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Articles of Faith

1. What was the primary attempt of all Prophets of Allah?


The primary attempt of ah Prophets of Allah was to reform mankind. They
concentrated mainly on transferring their beliefs to their followers.
2. The Quran has laid the greatest emphasis on what and in which Surah?
The Quran has laid the greatest emphasis on Allahs absolute Unity and
Oneness. The concept has been summed up in Surah Ikhlas of the Holy Quran.

3. What is the greatest of all sins?


The greatest of all sins is Shirk or associating partners with Allah.
4. What do we mean by Tauheed?
Tauheed means belief in the Unity and Oneness of Allah.
5. What are the adjectives only for Allah?
It means that Allah is the Supreme Being, the Creator, Sustainer, and Master
of the universe, the Highest Authority and exlucively worthy of worship. The
first Surah of the Holy Quran begins with the words, Praise be to Allah, the
Cherisher, and Sustainer of the Worlds.
6. What are the names of four great angels?
The names of the four great angels are Mikael, Izrael, Israfil, and Jibrael.
7. What is the duty of Hazrat Jibrael?
The duty of Hazrat Jibrael is to be the chief among the angels. He is said to
have revealed the Quran to the Holy Prophet and also brought revelations to
the prophets before him.
8. What is the duty of Hazrat Israfil?
The duty of Israfil is to blow the trumpet at the time of the end of the world,
that is, on the Day of Judgment.
9. Who is called angel of death?
Hazrat Izrael is called the angel of death.
10. Which angel responsible for universe and other physical aspects?
Hazrat Mikail is the angel responsible for all of this.
11. Where are the Holy Prophets (P.B.U.H) beliefs stated?
The Holy prophets beliefs are stated in the Iman-e-Mufassal.
12. What did the non-believers believe about the angels?

The non-believers considered angels to be deities, and Allahs daughters.


13. What do we know about the nature and duties of the angels?
The duties of the angels are to act as Allahs messengers, but not to descend
except by Allahs command. They strengthen the hearts of the righteous
believer and are their protectors. The implore forgivness for the believers but
they can offer no intercession for them. They send blessings on the Holy
Prophet and the believers.
14. Who are Kiram-am-Katibeen?
Kiram-am-Katibeen are two angels that sit on the shoulders of every person
and write down every single deed that they do.
15. Who are the most prominent angels and what are their specific duties?
The most prominent angels are Jibrael, Israfil, Izrael, and Mikail. The duty of
Hazrat Jibrael is to be the chief among the angels. He is said to have revealed
the Quran to the Holy Prophet and also brought revelations to the prophets
before him. The duty of Hazrat Israfil is to blow the trumpet on the Day of
Judgment. Hazrat Izrael is the angel of death and is responsible for taking our
souls upon death. Lastly, Hazrat Mikail is charged to look after the universe,
movement of the stars, planets, and galaxies and the forces of nature. He is
responsible for rain and providing provision to people on Allahs command.
16. Name the divine books, their contents and purpose and which prophets had
these divine books?
The divine books are the Sahifas, Zabur, Taurat, Injeel, and the Holy Quran.
The Sahifas were revealed to Hazrat Adam, Ibrahim, and other prophets. The
Zabur was revealed to Hazrat Daud. The Taurat was revealed to Hazrat Musa.
The Taurat was a guide and mercy. This book contained guidance, Allahs
commands and warnings for the Bani Israel who failed to act according to its
teachings. They deserted and perverted this book. No copy of the original
Taurat is available today. Next was the Injeel, which was granted to Hazrat Isa.
The Injeel confirmed the Taurat and contained guidance and light for the Bani
Israel. The people who this book was sent down for forgot the message and
didn't act according to its teachings. The last was the Holy Quran sent down to
Hazrat Muhammad. This is the most comprehensive book revealed. It was
revealed through Hazrat Jibrael. It was not sent down at once. It confirms the
previous revelations and corrects the errors from previous books. It is the
perfect book and divine revelation. It speaks of the Attributes of Allah. It talks
about all the Islamic principles and how man should act according to what is
written in the book. It tells us how to carry out religious and how to live our
daily lives. It is a code of life.
17. What does the word revelation mean?

The word revelation means a name given to the means of communication


employed by Allah for conveying His command and messages to prophets and
apostles. It isnt from the Prophets own thought.
18. What is Sahifah?
Sahifahs were messages given from Allah to various Prophets like Hazrat
Adam PBUH, Hazrat Ibrahim PBUH.
19. What does the Quran states about the prophets?
The Quran states the stories of some earlier prophets and nations. The Quran
mentions revelations sent to Hazrat Nuh, Ibrahim, Ismil, Ishaq, Daud, Musa,
Isa, and the Holy Prophet. It also says that each of the previous prophets were
sent to some particular nation, people or tribe. Therefore, the books revealed to
those prophets was a guidance to the people it was sent for.
20. On the Day of Judgment, what will be the apostles and prophets questioned
about?
The apostles and prophets will question about the response of their people to
their mission.
21. What is the difference between the messages sent through the Holy Prophet
PBUH and the other prophets?
All the messages sent to Prophets before the Holy Prophet PBUH were as
warnings and guidance for a particular tribe or community. Where as in the
other case, they were meant to be universal.
22. What is the Holy Prophet PBUH termed as?
The seal of the Prophets.
23. Briefly describe, how is the Prophet hood of the Holy Prophet PBUH
distinguished?
The Prophethood is eternal. The religion is divine and perfect in all aspects. It
is meant to be universal and for all of mankind.
24. What regulates and shapes the entire course of a Muslims life?
His or her deeds and righteousness determine his or her course.
25. How does the Holy Quran describe the Day of Judgment and life after death?
The Day of Judgement will come at a time only known to Allah SWT. It will
commence with a deafening noise. The earth will split apart. The mountains
will crumble to dust and fly here and there like dust. Life after death is eternal,
and will be determined based on a persons deeds he or she commits in this
life. There will hell for the polytheists and nonbelievers. There will be heaven
for the righteous and believers.

26. What is the meaning of Qadr?


The meaning of Qadr is destiny and it implies the measuring out of something
or fixing a limit to it.
27. What is the basic concept of Taqdir?
The universe and everything contained therein is the outcome of the planning
and will of the Creator.
28. What kind of powers Allah has given to man?
Allah has gifted man with the power of speech, freedom of choice, and
difference between right and wrong.
29. Is there a possibility of bargaining regarding deeds on the Day of Judgment?
No, there will be no bargaining on the Day of Judgement.
30. Each and every man will have witnesses in his favor and against him, Give
names of the witnesses?
The hands, feet, and other body parts will bear witness of what a man did in
his or her life.
31. What is the basic concept of Heaven and Hell?
Heaven will be for the righteous and the believers. Hell will be for the
polytheists and the non-believers.
32. How does the Quran describes the day of Judgment?
It is described as a day of which only Allah SWT knows. On this day,
everything will crumble and tumble, and the wirings from the Quran will
vanish.
33. Why were all the Prophets mortal and human?
This was so it would be a lesson for mankind that all of mankind, even the
prestigious Prophets will have to face death.
34. Why is a Muslims belief in life after death important?
This is so he has faith in his Lord, and that he believes that there is an
incentive to be righteous.