Archive for pillars of faith

Belief in Life After Death

Islamic doctrine holds that human existence continues after the death of the human body in the form of spiritual and physical resurrection. There is a direct relation between conduct on earth and the life beyond. The afterlife will be one of rewards and punishments which is commensurate with earthily conduct. A Day will come when God will resurrect and gather the first and the last of His creation and judge everyone justly. People will enter their final abode, Hell or Paradise. Faith in life after death urges us to do right and to stay away from sin. In this life we sometimes see the pious suffer and the impious enjoy. All shall be judged one day and justice will be served.

Belief in the Prophets

Family tree of the Prophets

Belief in certain prophets who God chose to relay His message to humans is a required article of Islamic faith.

“The Prophet (Muhammad) »»

Belief in Revealed Scriptures

Muslims believe in all the revealed scriptures, with the Quran as the final and authoritative revelation

Belief in the scriptures revealed by Allah (God) is the third »»

Belief in the Angels

Belief in the angels is one of the six pillars of belief in Islam (belief in Allah, belief in angels, belief in the revealed books, belief in the Prophets, belief in life after death, and belief in the Divine decree). In the Islamic worldview, angels were created from light before human beings were created, and thus their graphic or symbolic representation in Islamic art is rare. Nevertheless, they are generally beautiful beings with wings as described in Muslim scripture.