Imaan (Faith or Belief) :
The shahadah, is the declaration of belief in the unity of Allah and in Mohammad (saws) as his prophet. Recitation of the shahadah is considered as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. One should also have a very strong belief in Angels, all the Heavenly Books, all the earlier Prophets, day of Judgment and should implement all the prescribed decrees mentioned in the Holy Quran. It is mandatory on a Muslim to Obey Allah and His Apostle. In the present era, for Muslims every thing of belief is hidden except the Holy Quran which is present in its pure form and in support there are other authentic books of Ahadis (plural of Hadis or Hadith)

Surah No. 67, Al Mulk, Ayat No. 12

o إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَخْشَوْنَ رَبَّهُم بِالْغَيْبِ لَهُم مَّغْفِرَةٌ وَأَجْرٌ كَبِيرٌ

Translation :

Those, who fear their Unseen Lord, for them is Forgiveness and a great Reward.


Surah No. 2, Al-Baqr, Ayats No. 208-210

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ ادْخُلُواْ فِي السِّلْمِ كَآفَّةً وَلاَ تَتَّبِعُواْ خُطُوَاتِ الشَّيْطَانِ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ

o فَإِن زَلَلْتُمْ مِّن بَعْدِ مَا جَاءتْكُمُ الْبَيِّنَاتُ فَاعْلَمُواْ أَنَّ اللّهَ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ o مُّبِينٌ

هَلْ يَنظُرُونَ إِلاَّ أَن يَأْتِيَهُمُ اللّهُ فِي ظُلَلٍ مِّنَ الْغَمَامِ وَالْمَلآئِكَةُ وَقُضِيَ الأَمْرُ وَإِلَى اللّهِ

o تُرْجَعُ الأمُورُ

Translation :

O`believers! Enter into Islam whole- heartedly; and do not follow shaitan's footsteps ; he is your declared enemy.

If you go back after the clear (Signs), then know that Allah is Exalted in Power and Wise.

Are they waiting for Allah to come down in the canopies of clouds with angels. Then their fate will be settled ? To Allah all the matters will be brought back (for decision).

Comments :

The above Ayat requires everbody's attention, because it throws light on Faith. It is very clear that a man has to believe on the unseen Allah, and the man is positioned in this world for a test. If he has any doubts, then Allah has mentioned "Does the man want Allah to appear along with his angels".One must bear in mind that if it happens, then it will be the final day for them.

Surah No. 9, Taubah, Ayat No. 112

Allah has defined those people who have perfect faith (Iman) :

التَّائِبُونَ الْعَابِدُونَ الْحَامِدُونَ السَّائِحُونَ الرَّاكِعُونَ السَّاجِدونَ الآمِرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَالنَّاهُونَ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَالْحَافِظُونَ لِحُدُودِ اللّهِ وَبَشِّرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَo

Translation :

 Those people, who repent (taubah) to Allah, who whoship Him, who Praise Him, who go out in Allah's cause, who bow down (in Ruku), who prostrate (in Sijdah), who enjoin people to do good work and ask them to avoid bad deeds, who do not transgress the limit set by Allah, convey glad tidings to the believers ” (They have perfect Imaan) 

The Five kalimahs

The Five Kalimahs are recited and memorised by Muslims across the globe. These kalimahs were compiled together for people to memorise and learn the basic fundamentals of Islam.

1. The Kalimah of Islam

This Kalimah is also known as Kalimah Tayyabah

Awwal Kalema Tayyab : -

لآ اِلَهَ اِلّا اللّهُ مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُوُل اللّهِ

Transliteration :

La ilaha illal-laha, Mohammadur-Rasul-ullah “

Translation :

There is no God but Allah Prophet Mohammad is his Apostle

2. Kalimah Shahadat

Due`em Kalema Shahadat :

اشْهَدُ انْ لّآ اِلهَ اِلَّا اللّهُ وَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّ مُحَمَّدً اعَبْدُه وَرَسُولُه

Transliteration :

Ašh-hadu al-lailaha illal-laha, wa ašh-hadu anna Mohammadan Abduhu wa Rasuluhu.“

Translation :

I bear witness that there is no God but Allah, and I bear witness that Mohammad is Allahs servant and His Messenger

3. kalima-e-tamjeed

Siyyam Kalema Tamjeed :

سُبْحَان اللهِ وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ وَ لآ اِلهَ اِلّا اللّهُ، وَ اللّهُ اَكْبَرُ وَلا

حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّة ِ الَّا بِاللّهِ الْعَلِىّ الْعَظِيْم

Transliteration :

Subhan allahe, wal-hamdo lil-lahe,wala ilaha illal-lah, wallaho akbar. Wala hawla wala quwwata illa billah hil- aliyyul-azeem “

Translation :

Glory be to Allah and Praise to Allah, and there is no God but Allah, and Allah is the Greatest. And there is no Might or Power except with Allah, the Exalted, the Great one.

 4.  kalima-e-tauhid

Chaharrum Kalema Tauheed : --


لا الهَ اِلَّا اللّهُ وَحْدَهُ لا شَرِيْكَ لَهْ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَ لَهُ الْحَمْدُ يُحْى وَ

يُمِيْتُ بِيَدِهِ الْخَيْرُ وَهُوَ عَلى كُلِّ شَئ ٍ قَدِيْرٌ

Transliteration :

La ilaha illal-laho wahdahu la šharika lahu lahul-mulko wa lahul-hamdo yohi wa yumito be yadehil-khayer wa howa ala kulle šhayin qadeer. “

Translation :

There is no God but Allah. He is the only One. He has no partners. For Him is the Kingdom. And for Him is the Praise. He gives life and causes death. In His hand is the goodness. And He has power over everything..

5. kalima-e-radd-e-kufar

Panjum Kalema Radde Kufar :

Transliteration :

Allah humma inni auzo bika min un ušhrika beka šhai auwn -wa-ana aalamo bihi wa-astagfiruka lema -la- aalamo bihi tubto anho watabarrato minal-kufre washšhirke walkizbe walma'asi kulleha aslamto wa amanto wa aqoolo la ilaha illal-laho Mohammadur-Rasul- ullah.”

Translation :

O Allah! Certainly I seek protection with You from, that I associate partner with You anything and I know it. And I seek forgiveness from You for that I do not know it. I repented from it and I made myself free from disbelief and polytheism and the falsehood and from all sins and I submit to Your Will and I say there is no God but Allah, Mohammad (saws) is the Messenger of Allah.


Ahadis from Sahi Bukhari


Volume 1, Book 2, Number 7:

Narrated Ibn 'Umar:

Allah's Apostle (saws)  said: Islam is based on (the following) five (principles):

1. To testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad is Allah's Apostle.

2. To offer the (compulsory congregational) prayers dutifully and perfectly.

3. To pay Zakat (i.e. obligatory charity) .

4. To perform Hajj. (i.e. Pilgrimage to Mecca)

5. To observe fast during the month of Ramadan.



Volume 1, Book 2, Number 13:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

"Allah's Apostle (saws) said, "By Him in Whose Hands my life is, none of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father and his children."



Volume 1, Book 2, Number 21:

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:

The Prophet (saws) said, "When the people of Paradise will enter Paradise and the people of Hell will go to Hell, Allah will order those who have had faith equal to the weight of a grain of mustard seed to be taken out from Hell. So they will be taken out but (by then) they will be blackened (charred). Then they will be put in the river of Haya' (rain) or Hayat (life) (the Narrator is in doubt as to which is the right term), and they will revive like a grain that grows near the bank of a flood channel. Don't you see that it comes out yellow and twisted"



Volume 1, Book 2, Number 32:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet (saws) said, "The signs of a hypocrite are three:

1. Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie.

2. Whenever he promises, he always breaks it (his promise ).

3. If you trust him, he proves to be dishonest. (If you keep something as a trust with him, he will not return it.)"


Volume 1, Book 2, Number 38:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet (saws) said, "Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded; and gain strength by worshipping in the mornings, the nights." (See Fath-ul-Bari, Page 102, Vol 1).




Volume 1, Book 2, Number 39:

Narrated Al-Bara' (bin 'Azib):


When the Prophet (saws) came to Medina, he stayed first with his grandfathers or maternal uncles from Ansar. He offered his prayers facing Baitul-Muaqaddus (Jerusalem) for sixteen or seventeen months, but he wished that he could pray facing the Ka'ba (at Mecca). The first prayer which he offered facing the Ka'ba was the 'Asr prayer in the company of some people. Then one of those who had offered that prayer with him came out and passed by some people in a mosque who were bowing during their prayers (facing Jerusalem). He said addressing them, "By Allah, I testify that I have prayed with Allah's Apostle facing Mecca (Ka'ba).' Hearing that, those people changed their direction towards the Ka'ba immediately. Jews and the people of the scriptures used to be pleased to see the Prophet facing Jerusalem in prayers but when he changed his direction towards the Ka'ba, during the prayers, they disapproved of it.

Al-Bara' added, "Before we changed our direction towards the Ka'ba (Mecca) in prayers, some Muslims had died or had been killed and we did not know what to say about them (regarding their prayers.) Allah then revealed: And Allah would never make your faith (prayers) to be lost (i.e. the prayers of those Muslims were valid).' " (2:143).


Volume 1, Book 2, Number 41:

Narrated 'Aisha:


Once the Prophet (saws) came while a woman was sitting with me. He said, "Who is she?" I replied, "She is so and so," and told him about her (excessive) praying. He said disapprovingly, "Do (good) deeds which is within your capacity (without being overtaxed) as Allah does not get tired (of giving rewards) but (surely) you will get tired and the best deed (act of Worship) in the sight of Allah is that which is done regularly."



Volume 1, Book 2, Number 43:

Narrated 'Umar bin Al-Khattab:


Once a Jew said to me, "O the chief of believers! There is a verse in your Holy Book Which is read by all of you (Muslims), and had it been revealed to us, we would have taken that day (on which it was revealed as a day of celebration." 'Umar bin Al-Khattab asked, "Which is that verse?" The Jew replied, "This day I have perfected your religion For you, completed My favor upon you, And have chosen for you Islam as your religion." (5:3) 'Umar replied,"No doubt, we know when and where this verse was revealed to the Prophet. It was Friday and the Prophet was standing at 'Arafat (i.e. the Day of Hajj)"

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