To know the only true God, honor and obey Him, and make Him known.
2:177. It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces towards East or West;
but it is righteousness to believe in Allah and the Last Day,
and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers;
to spend of your substance, out of love for Him,
for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer,
for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves;
to be steadfast in prayer, and practice regular charity;
to fulfill the contracts which ye have made;
and to be firm and patient, in pain (or suffering) and adversity,
and throughout all periods of panic.
Such are the people of truth, the Allah-fearing.
2:285. The Messenger believeth in what hath been revealed to him from his Lord,
as do the men of faith. Each one (of them) believeth in Allah,
His angels, His books, and His apostles.
“We make no distinction (they say) between one and another of His apostles.”
And they say: “We hear, and we obey:
(We seek) Thy forgiveness, our Lord, and to Thee is the end of all journeys.”
4:136. O ye who believe!
Believe in Allah and His Messenger,
and the Scripture which He hath sent to His Messenger
and the Scripture which He sent to those before (him).
Any who denieth Allah, His angels, His Books, His Messenger, and the Day of Judgment,
hath gone far, far astray.
SOME OF THE BASIC PILLARS OF FAITH IN ISLAM ARE:
1. Believe in Allah
There is one true eternal God.
He alone is worthy of our worship.
He does not beget,
neither has He been begotten.
He is the Creator of the universe.
His power has no limits.
He is sovereign over all. He knows all things.
No person or thing is beyond
His presence or influence.
He is perfect in all His attributes.
2. Believe in the angels
They are among His most honored creatures. Allah has assigned them
to fulfill specific tasks:
Some protect the believers
and keep a record of their actions.
Some are assigned to paradise,
and some are dedicated
to the worship of Allah.
3. Believe in all the Holy Books
Among these, the most important are:
The Tawrat, revealed to Moses
The Zabur, revealed to David
The Injil, revealed to Jesus
The Noble Qur’an,
revealed to Muhammad
4. Believe in all the prophets
Allah sent them with clear proofs,
so that no one will have an excuse
on the Day of Judgment.
Some of the prophets are:
Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac,
Jacob, Moses, Solomon, David,
Jesus the son of Mary,
5. Believe in the Last Day
There will be a final day of judgment.
Everyone will be resurrected
and each person will have to
give an account before God.
The pious will go to Paradise.
The evildoers will go to
the punishment of eternal fire.
6. Eternal Destiny
Allah is sovereign. He is in control.
He has complete
and perfect knowledge.
Whatever Allah wills,
will come to pass.
Whatever Allah does not will,
will never come to pass.