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6 Article of Faith
Tawhid, Risalah and Akhirah
Asraa Hussain…read more

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The SIX beliefs of Islam
· The idea that Islam can be summed up into six
beliefs is based on a Hadith that states, `You must
believe in Allah, His angels, His holy books, His
messengers, in the last day and life after death.'
· Many Muslim text books reduce these six beliefs
to three;- Tawhid, Risalah and Akhirah
· Tawhid is belief in the oneness of God
· Risalah is the communication from God to
· Akhirah which means last things and includes
belief about the life after death.…read more

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God - Tawhid
· This belief is the oneness of God the rejection of polytheism and
the trinity. This is the fundamental belief of Islam. The rest of
Islam stems from this belief and this teaching.
· Surah 112 talks about the nature of God. The surah states, "He is
God the One and Only, God the Eternal, Absolute..." This means
that God has always been in existence and always will be. As far as
Muslims are concerned Christians have misjudged and
misunderstood the nature of God.
· In several places in the Quran, God has introduced Himself as the
One and the Only.
· The importance of Tawhid is seen in the consequences of Shirk,
which is associating partners with God. Anyone who commits this
sin is no longer considered a Muslim. "Whoever joins other gods
with God- God will forbid him the Garden" (Surah 5V75)…read more

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· According to the Quran, angels were God's first creations. They do
nothing against the will of God. Unlike humans, angels do not have
free will.
· Consequently, they are without sin and so are able to enter the
presence of God, but they are not as holy as God therefore they
are able to communicate with mankind. Angels are made of light
and are without gender.
· "The angels praise God in heaven and are the guardians of hell,
`We have none but angels as guardians of the fire'" (Surah 74V31)
· The Importance of angels is that they are like messengers and they
fulfil tasked assigned to them by God. Furthermore there are
angels who record deeds of every human being, which God will
look at on the day of Judgement.…read more

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· There are four holy books in the religion of Islam. Zubur (Palms),
Injeel (Bible), Tohrah (Torah) and the holy Quran. These books are
holy as they have been given to mankind by God. These books are
considered the word of God. All the books, excluding the holy
Quran, have been altered and changed over time.
· "He has sent down upon you, [O Muhammad], the Book in truth,
confirming what was before it. And He revealed the Torah and the
Gospel." (Surah 3V3)
· The importance of this shows that God tried to put people in the
straight path by giving them guidance in form of different books.
But they decided to alter them to their own desire. God talks
about this and refers to them people as those who have gone
astray. Furthermore God sent down the Quran in such a form that
it could never be distorted ever. Even now as a form of protection
many Muslims memorise the Quran.…read more

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· Twenty five prophets have been named in the Quran. Although traditions
states there is over 124,000 prophets. Muslims believe such individuals
were assigned a special mission by God to guide humanity. Besides
Muhammad, this includes prophets such as Ibrahim (Abraham), Musa
(Moses), Isa (Jesus) and even Adam (Adam). The Qur'an says that God has
sent a prophet to every group of people throughout time, and that
Muhammad is the last of the prophets, sent for the whole of humankind.
· The Quran states, `And for every nation is a messenger. So when their
messenger comes, it will be judged between them in justice, and they will
not be wronged' (Surah 10V47)
· The importance of this shows that God tried to put people in the straight
path by giving them guidance in form of prophets. According to the Quran
there were different prophets for different nations. Furthermore God
made the messengers human so that any other human can fulfil the same
acts as the messengers. This is to show humans that they are capable of
achieving the same purpose as the messengers.…read more

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