June 26, 2014


Components of Shahadah (Faith) : Attributes of ALLAH (God)

1. What are the FIVE PILLARS of ISLAM?

Shahadah (Faith), Salah (Prayers), Sawm (Fasting), Zakah (Poor Due Charity) Hajj (Pilgrimage to the Ka’bah)

2. Is there any specific way of declaring one’s faith as a Muslim?

Yes, by saying and firmly believing in the Shahadatayn (The two Declarations)

3. What is the fundamental belief of Muslims?

Besides Allah (God), there is no one worthy of worship and Muhammad S is His last Rasul (Messenger)

4. What are the Shahadatayn (The two Declarations)?

La Ilaha Illal-lah Muhammadur-Rasul-(A)lla

5. What do the Shahadatayn (The two Declarations), La Ilaha Il-lal-lah Muham-madur-Rasul-(A)llah, mean?

There is no one worthy of worship but Allah (God) and Muhammad S is His Rasul (Messenger)

6. What if someone has faith in certain things but cannot say it publicly because of various compulsions?

It means that the person does not completely understand or fully believe in it

7. Is Islam the true religion of Allah (God)?

True, Allah had sent His Message to mankind many times but each time people changed it for their own benefits. Islam is His Final Message which would not changed

8. Can anyone be forced to follow Islam?

No, forcing any one into Islam is forbidden in Islam

There is no compulsion in religion. Verily, the Right Path has become distinct from the wrong path. Whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah, then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that will never break. And Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.
Surah (Chapter) Al Baqarah (The Cow) Qur-an 2:256

9.Did Islam spread by sword?

No, this is a serious lie against Islam to defame it

10. How can we prove that Islam did not spread by force?

Muhammad S did not force any of the early Muslims to accept Islam; on the contrary, they were tortured for accepting Islam

11. How did the people of Yathrib (Madinah), the first city under Islamic rule, accept Islam?

They accepted Islam through the power and truth of Islamic belief

12. Did Muslims conquer Makkah by using force?

No, Muhammad S and his Sahabah (Companions) did not use any force even against their worst enemies during or after the conquest of Makkah

13. Does Shahadah (Faith) mean, believing only in the Shahadatayn (The two Declarations)?

No, there are six components to it the basic Shahadah (Faith)

14. What are the six components one has to firmly believe in as a part of Shahadah (Faith)?

1. In All Sifat (Attributes) of Allah (God)
2. Books of Allah (God)
3. All of Allah’s Rusul (Messengers) with a belief that Muhammad S was His last Rasul (Messenger)
4. Qadr (Destiny)
5. Mala"ikah (Angels)
6. Akhirah (Life after Death)

15. What are the Sifat (Attributes) of Allah (God) in which a Muslim has to believe?

The innumerable Qualities of Allah (God) [He is above seven Heavens,yet He has knowledge of every minor and major object in the universe, His Omnipotence (Obsolute control over everything), His Kindness, His Mercy, His Knowledge of everything etc].

16. Is Allah (God) the only Creator of the entire universe and everything in it?

Such is Allah, your Lord, the Creator of all things there is no god but He: then how you are deluded away from the Truth!
Surah (Chaptre) al-Mu"min (The Believes) Qur-an 40:62

17. Why did Allah (God) create the universe?

No one knows about the schemes of Allah (God). Everything Allah (God) does is meaningful. No one has the wisdom to second-guess Allah (God). He has created us for His worship and test us for our deeds.

18. There are so many things in the universe does Allah (God) control everything?

Allah (God) is the Only Master and Owner of everything in this universe.Only Allah (God) has absolute controls over every thing. He has Powers no one can even imagine

19. Can Allah (God) cause this universe to cease?

Yes, Allah (God) alone is the Owner and Master of the universe. He has absolute Powers over everything and He alone can create or put an end to anything or everything whenever He wants. No one can challenge Him for anything He does.

20. Allah (God) has created everything in this universe but who has created Allah (God)?

No one, Allah (God) has always been there when nothing existed, He would always be there when everything would cease to exist.

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