Calling Islamic religion "Islam"

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Tawhid (Oneness of Allah)

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Shahadah (Testifying that there is no deity but Allah)

The first, second and third questions from Fatwa no. ( 7887 ):

Q1: Why is the Islamic religion called “Islam”?

A: It is called so because whoever reverts to Islam must submit to Allah (may He be Exalted) and to all rulings introduced by Him (may He be Exalted) and His Messenger (peace be upon him), for Allah (may He be Exalted) says:Surah Al-Baqarah, 2: 130 And who turns away from the religion of Ibrâhîm (Abraham) (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism) except him who befools himself… to His saying:Surah Al-Baqarah, 2: 131 When his Lord said to him, “Submit (i.e. be a Muslim)!” He said, “I have submitted myself (as a Muslim) to the Lord of the ‘Alamîn (mankind, jinn and all that exists).” Moreover, He (may He be Exalted) says:Surah Al-Baqarah, 2: 112 Yes, but whoever submits his face (himself) to Allâh (i.e. follows Allâh’s Religion of Islâmic Monotheism) and he is a Muhsin then his reward is with his Lord (Allâh).


Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’

Member Member Committee Deputy Chairman The Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz