Islam is based on peace and submission to God, following the guidance given by Him through the prophets. Central to the faith is a strict monotheism: a belief that there is One Almighty God, the Creator of all that is. Muslims strive to live every aspect of their lives in accordance with this belief. Islam is often described as a “way of life” rather than merely a religious faith. God is never far from a Muslim's mind, and faith guides every decision and practice.