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There are seven basic beliefs in Islam.

Belief in:

 

1. Allah

2. Angels of Allah (Mala’ikah)

3. Books of Allah (Kutubullah)

4. Messengers of Allah (Rusulullah)

5. The Day of Judgement (Yawmuddin)

6. Pre-destination or Supremacy of Divine Will (Al-Qadr)

7. Life after death (Akhirah)

 

These beliefs have been declared in Al-Imanul Mufassal (the statement of faith), which is as follows:

"Amantu Billahi, wa Mala’ikatihi, wa Kutubihi, wa Rusulihi, wal Yawmil Akhiri, wal Qadri Khairihi wa Sharrihi Minal Lahi Ta’ala, wal Ba’thi Ba’dal Mawt."

 

Meaning: "I believe in Allah, in His angels, in His books, in His messengers, in the Last Day (Day of Judgement) and in the fact that everything good or bad is decided by Allah, the Almighty, and in the Life after Death."

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1. Belief in Allah

 

Belief in Allah is not confined to belief in the mere existence of a Creator. This belief necessitates the affirmation of Allah with all His Attributes in the way in which these are expounded in the Qur'aan and Hadith.

1. Allah is ONE.

2. He alone is worthy of worship and none besides Him is worthy of worship.

3. He has no PARTNER.

4. Nothing is hidden from Him, He even knows the thoughts that go into a person's mind.

5. He is the most POWERFUL.

6. He has created the earth, the skies, the sun, the moon, the stars, the angel, human beings and the whole universe.

7. He gives life and death.

8. He gives sustenance to all creation.

9. He does not eat, drink or sleep.

10. He is forever and will be forever.

11. He was not created by anyone.

12. He does not have any parents, wife or children.

13. He does not depend on anybody. All depend on Him.

14. Nobody resembles Allah, and He resembles none.

15. He is pure from all faults.

16. He does not have eyes, nose or a body like that of human beings.

17. We should therefore PRAY to HIM for all our requirements. 
 

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2. Belief in the Angels

 

Do Muslims belive in Angels?

Muslims believe that Allah Ta'ala created Angels. So the answer is: yes, Muslims do belive in angels.



When Were Angels Created and Out of What?

Angels were craeted long before man. Muslims belive that Allah (God), created Angels out of light.



What do Angels Do?

Angels carry out the tasks ordered by God. Since Angels do NOT have Free Will, unlike humans, they do only that which God has ordered them to. hence, they belive in God and only do good. They never go agains the commands of Allah and when ordered to do something, do it.



Are Angels Higher in Rank Than Man?

Many people think that Angels are higher than man becasue they never disobey Allah Ta'ala. The thing is, when there is a sinning slave who does not repent, then of course the angel will be of higher rank. However, that slave who worships Allah and carries out the orders of Allah may attain a higher rank than the Angels by his good deeds. Why? Because man has free will, hence he can do good and bad BUT if he controls himself and stays away from bad then this takes him a level higher, as he has controlled himself.



How Many Angles Are There?

We do not know the amount of angels Allah created, but one thing we do know is that there are a huge amount of angels.



Well Known Angels

1)Jibra'eel

2)Mikaeel

3)Israfeel

4)Izraeel

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3. Belief in the Books Of Allah

 

1. Allah has revealed His Books to various Prophets for the guidance of their nations.

2. The big Books are called KITAABS whilst the small ones are called SAHIFAS.

3. The four main Books that were revealed are the:

1. TOURAAT
2. ZABOOR
3. INJEEL
4. HOLY QURAN.

4. The TOURAAT (OLD TESTAMENT) was given to Hazrat MOOSAA (Alayhis-Salaam).

5. The ZABOOR (PSALMS) were given to Hazrat DAWOOD (Alayhis-Salaam).

6. The INJEEL (NEW TESTAMENT) was given to Hazrat 'ISAA (Alayhis-Salaam).

7. The HOLY QUR'AN, the final Book of Allah was revealed to MUHAMMAD sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam.

8. Besides these there were many more smaller Kitaabs revealed, e.g.

10 Sahifas were revealed to Hazrat ADAM (Alayhis-Salaam ).
50 Sahifas were revealed to Hazrat SHIES (Alayhis-Salaam).
30 Sahifas were revealed to Hazrat IRIS (Alayhis-Salaam).
Between 10 and 30 Sahifas were revealed to Hazrat IBRAHAM (Alayhis-Salaam) (Peace and
Blessings of Allah be upon all of them).

9. All the other Books besides the HOLY QUR'AN were revealed at once.

10. The HOLY QUR'AN was revealed over a period of 23 years.

11. All the other Books are no more in their original form. Changes, alterations and additions have been made to them.

12. The HOLY QUR'AN has been memorized by thousands from the beginning of ISLAM right to the present day.

13. Allah has promised to safeguard the text of the HOLY QURAN, which is miraculous.

14. The HOLY QUR'AN was the final book of Allah. It is still pure, clear and free from any change or alteration.

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4. Belief in the Messengers Of Allah

 

 

1. Allah sent many messengers to this world from time to time to guide mankind.

2. These messengers were known as RASOOLS and NABIS.

3. The FIRST of these messengers was HAZRAT AADAM (Alayhis-Salaam) (Peace be upon him) whilst the LAST was HAZRAT MUHAMMAD MUSTAFA sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam.

4. We do not know the names of all the NABIS that came into the world.

5. There were about 124 000 Nabis.

6. All the NABIS and RASOOLS were human beings whom Allah chose to convey his message to the people.

7. They always spoke the truth, committed no sins and conveyed the message without adding or leaving out anything.

8. They performed miracles with the help of Allah Ta'ala.

9. All the RASOOLS were NABIS but not all NABIS were RASOOLS.

10. A RASOOL is a Prophet who received a new SHARIAT (Divine Law) and Book from Allah. A NABI follows the SHARIAT of a RASOOL or a Prophet before him.

11. No person can become a NABI or a RASOOL by his own effort.

12. No more Prophets will come after our NABI MUHAMMAD MUSTAFA . He was the final Prophet of Allah.

13. In the HOLY QURAN Allah Ta'ala mentioned our NABI MUHAMMAD
MUSTAFA as KHAATAMUN NABIYEEN which means that he is the LAST of all the NABIS.

14. The name of some other NABIS and RASOOLS mentioned in the QURAAN are Hazrat EBRAHIM, ISMAIL, YAHYA, ZAKARIA, YUNUS, IDRIS, YACOOB and SULEMAN (Alay-Himus-Salaam).

15. Our NABI MUHAMMAD MUSTAFA was of the highest position amongst all the Prophets.

16. All the Prophets of Allah preached the oneness of Allah Ta'ala.

 

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5. Belief in the Last Day (Qiyamat)

 

1. This world will one day come to an end.

2. Besides Allah Ta'ala no one knows the exact day of Qiyamat. Only this much is known that Hazrat ISRAFEEL (Alayhis Salaam), the Angel, will be ordered to blow the soor (trumpet).

3. The sound will cause every living person or creature to die.

4. The earth will be shaken up. The mountain will become like flakes of cotton wool the sun and the moon will crash. The stars will lose their shine and the whole universe will be destroyed.

5. The approach of Qiyamat will be known by its signs shown to us by our Prophet MUHAMMAD sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam

6. Some of these signs are as follows:-

(a) People will disobey their parents and disrespect respect them.

(b) Breach of trust.

© Singing, music and dancing will become common.

(d) Illiterate people will become leaders.

(e) People will speak ill of their ancestors and the previous pious people.

(f) People of low means will begin to boast of high buildings.

(g) Unworthy people will be given high posts. 
 

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6. Belief in Fate -Taqdeer

 

1. Allah has the knowledge of everything before its creation.

2. Allah has given human beings the willpower and the ability of doing good or bad.

3. Allah's knowledge of what good or bad one would do even before one is created is called TAQDEER or FATE.

4. All favours are by Allah's will alone and no misfortune can happen except by the will of Allah.

5. Therefore we should not despair over any misfortune or boast over any favour. This teaches us that we should he thankful to Allah for His favours and patient over any misfortune. 
 

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7. Belief in the Life After Death

 

1. After the day of Qiyamat when everything will be destroyed, Hazrat ISRAFEEL (Alayhis salaam) will be ordered to blow the trumpet (soor) for the second time.

2. Once again every person that lived on this earth from the time of Hazrat AADAM (Alayhis Salaam) up to the final day would be given new life.

3. They will all gather before Allah Ta'ala for judgment in the MAIDAAN-E-HASHR (Field of Resurrection).

4. They would have to give an account of their deeds.

5. The day on which this will be done is called :-

YAUM-UL-HASHR : Day of Resurrection
YAUM-UL-JAZA and YAUMU DEEN : Day of Judgment
YAUM-UL-HISAAB : Day of Reckoning (Account).

6. The good would be blessed and rewarded with JANNAT (PARADISE)

7. The evil ones would be punished in JAHANNAM (Hell)

8. Besides the Kufaar and Mushrikeen Allah Ta'aala will forgive whomsoever He wishes.

KUFFAAR- Plural of KAAFIR meaning one who disbelieves in Allah.
MUSHRIKEEN- Plural of MUSHRIK meaning one who associates with Allah Ta'aala any partner in His being or attributes.

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