Articles of Belief in Islam

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1. Believe in Allah (SWT), the One and Only Allah (SWT)

Allah (SWT) is ONE, He has neither a father, mother, nor a son and neither was He fathered. He is the Supreme, Eternal, Infinite, Merciful, Compassionate, Creator, Provider and Mighty. None are equal to HIM. He has Power over all that’s in the Universe and the Heavens.

2. Believe in Messengers and Prophets of Allah (SWT)

A Muslim believes in all the Messengers and Prophets of Allah (SWT) without any discrimination from Adam to Mohammed (Peace be upon them all). They were all mortal beings endowed with Divine revelations as appointed by Allah (SWT) to teach mankind. Their message is the same from the dawn of time to submit to Allah (SWT)’s will and Obey his Laws. Allah (SWT) (SWT), has not left mankind without guidance for the conduct of his life.

3. Believe in the Revelations and the Quran

A Muslim believes in all scriptures (Quran, Bible, Torah and Psalms) as they were complete and in their original versions.

The Quran are the words of Allah (SWT), sacred book of the Muslims. It is the last book of guidance from Allah (SWT), sent down to Mohammed, peace be upon him, through the Archangel Jibraeel (Gabriel). Every word of it is the word of Allah (SWT). It was revealed over a period of 23 years in the Arabic language. It contains 114 Surahs (chapters) and over 6000 verses.

The Quran deals with man and his ultimate goal in life. Its teachings cover all areas of this life and the life after death. It contains principles, doctrines and directions for every sphere of human life. The theme of the Quran broadly consists of three fundamental ideas: Oneness of Allah (SWT), Prophethood and life after death. The success of human beings on this earth and in the life hereafter depends on obedience to the Quranic teaching.

The Quran is unrivalled in its recording and preservation. The astonishing fact about this book of Allah (SWT) is that it has remained unchanged even to a dot over the past fourteen hundred years. No scholar has questioned the fact that the Quran today is the same as it was revealed. Muslims till today memorize the Quran word by word as a whole or in part. Today, the Quran is the only authentic and complete book of Allah (SWT). Allah (SWT) is protecting it from being lost, corrupted or concealed.

4. Believe in The Angels

There are purely spiritual and splendid beings created by Allah (SWT). They require no food or drink or sleep. They have no physical desires nor material needs. Angels spend their time in the service of Allah (SWT). Each is charged with a certain duty. Angels cannot be seen by the naked eyes. Who are created from light, and are invisible to us. The Angels have no gender. They do not disobey the commands of Allah nor do they commit sin. They are many in number, and their exact number is only known to Allah.

5. Believe in The Day of Judgement and the Day of Resurrection

A Muslim believes in the Day of the Judgement. This world as we know it will come to an end, and the dead will rise to stand for their final and fair trial. On that day, all men and women from Adam to the last person will be resurrected from the state of death for judgement. Everything we do, say, make, intend and think are accounted for and kept in accurate records. They are brought up on the Day of Judgement.

The Resurrection is when all things will again come to life. On this day all will be called to account for their good and bad deeds. This day all living souls and everything in the universe shall perish. The stars, sky, and mountains will disintegrate and fall down. Everything will be reduced to nothingness by the will of Allah. One who believes in life after death is not expected to behave against the Will of Allah (SWT). He will always bear in mind that Allah (SWT) is watching all his actions and the angels are recording them.

6. Qadaa and Qadar

A Muslim believes in Qadaa and Qadar which relate to the ultimate power of Allah (SWT). Qadaa and Qadar means the Timeless Knowledge of Allah (SWT) and His power to plan and execute His plans. Allah (SWT) is not indifferent to this world nor is He neutral to it. It implies that everything on this earth originates from the one and only Creator who is also the Sustainer and the Sole Source of guidance.

Allah (SWT) is Wise, Just, and Loving, and whatever He does must have a good motive, although we may fail sometimes to understand it fully. We should have strong faith in Allah (SWT) and accept whatever He does because our knowledge is limited and our thinking is based on individual consideration, whereas His knowledge is limitless and He plans on a universal basis. Man should think, plan and make sound choices, but if things do not happen the way he wants, he should not lose faith and surrender himself to mental strains or shattering worries. Everything in the entire universe and beyond was predetermined by Almighty Allah. Our birth, our death, our intelligence, our beauty, our livelihood, the length of the existence of the world, and everything that will ever be was determined by Almighty Allah before He created anything.

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