Beliefs of Islam (6)
Beliefs about Allah, Prophets, angles, awliya(friends of Allah), heaven, sahaba (companions of prophet) and more.
Beliefs About the Sahabah (Companions of Prophet)
Those Muslims who have seen our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and have died as Muslims, are known as Sahabah. Very virtues have been described about them. We must love and think good of all of them. If we hear of dispute or disagreement among them, we should regard it as a genuine misunderstanding or a miscalculation. We should not speak ill of them.
Beliefs About Heavenly Books
Allah has sent down many small and large books through the angel Jibra'eel alayhis salaam to the Prophets so that they may teach the matters of religion to their respective communities. Among these books, four are very famous: the Torah which was sent to Prophet Musa alayhis salaam, the Zabur which was sent to Daood alayhis salaam, the Injil which was sent to Prophet Isa alayhis salaam,
Beliefs About the Awliya (Friends of Allah)
When a Muslim engages in an abundance of ibaadah, abstains from sins, does not become attached to the world, and follows the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in every way, he becomes the friend and beloved of Allah. Such a person is called a wali. At times, a wali does certain acts which cannot be done by others. These acts are called karamaat (miracles, or noble and excellent deeds).
Beliefs About Angels and Jinn
After creating certain creatures from light, Allah concealed them from our sight. These creatures are called angels. A lot of work has been entrusted to them. They never do anything contrary to the orders of Allah. They do whatever work has been assigned to them. Among them, four angels are very famous. They are: Hadrat Jibra'eel alayhis salaam, Hadrat Mika'eel alayhis salaam, Hadrat Israfeel alayhis salaam, and Hadrat Izra'eel alayhis salaam.
Beliefs About the Prophets
- Allah has sent many Prophets to guide mankind onto the right path. All of them are all free from sins. Their actual number is known to Allah alone. In order to establish their truthfulness, Allah enabled them to do certain things which others could not do. Such acts are called miracles (mu'jizaat). The first Prophet is Aadam (alayhis salaam) and the last is Muhammad (SAW). There were others in between these two.
Beliefs About Allah
- In the beginning, the entire universe did not exist. Allah brought it into existence.
- Allah is One. He is not dependent on anyone. He has not given birth to anyone, nor was He begotten. He does not have any wife. There is no one equal to Him.
- He has been since eternity and will remain till eternity.
- There is nothing similar to Him. He is unique.