"Islam" means submission to Allah's will. A Muslim is someone who surrenders completely to Allah and accepts His commands and prohibitions to guide his life. Islam is a religion that plays a major role in everyday life of Muslims. It is an ideal way of life for every Muslim.
According to Islamic understanding, Islam is not a new religion, but the same way of life, which all prophets followed from the beginning of creation. As people deviated from the right path over and over again, Allah sent various prophets to remind them of the right way of life. With each new revelation, the previously valid one was replaced. Some of these prophets were Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus - peace be upon them all. The last prophet was Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. He is considered the seal of the prophets, after him there will be no further prophets and accordingly no further revelations from Allah to people.
Islam defines five basic duties that all Muslims must observe, which are considered as the pillars of their faith. These are: