Worthy Of being worshiped except ALLAH, and Muhammad (Peace Be upon
Him) is the messenger of ALLAH.
Belief in Allah .
Belief in the Prophets.
Belief in the Angels.
Belief in the Scriptures. (BOOKS OF ALLAH)
Belief in the day of judgement.
1.Belief in Allah
Belief in One-ness (Tauheed
of Allah), His Attributes that is the other names of Allah, His creation,
and His Supreme Authority over the whole universe. Tauheed The doctrine
of Unity or One-ness of God is the pivot round which the whole system
of Islam revolves. It commands the position of the sun in the solar
system. A Muslim believes firmly in the fact that Allah is one and only
one and he expresses this belief in words and actions. In case a person
does not firmly believe in Tauheed, he has a basic defect in his faith
of Islam, which amounts to his belonging to the ranks of non-Muslims.
All the religions of the world have always affirmed that Allah is One.
All the wise men and great scholars of the world have had belief in
the One-ness of Allah. The Book of Allah, the Holy Quran, has made the
creed of the One-ness of Allah indispensable for Muslims. The earlier
Scriptures also preached the Unity of Allah, but due to interpolations
made in the text of the Scriptures, and inclusion of facts against the
principles of Tauheed the Divine teachings were changed. So, Allah sent
His last Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) to set the people
on the right path and to bring about reformation in their creed. The
Holy Quran preaches the doctrine of Tauheed in very elegant form. Some
of verses of the Holy Book Quran preaching the creed of the One-ness
of Allah are:"Your
God is one God; There is no God but he, the Beneficent, the Merciful."(Al-Baqarah:163)
"God bears witness, and also the angels and
the men of knowledge, That there is no god but He, who upholds justice;
there is no god but He, the Mighty, the Wise." (Al-Imran:18)
Surah Ikhlas (The Unity is an embodiment of
the doctrine of One-ness of Allah and His attributes that He is Alone;
none has given Him birth; nor He has given birth to anyone: Say: He
is Allah, The One and Only. Allah, The Eternal , Absolute. He begetter
not, Nor is He begotten. And there is none like unto Him. (Al-Ikhlas:1-4)
There are many implications of the One-ness
of Allah, some of which are as follows: Allah is Creator of all things
and He is Guardian over all things. (Az-Zumar:62)
In another verse Allah says: "Say, Allah
is Creator of all things and He is One, the Almighty." (Ar-Ra'd:16)
At another place Allah says: "Nothing is
as His likeness and He is the Hearer, the Seer." (Ash-Shura:11)
"And Allah is the Sublime Similitude. He
is the Mighty, the wise." (An-Nahl:60).
He is the Controller of all the powers attributed to Him. Allah is the
only Being who is to be worshipped by man. Man has to seek His pleasure
at every step; he begs Allah for his needs and comforts. Allah alone
helps man in adversity; He fosters hopes and fears and may do good to
or harm His creatures according to His Will. Thus Allah and Allah alone
is to be adored and worshipped to become a true Muslim.
THE EXISTENCE OF ALLAH, THE CREATOR:
Just as man has made many wonderful things, and has made enormous progress
in science and technology by making such things as electronic-controlled
machines and weapons, Allah has made and create the vast Universe of
which our earth is only a part. Allah makes they the sun, the earth,
the moon, the innumerable stars, the air, the water, the plants and
trees and all animals. It is the power of Allah that when He intends
to create thing He says, "Kun"! it is done! Allah says in
the Holy Quran: "But His Command, when He
plan a thing, is only that He Saith unto it, Be and it is."
"God is He, who created the heavens and the
earth, and sent down from the heaven water, wherewith He brought forth
fruits for your provision; and He subjected to you the ships that run
on the sea at His command, and He subjected to you the rivers. And He
subjected to you the sun and the moon, (going) constant on their courses;
and He subjected to you the night and the day." (Ibrahim:32-33)
"It behest not the sun to overtake the moon,
nor does the night outstrip the day; and all are floating in an orbit."
"Everything We have created in measure."
(Al-Qamar: 49) "In
the creation of the heavens and earth, and in the alternation of night
and day, there are Signs for men of understanding." (Al-Imran:
"So set thy face to the Religion, all-devoted,
God's original law on which he originated mankind; there can be no change
in God's creation; that is the standing Religion but most men do not
know" (Ar-Rum: 30)
SHIRK OR POLLYTHEISM:
The Arabic word Shirk means "to share". In religious sense
it means attributing partners with Allah, that is, if a person considers
someone else as a share in the Being of Allah and His Attributes, or
in the implications of His Attributes, he is an infidel (mushrik,) or
Kafir. Shirk is the only sin which is unforgivable. The advice given
by Luqman to his son is recorded in the Holy Quran thus: "And
when Lokman said to his son admonishing him, `O my son, do not assign
associates to God; surely assigning of associates is a mighty wrong'."(Luqman:
The Holy Quran says: "God is He who created
you, then provided for you, then He shall make you dead, then He shall
give you life; is there any among your associate-gods who does anything
of that? Holy be He, Exalted, above that they associate."
2.Belief in the
Prophets sent by Allah to mankind
to convey His religious injunctions. He has been pleased to send more
than one hundred thousand prophets to this world of ours. The first
among them was Hazrat Adam(A), while, the last one is our Holy Prophet
Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him). These prophets came to the world
to guide human beings to the straight path of life. They are free from
blemishes and sins. Allah, says in the Holy Quran.
"And for every folk there is (sent) a guide".(Ar-Ra'd:7)
According to the Holy Quran Prophets were raised from the nations to
whom they were sent as Messengers of Allah. They preached in the respective
languages of their nations. The Quran says:
"And We never sent a messenger save with
the language of his folk that he might make (message) clear for them".
Our Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the last of the line
of Prophets. No new Prophet shall ever come after him, and he is the
Prophet (Rasool) of all those who would be born till the Day of Judgement.
Holy Prophet's Message is for the whole Mankind. Allah had bestowed
upon him the honor of being the Leader of all the Prophets and of all
men. He did his duty with honesty of purpose and every action of his
simplicity and purity characterized. He was simple in habits, simple
in food, and simple in dress and in living.
The finality of prophet hood means that after our Holy Prophet Hazrat
Muhammad (peace be upon him) no other Prophet will be sent by Allah
to this world. The long line of prophet hood, beginning with Hazrat
Adam, has come to an end with the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him).
Allah says in the Holy Quran:
"Muhammad is not the father of any man among
you, but he is the messenger of Allah and the seal of the Prophets."
(Al-Ahzab: 40) Seal means 'a device used
as a means of keeping closed a letter, a door etc.' Thus the Holy Prophet
(peace be upon him) closes the chapter of Prophets, and no other Prophet
will come after him till the Day of Judgement.
In the book of traditions by Imam Bokhari,
it is stated that Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) once said: "
The Prophets used to guide the sons of Israil; when a Prophet died,
another Prophet took his place; but there will be no Prophet after me.
All the commentators of Islam and the comrades of the Holy Prophet (peace
be upon him) agree that the prophet hood has ended with the Holy Prophet
(peace be upon him) till the final day and any person claiming prophet
hood after him is a liar and an imposter.
3.Belief in the
Malaikah is plural of malak,
meaning an angel. Angels are also creation of Allah like human beings.
They are made of light(i.e Noor). They are invisible to us and are neither
male nor female. They are always doing the task assigned to them by
Allah besides hymning His praise. The number of angels but , there are
four of them, who are superior in rank to others.
1. Hazrat Mikail (A)
2. Hazrat Isfrail(A)
3. Hazrat Jibrail(A)
4. Hazrat Izrail (A)
Allah says in the Holy Quran:
"It is no virtue that you turn your faces
towards the East and the West, but the virtue is that any believes in
God, the Last Day, the angels, the Book and the Prophets, and he gives
his wealth, for the love of Him, to orphans, the needy, the traveler,
the beggars, and for (ransoming) the enslaved; and he establishes the
Prayer and pays the Charity; and they fulfil their promise when they
make it and they are patient in hardship and in time of peril; those
are the ones who have spoken the truth, and those are the God fearing."
4.Belief in the
It is already mentioned that
it is must for all Muslims to believe on all messengers. Believing on
messengers' means that agreed on that they are true Prophets of Allah
and their teachings are true. Books revealed on these Prophets are the
based on Allah's teachings. So for having believe on Prophets it is
must that we also have believe on the books reveals on them. Allah says
about the Muslims: "Who believe in what has
been sent down to thee and what has been sent down before thee, and
they are sure about the Hereafter." (Al-Baqarah:
There are many books but four are most familiar.
1: Zuboor It was revealed to Hazrat Dawood(A)(David).
2: Taurait It was revealed to Hazrat Musa(A)(Moses).
3: Injil It was revealed to Hazrat Isa (A)(Jesus).
4: The Holy Quran, revealed to our Last Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad(PBUH).
The Holy Quran is superior to all the Holy Books in many respects, as
1.Each and every word of Holy Quran is preserved in its original
form. Not even a dot has been removed or cancelled. Nor will there be
any change in it till the Final Day.
2. The language of the Holy Quran is a miracle
3. The Holy Quran has brought the final Holy Book.
4. The previous scriptures were revealed, all at once, but the
revelation of the Holy Quran continued for twenty-three years, bit by
bit, as and when necessity arose. Thus it found access to the hearts
of the people, and hundreds and thousands of people accepted its codes
and commands, and embraced Islam.
5. The Holy Quran is preserved in the hearts of thousands of
Muslims. This preservation has continued right from the times of the
Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and Insha-Allah it will continue till
the final day. Thus the enemies of Islam have always failed to make
any alternation in the Holy text.
5.Belief in the
day of judgement:
Belief in the Day of Judgement
is one of the most important Lessons of faith of a Muslim. Its importance
is mention at numerous places and occasions in the Holy Quran.
"The Calamity! What is the Calamity? What
will convey unto thee what the calamity is! A Day wherein mankind will
be as thickly scattered moths: and the mountains will become as carded
On the Day of Judgement Hazrat Israfil shall blow the trumpet. Its sound
shall be so dreadful and horrible that no one shall survive the shock,
all things shall break into pieces, and perish.
The Day of Judgement is sure to come, but Allah only knows when the
Day shall come.
Although the time of the day of Judgement is not known to anybody except
Allah, our Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) has indicated a number of
signs that indicate that the last day is approaching.
Some of these signs are
1. Disobedience to parents and harsh treatment to them.
2. Singing, dancing and revelries will be in abundance.
3. Younger generation will begin abusing their ancestors.
4. The uneducated and the rustics shall capture position of
5. Low person in society will become an owner of lofty buildings.
6. Incompetent persons will become administrator and rulers.