Six Articles of Faith
What are the Six Articles of Faith in Islam?
Muslim doctrine is often summarized in "Six Articles of Faith." According to this list, to be a Muslim one must believe in:
- One God;
- The angels of God;
- The books of God, especially the Qur'an;
- The prophets of God, especially Muhammad;
- The Day of Judgment (or the afterlife); and
- The supremacy of God's will (or predestination).
This list is sometimes shortened to Five Articles of Faith, which leaves off belief in the supremacy of God's will.