The Pillars Of Islamic Belief

Chapter 3: The Pillars of Islamic Belief

Islam, as we had earlier explained before, consists of belief and Laws. We have previously mentioned some pillars of the Laws. These pillars are the basis of Islamic Law. As for the Islamic ‘Aqeedah (creed), its pillars are: Believing in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, the Last Day and the good or bad that Qadar (predestination) brings.

These pillars are mentioned in the Book of God and the Sunnah of His Messenger. God said, when translated means:

“Righteousness is not that you (only) turn your faces towards the East and (or) the West (in prayers); but righteousness is (the quality) of the one who believes in Allah, the Last Day, the Angels, the Book and the Prophets.” (Qur’an 2:177)

and with regards to Qadar:

“Verily, We have created all things with Qadar. And Our Commandment is but one, as the twinkling of an eye.” (Qur’an 54:49)

In the Sunnah, the Messenger of God(P) said, in answer to Gabriel when he asked him about Iman (belief), “Iman is to believe in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, the Last Day, and to believe in the Qadar and what it brings of good or bad.” [Sahih Muslim]

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