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Six Pillars of Faith

The pillars of Iman are those things that are believed, in Islam. Iman means faith. There are six (6) pillars of faith. These pillars consist of:

  1. Believe in Allah, the only God: The first pillar of Iman as the foundation is believing in Allah as the only God. Allah in Arabic means God for Abrahamic Religion, and commonly Allah is referring to God in Islam. The name is derived from Al-Ilahi which is the same meaning as God. In Islam, believing in Allah is called Tawhid.Muslims believe that all of mankind was created to dedicate worship for Allah alone. Muslims believe everything else that is worshipped other than Him is falsely worshipped.

  2. Believe in Angels: Angels are from the world of the unseen. They were created to obey the commands of Allah and they never transgress His laws or commands. Here is the description of the Angels with verses from the Qur’an: Allah creates angels from pure light before the creation of Adam. They do not eat as well sleep, they are free from weakness, and don’t get the illness. They are created for obeying Allah’s command and worshipping Him.The following is the names of the angels including their task:
    • Jibreel (Gabriel) – the Supreme Angel in charge of communication between Allah’s to His prophets, as well to send the revelation to the messenger.
    • Israfeel (Raphael) – in charge of blowing the trumpet starting the Day of Judgment
    • Mikail (Michael) – in charge of giving sustenance to the human being.
    • Munkar and Nakeer – are in charge of questioning the human soul after death in the grave about their deeds during life.
    • Malak Am-Maut / Izrael (Angel of Death) – in charge of taking the souls from the body in the time of death.
    • Malik – in charge of the guardian of hell
    • Ridwan – in charge of guardian of heaven
    • Ateed– the angel who writes all the bad deeds of a human during the world’s life.
    • Raqeeb – the angel who writes all the good deeds of a human during the world’s life.

  3. Believe in the Holy Quran: Allah guided people in a particular area who had almost lost their piety and morals. He revealed several divine revelations via His messengers who were blessed by knowledge, wisdom, and faith to One God. The books guided people to understand that Allah is the One and there is no God but Allah, the command to worship only Allah without exception. It also explains about life after death and obeying the Messenger, and if they do not do that, God will give any punishment no matter what.Quran was given by revelation to Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) by God not only to a certain tribe or nation but also to all of humankind in the world.Quran consists of 114 chapters (surah), the length has more than 200 verses to come chapter which only 3 chapters, and is divided into 30 parts (Jooz). The prophet revealed the Quran about 23 years. The Quran was revealed in the Arabic language, transcripted in Arabic and spread all over the world and recited by the Moslems also in Arabic and has been translated into various languages in every country.

  4. Believe in Prophets of Allah: All Moslems believe in the Prophet and Messenger of Allah. They are the gifted human that received a revelation from God, which is guiding mankind into morality and goodness and the main point is believing that God is the only the Creator of this universe. The former messengers of Mohammed were ordered to send God’s revelation to each nation, for worshipping only one God (Allah). However, Mohammed as the last Messenger was appointed for all of mankind because the Quran is designed to fit for all human beings to believe in Allah.There are many prophets sent by Allah but quoted in the Quran is only 25 prophets (as well mentioned in the Bible):
    1. Adam ( Adam ).
    2. Idris ( Enoch ).
    3. Nuh ( Noah ).
    4. Hud ( Eber ).
    5. Saleh (Shaloh).
    6. Ibrahim ( Abraham ).
    7. Lut ( Lot ).
    8. Isma’il ( Ishmael ).
    9. Ishaq ( Isaac ).
    10. Yaqub ( Jacob ).
    11. Yusuf ( Joseph ).
    12. Ayoub ( Job ).
    13. Shu‘aib ( Jethro ).
    14. Musa ( Moses ).
    15. Harun ( Aaron ).
    16. Dhul-Kifl ( Ezekiel ).
    17. Daud ( David ).
    18. Sulayman ( Solomon ).
    19. Ilyas ( Elijah ).
    20. Al-Yasa ( Elisha ).
    21. Yunus ( Jonah ).
    22. Zakariya ( Zechariah ).
    23. Yahya ( John ).
    24. Isa ( Jesus ).
    25. Muhammad SAW.

  5. Believe in the Judgement Day: Muslims must believe in the judgment day when Allah terminates creating all creatures and human beings. After all, destroy and finally dead, He will raise all of mankind and lead them back to Him. All of the good and bad deeds will be valued by Allah. Muslims believe that doomsday and the sign of it as predicted in the Quran and Hadith.

  6. Belief in God’s predestination (Qada and Qadar): Allah has recorded all that happened from the very beginning of life until the final day of the world and kept it into the Al Lawh Al-Mahfuz.
    We must believe in the predestination of Allah about the event (Qadaa) and the fate (Qadar) according to His will. If God wishes to occur then it will be, but if He doesn’t then it does not occur at all. Allah knows what people do not, nothing occurs except His will.

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