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What is Imaan (faith) ?


There are six pillars of islamic faith in which every person must believe to become muslims. Not believing in one of these, that person will outside the fold of Islam.



1) Believe in One God : Tawheed

First pillars of islamic faith.


Believe in the Oneness of God and his Attributes :


Say: He is Allah the One and Only; (Quran 112 : 1)


And never there has been anyone co-equal with him. (Quran 112 : 4)


Worship God alone; do not attribute divinity to others… (Quran 4:36)


Tauheed : Believe in One God

What is Shirk And Its Form ?


2) Believe in the Angels of God :

Second pillars of islamic faith.


Belief in the Angels of God:


Allah has created the angels from light. They are honorable slaves of Allah; they obey Him and execute His Commands; Allah describes them by saying: "…They do not disobey Allah in what He commands them but do what they are commanded." [Quran: 66:6]


The number of angels is very great; it can be known to no one except to God.


Four of the angels are archangels, namely Jibril (Gabriel), the angel of revelations; Mikae’il (Michael) the angel of rain; Israfil, the angel who will announce the advent of Resurrection; Azrail the angel of death.


Every man is attended by two recording angels, called the “Kiram–ul–Katibeen,” or the illustrious writers, one of whom records his good actions, and other his evil actions.


There are also two other kinds of angel called “Monkar” and“Nakeer,” who examine the dead in the grave.


There are also two celebrated angels “Radwan” who is in charge of Paradise, and “Malik” who is in charge of Hell.


The angels intercede for men, while, they celebrate the praise of God; they implore forgiveness for the dwellers of earth. They also act as guardian for men. Each man has a succession of angels before and behind him, who watch over him by God’s behest.


3) Believe in the Prophets and Messengers of God :

Third pillars of islamic faith.


Belief in the Prophets or Messengers of God :

Muslims believe that God’s guidance has been revealed to humankind through specially appointed messengers, or prophets, throughout history, beginning with the first man, Adam, who is considered the first prophet. Twenty-five of these prophets are mentioned by name in the Quran, including Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus. Muslims believe that Muhammad is the last in this line of prophets, sent for all humankind with the message of Islam.


4) Believe in the Books of Allah :

Fourth pillars of islamic faith.


Belief in the Books of Allah :

The Message of guidance from Allah conveyed to mankind, through His prophets, from time to time, is called the ‘Books of Allah’.


Not only do the Muslims believe in the Holy Qur’an, but also in the ‘Books of Allah’ given to other Prophets. The Qur’an makes reference to five revealed Books including the Holy Qur’an itself.


These are as follows:


Suhuf (Scrolls): given to prophet Abraham, peace be upon him (87:20)


Taurat (Torah): given to prophet Moses, peace be upon him (3:4, 5:45)


Zaboor (Psalms): given to prophet David, peace be upon him (4:164)


Injeel (Gospel): given to prophet Jesus Christ, peace be upon him (5:47)


Qur’an: given to prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him (6:20)


There is, however, a note of caution: All revealed Books except the Holy Qur’an were partly changed by their followers and are not preserved in their original form. As such, the belief of the Muslims in the ‘Books of Allah’ refers solely to the ‘original guidance’ received by their prophets, and not to the present day version of these Books. The text of the Holy Qur’an, however, has always remained unchanged and preserved in its original form. Islam claims that the teachings of the Qur’an are complete, perfect and eternal. These teachings are fully capable of guiding mankind in all ages.




5) Believe in the Day of Judgment :

Fifth pillars of islamic faith.


Belief in Resurrection and life after death. :


Muslims believe that on the Day of Judgment, humans will be judged for their actions in this life. So whosoever does good equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant), shall see it. And whosoever does evil equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant), shall see it.


But how ˹horrible˺ will it be when We gather them together on the Day about which there is no doubt—when every soul will be paid in full for what it has done, and none will be wronged! (Quran 3 :25)


And everything (from their deeds) is thoroughly recorded by Us in writing. (Quran 78:29)


(Narrated in Saheeh Muslim, #2582, and Mosnad Ahmad, #7163 ) Prophet said: [On the Day of Judgment, rights will be given to those to whom they are due (and wrongs will be redressed)...]


204. Abu Hurairah (May Allah bepleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "On the Resurrection Day, the rights will be paid to those to whom they are due so much so that a hornless sheep will be retaliated for by punishing the horned sheep which broke its horns". [Muslim].


So whosoever does good equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant), shall see it. And whosoever does evil equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant), shall see it. (Qur’an 99 : 7 – 8)


One day, everything will come to an end. And you will taste every fruit of your deeds.


6) Believe in the Divine Decree (Fate) :

Sixth pillars of islamic faith.


Belief in the Divine Decree (Fate):


The last pillar of the Islamic faith in which every person must believe to become muslim. He affirms that everything good or bad that happens in his or her life comes from God the Almighty.


The Pen


Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said; “Verily, the first thing Allah created was the pen. He said to it: "write" it replied: "my lord, what should i write?" so He SWT said: "write all that will occur and all that has occurred." so in that hour, everything that will occur until the day of recompense was recorded” (At-Tirmithee And Abu Dawud)


Truly Believe


Hadith of Jabir: "No slave of Allah will truly believe until he believes in Al Qadr its good and bad from Allah, until he knows that what has befallen him was not going to miss him and that what missed him was not going to befallen him" (Tirmidhi)


50,000 Years Prior to Heavens & the Earth


Sahih Muslim, Book 033, Number 6416: Book Of Destiny Abdullah b. 'Amr b. Al-'As reported: I heard Allah's Messenger (pbuh) as saying: "Allah ordained the measures (of quality) of the creation fifty thousand years before He created the heavens and the earth, as His Throne was upon water"


Verily, We have created all things with Qadar (Divine Preordainments of all things before their creation, as written in the Book of Decrees Al-Lauh Al-Mahfûz). (Al Qur’an 54 : 49)


But whenever good fortune alighted upon them, they would say, "This is [but] our due"; and whenever affliction befell them, they would blame their evil fortune on Moses and those who followed him. Oh, verily, their [evil] fortune had been decreed by God-but most of them knew it not. (Quran 7 : 131)


Everything


…Allah has already set a destiny for everything. (Quran 65:3)


Sahih muslim Book 033, Number 6419: Tawus reported: I found some Companions of Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: "Everything is by measure". And he further said: "I heard Abdullah b. Umar as saying: There is a measure for everything-even for incapacity and-capability".


…For each and every matter there is a Decree (from Allah). (Quran 13 : 38)



Sab Taqdeer Hai


Main kab aur kahan per paida honga, Mera rang kya hoga (gora ya kala), Mera khad kya hoga (gidda ya lamba), Main kitna hoshiyar rahoonga, Main kitna padonga aur kya bononga (Dr, Er, Clerk, Labour, Bizz man etc), And my living and its resting place, Main Amir ya gareeb ya middle class rahonga., Aur meri kab aur kahan per shadi hogi., Meri aulad kitni hogi., Meri maut kab hogi, etc, etc .


Ye sab taqdeer mein pehle se hi likh chuka hai.


Agar apni taqdeer achi hai to Allah ka shukar ada karke apni khoobi ko Allâh ki marzi ke mutabiq zindagi guzaro. Aur aap ki taqdeer mein mushkilat likhe hain to allah keliye sabar Karo. Allah aap ko behtareen badla dega. In shaa Allah.


Tests You through Bad and Good Conditions in Life.


...We are putting all of you to a test by passing you through bad and good conditions,... (Qur’an 21 : 35)


We are continuously tested either through blessings, to see how thankful we are or through trials, to see how patient we are.



Affirmation of The Qadar of Allah


It is narrated on the authority of Yahya b. Ya'mur that the first man who discussed qadr (Divine Decree) in Basra was Ma'bad al-Juhani. I along with Humaid b. 'Abdur-Rahman Himyari set out for pilgrimage or for 'Umrah and said:

Should it so happen that we come into contact with one of the Companions of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) we shall ask him about what is talked about taqdir (Divine Decree). Accidentally we came across Abdullah ibn Umar ibn al-Khattab, while he was entering the mosque. My companion and I surrounded him. One of us (stood) on his right and the other stood on his left. I expected that my companion would authorize me to speak. I therefore said: Abu Abdur Rahman! There have appeared some people in our land who recite the Qur'an and pursue knowledge. And then after talking about their affairs, added: They (such people) claim that there is no such thing as Divine Decree and events are not predestined. He (Abdullah ibn Umar) said: When you happen to meet such people tell them that I have nothing to do with them and they have nothing to do with me. And verily they are in no way responsible for my (belief). Abdullah ibn Umar swore by Him (the Lord) (and said): If any one of them (who does not believe in the Divine Decree) had with him gold equal to the bulk of (the mountain) Uhud and spent it (in the way of Allah), Allah would not accept it unless he affirmed his faith in Divine Decree...

(Sahih Muslim 8 a - Book 1, Hadith 1)



Ya Allah make my faith firm and strong.


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