In Islam there are 32 duties that a muslim is obligated to do or to believe. These duties are divided in different kind of segments like Imaan, the 5 pillars of islaam and Prayers. Inshallah in the coming days each of the segments will be described and discussed. In this blog post the Imaan is described:
What is Imaan?
Imaan (Faith): To accept everything that the holy Prophet (PBOH) of Allah (SWT) has given us with your heart and say that, that is what you believe.
The mandatory elements of Imaan:
There are six elements of Imaan that are mandatory for muslims to believe:
- 1) In the existence of Allah (SWT) and that he is the only one;
- 2) In the angels of Allah (SWT);
- 3) In the books sent by Allah (SWT);
- 4) In the Prophets of Allah (SWT);
- 5) In life after death, the hell and the paradise. That people will rise from their death and that Kayamat will come;
- 6) That all things, good and bad, are the will of Allah (SWT).
What is Belief in Allah (SWT)?
The Belief in Allah (SWT) is that you should believe that Allah (SWT) is the Sole Creator, Sustainer, Provider and the One in Whose Hand is the disposal of all affairs. Everything stands in need of Him, but He stands in need of none. He is the Only One Who is worthy of being worshipped. He has the Best Names and Perfect Attributes.
Who are the Angels?
The Angels are the creatures of light. They are Allah's obedient slaves, they do that which Allah (Swt) commanded them to do and are not able to be disobedient.
What do you mean by belief in the books?
The Islamic holy books are the records which most Muslims believe were dictated by God to various Islamic prophets. They include the Tawrat (Torah), the Zabur (commonly the Psalms), the Injil (the original Gospel of Jesus), and the Qur'an.
What do you mean by belief in Prophets?
It means that Allah (SWT) sent the Messengers like Musa (Moses), Isa (Jesus), Ibrahim (Abraham), Nuh (Noah), etc. (peace be upon them all) and sent down the books like the Torah, Injeel (Gospel), Zaboor (Psalms), etc. to call the people to worship Allah (SWT) Alone, associating nothing with Him. He sealed (finalized) the Messengers with Prophet Muhammad (SAW)
This is some simple information on Imaan, Insh'Allah other segements will be up soon!!