The word Islam comes from the root word Salam which means peace in the Arabic language, so Islam means peacefully and willingly submitting your will to God Allah it also means Believes out of Conviction and not a blind faith,
Islam in a simple term is that: you worship God alone the Creator of everything, you worship him Alone without Partners or Intermediaries or Partitions or Idols or Images because there is nothing can be compared to God and his proper name is Allah Glory be to him and you should belief in all the prophets and messengers of Allah peace be upon them and follow his last and final prophet and messenger to the worlds Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and you should belief in the books that Allah has revealed to them and follow the last Revelation of Allah which is preserved unchanged The Holy Qur’an, you should belief in the Angels of Allah and in the Judgment day and in the Destiny of Allah,
To be a Muslim you have to Say your Shahadah which is a Testimony of Faith by saying Sincerely that There is no God except Allah and Muhammad is a Messenger of Allah. and in fact that is all it takes to become a Muslim, (Click HERE for more details).
To be a Good Muslim you have to follow what Allah have required Muslims to do and number one is you have to Start Praying five times a day, I know it sounds difficult but believe me it is for your own good, you will have a direct connection with your Creator, you will feel better and stronger Spiritually, Mentally and also Physically, of course if someone is a disable person then he or she could use a chair or whatever makes them comfortable, a woman with menstruation she is not required to pray in this period or to make it up later, Allah does not make things hard on people,
To be a good Muslim you have to give Zakat which is 2.5% Charity of your wealth to the Poor, it is really not that much and that is if you have wealth of course, Doing good deeds is Essential in Islam,
To be a good Muslim you should Fast the month of Ramadan which is not eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset again this may sound hard but believe me it is easy, you will not only learn to be displan but also to feel how people who are less fortunate than you feel, you learn to be thankful to Allah that blessed you with food and health and you will give your body a little a break, it is really healthier, it is like you are doing a diet and you get rewarded for it, how cool is that. (Click HERE for more details).
And last but not least to be a good Muslim you are required to do Hajj that is the Pilgrimage to Mecca once in your life time if you can afford it. (Click HERE for more details).
The Nobel Qur’an is the last Revelation of Allah Almighty and it was Revealed Gradually by Allah’s Angel Gabriel to Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him within the last 23 years of the life of the Prophet, to be delivered to the Worlds to All Human Beings, and Today this message have reached you;
Allah said in the Holy Quran:
(Religion in the sight of Allah is Islam),
and Allah said:
(And whosoever seek any Religion other than Islam it will NOT be accepted from him and in the Hereafter will be from the Losers).
So brothers and sisters Please don’t be of those losers, learn about Islam, read the Qur’an if you can, you could watch the movie below before if you like to have a general idea about Islam,
Here is a link to a page on this website to a nice Translation of the Holy Quran in your own language, you can Download it or Read it, Click Here.
Please watch this nice video about what is Islam:
Islam is your Straight Path to Paradise,
Praying and feeding poor people and stop fooling around is your ticket to Paradise,
But the Final Permission to get in, is in the “Hand” of Allah Almighty,
Hollywood movie the story of Islam told beautifully, Please watch it:
(it is long but definitely worth it)
Here is a nice short video of a non-Muslim explaining Islam:
A little objective look by none Muslim, at the History of Islam, by Yale University Professor Paul Freedman: