Articles of Faith

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A Muslim believes in the following 6 articles of Faith:

 

1. Oneness of God                                                                  [Read Article]

A Muslim believes in ONE GOD, Supreme and Eternal, Infinite and Mighty, Merciful and Compassionate, Creator and Provider. God has no father or mother, no son or daughter. None is equal to Him. He is God of all humankind, not of a special tribe or race.

God is High and Supreme but He is very near to the pious thoughtful believers; He answers their prayers and helps them. He loves the people who love Him and forgives their sins. He gives them peace, happiness, knowledge and success. God is the Loving and the Provider, the Generous, and the Benevolent, the Rich and the Independent, the Forgiving and the Clement, the Patient and the Appreciative, the Unique and the Protector, the Judge and the Peace. Many of these attributes of God are mentioned in the Quran.

God creates in humans the mind to understand, the soul and conscience to be good and righteous, the feelings and sentiments to be kind and humane. If we try to count His favors upon us, we cannot, because they are countless. In return for all the great favors and mercy, God does not need anything from us, because He is Needless and Independent. God asks us to know Him, to love Him and to enforce His law for our benefit and our own good.

2. Messengers and Prophets of God                                             [Read Article]

A Muslim believes in all the Messengers and Prophets of God without any discrimination. All messengers were mortals, human beings, endowed with Divine revelations and appointed by God to teach mankind. The Holy Quran mentions the names of 25 messengers and prophets and states that there are others. These include Adam, the first Prophet, along with Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, the last of the Prophets (peace be upon them all). The key message brought by all Prophets was the same: to believe in One God and not to associate partners with Him, to stay away from sins and to lead a life devoted to earning God’s pleasure.

3. Revelations and the Quran                                                  [Read Article]

A Muslim believes in all scriptures and revelations of God, as they were complete and in their original versions. Muslims believe in the original scriptures that were given to previous messengers; for example David received the Psalms (Zabur), Moses the Torah (Taurat) and Jesus the Gospel (Injeel). However, the previous scriptures do not exist today in the original form in which they were revealed.

The Quran is the last testament in the series of divine revelations from God, and Muslims recite and turn to it for guidance in all aspects of their life. It comprises the unaltered and direct words of God, revealed through the Angel Gabriel, to the final Prophet, Muhammad, peace be upon him (pbuh), some 1400 years ago. The Quran is unique because it is the only revealed book that exists today in the precise form and content in which it was originally revealed.

The Quran is unrivaled in its recording and preservation. The astonishing fact about this scripture is that it has remained completely unchanged over the past fourteen centuries, a fact that is attested to by both non-Muslim and Muslim scholars alike. There are no versions of the Quran and every copy in the world remains identical, word for word in its original language Arabic. Muslims to this day continue to emphasize the importance of memorizing the Quran word by word, as a whole or in part, recognizing that it is the Speech of God and not a book written by Muhammad (pbuh), as sometimes erroneously thought.

4. Angels                                                                                   

Angels are a creation of God. They are purely spiritual and splendid beings that require no food or drink or sleep. They have no physical desires or material needs. Like other creations of God, Angels spend their time worshiping God. In contrast to human beings, Angels do not have free Will – they can only obey God and do not have the ability to disobey Him. Each Angel is charged with a certain duty. Angels cannot be seen by the naked eyes.

5. Day of Judgment                                                              Read Article]

A Muslim believes in the Day of the Judgment. 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. Everything we do, say, make, intend and think are accounted for and kept in accurate records. They are brought up on the Day of Judgment.

One who believes in life after death is not expected to disobey God. They will be ever-conscious that God is watching all their actions and the angels are recording them.

People with good records will be generously rewarded and warmly welcomed to Paradise. People with bad records will be fairly punished and cast into Hell. The real nature of Heaven and Hell are known to God only, but they are described by God in familiar terms in the Quran.

If some good deeds are seen not to get full appreciation and credit in this life, they will receive full compensation and be widely acknowledged on the Day of Judgment. If some people who commit sins, neglect God and indulge in immoral activities seem superficially successful and prosperous in this life, absolute justice will be done to them on the Day of Judgment. The time of the Day of Judgment is known by God alone.

6. Predestination

A Muslim believes in the ultimate Knowledge and Power of God to plan and execute His plans. God is Wise, Just, and Loving, and whatever He does must have a good motive, although we may fail sometimes to understand it fully. The believer should have strong faith in God, recognizing that their own knowledge is limited and their thinking is based on individual consideration. In contrast, the Knowledge of God is limitless and He plans on a universal basis. Humans should think, plan and make sound choices and then put their trust in God. If things happen as they want they should praise God. If things do not happen as they want they should still praise God, recognizing that He knows best what is good for the affairs of mankind.

 

 

 

 

11 Comments

  1. Ernie Cole says:

    Excellent article-very informative, yet succinct! If more people knew these basic things even, they would think more highly of islam and muslims.

  2. Daikerr Mol says:

    it has been nice to know this facts actually i love this religion now

  3. this is very important to all our muslim brothers nd sisters

  4. "Bad or Good All Luck from Allah" why not to be added here sir? (!)

  5. Jazzallahu khair for the reminders Going over these points with my Sunday School children this morning inshaAllah

  6. Shane Hutto says:

    This is a dangerous site that will lead many astray from truth. It saddens me deeply, that you are putting up billboards to covert people to a false religion. You call Mohammad the last prophet…I call him a womanizer, liar, false prophet, pedafile. The real One true living God is YAHWEH. The God that loves you even though you don't love Him. The God that sent His So to die for us. The God that gives you a relationship, not a life of slavey. The deity you call Allah is a moon god, you worship a rock in Mecca. You do not hear from your god, you do feel your god, you do not have a relationship. Jesus Christ… The last prophet…the teacher, priest, king and God in flesh. He came an died for our transgressions. He gave us freedom if we believe in Him we would have true life and true love. If any of you wish to know how much God thinks of you, you gotta go to the Bible. Your quran is a lie; its evil, it's sataninc…it leads you to believe that everything is okay and that your a religion of peace and love…but it's not. It's a religion on war, hate, and power. I love you all, but your all going to miss out on the truth. I don't wanna see that. If any of you wish to discuss, argue, get mad at me. Whatever it may be I'm willing to go down that path. God bless you all.

  7. Daina Alex says:

    I pitty you old man,we shall leave to see…!!! when you die there that you will get to know you were astray..the very moment ur have putten into your grave,you will feel your astrayness..!!

  8. Dear Shane, you are talking about Bible and Jesus(AS)… I have some knowledge of Bible and forgive me for it'll hurt you but your Bible is not the Bible in it's original shape, it's full of human additions. We, the Muslim believe in all Prophets of Allah, Jesus(AS) included(one of the great Prophet he is). But what is important here is that Muhammad(SAW) came after Jesus(AS) and one day Jesus(AS) himself will declare that you must follow Muhammad's (SAW) path. Actually, religion is the same, we all believe in one Allah Almighty, the only creator of the universe but as time needed, Allah sent different messenegrs to this world among humans to guide His creatures. Life is changeable, it never stops, it moves on. Even we see how new things are emerging, in accordance to these changes, Allah sent prophet after prophet to bring innovations. Among these prophets, Muhammad(SAW) was the last. And Muhammad(SAW) didn't say that Jesus(AS) was wrong rather he continued with the same religion of Jesus and came up with a new version of Deen. Now, I suggest you a thorough and carefull reading of Quran, and then read some of the authentic about Muhammad's (SAW) life and his sayings…you'll come to the conclusion that both of us are right but as time needs, we must look for the new versions. However, no other prophet is coming after Muhammad(SAW) and Jesus(AS) himself will come one day and will follow the path of Muhammad(SAW) and Quran, not his own old one or Bible. If you cannot find books regarding Islam, I'll manage to send you. Stay blessed.

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