ISLAMIC STUDIES. RAMEEZA ASLAM. RELIGION. It is the belief in the existence of a being that is supreme and sometimes unseen, that has perception and volition, and that manages and controls matters which concern humankind. It is belief in a Divine Being worthy of obedience and worship. TYPES
Plutarch wrote:”In history I have seen cities without forts, cities without palaces, cities without schools, but never have I found cities without places of worship.”
“The greatest cure of anxiety is undoubtedly, faith.”
“All the patients who have sought my help during the last 30 years, from every part of the world suffered illness because of their lack of religious faith. They recovered only when they recovered that faith.”
“A man who is truly religious will never suffer from psychological disorder.”
“I believe in Allah ,in HIS angels ,in HIS books ,in HIS messengers ,and in the last day that everything good or bad is decided by Allah, the Almighty, and in life after death”.
The true Muslim believes in the following principal articles of faith:
-He is the Merciful and Compassionate
-He is the Rich and the Independent
-He is the Unique and the Protector
-He is the High and Supreme
“God forgives not that partners should be set up with Him; but He forgives anything else, to whom He pleases; to set up partners with God is to devise a sin most heinous indeed.’ (4:48)
Implication of faithas guiding light and action as the system and structure in striving Allah's will.
“You should worship Allah as if you are seeing Him ,for He sees you through you do not see Him ”.
FALLAH (ULTIMATE WELFARE)
God, Prophet Hood, The Quran and Sunnah:
1)Believe that God is one and only
2)Believe that man is the vicegerent of God on earth and has freedom of Speech.
Believe that He has freedom of choice, he may go astray and therefore needs guidance from time to time so that he may know how to realize his own true greatness and that is why God sent His messengers and completed this process during the Life of Muhammad
The Sunnah or the traditions of the Prophet.
“Let there be no Compulsion in religion”
(Ch # 2: Verse # 256)