How should the Muslim creed and faith be?

1. Allah exists and is the one and only.
2. Angels exist.
3. The heavenly books are true
4. The Quran is the word of Allah. The Quran is a miracle
5. Prophets are Allah’s messengers Prophethood is true
6. Hz. Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. Hz. Muhammad is the last prophet
  • Hz. Muhammad is the last prophet
    • Will you give information about the proofs of Hz. Muhammad’s prophethood and the Quran’s being the word of Allah?
    • Hidden Facts
    • Proofs of Prophethood
  • The Prophet gives information about ghayb (the unseen/unknown)
    • It is stated in some verses of the Quran that “nobody but Allah can know ghayb”. How can we evaluate some prophets and some saints giving information about the future in the light of those verses?
    • THE PROPHET AND THE NEWS FROM THE FUTURE
  • The prophet showed miracles
    • It is said that there are forty the miraculous aspects of the Quran; how should we understand it?
    • The Miracles of the Prophet Mentioned in the Quran
    • The Miracles of the Prophet
7. Resurrection is true; revival after death will take place
  • Resurrection after death will take place
    • Belief in the Hereafter
    • Proofs of Belief in the Hereafter
    • What are the importance and benefits of belief in the hereafter for society and the individual?
  • Gathering Place is true
    • GATHERING PLACE
  • There is reckoning in the hereafter
    • MIZAN (SCALES)
  • There is Sirat (the Bridge) in the hereafter
    • There are some people who claim that there is no bridge called Sirat. Is there information about the Sirat Bridge in the verses of the Quran and hadiths?
8. Paradise and Hell have been created and they are eternal
9. There is qadar (predestination)
10. It is Allah who creates good and evil
  • Can you explain the issue of Allah’s creation of good and evil and attributing the sins to the soul?
  • Does Allah create evil too?
  • How should we understand the statement “Good and evil come from Allah”?
  • Why is the attribution of evil to Allah included in the principles of belief thought it is not included in the hadiths and verses of the Quran?
11. Allah knows the future
  • The slander that Allah does not know the deeds that a person will do
  • The Issue of Pre-eternity
  • If what we will do is written in our qadar, what is our fault? If Allah knows we will go to Paradise or Hell, why did He send us to this world?
  • To what extent is the statement “Allah does not know the future; if He knows He will be compelling” true?
  • Does the expression “until we know” in verse 31 of the chapter of Muhammad mean that Allah does not know the future?
  • Does Allah inform anyone He wishes about ghayb? Will your show evidences from the verses of the Quran?
12. Hadith-Sunnah is the source of the religion Hadith-Sunnah is the approval of Allah
  • Hadith-Sunnah is the approval of Allah
    • Will you give information about the Sunnah’s being binding, being taken as a model and whether its source is divine revelation?
  • Hz. Muhammad explains the Quran
    • Are there verses stating that the Prophet (pbuh) explains the Quran?
    • What does to present hadiths to the Quran mean? Did the Prophet say, “Present what comes to you from me to the Book of Allah. If it is in accordance with the Quran, it means I said it; if it is not, it means I did not say it”?  How should we understand it if he said so?
  • Hadith-sunnah is the second source of our religion
    • Why do we not accept the Quran as the only source? The Quran, which is the main source of Islam, is not attached the same importance today as in the past; the hadiths that are not known whether they are sound or not, ijma (consensus) and views are respected more.
    • What is the meaning of the hadith “I have been given the Quran and something like it along with it”?
  • Hadith-sunnah came to us through sound ways
    • Considering that hadiths reached us through many narrators, why should we trust hadiths and why should we not deny hadiths?
13. The Companions are the most virtuous individuals after prophets. The superiority of the Companions
  • The superiority of the Companions
    • Are all Companions people of Paradise? Will any Companions go to Hell?
    • Are all great Companions people of Paradise? If yes, is there any information about it in the Quran?
    • Can we never reach the level of the Companions?
  • The four caliphs are the most virtuous individuals in accordance with the order of their caliphate
    • What are the issues that point to the order of the caliphate of the four caliphs? Should Hz. Ali have been the first caliph? Is it impossible for the Companions not to be wrong and not to make mistakes?
    • Is this a hadith: “The caliphate will remain after me for thirty (30) years; then, biting kings and cruel rulers will come; then, rightly-guided caliphate on the model of prophecy will come”?
14. Madhhabs (sects) exist and they are true
  • Madhhabs File - Part One
  • Why do we follow a madhhab?
15. A person who commits a major sin does not become an unbeliever
  • Is it permissible to say that a person who commits a major sin becomes an unbeliever? Does a person who does not perform prayers become an unbeliever?
  • Is permissible to call a sinner an unbeliever?
16. A person who dies as a believer will not stay in Hell forever.
  • Is there a way out of Hell? Will believers who commit sins stay in Hell forever, or will they go to Paradise after their penalty is over?
  • Is there a verse stating that sinful believers will come out Hell after staying there for a while?
  • Are there any sins that will cause a person to stay in Hell forever?
  • Will the people of the book enter Paradise?
17. Miracles exist and they are true.
  • The Miracles of the Prophet Mentioned in the Quran
  • How would you answer those who claim that no miracle was given to the Prophet Muhammad by showing some verses of the Quran?
  • The Miracles of the Prophet Muhammad
18. Karamah exists and it is true.
  • Are there verses and hadiths showing the existence of karamah and inspiration?
  • KARAMAH
  • Will explain the karamahs of saints with verses of the Quran and hadiths?
19. Ru’yah (seeing Allah) is true and will take place
  • Will there be ru’yah, that is, seeing Allah, in Paradise? What is the opinion of Islamic scholars about Ru’yah?
  • Can you prove the issue of seeing Allah in the hereafter with verses and hadiths?
20. There is intercession and it is true
  • Intercession is Right
  • Can you explain what intercession is? Is there a verse in the Quran showing that the Prophet will intercede for us?
  • Is intercession true according to verses and hadiths?
21. Tawassul is permissible according to verses and hadiths
  • Tawassul is permissible according to verses and hadiths
22. Tabarruk, (expecting blessing from things) is permissible
  • Tabarruk, (expecting blessing from things) is permissible
23. Paradise is (Allah’s) grace; Hell is justice
  • Can Paradise be attained through worship? If Paradise cannot be attained through thawabs, why are people encouraged to worship and to do good deeds?
  • Is there a hadith stating that no one can deserve Paradise in return for their own deeds?
24. Life in the grave is true and there is life in the grave
  • There is life in the grave
    • Life in the grave is true based on verses, hadiths and ijma (consensus)
    • Life in the grave is true
  • Munkar and Nakir reckoning
    • MUNKAR-NAKIR
25. Miraj miracle is true
  • When and how did the miracle of Isra and Miraj, the greatest miracles of the Prophet (pbuh), occur? How did the Prophet (pbuh) describe that event?
26. There are signs of Doomsday
  • Signs of Doomsday
    • What are the signs of doomsday?
  • Dajjal (Antichrist) and Sufyan are signs of Doomsday
    • Who is the Dajjal? How will he come to the earth? What should we do to be protected from him?
    • What are the characteristics of Dajjal?
    • Will you give information about “Dajjal” and “Sufyan”?
  • The emergence of Yajuj (Gog) and Majuj (Magog)
    • Yajuj and Majuj are said to be a nation that “will not recognize religion”. How can such a nation say “inshallah”, which means “If Allah wills - with the permission of Allah” while digging the place from which they will leave for the last time and then scatter over the earth?
  • The sun’s rising from the west
    • Will you explain the hadith “The sun goes to prostrate and rises from the place where it sets one day”?
    • Does verse 158 of the chapter of al-Anam indicate the sun’s rising from the west, which is one of the signs of Doomsday? According to that verse, will it not be of any use even if those who do not act in accordance with their belief repent and do righteous deeds?
  • The Prophet Isa’s coming down from the sky
    • Will Hz. Isa (Jesus) descend to earth again before Doomsday strikes?
27. The prayer of the living for the dead is true
  • Will you explain with verses and hadiths that charities done and chapters of the Quran read for the dead will benefit the dead?
  • Can the Quran be read for the dead?
28. Wiping over khuffs is true
  • MASAH (WIPING)
  • Is it enough to wipe the naked feet only without washing the feet while making wudu?
29. A person who says I am a Muslim cannot be called an unbeliever
  • What is the decree about calling a Muslim, a non-Muslim or an unbeliever “unbeliever”?
  • TAKFIR
  • Ahl as-Sunnah avoids takfir (accusing a person of unbelief).
30. Muta marriage is forbidden
31. The groups of Bid’ah
  • Shia
    • SHIA
    • Are Shia, Shiites and Alevites regarded as Ahl as-Sunnah and jama’ah (congregation)?
  • Mutazila
    • MU’TAZILA MADHHAB
  • Kharijites
    • Who are Kharijites? How did they emerge? What are their main characteristics?
    • Kharijites: A Radical Group of a Peaceful Religion
  • Jabriyya
    • JABRIYYA
32. Some issues according to Ahl as-Sunnah
  • Is it permissible to use prayer beads?

 

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