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.
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.
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 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.
The term Arabian was historically used to describe an inhabitant of the Arabian Peninsula.
Today “Arabian” is used as an adjective to describe a non-human noun (e.g., Arabian coffee); it should not be used to refer to people.