There are also articles of faith which include beside believing in
the Oneness of Allah:
1. Believing in the angels. Allah has
created them and tasked them to undertake numerous duties beside
praising Him. They are His obedient salves. "They stand in awe and
reverence of His [glory]"'7.
2. Beliveing in Allah's Scriptures, that they were free from any
imperfection or errors at the time of their revelation. All Scriptures
that preceded the Qur'an have been tampered with or distorted by their
people, while the Qur'an is protected by Allah from change or
tampering. Allah sent down Scriptures to Abraham, Isma'il, Is'haq,
Ya'oob (Jacob) and his twelve sons, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad.
3. Believing in Allah's Messengers. Among whom the most prominent
and steadfast are Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, peace be on
them. They are human and slaves of Allah. Every Prophet or Messenger
before Muhammad, peace be on him, was sent to his own people, but
Muhammad, peace be on him. was sent to all mankind. Allah says:
"Blessed is He Who Sent down the Criterion To His Servant, that it May
be an admonition to all Creatures;-"'8. 17. Qur'an 21: 28. 18. Qur'an
25 None of Allah's Messengers or Prophets claimed to be a god or
part-god. Allah says: "No son did Allah beget, nor is there any god
along with Him: (if there were many gods), behold, each god would have
taken away what he had created and some would have Lorded it over
others! Glory to Allah! (He is free) from the (sort of) things they
attribute to Him!"'9.
4. Believing in the Last Day, the Day of Resurrection. Allah has
predecreed a term for each creature, and a term for the life of this
world. The world's termination will be marked by the sounding of the
Trumpet, then the trumpet will sound again and mankind shall be
resurrected to stand before the Lord of the worlds to be questioned
about their deeds in this world. Those who believed in Allah and were
obedient will go to Jannah or (Paradise), and those who disbelieved
will end up in Hell-Fire.
5. Believing in predestination. Allah has created everything in
accordance with His decree, predestination, desire and will, and in due
proportion. His determinattion of the nature of things was established
fiftythousand years before He created the Heavens and the earth~".
Nothing occurs or takes shape within the heavens or the earth but with
His knowledge and by His order. 19. Qur'an 23: 91.
20. Abdullah Bin Amr reported that the Messenger of Allah, peace
be on him, said: "Allah had predecreed the creation fifty thousand
vears before he brought the heavens and the earth into existence''.
(Imam Muslim, Ahmad and at-Tirmidthi) .
Now that you read this booklet, the decision is yours. Everyone is
heading for the same end, but may choose any other route. Allah is so
merciful; Allah is far removed from injustice; He says: "Nor would we
punish until. We had sent A messenger (to give warning)"'. Out of our
concern for you, we have prepared this message. .
21 Quran 17: 16.