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  1. 1. Islamic Beginners Series6 ARTICLESof FAITHLearn Islam the Simple & Visual Way
  2. 2. Copyright © 2011 Syukran.com Private Ltd.For online education use only.No part of this ebook may be published, sold, orotherwise used for pro t without the writtenpermission of Syukran.Please contact shahib@syukran.com for permission.
  3. 3. Copyright © 2011 Syukran.com Private Ltd.For online education use only.No part of this ebook may be published, sold, orotherwise used for pro t without the writtenpermission of Syukran.Please contact shahib@syukran.com for permission.
  4. 4. 01What is Islam?
  5. 5. The meaning of IslamIslam means acceptance ofand submission to God, andbelievers must demonstrate Acceptancethis by worshiping him, &following his commands, andavoiding polytheism. Submission
  6. 6. The meaning of IslamThe word is given a number ofmeanings in the Quran.In some verses (ayat), thequality of Islam as an internalconviction is stressed:
  7. 7. “ So whoever Allah wants to guide, He expands his breast to contain Islam...” Surah Al-An`ām (6:125)
  8. 8. Islam and dinIslam sometimes mention as “din”usually translated as religion, asmention in the Quran:Din Deen Dyn Religion
  9. 9. “ Today, I have perfected your religion (din) for you, I have completed My blessing upon you, I have approved Islam for your religion.” Surah Al-Māidah (5:3)
  10. 10. Its more than just verbalStill others describe Islam as an action Islam · Acceptof returning to Allah, more than just averbal affirmation of faith. Iman · FaithAnother technical meaning in Islamic Ihsan · Excellencethought is as one part of a triad ofIslam, iman (faith), and ihsan(excellence) where it represents acts ofworship (ibadah) and Islamic law. Worship · Ibadah
  11. 11. Muslims around the worldIslam is the predominant With approximatelyreligion in the Middle East, 1.57 billion Muslims.North Africa, and South EastAsia. About 13% of Muslims Islam is the second-largestlive in Indonesia, the largest religion in the world andMuslim country, 31% in the arguably the fastest growingIndian Subcontinent, and religion in the world.20% in Arab countries.
  12. 12. 2b 2nd Largest1.5b500m Christian Islam Hinduism
  13. 13. 20% 30% 13%Arab Countries India Indonesia
  14. 14. 02The 6 Articles of Faith
  15. 15. Its about being a true MuslimThe 6 Articles of Faith is all But the true believers do notabout becoming the true stop on that point.Muslim believer. True believers also believe inBelief in God and the Final Allahs Books, Prophets, Angels,Justice are something natural Day of Judgement andfor humans. Predestination (Qadaa & Qadar).
  16. 16. Lets take a look of each one brei y.
  17. 17. Believe in Allah
  18. 18. The one and only GodA Muslim believes in one God,Supreme and Eternal, In niteand Mighty, Merciful andCompassionate, Creator and 1Provider.
  19. 19. The one and only God, AllahAllah has neither father normother, neither sons nor was Hefathered. None equal to Him. =He is the God of all mankind,not of a special tribe or race.
  20. 20. Allahs attributesAllah is High and Supreme He loves the people whobut He is very near to the love Him and forgives theirpious thoughtful believers. sins. He gives them peace,He answers their prayers happiness, knowledge andand helps them. success.Loving & Forgiving
  21. 21. “ Say: He is Allah, the One and Only. Allah, the Eternal, Absolute. He begetteth not, nor is He begotten. And there is none like unto Him. Surat Al-Ikhlāş (112:1–4)
  22. 22. Needless and IndependentAllah does not need In return for all the great favors and mercy, Allah asksanything from us, us to know Him, to love Himbecause He is Needless and to enforce His law for our bene t and our own good.and Independent.
  23. 23. Believe inThe Angels
  24. 24. The pure spiritual beingsThere are purely spiritual and ZzzZzzsplendid beings created by Allah.The beauty of it is they require nofood or drink or sleep and theyhave neither physical desires normaterial needs.
  25. 25. Cannot be seenEach is charged with a certainduty. Angels cannot be seen bythe naked eyes.The Quran describes angels asmessengers with two, three orfour pairs of wings:
  26. 26. “ All praise is due to Allah, Creator of the heavens and the earth, who made the angels messengers having wings, two or three or four...” Surah Al-Fatir (35:1)
  27. 27. Believe inThe Revelations
  28. 28. As a guidance from AllahA Muslim believes in allscriptures and revelationsof Allah, as they werecomplete and in theiroriginal versions.Manuscript on vellum, written in sepia-coloured Hijazi script. An Early Quranic Manuscript (1st century Hijra). This image (or other media le) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.
  29. 29. As a guidance from AllahAllah, the Creator, has not left manwithout guidance for the conduct ofhis life. Revelations were given toguide the people to the right path ofAllah and sent down to selectedpeople, the prophets and messengers,to convey it to their fellow men.
  30. 30. The same messageThe message of all the prophetand messengers is the same.They all asked the people oftheir time to obey and worshipAllah and none other. Moses Pleading with Israel, illustration from a Bible card published 1907 by the Providence Lithograph Company This is an Inaccurate depiction of The Ancient hebrew peoples inhabiting Meroe at the time.
  31. 31. The same messageAbraham, Moses, David, Jesusand Muhammad who were Fromrevealed their own book ofAllah, were sent at different deviationtimes to bring back straying to the righthuman beings from deviationto the right course. course
  32. 32. Types of revelationsThrough out human civilisation there are four types of revelations.Zabur ‣ Prophet Daud DavidTaurah ‣ Prophet Musa MosesInjil ‣ Prophet Isa JesusQuran ‣ Prophet Muhammad
  33. 33. The fourth revelations: QuranQuran ‣ Prophet MuhammadThe Quran is the sacred book of theMuslims today.It is the last book of guidance fromAllah, sent down to ProphetMuhammad (peace be upon him),through the angel Jibril (Gabriel).
  34. 34. It covers all areas of lifeQuran contains principles, The theme of the Quran broadlydoctrines and directions for consists of three fundamental ideas: Oneness of Allah,every sphere of human life Prophethood and life after death.and the life after death. The success of human beings on this earth and in the life hereafter depends on obedience to the Quran teaching.
  35. 35. Remained unchangedThe Quran is unrivaled The astonishing fact about this book of Allah is that it has remainedin its recording and unchanged even to a dot over thepreservation. past fourteen hundred years. No scholar has questioned the fact that the Quran today is the same as it was revealed. Allah is protecting it from being lost, corrupted or concealed.
  36. 36. Believe inThe Prophets
  37. 37. Prophets were humansA Muslim believes in all theMessengers and Prophets of Godwithout any discrimination. Human BeingsAll messengers were mortals,human beings, endowed withDivine revelations and appointedby God to teach mankind. Mortals
  38. 38. More than 25 ProphetsThe Holy Quran mentionsthe names of 25 messengersand prophets and states thatthere are others.
  39. 39. More than 25 Prophets 25These include Noah, Abraham, Ishmael,Isaac, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad.Their message might look different, butthe core message is similar.The miracles of the prophets aresomehow dependent on the era theywere chosen.
  40. 40. They all have miraclesThe miracles of the prophets aresomehow dependent on the erathey were chosen.Moses had miracles to challengethe magicians, because magic wasvery popular in his era. Pharaoh, the king of ancient Egypt. Based on New Kingdom tomb paintings. By Jeff Dahl
  41. 41. They all have miraclesAt the time when Jesus waschosen, medicine and healingwas popular, so his miracleswas mainly related to giving lifeto the dead or making a statuecome alive.
  42. 42. Prophet Muhammad’s miraclePoetry was very popular whenMuhammad was chosen.Prophet Muhammad’s miracleis the holy Quran, and is thedirect book of God. A public domain photo credit & courtesy of Islamic Medical Manuscript http://www.nlm.nih.gov
  43. 43. Prophet Muhammad’s miracleThe book itself challenges peoplein many ways, and tells them theycannot bring a verse (sura), likeQuran.Allah tells the humankind that heprotects Quran from beingcorrupted, and has saved it untilnow without any corruption. Mushaf scribed 540h. http://www.qurancomplex.org
  44. 44. Believe in The Dayof Judgement
  45. 45. The world will come to an endThis world as we know it On that day, all men and womenwill come to an end, and from Adam to the last personthe dead will rise to stand will be resurrected from thefor their nal and fair trial. state of death for Judgement.
  46. 46. Everything is being recordedEverything we do, say, make, intendsand thinks are accounted for and keptin accurate records. They are broughtup on the Day of Judgement. RECAlways bear in mind that Allah iswatching our actions and the angelsare recording them. + REC
  47. 47. Believe in ThePredestination
  48. 48. Predestination = Qada & QadarQadaa and Qadar mean the TimelessKnowledge of Allah and His powerto plan and execute His plans.Allah is not indifferent to this world nor is Heneutral to it. It implies that everything onthis earth originates from the one and onlyCreator who is also the Sustainer and theSole Source of guidance.
  49. 49. Have a strong faithAllah is Wise, Just, and Although we may fail sometimes to understand it fully.Loving, and whatever We should have strong faith inHe does must have a Allah and accept whatever Hegood motive. does because our knowledge is limited and our thinking is based on individual consideration.
  50. 50. “ Say: Never will we be struck except by what Allah has decreed for us, He is our protector. And upon Allah let the believers rely.” Surah At-Tawbah (9:51)
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