Groups are Talking about Aqeedah differences.BUT FIRST LET US KNOW What is Aqeedah in Islam



This unit will have Indispensable, vital knowledge about Aqeedah
For General Muslim who is not an Alim/Scholar this unit will give sufficient to know and believe for his/her Iman and Aqeeda, and to become successful in this world and hereafter.
It will be sufficient for Average Scholars and General Muslims. Only great scholars need more as they have to quell any Fitnah and Ideological attack on Islam


The Linguistic Meaning of Aqeedah: Literally, the word `aqidah is derived from the triconsonantal root"`A-Q-D", which means to tie or knot. al-Aqad, which is to 'tie something (firmly). 
Importance of Aqeedah in Islam: 
Correct Aqeeda is the most important thing in islam. It is the core and base of all action. It is the belief (Yaqeen) that gives the capability of good deeds. l It is what a person takes as a religion . It is said, if someone is having a good Aqeedah' meaning, have right beliefs. Aqeedah is an action of the heart, which is to believe and affirm something in the heart. It is also called as Iman or articles of Iman or Article of faith.

  1. From Where Aqeedah is Derived. 
  2. Bukhari Hadith of JIbraeel on Aqeedah is Basic Source of Aqeedah. 
  3. Six Articles of Faith. Kalima and other Basics of Aqeedah

As Aqeedah is most important part of Islam and of a muslim life, Allah has kept it very easy and simple. Islamic Aqeedah. is very clear without any confusion and well described in Quran and Ahadith
and has been well explained by salfussalehin Scholars

Six Articles of Faith

There are six basic Aqeeda or article of faith (Iman) and these are to believe in
1.    Allah,
2.    His angels,
3.    His Books,
4.    His Messengers,
5.     In coming to life after death (resurrection) the Day of Judgment,
6.    And in that the fate good and bad is predetermined by Allah
(Some books have separated life after death and Day of Judgment as separate number and it makes total number to seven)

These six articles of belief has been described in clear words in Quranic Ayats and has been sum up in the Hadith of Jibraeel that is in Bukhari and Muslim shareef both.

Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 2, Number 48

Narrated Abu Huraira:
One day while the Prophet was sitting in the company of some people, (The angel) Gabriel came and asked, "What is faith?" Allah's Apostle replied, 'Faith is to believe in Allah, His angels, (the) meeting with Him, His Apostles, and to believe in Resurrection." Then he further asked, "What is Islam?" Allah's Apostle replied, "To worship Allah Alone and none else, to offer prayers perfectly to pay the compulsory charity (Zakat) and to observe fasts during the month of Ramadan." Then he further asked, "What is Ihsan (perfection)?" Allah's Apostle replied, "To worship Allah as if you see Him, and if you cannot achieve this state of devotion then you must consider that He is looking at you." Then he further asked, "When will the Hour be established?" Allah's Apostle replied, "The answerer has no better knowledge than the questioner. But I will inform you about its portents.
1. When a slave (lady) gives birth to her master.
2. When the shepherds of black camels start boasting and competing with others in the construction of higher buildings. And the Hour is one of five things which nobody knows except Allah.
The Prophet then recited: "Verily, with Allah (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour--." (31. 34) Then that man (Gabriel) left and the Prophet asked his companions to call him back, but they could not see him. Then the Prophet said, "That was Gabriel who came to teach the people their religion." Abu 'Abdullah said: He (the Prophet) considered all that as a part of faith.

All the Six Articles of Aqeeda has been further detailed by other Verses of the Holy Quran and Ahadith.  


MODULE  3.  

  1. Importance of Tawheed.
  2. Categorization of Tawheed by Scholars (with one clarification)
  3. Some of the Quranic Ayats describing Tawheed.

Islam is based on Five pillars and Kalima Shahadah is the central Pillar. Kalima Shahdah entails two basic principle Tawheed and Risalah. Beltef in the Oneness of Allah and Prophecy of Muhammad SAW.
Tawheed is the anchor sheet of Islam, it is the core of Islam, it is what Islam stands for, and it is the reason why Allah created us. All prophets and messengers were sent with the message of Tawheed. And the biggest caller of Tawheed was Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam.

In the Aqeedah knowledge of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat the refrence book is Aqeedatut Tahawi, of Imam Tahawi Muhaddith and Haanafi Jurist(D 321 A.H. ). Its commentry has been written by 
Importance of Tawheed
Ibn Abi Al Izz Al Damishqi (D 792 A.H.) in Sharah Aqeedatut Tahawi starts with this sentence about Importance of Tawheed. (Page No 1)
 One must know that tawheed is the first matter the prophets preached. It is the first step on the path and the first stage of the journey to Allah. Allah stated, "We sent Noah to his people and he said, 'My people, serve Allah; you have no other god than He" [7:59]. Hud said similar words to his people, "Serve Allah, there is no god for you but He" [7:65]. Salil) said to his people, "Worship Allah as you have no god but He" [7:73]. Shu'ayb said to his people, "Worship Allah; you have no god but He" [7:85]. Allah also says, "We sent to every community a prophet saying, 'Worship Allah and avoid false gods" [16:36], and, "Not a messenger did We send before you (Mul)ammad) without Our. revealing to him that there is no god but I, so worship and serve Me" [21 :25]. The . Prophet (peace be on him) also stated, "I have been commanded to fight people until they accept that there is no god but Allah and that
Muhammad is His prophet."} Page NO 1

He further writes (Page NO 2)
With tawheedd one enters into Islam, and with it one will depart from this world. The Prophet (peace be on him) said, "He whose last words are 'There is no god except Allah,' will enter Paradise. It is, therefore, the first duty and the last duty. tawheed is, then, the beginning of the matter and its end.  .
So everyone should  have a firm and correct belief in Tawheed.

Categorization of Tawheed

Here It is important to be clarified that ........
1.      This classification is by scholars for better and easy understanding purpose .
2.      These term and  classification/Categorisation of Tawheed is not from Quran and Hadith. This division of Tawheed into two/three is not from The Messenger of Allah or from Sahba.

Next Modules Insha Allah coming soon...............Do dua

MODULE  4.  

Risalat: Quranic Ayats that explain articles of Aqeedah with detail mention of Ayats related to Risalat  (believe in Messengers )

    MODULE  5

   Full and Complete detail of Aqeedah
Full Translation of Aqeedatutahawi (A detail book of creed that is acceptable to all four school of Madhhab and Salafi also.)

For general Muslims this much knowledge about aqeedah is enough for the questions asked from Him on Qiyamat. Allah will not ask more detail thn yhis

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