The Pillars of Islamic Belief 1

The Pil­lars of Islam­ic Belief

Chap­ter 3 : The Pil­lars of Islam­ic Belief

Islam, as we had ear­li­er explained before, con­sists of belief and Laws. We have pre­vi­ous­ly men­tioned some pil­lars of the Laws. These pil­lars are the basis of Islam­ic Law. As for the Islam­ic Aqeedah (creed), its pil­lars are : Believ­ing in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Mes­sen­gers, the Last Day and the good or bad that Qadar (pre­des­ti­na­tion) brings.

These pil­lars are men­tioned in the Book of God and the Sun­nah of His Mes­sen­ger. God said, when trans­lat­ed means :

Right­eous­ness is not that you (only) turn your faces towards the East and (or) the West (in prayers); but right­eous­ness is (the qual­i­ty) of the one who believes in Allah, the Last Day, the Angels, the Book and the Prophets.” (Qur’an 2:177)

and with regards to Qadar :

Ver­i­ly, We have cre­at­ed all things with Qadar. And Our Com­mand­ment is but one, as the twin­kling of an eye.” (Qur’an 54:49)

In the Sun­nah, the Mes­sen­ger of God(P) said, in answer to Gabriel when he asked him about Iman (belief), Iman is to believe in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Mes­sen­gers, the Last Day, and to believe in the Qadar and what it brings of good or bad.” [Sahih Mus­lim]Endmark






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