Welcome to Masjid Freehaven: Discovering the Basics of Islam

Welcome to Masjid Freehaven: Discovering the Basics of Islam

At Masjid Freehaven, we believe in fostering understanding and appreciation for the fundamental principles and beliefs of Islam. Whether you're new to the faith, exploring Islam for the first time, or seeking to deepen your knowledge, our Basic Islamic Principles and Beliefs page serves as a resource for learning and discovery.

Introduction to Islam


meaning "submission" or "surrender," is a monotheistic faith founded on the belief in one God, Allah. It is based on the teachings of the Quran, the holy book revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and the Hadith, the sayings and actions of the Prophet.

Core Beliefs:

Oneness of God (Tawheed)

Muslims believe in the absolute unity and uniqueness of Allah. There is no deity except Allah, and He has no partners or associates.

Prophethood (Nubuwwah)

Muslims believe in the prophethood of Muhammad (peace be upon him) as the final messenger sent by Allah to guide humanity. They also believe in the prophethood of other messengers, including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus (peace be upon them all).

Divine Revelation (Wahy)

Muslims believe in the divine revelation of the Quran as the final and complete guidance from Allah to humanity. It serves as a source of spiritual guidance, ethical principles, and legal rulings.

Angels (Mala'ika)

Muslims believe in the existence of angels as spiritual beings created by Allah to carry out His commands and act as intermediaries between Him and humanity.

Judgment Day (Qiyamah)

Muslims believe in the Day of Judgment, where all individuals will be held accountable for their actions in this life. They believe in the existence of Heaven (Jannah) and Hell (Jahannam) as eternal destinations based on one's deeds and faith.

Practices and Rituals:

Five Pillars of Islam:

The Five Pillars are the core practices that form the foundation of a Muslim's faith and actions.

They include:

Shahada (Declaration of Faith)

Salah (Prayer)

Zakat (Almsgiving)

Sawm (Fasting during Ramadan)

Hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca)

Daily Prayers

Muslims perform five daily prayers, known as Salah, which serve as a direct connection with Allah and a means of spiritual purification and guidance.

Fasting During Ramadan

Muslims fast from dawn until sunset during the month of Ramadan, abstaining from food, drink, and other physical needs as a form of self-discipline and spiritual growth.

Charity (Zakat)

Muslims are obligated to give a portion of their wealth to those in need through the payment of Zakat, which serves as a means of purifying one's wealth and supporting the less fortunate.

We encourage you to explore the teachings of Islam further through reading the Quran, studying the life of the

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and engaging with knowledgeable members of the Muslim community.

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or inquiries you may have.

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