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The Fundamentals Of Islam
The fundamentals of Islam are those basic beliefs that are considered first step towards Islam. For a Non Muslim these are the mandatory oaths that he should undertake to become a Muslim. In below paragraphs the fundamentals of Islam have been discussed in detail.
How Many And Which Are The Fundamentals Of Islam?
The first fundamental of Islam is belief in Allah. This belief is actually a combination of different convictions like belief in the Oneness of Allah Almighty, His lordship and He is the sole creator of the universe. He is aware of our every deed and intention. He is omnipotent and omnipresent.
Second fundamental of Islam is belief in the Messengers of Allah Almighty. For the guidance of human beings Allah Almighty has sent Messengers from time to time. According to Doctor Israr Ahmed the estimated number of all Messengers of Almighty Allah is 124,000 more or less. The first Messenger in this line was Adam (P.B.U.H.) and the last was Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.). This belief is mandatory because every Prophet has preached Deen-i-Islam to His people but unfortunately after their demise their people has manipulated it. This process continued untill Propeht Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) whose hands the Deen was not only conveyed completely but Allah also preserved it. After the demise of Propeht Muhammad (S.A.W.) Islam still is present in its original form without any manipulation. This belief also shows that only Islam is God’s true religion and He wants us to embrace it like the Holy Quran says “And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted from him, and in the Hereafter he will be among the losers.” – Surah Al Imran (Ayat 85)
The third fundamental of Islam is belief in Angels. Belief in Angels clear some important points like they are not gods and they cannot benefit or harm anyone unless Allah wants to do so. Similarly being creature of Allah Almighty, Angels are bound to perform certain duties. One of the most important duties is recording our deeds. This belief keeps an individual away from going near the evils.
Fourth fundamental of Islam is belief in Holy Books. To convey His commandsverbally, Allah Almighty also bestowed Holy Books upon some of His Messengers. Today except Holy Quran all other divine books have undergone major changes of human intervention and so they are not present in their original form. But still belief in them is part of faith. This belief asked us to be sure that Islam has completed and no more Messengers will come till the Day of Judgement, like the Holy Quran says “Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but (he is) the Messenger of Allah, and the Seal of the Prophets: and Allah has full knowledge of all things.”
Fifth fundamental of Islam is belief in the Day of Judgement. For an individual, belief in the Day of Judgement (Last Day) means that this life is not eternal. We all have to leave this world one day and in the after world we will be asked for our deeds. This concept makes him/her more concerned about the life after death than this world. The person therefore tries to keep himself away from bad deeds and behave according to the will of Allah Almighty.
The above mentioned beliefs are the fundamentals of Islam. They are called fundamentals because belief in them is the first step towards embracing Islam.
For further reading visit the following links
- Khurshed Ahmed Book – Islami Nazrea i Hayat
- BBC Report – Five Pillars of Islam
- Khan Academy – The Pillars of Islam
- Saudi Embassy – The Five Pillars of Islam