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Beliefs in Islaam
  October 9, 2018

Beliefs in Islaam

Part two

A Muslim believes in the Major signs, such as the appearance of Mahdi (the saviour and guided one);


appearance of Yajooj and Majooj (Gog and Magog); the sinking of the earth and the emergence of smoke;


 the appearance of Dajjal (anti- Allaah); the rising of the sun from the west; the appearance of a talking beast;


 the blowing of a cold wind; the rule of non-believers in Africa and the spreading of the fire with all details as explained in authentic ahadith. 


sayings of Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam).

A Muslim believes in the Aa'raaf (place between Jannah and Jahannum) which will eventually cease to exist.

A Muslim believes that the vision of the believers of Allaah in al-Jannah is true, with no similitude of our vision of things in this world, as He said:

"Some faces that day will beam in brightness and beauty looking towards their Rabb"

A Muslim believes in Isra and the Mi'raj (Ascension of Nabi Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam), and that the Mi'raj (ascension to the heavens), was in body and soul.


A Muslim believes in al-Hawd or the Blessed Reservoir which removes thirst forever from the blessed ones according to the authentic books of Hadith.

A Muslim believes in the Big Shafa'ah, the intercession of Nabi (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) to Allaah on the Day of Judgement, which will relieve mankind from the torment and anguish of waiting for requital.


 A Muslim also believes in the smaller Shafa'ah of the Prophet on behalf of some sinners so that they may receive the forgiveness of Allaah.

A Muslim believes in the covenant with Allaah which He drew from the children of Adam, as He has said:

"When your Rabb drew forth from the children of Adam, from their loins, their descendants, and made them testify concerning themselves saying:


 "Am I your Rabb who cherishes and sustains you?" they said: "Yes, we do testify."


 This lest you should say on the Day of Judgement:  "Of this we were never mindful".

This covenant means that Allaah bestowed on mankind certain powers and faculties, whose possession creates special obligations which must be faithfully discharged.

A Muslim believes that Allaah knows from eternity, and in definite quantity, who will enter Jannah (Paradise) and who will suffer the torment of Jahannum (Hell).

A Muslim believes that happy and blessed people are such because of Divine pre-determination and the miserable are such because of Divine pre-determination.

A Muslim believes in al-Lawh, the "Slate", or the eternal record of Allaah concerning everything in the seen and unseen worlds.

A Muslim believes in al-Qalam, the "Pen", which refers to the recording of everything.

A Muslim believes that none can interfere with or change that which is recorded in the al-Lawh.

Thus a Muslim believes that Allaah Ta'aala has foreknown everything and ordained everything in a definite and fixed manner with no alteration, no changing, no opposition, no decrease and no increase.

 A Muslim also believes that Allaah gave us limited freedom of action to deserve reward or punishment, but this freedom is still within the confines and will and power of Allaah.

A Muslim believes in al-Arsh, "Throne" and al-Kursi, the "Seat of Power", which cannot be comprehended by our minds; and that Allaah is not in need of "Arsh "or " Kursi"

A Muslim believes in all the miracles of the Ambiyaa (Prophets) and Messengers that are mentioned in the Noble Qur'aan.

A Muslim believes that Allaah Ta'aala referred to Ibrahim (Alaihis-Salaam) as a "friend" and that He talked to Musa (Alaihis-Salaam) in an audible voice.

A Muslim believes in the virgin birth of Isa (Alaihis- Salaam) and in all his miracles that are mentioned in the Qur'aan and that Allaah saved him from crucifixion and raised him to heaven.

A Muslim believes that Allaah revealed the Injil to Isa (Alaihis-Salaam) and the Tawrah to Musa (Alaihis-Salaam) and the Suhuf to Ibrahim (Alaihis-Salaam) and the Zabur to Dawud (Alaihis-Salaam).


A Muslim believes that these Divine Books were the Word of Allaah as is the Qur'aan.

A Muslim believes in the twenty five Prophets and Messengers who are mentioned in the Qur'aan and that Allaah Ta'aala sent many other Messengers and Prophets who are not known to us by name.

 While we do not make distinction among the prophets and Messengers, we believe that Allaah raised some in rank over others, as stated in the Qur'aan.

A Muslim believes that all people who face Qiblah (north - east direction) in prayer are Muslims, so long as they believe in ALL that which was revealed to Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) and in that which he spoke.

A Muslim does not separate from, or differentiate between the generality of the Muslim community. 


We see in the jama'ah (the general community of Islaam), the truth, and consider division in Islaam as misguidance and an evil temptation of the Shaytaan.


Source: Taleem ud Deen by Shykh Mufti Afzal Hoseen Eliase.