islam...The Muslim Profession of Faith ,The Prayer ,Compulsory Charity ,The Fast of Ramadan AND The Pilgrimage (Hajj)
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( 136 ) O you who have believed, believe in Allah and His Messenger and the Book that He sent down upon His Messenger and the Scripture which He sent down before. And whoever disbelieves in Allah, His angels, His books, His messengers, and the Last Day has certainly gone far astray.Quran (4:136)

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By the way, they do NOT believe in the same God as the Christians do. My God today does NOT say "Kill all the infidels!"

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There is not such a meaning in the Quran, ordering or even permitting the Muslims to ever attack innocent people whether they are Christians, Jews, or any other faith for that matter.

Combat is only ordered against those who are attacking or killing the innocent Muslims or fighting against the established Muslim state.
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The word used most often in Quran, that is so often mistranslated as kill; slay; or slaughter is not jihad, it is Qital and if you look to the Arabic, you will quickly understand this word in today's usage would clearly be combat.

Naturally, just as here in the U.S. we must stand up for righteousness and strive to prevent oppression, aggression and tyranny. This is the proper usage and understanding for this term, as you will discover while passing through the Tafsir and explanations by top scholars today.

Scholars of Quran tell us the verses dealing with this topic are specific and not intended to imply a general meaning for just anyone to decide to go around combating non-Muslims.
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The early Muslims had been driven out of their homes and turned out into the desert to starve. After finally, relocating in Medina, verses came in Quran instructing them to make hajj (pilgrimage) back to Makkah. Finding their way blocked and after several years of making agreements and treaties that the others continually broke, the Muslims were at last, told they could now fight in combat against the tyrants who had so horribly mistreated and abused them in the past. However, this would only be acceptable to Allah if they remained within very specific limitations. The word "Qital" in Arabic in this instance refers to "combat" rather than what some have used "kill" because the word "kill" is far to general, while the word "combat" appropriately describes what is intended by the usage in this passage. Allah Knows Best.
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Thank you.
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