In relation to our Ask a Question (Fatāwā) section, an online question and answer service for the Ummah. We have published the answers to frequently asked questions for the greater benefit of the community, Insha-Allah.
What is Islam?
The name of our religion is Islam.
Islam stands on five pillars. Islam is a religion of peace. Islam is a perfect and true religion and teaches us all the good things about this world and the hereafter.
What are the five pillars of Islam?
The five pillars are as follows:
1. 'Kalima Tayyibah'- Every muslim must believe in and declare the kalima which means that there is none worthy of worship but Allah , and Muhammad is Allah's messenger.
2. Salaat- Daily five times prayer - Namaaz
3. To give Zakaat.
4. Saum (fasting) in the month of Ramadhaan.
5. To perform Hajj (Pilgrimage).
What is Imaan?
Imaan is to have faith in something and to proclaim it. To a Muslim Imaan means firm belief in Allah and the teachings of our Nabi Hazrat Muhammad Mustufa صلى الله عليه وسلم
What is Imaan Muffasal?
A Muslim has to proclaim faith in seven things, these are:
"I believe in Allah, his angels, his books, his messengers, in the Day of Judgment, and that fate good and bad is given by Allah, and the life after death."
1. Allah is one.
2. He alone is worthy of worship and none besides him is worthy of worship.
3. He has no partner.
4. Nothing is hidden from him, he even knows the thoughts that go into a person's mind.
5. He is the most powerful.
6. He has created the earth, the skies, the sun, the moon, the stars, the angel, human beings and the whole universe.
7. He gives life and death.
8. He gives sustenance to all creation.
9. He does not eat, drink or sleep.
10. He is forever and will be forever.
11. He was not created by anyone.
12. He does not have any parents, wife or children.
13. He does not depend on anybody. All depend on him.
14. Nobody resembles Allah, and he resembles none.
15. He is pure from all faults.
16. He does not have eyes, nose or a body like that of human beings.
17. We should therefore pray to him for all our requirements.