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Beliefs in Islam
  October 9, 2018

Beliefs in Islam 

Parte three

A Muslim wishes good and reward for all Muslims, but does not promise or declare by his own judgement that anyone in particular will be granted Paradise or be sent to Hell.

A Muslim seeks forgiveness from Allaah for every Muslim, and does not regard anyone hopeless of receiving mercy from Allaah.

A Muslim believes that the essence of faith is the same in the heart of every Muslim, and the grades or ranks among them differ according to their difference in piety.

A Muslim believes that all believers are protected and guarded by Allaah, and that the best of them are those who are most obedient to Allaa.

A Muslim believes that real faith is the belief in Allaah, His Angles, His Books, His Messengers, the Hereafter, the Resurrection of the dead on the Day of Judgement, and the predestination by Allaah, whether good or bad, sweet or bitter. 

A Muslim believes that Ahl-ul-Kabir, those who commit major sins, among Muslims are not doomed to eternal punishment in Hell, if they died believing in the Oneness of Allaah, even if they did not declare repentance before they met Allaah.

Such sinners are under the judgement of Allaah alone. He may forgive whoever He pleases as stated in His Divine Words: "Allaah does not forgive that partners should be set up with Him, but He forgives anything else to whom He pleases".

A Muslim also believes that Allaah, according to His justice, may punish sinners in Hell and then bring them out of it by His Mercy or by the intercession of the pious among His servants and then bring them forth to Paradise.

A Muslim offers prayer for every dead Muslim but He does not judge or declare by His Judgement that a particular one is deserving of Paradise or Hell.

A Muslim does not say to a fellow Muslim that he is a Kaafir (disbeliever) or Munaafiq (hypocrite ) so long as his faith is hidden in his heart and he does not commit or declare a grave sin knowingly, but Muslims are left to their hearts, and submit their condition to their Creator, Who knows the hidden secrets of His servants.

A Muslim does not draw any weapon to threaten the life of any Muslim except in justice according to the Law of Islaam.

A Muslim obeys Muslim leaders so long as they rule and act according to the Law of Allaah and His Messenger.

A Muslim follows the generality of Muslims and does not follow the excesses, nor divisions, nor does he follow any innovations in Islaam.

 Muslims love the people of justice and faithfulness and dislike the people of injustice and deceit.

A Muslim believes in Resurrection, in the Requital, in Reward and Punishment and in the Mizan, the balance of Requital, in the Hereafter for our deeds in this life.

A Muslim believes that Jannat (Heaven) and the Naar (Hell fire) are already created and are everlasting.

A Muslim believes that Allaah does not put a burden on His servants beyond their ability to bear, because of His Mercy and Kindness, without being under any obligation to do so.

A Muslim believes that supplication and charity given by the living Muslim in the interest of a dead Muslim is beneficial to the dead and hopefully accepted by Allaah.

A Muslim loves all the companions of the Prophet (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) and does not speak of anyone of them except with reverence and respect.

 Love for them is a sign of good faith and hatred for anyone of them is a mark of hypocrisy.

A Muslim believes that the Khilaafat or succession of the administration of Islaam after the Prophet (S.A.W.) went to Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali (RadhiAllaahuanhuma) in this order and in justice.

A Muslim believes that the Blessed Ten to whom the prophet was inspired by Allaah to promise Paradise to are also deserving of our testimony as such.

 They are Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali (RadhiAllaahu-anhuma), Addur-Rahmaan bin Auf, Talh'a bin Ubaidullah, Zubair bin al Awwaam, Sa'd bin Abi Waqqas, Sa'id bin Zaid, `and
Abu' Ubaida bin al Jarrah. May Allaah Ta'ala be pleased with them all.

A Muslim believes that all scholars, from the past generation of Islaam (the al-Tabi-een), down to the present generation of scholars and pious learned people of Islaam cannot be mentioned except with praise and appreciation. 

Whoever mentions one of them with contempt is astray from the right way.

A Muslim believes in the marks and signs of the end of this world which predict the Day of Judgement, whose nearness is mentioned in the Qur'aan and in the authentic Sunnah. 

Among such signs is the coming of ad-Dajjal or the "Great Imposter", the rise of the sun from the west and ad-Dabbah or the "Beast" which will arise from the earth.

A Muslim does not consult or believe in an astrologer or soothsayer, and he does believe in the reality of Jadoo (black magic).

A Muslim believes that the Religion with Allaah from the beginning of the world until its end is Islaam as Allaah Ta'aala said:

"Surely, the Deen (Religion) with Allaah is Islaam". "If anyone desires a religion other than Islaam never will it be accepted from him".

We call on Allaah to witness that this is our Faith. We pray, sincerely that He aid us in holding fast to it.


Source: Taleem ud Deen by Shykh Mufti Afzal Hoseen Eliase