Basics of Islam

« So remember Me; I will remember you.

And be thankful to Me and do not deny Me »

Quran Chapter 2, Verse 152


1. Videos

Islam Simplified in four minutes

Brief and concise explanation of Islam in four minutes (4 mins)

What is Islam?

Sheikh Yusuf Estes, originally a Christian preacher who converted to Islam, shares a comprehensive summary of Islamic beliefs (29 mins)

Beginners Guide to Islam

'ThinkRevert' has produced this excellent short series about the basics of Islam, from the perspective of a revert himself (10 videos, 15 mins each)

⭐ Five Pillars of Islam ⭐

Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad, dean of Cambridge Muslim College, provides an excellent eight-part lecture series introducing Islam. (8 videos, 1 hr 30 mins each)

Five Pillars Made Plain

Yaqeen Institute, an Islamic institute based in Texas, has produced this excellent thirty-two short episode series. Sheikh Abdullah Oduro, head of convert resources, reviews the "who", "what", "when", "where", and "why" of the 5 foundational pillars of Islam(32 videos, 4 mins each)

Islam for Beginners

Sheikh Yusuf Estes reviews the basic tenets of Islam incorporating the spirit and the meaning at the foundation (45 mins)

2. Books

New Muslim Guide

A fantastic booklet outlining the basic tenets of belief. A short and sweet read that will leave you with a solid understanding of the basics of Islam 👉 Download(19 pages)

Islam: Belief, Legislation, Morals

An excellent introduction to the foundations of Islam, particularly written towards new Muslims. Topics covered include; evolution of the Prophets' missions, comparative religions, evidence behind God's existence, Prophethood, the soul and matter in Islamic thought, the philosophy behind the Islamic pillars, good human relations, women in Islam, politics & economics, and the tipped scale of the balance 👉 Download(434 pages)

The Revealed Path:

A Guide Book for New Muslims

A fantastic and comprehensive overview of Islam, slightly more in-depth than its companion "New Muslim Guide" 👉 Download(133 pages)

The Islam book:

Big Ideas Explained

Rageh Omaar, journalist and writer, has produced this excellent visual book that takes the reader on a journey through the history, and teachings of Islam right up to present day. It is full of engaging designs and artwork, making it a highly enjoyable read 👉 Download 👉 Buy(336 pages)


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