Some of these values include: The primary sources of knowledge about Islam are the Qur’an, which Muslims generally believe is the divinely revealed word of God, and the Sunnah, which refers to the example or precedent of the Prophet Muhammad (i.e., what he said, did, approved, disapproved, caused, ordered, or allowed to happen).
Much of what is known about the Sunnah is from the collection of sayings or reports known as hadith, or prophetic tradition.
ING has been delivering educational presentations about Muslims and their faith for over two decades.
The following are answers to some of the most common questions that ING and its affiliates across the country have encountered in that time.
While many of the answers address issues like the creed that are well established because of a clear citation in the Qur’an or hadith (prophetic sayings)—such as the six major beliefs or the five pillars—others focus on areas that are more open to interpretation.
These answers reflect the fact that Islamic teachings are the product of a dynamic conversation among Muslim scholars and between the scholars and the laity who apply their best understanding of the primary sources of Islam rather than a fixed set of laws and regulations.
In most cases, however, the views of these scholars probably reflect the views of the majority of Sunni Muslims in the U. These issues cannot always be addressed by the laws of past eras or different cultures in Asia or Africa.While the cause of suffering is not always evident, the way that people respond to difficulty is a test of their moral fiber.Responding to hardship with patience and fortitude is a virtue for which we believe a great reward is promised in this life and the afterlife.The hadith describe actions of the Prophet Muhammad or actions that his companions attributed to his teachings.Hadith also elaborate and provide context to the Qur’an.