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Fredrick Mathewson Denny’s An Introduction to Islam Frederick Mathewson Denny’s An Introduction to Islam dissects the religion if Islam as it covers topics from religion and politics to the culture and social aspects of the people. Denny describes in this article the basic beliefs and duties of the Islamic people. He starts off with the shahāda (“testimony” in English) which is the prayer that every Islamic person is supposed to say multiple times per day. It praises Allah and states that Muhammad is the messenger of God. “The basic doctrines of Islam can be classified under five headings, which are collectively called iman , meaning ‘faith’.” (Denny, 92) The first of the five doctrines is faith in the unity of God. The unity of God is one of the most important doctrines because it discusses that there is only one God and it is Allah. Denny states that the Christian Trinity is unacceptable and can even be looked at as offensive to Muslims because it associates something with God which is the one unforgivable sin in Islam. The second doctrine is the belief in angels and their important works as messengers and helpers of God. The majority of angels of angels are good creators of good but there is one that is known as the
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