Islam is monotheistic, because Muslims only worship one deity. Muslims believe that the creator, God, is omnipotent and omniscient. Muslims also believe in angels and prophets.
The Qur'an, or Koran, is the Islamic sacred text that they believe was given to Muhammad, a prophet. In the Islamic faith, Muhammad is the last prophet who is divinely inspired to spread the message of God. Muslims also believe in the Day of Judgment and in the idea of divine decree, meaning that the events of a person's life are predetermined. Muslims believe in the power of prayer and engage in charity and fasting during Ramadan. Every Muslim must make at least one pilgrimage to Mecca, a house of worship in Saudi Arabia.Learn More
People who follow Islam eat a variety of foods that are shaped by Islamic dietary law. This law forbids the eating and drinking of certain items, but it allows just about everything else. Forbidden foods are called haram, while permitted foods are called halal.Full Answer >
Pork and alcohol are the only two items expressly forbidden. The Quran, however, is somewhat open to interpretation about what other foods may or may not be permitted.Full Answer >
Eid begins first day after the month of Ramadan in the Islamic culture and is a three-day celebration. Eid is short for Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast Breaking.Full Answer >
Muslims can eat beef as long as it follows certain guidelines. The cow's slaughterer must kill the animal by cutting its throat in a swift, merciful fashion, and the carcass must be bled completely.Full Answer >