Unit 1 The Islamic Belief The concept Islamic belief is the comprehensive idea of Islam about the universe, man and life, before and after the current one. The pillars of faith: 1. The belief in the Unity of Allah Almighty: He is the real creator. He is one; none has the right to be worshipped but him alone. He has no partner; such as son, daughter, helper, competitor and neither gives birth nor is he born. He has the most magnificent names and perfect attributes. No one shares his divinity or his attributes. He has the sovereignty over the universe because he is the creator, owner, sustainer of everything exists. He is well above his creatures. He has guided mankind into the straight path, He showed them how to recognize and worship Him. He is capable of doing anything in the heavens or in the earth. He is free from weariness and weakness, because of his infinite power. 2. The belief in Allah's Angels. They were created of light, this nature requires no food or drink or sleep. They are created to worship Allah almighty alone, obey Him, and act only by His command; they spend their days and nights in the service of Allah almighty, worshipping Him all the time. 2
Their main role is to act as intermediaries between Allah almighty and the visible world. The angels fall into different categories and they are assigned different duties. One of their functions that to deliver the revelation from Allah almighty to whomever He wishes among His prophets. There are, amongst others, those who guard Paradise and Hell, and those who record the slave's deeds. We can not see them but the prophets saw some of them as we know that our prophet Mohammad (PBUH) saw Gabriel (PBUH). Angels can change their shapes and appear in any form. Angels don’t share Allah almighty in His divinity. Jinn are different from angels. A Muslim should believe in those whom Allah named such as Jibril (Gabriel), Mika'il , Malik the Guardian of Hell-fire, and Israfil , who is in charge of blowing in the Trumpet. 3. The belief in Allah's Books, which previously revealed: A Muslim should believe that Allah almighty had sent down Books upon His Prophets and Messengers to clarify His Right and to call to it. A Muslim should also believe in the Revealed Books that Allah almighty named, such as the Torah, the Gospel, the Psalms, and the Qur’an. The Glorious Qur’an is the final and the best of all these Books. It confirms the Scriptures that came before it and is a witness over it, testifying the truth. All Muslims should follow its commands, shun its prohibitions and refer to its rulings to settle their differences.
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- Fall '14
- Islam, Qur'an, Allah