“This day I have perfected for you your religion, Islam . and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion.” (Ma’idah, 5/3)

The literal meaning of Islam is peace, serenity, and submission. Islam is defined as turning towards Allah with devotion, and unconditionally accepting His commands and prohibitions with people’s own choice and will without any compulsion.

The one who adopts Islam as their religion and complies with its rules are called “Muslim”. Islam is the last religion sent by Allah the Almighty through the last Prophet Muhammad (saw). It is a perfect system of belief, worship and morality, and will be valid until the Day of Judgment. As previous religions have been corrupted by humans, Allah (swt) has sent Islam to remind people of the divine rules.

The difference between Islam and other religions is that Islam addresses all humanity, and will be valid until the last day of the world.

The prophet of Islam is the Prophet Muhammad (saw), and its divine book is the Holy Qur’an. The Qur’an is the final and complete version of the revelations delivered to humans starting with the Prophet Adam. No other religion, prophet or divine book will be sent after Islam, the Prophet Muhammad, and the Holy Qur’an.

All principles of Islam are about preserving the magnificent balance and the human. Islam aims to guide people to establish a healthy communication with their own selves, Allah, and other people. Thus, both individual and social peace will be established, and justice and mercy will rule all over the world. These principles are discussed under three main titles: principles of faith, worship, and morality.