The tenets of the Islamic faith have been described by many people. Those who are most able to tell about a religion are its own adherents. A clear and concise article about the five pillars of Islam and the six articles of faith can be found at Islamic Beliefs and Practices
As the article states, Islam is a simple and practical religion, with easily understandable beliefs and laws. At the same time, the application of the laws is ground for much contention among Islamic scholars and various Islamic schools of thought.
Note: Under the heading “Meaning of Islam” the meaning of the word Islam is accurately given. Some people claim that Islam is a religion of peace because the word Islam is related to the word for peace : salaam. Although both worlds contain the three same root consonants s, l and m, linguistically they are of a different category, so that the claim cannot be validated on the basis of language.