Hi Twotribes :)
Originally Posted by Twotribes
Repentance is also highly encouraged in the Islamic faith. Muslims constantly and regularly repent and ask for forgiveness. We do it directly to God, without any intercessors though.
My question is how does the Muslim faith believe one gets to heaven?
Basically a Muslim has to believe in God and do good deeds. These two things are very important. So Belief and deeds, are what take a Muslim to heaven.
In detail though one has to believe in:
2.His angels( e.g Gabriel, Michael, etc.)
3.His Books ( Torah (old Testament), Injeel (new testament), Quran etc.
4. His Messengers ( Abraham, Noah, Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, etc) may peace be upon them all.
5. His devine decree (good or bad destiny)
Those are called a Mumin's (believer's) articles of faith
II. Good Deeds
As far as good deeds are concerned, a Muslim has some obligatory(fard) or voluntary ones to fulfill.
The obligatory deeds are:
1. The Shahada ( A testimony of faith declaring: The oneness of Allah and that Mohammed is His Messenger/Prophet and servant)
2. Salaat ( Praying 5 times a day on fixed timings e.g noon, evening etc.)
3. Sawm ( Fasting Ramadan)
4. Zakaat ( obligatory charity)
5. Hajj ( Pilgrimage to Makkah if able)
Voluntary deeds are the common everyday deeds like feeding a poor person etc.
The reason I ask maybe a misunderstanding on my part. As I understand it, Muslim religion believes in the old ( or parts of) Testament and believes that what we refer to as the Son of God was a prophet of God.
Yeah, Muslims believe that the Old and New Testements were devine books but were corrupted and altered by men imsad . The Quran was then given to His last messenger Muhammed (pbuh).
Chrisitians believe the teachings of Jesus and he explains how to be forgiven and saved. I dont understand exactly what the Muslim faith believes in this regard. I am curious.
Muslims believe that the teachings of Jesus, Muhammed, Moses or any other prophet (pbut) came from the same God.
I hope that helped. Thanks for the question.