Beliefs of a Muslim
are the 6 Articles of Iman (faith) that every Muslim must believe
in and live by.
Muslims believe in one, incomparable God, He has no son nor partner,
and that one has the right to be worshipped but Him alone. He
is the true God, and every other god is false. In the Qur'an,
God describes Himself:
Say, ďHe is God, the
One. God, to Whom the creatures turn for their needs. He begets
not, nor was He begotten, and there is none like Him.Ē (Qur'an,
Belief in the Angels:
Muslims believe in the existence of the angels and that they are
honored creatures. The angels worship God alone, obey Him, and
act only by His command. Among the angels is Gabriel, who brought
down the Qur'an to Muhammad.
Belief in Godís Revealed Books:
Muslims believe that God revealed books to His messengers as proof
for mankind and as guidance for them. Among these books is the
Qur'an, which God revealed to the Prophet Muhammad . God
has guaranteed the Qur'anís protection from any change.
Belief in the Prophets:
Muslims believe in the prophets and messengers of God, starting
with Adam, including Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Moses,
and Jesus (peace be upon them). But Godís final message to man,
a repeating of the eternal message, was revealed to the Prophet
Muhammad. Muslims believe that all the prophets and messengers
were created human beings who had none of the divine qualities
Belief in the Day of Judgment:
Muslims believe in the Day of Judgment (the Day of Resurrection)
when all people will be resurrected for Godís judgment according
to their beliefs and deeds.
Belief in Al-Qadar:
Muslims believe in Al-Qadar, which is Divine Predestination, but
this belief in Divine Predestination does not mean that human
beings do not have freewill. Rather, Muslims believe that God
has given human beings freewill. This means that they can choose
right or wrong and that they are responsible for their choices.
The belief in Divine Predestination includes belief in four things:
1) God knows everything. He knows what has happened and what will
2) God has recorded all that has happened and all that will happen.
3) Whatever God wills to happen happens, and whatever He wills
not to happen does not happen.
4) God is the Creator of everything.