Islam is based on three interconnected dimensions;
- The Unity of God, Divine Justice, Prophethood, Imamate, Resurrection.
- The teachings and commands outlining the ethical conduct between fellow believers.
- The legal obligation to conduct oneself in accordance with the Ahkam, or Islamic laws.
The traditions that deal with the beliefs of Islam contain five fundamental articles known as Usul al-Din (Principles of the Religion). They are rooted in the Qur’an as well as the hadith corpus of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) and the Ahlulbayt.