What to know

Islam is the continuation of the Abrahamic monotheistic belief in one God and revival of all past major religions which called to believe in one god. The three major dimensions of Islam include beliefs, ritual practices, and the effort to improve one’s character and actions. There are six major beliefs in Islam and five central practices that are referred to as the Five Pillars.

The last dimension of Islam focuses on the cultivation of excellent moral character to better oneself and the world around oneself. It teaches a set of values that promote life, liberty, equality and justice. Some of these values include, respect for the earth and all creatures, care and compassion for those less fortunate, seeking of knowledge, honesty and truth in word and deed, Striving to improve oneself and the world.

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