Welcome to Beliefnet's coverage of Islam, a religion practiced by more than one billion people throughout the world. Beliefnet is the leading site covering faith, religion, and spirituality. The Islam section offers resources for Muslim faithful and those simply curious about the Muslim way, perceptive commentary about contemporary Islamic issues, important news stories, and moving essays about all aspects of Muslim life. Our Islam section includes:
- A guide to basic Islamic beliefs and practices, including the Five Pillars of Islam
- Discussion of moderate Islam and its conflicts with a more hard-line brand of the religion that is flourishing in other parts of the world.
- A vibrant Islam online community that offers lively discussions about various aspects of Muslim faith, including pilgrimage or hajj, Muslim identity, Islamic food and diet, holidays, conversion to Islam, and more.
- Useful tools and features, including explanations of important verses from the Qur'an, or Koran, and four audio versions of the adhan, Islam's call to prayer.
Our articles and interviews about the evolution of the American-Muslim population since 9/11 provide useful conversation about the role of Islam in the U.S. and in the world. This site also provides insightful essays on all aspects of Islamic culture and Muslim activities around the world. Beliefnet offers a provocative and nuanced look at the Islam way of living in today's society. Please choose one of the offerings from our Islam coverage below:
Explore the central tenets of this faith, including its teachings on the nature of a deity, the origin of the universe, the existence of evil, and more.
Learn the five most important tenets of the Muslim faith with this tour through the five pillars.
Take this trivia quiz to find out how much you know about Islam.
Celebrated author and Islam expert Karen Armstrong offers an answer to this question and many more frequently asked questions about Islam.
ISLAM IN THE WORLD
Why is anti-Americanism rampant in the Middle East? How are moderate Muslims fighting for their beliefs in East Asia? Islam scholar Akbar Ahmed explores these issues in his travel diary.
In this exclusive video, Beliefnet columnist Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf explains how Muslims view the death of the Al-Qaeda leader in Iraq and discusses how God may judge him.
What are Muslims doing to help fight the global battle against terrorism? More than you may know.
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More on Muslim faith, rituals, and celebrations, contemporary Muslim issues, and living a Muslim life. Plus interactive features, audio and video, quizzes, and more.