What are the Most Basic Beliefs of Muslims
November 21,2017 - Published 2 years ago
Islam is the 2nd largest and the fastest spreading religion in the world with a following of approximately 2 billion Muslims who make up nearly a quarter of the current world population. It is the one true faith accepted in the court of Almighty Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ and thepath to salvation. Today, we will have a look at a few mostbasic beliefs of Muslimsand will try to analyze them to understand and follow Islam in a better way. Here is a list of the primary beliefs that a Muslim should have:
1. Oneness of Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ
As Muslims, first of all, we believe that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ. He is one and alone and has no partner. He has no offspring nor is He born from anything. Associating a partner with Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ or considering anyone His equal is Shirk (Polytheism).
2. Prophethood of Sayyiduna Muhammad صلی اللہ تعالیٰ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
Secondly, Prophet Muhammad صلی اللہ تعالیٰ علیہ وآلہ وسلم is the Messenger of Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ sent to us to guide us to the right path with the word of Allah (Quran) and his teachings (Sunnah). He is the last Prophet of Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ and the most superior of all creation. Anyone claiming Prophethood after the Holy Prophet صلی اللہ تعالیٰ علیہ وآلہ وسلم is a false claimant. The door of Prophethood has been closed after the Holy Prophet صلی اللہ تعالیٰ علیہ وآلہ وسلم and no Prophet will come after him.
3. Belief in the Messengers of Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ
We believe that before Prophet Muhammad صلی اللہ تعالیٰ علیہ وآلہ وسلم , other Prophets عَلَیْہِمُ السَّلَام, were sent by Almighty Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ to the human beings for their guidance who conveyed the message of Almighty Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ to their people and fulfilled their duties as Prophets عَلَیْہِمُ السَّلَام,. We believe in each of the Prophets عَلَیْہِمُ السَّلَام, sent by Almighty Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ and that their message and teachings were true. Moreover, all the Prophets عَلَیْہِمُ السَّلَام, are free of sinning (Ma’soom)
4. Books and Scriptures Sent by Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ
Almighty Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ sent revelations to His Prophets and Messengers عَلَیْہِمُ السَّلَامin which the rights and wrongs were described to the people and the right way was shown in those books. We believe in each and every word sent by Almighty Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ. Out of those books and scriptures, the 4 main ones are:
Torait (Given to Musa عَلَیْہ السَّلَام)
Zabur (Given to Dawood عَلَیْہ السَّلَام)
Injeel (Given to Isa عَلَیْہ السَّلَام)
The Holy Quran (Revealed to Prophet Muhammad صلی اللہ تعالیٰ علیہ وآلہ وسلم )
But alterations were made by the followers of the previous religions in the old books due to which they have been distorted and do not remain in their original form in which they were sent by Almighty Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ. However, the Holy Quran, to this day, remains in its pure original form in which it was revealed as Almighty Allahعَزَّ وَجَلَّ Himself has promised to protect it.
5. The Angels
Angels are a creation of Almighty Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ who obey every command of Almighty Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ and can never knowingly or unknowingly disobey Him. They are made of light and they are very large in number. Each of them has a specific task to carry out for example some remain in worship, some are assigned to cause rain, bring the day and night, deliver sustenance, bring death etc. The fourmost prominent angelsare:
Sayyiduna Jibraeel عَلَیْہ السَّلَام
Sayyiduna Mikaeel عَلَیْہ السَّلَام
Sayyiduna Izraeel عَلَیْہ السَّلَام
Sayyiduna Israfil عَلَیْہ السَّلَام
6. Life after Death
We are all sent here in this world for a limited time and we will return back to Almighty Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ where we will be held accountable for our actions. Human beings do not turn to anything after death instead; the real life starts after death. Everyone will be brought before Almighty Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ on the Judgment Day where accountability will be done for their good and bad deeds. The pious will be rewarded and the sinners will be punished. To sum it all up, there is no God except Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ , Muhammad صلی اللہ تعالیٰ علیہ وآلہ وسلم is His last Prophet before whom, other Prophets عَلَیْہِمُ السَّلَامwere also sent by Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ withholy booksand scriptures and there islife after deathand theJudgment Day.
May Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ enable us to follow the right path which is the religion of Islam !
Muhammad Taufique Raza Quadri
ما شاء اللہ عزّوجلّ Best basic knowledge of islam. Every Muslims Must know about this basic beliefs of Islam. Very very Thank you for this great knowledge.