Unformatted text preview: Faith and Worship
Introduction Islam embodies beliefs and concepts of great
creativity, practicability and guidance.
creativity, These beliefs and concepts serve as
instrument of his mental culture, moral
betterment, spiritual enlightenment, social
justice and political tolerant.
justice Ibadah (act of devotion) bridges the spiritual
gap between The creator and oneself.
gap It develops relationship between man and God. Islam and Iman
Islam Islam constitutes two basic concepts Iman and
Amal. Iman unsupported by Amal is ruthless,
unauthentic and unreliable.
unauthentic Both must be integrated to attain the success
in this world and hereafter.
in No person can be a true Muslim without iman. The tree cannot grow without seed and one
cannot be a Muslim without iman.
Islam A true Muslim is a person who accept all teaching of
Islam and complete obedience toward Allah Almighty.
Islam A true believer is a person who maintain good
relationship with Allah and maintain a goodness in their
lives by acts of righteous.
lives Allah said in Surah Al-Baqarah verse 177
It is not righteous that you turn your faces towards
East and West, but it is righteousness to believe in
Allah and the last day, and the angels and the book
and the messengers and to spend of your sustenance
out of love for Him, for your relation, for orphans, for
the needy, for travelers …….such are the people of the
truth and the God Fearing.
Islam Muslim will rely on the guidance from Allah in
his But only those with iman and amal can benefit
from the guidance.
from Allah said surah Al-Baqarah verse 2:
This is the book in which is sure guidance without
doubt, to those who believe in the unseen and
are steadfast in prayer and spend out of what
we have provided for them.
Islam Al-Quran brings good news to those who
believes and do good deeds.
believes Anyone, man and woman who believes
and submits to the will of God is
promised eternal happiness .
Iman The practice of Iman is called Islam, those
who practices what he believes in is true
Muslim. Islam deal with all those deeds ( `amal) which
is essential for the ultimate success.
is All good deeds are included in ibadah
(devotion) to God.
(devotion) The acts of Ibadah is considered vital for a
Muslis are Solah, Zakah, Sawm and Haj.
Iman Iman is the basic of all action in Islam. All
the human activities such as economy,
politic, education etc. are based on Iman.
politic, Muslim is required to believe in six pillars,
starting with believe in Allah, Messengers
of Allah, Angels, hereafter and
Tawhid Tawhid (oneness of God) It is the article of faith and the most important
and fundamental teaching of Islam.
and Islam attaches great importance to this pillars
this is the foundation and bedrock of Islam.
this The expression of belief in this article
distinguishes a believers from a non believer.
distinguishes There is no room for polytheism, The true
believer denounces all kind of deities.
The tawhid includes the following aspects:
Concept of Allah
-The kalimah express the supremeness of God
and all mortals are dependant on Him.
- He is dependant on no one, He is unique and
One in His Person and Attribute.
-The oneness of Allah it confirms God as the sole
and the supreme planner, designer, of the earth
and to remove all dubious ideas about the
existence of one or many creators.
Attribute of God
- Allah said in surah al-Baqarah verse 255.
Allah!! There is no deity but He, the living, the selfsubsisting, Eternal. No Slumber can seize Him
nor sleep, His All thing in heaven and on the
earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence
except He permits…
- God is free from weakness and frailties need no
support from friend, father and offspring.
- Muslim believes the Divine attribute are
synonymous only with Allah.
iii. Huquq Allah
- Worship of Allah
- It is a primary duty and obligation toward Allah.
And He said :
I have only created jinn and men that they may
serve Me, No sustenance do I require of them
nor do I require that thye should feed Me. For
Allah who gives sustenance to all Lord of power
- It is integral part of Ibadah, those who
claim to be Muslim and do not obey
Allah are not true Muslim.
- The believers are commanded to
submit fully to the law of Allah and
enter to the fold of Islam.
- The whole mankind submit his entire
life to the will of Allah:
life Obedience Allah said in surah al-Ali `Imran verse 83.
Do they seek for other than the way of Allah,
while all creatures in the heavens and on the
earth have willingly and unwillingly bowed to
- He also said in surah al-Nisa’ verse 125,
“Who can be better in religion than one who
submits his whole self to Allah does good and
follow the of Abraham the true in faith”
follow Love of God
- Love of God follows naturally for obedient believers.
- Those who obey the command of their lord
gradually develop love and affection for Him.
- In fact, worship without love and reverence is
regarded as pointless.
- And there is no virtue in observing Islamic rituals
without the genuine inner live for the creator.
- With that love and affection behind religious
devotion is required and very importance.
- Man is under obligation to God for all His
bounties, for which he should be thankful.
- Allah said in surah Al-Nahl verse 78
It is He who brought you forth from the womb
of your mother when you knew nothing, and
He give you hearing and sight and
intelligence and live that you may give thank
- Seeking His help
- Allah is the Supreme source of Knowledge
- Man is obliged to seek only His help under
any circumstances. It is only He Who is
capable of aiding man.
- Allah said in surah al-Fatihah verse 5.
“To you we worship and to your help we seek”. ...
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- Spring '09
- Islam, Qur'an, Allah