Islam has five basic duties which Muslims must perform. They are known as the five pillars of Islam.
Research resources on Islam, one of the most controversial and fastest-growing religions in the world.
Basic beliefs of Islam.
The shahada -- the great confessions -- consists of seven Arabic words repeated by every Muslim, which together describe the very core of Islam.
Research resources on Islam
Why do many Muslim women wear a veil? Is is a sign of religious oppression or of Islamic fanaticism? How should Western democracies deal with the all-concealing versions such as the Niqab and the Burka? Does the veil hinder integration?
A pictorial overview of different Muslim veil styles -- from the Hijab head scarf to the full-body, all-concealing Burqa.
How Muslims view the Quran (Koran)
Included in the units of the Qur'an are statements and principles that form a plan which establishes the position of man on earth, points to the purpose of life, provides guidance and freedom of choice as well as the necessary tools for the trust or mandate given to mankind. As a consequence of granting freedom of choice to mankind, religious diversity is taken for granted, so the Qur'an contains the principles regulating the dynamic coexistence between the various communities.
Similarities and differences between the God of the Quran and the God of the Bible
Research resources on the Quran, Islam's holy book.