Islamic Beliefs

Islamic Beliefs (5)

First, and foremost, Muslims believe in One Unique God. He did not beget nor was He begotten. He is the Most Merciful and Supreme.

Muslims also believe in all of the prophets, in the Divinely Revealed Scriptures (including the Torah, Gospel) but only follow the Qur'an (as it is the only unaltered Scripture and it abrogated the ones before it). The six pillars of faith also include belief in the angels, the Day of Judgment, and the Divine Decree.

Together, these six beliefs form the fundamental beliefs of a Muslim. However, it's important to note that Islamic belief is not limited to these 6 beliefs; rather, these are just the most important and fundamental ones. In fact, Prophet Muhammad -may peace be upon him- stated that the faith of a Muslim consists of over 70 branches, including being humble. If you are interested in learning more about the 6 pillars of faith in Islam, and what they mean, as well as the other general branches of faith in Islam, then feel more than free to chat with us at Chat Islam Online.

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Is God Pure, Good, Loving and Fair?

If so, then where does evil, hatred and injustice 
come from?

Allah tells us He is Pure, Loving, and absolutely Just in every respect. He says He is the Best of Judges. He also tells us the life we are in here is a test. He has created everything existing and He created whatever happens as well. There is nothing in this existence except what He has created. He also says in the Quran He created evil (although He is not evil). He is using this as one of the many tests for us.

Consider people who do so much evil in the earth and then live to a ripe old age in the splendor and wealth of their ill-gotten gains and die without ever being taken to task for their deeds. Where is the justice or fairness in this? Allah provides a clear answer for us in Quran as to what is in store for these most evil of people:

 

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Allah says in His Quran He did not create all of this for any foolish purpose. Allah Says:

And I did not Create the jinn and humans except they should worship Me.

[Noble Quran 51:56]

He created us for the purpose of worshiping Him, Alone and without any partners. 

And He it is Who has created the heavens and the earth in six Days and His Throne was on the water, that He might try you, which of you is the best in deeds. But if you were to say to them: "You shall indeed be raised up after death," those who disbelieve would be sure to say, "This is nothing but obvious magic." 

[Noble Quran 11:7]

 

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Both the Bible and the Quran tell us God has always existed and there never was a time He did not exit. As such, He is the Eternal, without beginning and without end. He is the only creator and sustainer of all that exists and nothing and no one exists alongside Him, nor does He have any partners. He tells us, He is not created, nor is He like His creation in anyway. He calls Himself by a number of names and three of them are:


The First - (Al-Awwal)
The Last - (Al-Akhir)
The Eternal and the One who is sought after by His creation, while He has no need from them at all.           (As-Samad)
He is not a man and He has no progeny or offspring.
He is not what He creates nor is He compared to it.

Allah Does it Mean God?

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The word "Allah" is the perfect description of the "One God" of monotheism for Jews, Christians and Muslims!


Is "Allah" only for Islam and Muslims?
[No! It is for All Three Abrahamic Faiths.]

"Allah" is the same word used by Christian Arabs and Jewish Arabs in their Bible, centuries before Islam came.

On page one [1] of Genesis in the Old Testament, we find the word "Allah" seventeen [17] times.

Every hotel and motel has a Bible. Next time you see one look in the introduction, you will find samples of the different languages they have translated. For Arabic they have translated the verse in the New Testament in Arabic from the famous verse in the Gospel John 3:16 -

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1) Belief in God:

Muslims believe in one, unique, incomparable God, Who has no son nor partner, and that none has the right to be worshipped but Him alone.  He is the true God, and every other deity is false.  He has the most magnificent names and sublime perfect attributes.  No one shares His divinity, nor His attributes.  In the Quran, God describes Himself:

 Say, “He is God, the One.  God, to Whom the creatures turn for their needs.  He begets not, nor was He begotten, and there is none like Him.”  (Quran, 112:1-4)

No one has the right to be invoked, supplicated, prayed to, or shown any act of worship, but God alone.

God alone is the Almighty, the Creator, the Sovereign, and the Sustainer of everything in the whole universe.  He manages all affairs.  He stands in need of none of His creatures, and all His creatures depend on Him for all that they need.  He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing, and the All-Knowing.  In a perfect manner, His knowledge encompasses all things, the open and the secret, and the public and the private.  He knows what has happened, what will happen, and how it will happen.  No affair occurs in the whole world except by His will.  Whatever He wills is, and whatever He does not will is not and will never be.  His will is above the will of all the creatures.  He has power over all things, and He is able to do everything.  He is the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, and the Most Beneficent.  In one of the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad , we are told that God is more merciful to His creatures than a mother to her child.1  God is far removed from injustice and tyranny.  He is All-Wise in all of His actions and decrees.  If someone wants something from God, he or she can ask God directly without asking anyone else to intercede with God for him or her.

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