Religion has always been a source of guidance for humanity. And a perfect religion is only that which guides and instructs its followers not only in their day to day dealings but also in their creed to set a right direction for them in this temporary life. Moreover when both these things are combined together and are observed with full spirit only then we find a human being living a life full of internal bliss and peace.
Islam as a religion is exactly like that. Without any exaggeration it is able to guide us in every sphere and phase of life. The comprehensiveness of Islam is enough as an evidence to prove that it is the only real Divine-ordained religion. Here in this blog we shall have a very brief look upon the basic beliefs of the Islam as a faith.
The following are the most basic articles in Islam to have faith in:
- Faith in Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ
- Faith in Angels
- Faith in Divine Scriptures
- Faith in Messengers
- Faith in the Day of Judgment
- Faith in Destiny
Let’s discuss them very briefly:
- Faith in Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ: Muslims believe in one God. And they call Him with the name Allah. He is alone. There is no partner to Him neither in His being nor in His attributes. Only He is worthy of worship.
- Faith in Angels: Angels are the creation of Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ and they are created by light (nur). They are humble servants of Almighty Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ who carry out His commandments.
- Faith in Prophets of God: Muslims also believe in the institution of Prophet hood. Almighty Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ chooses whomsoever he wills as his Prophet and that Prophet communicates the Divine message to His bondman. Adam عَلَیْہِ السَّلَام is the first of all the Prophets while Muhammad صَلَّی اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم is the last and final Prophet. There can never be any Prophet after him. Some other Prophets are also mentioned in the Holy Quran. All of them came with the same message of oneness of Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ and that only He is the worthy of worship.
- Faith in Revealed Books of God: Muslims also believe in the divine word which is only revealed to the chosen Prophets. The Holy Quran is last of all the book of God. It is free from any distortion and is protected from every forgery and distortion. Many books were revealed to the Prophets before the Prophet Muhammad صَلَّی اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم but all those books were, unfortunately, distorted and manipulated by the people.
- Faith in Day of Judgment: Muslims believe in the Day of Judgment as well. The whole creation will be resurrected on this day. It is the day of accountability wherein every human being will have to stand for the accountability of his actions done in this life.
- Faith in Destiny and Divine Decree: Muslims believe that the knowledge of Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ is perfect. Everything happens with His will and knowledge.
Dear Islamic brothers! These are the most basics of the Islamic beliefs. And in order to learn more detail please visit our website http://www.dawateislami.net. And download the book “Welcome to Islam”. Insha Allah this book will illuminate our hearts with true teachings of Islam.
May Almighty Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ enable us to choose the real Divine path and keep us on it for rest of our lives! Amen.