Imam An- Nawawi’s Forty. – Hadith Two–. – The Hadith of Jibreel –. – The Hadith of Jibreel –.
Then he was asked: "And which Islam is best?" The Prophet (saw) replied, ”Iman.”
Then he was asked: "So what isIman?” The Prophet (saw) replied: "To believe in Allah, His angels, His books, His Messengers, and resurrection after death.”
Then he was asked: "Which deeds are best?” The Prophet replied: "Emigration.”
Then he was asked: "What is emigration.” The Prophet replied: "To part with evil.”
He was then asked: "So which emigration is best?” The Prophet (saw) replied: "Striving in Allah's cause."[ MusnadAhmad]
1. The Oneness of Allah in His Lordship: We must believe that Allah alone is the Creator of all things and He alone causes everything to happen. No one shares in His power. Nothing can go against Him and nothing can resist His decree.2. The devotion of all worship to Allah alone: This is the core belief of Islam. This was the Message proclaimed by all the Prophets and Messengers of Islam sent by Allah throughout the ages. They came with the purpose of calling people away from the worship of creation and to direct them toward the worship of the Creator only. Allah says: “We had not sent a Messenger before you (O Muhammad) except that we revealed to him that there is no God but Me so worship Me.” [Surah al-Anbiya’: 25]Allah informs us that the sole purpose of the creation of humanity is to worship Him alone. Allah says: “I did not create humanity and the Jinn except to worship Me.” [Surah al-Dhariyat : 56]3. The uniqueness of Allah in His names and attributes: It is incumbent upon us as Muslims to believe in all the names and attributes of Allah that Allah ascribes to Himself in the Qur’an and that His Messenger (saw) ascribes to Him in the Sunnah. Likewise, it is forbidden for us as Muslims to ascribe to Allah any attributes that Allah and His Messenger (saw) do not inform us about. We do not ascribe to Allah the attributes of created things nor do we liken His attributes to those of created things. We accept with full belief and conviction what Allah tells us about Himself.
Allah says: “Verily Allah has knowledge of the Hour. He sends down the rains. He knows what is in the wombs, and no soul knows what it will earn tomorrow, and no soul knows in which land it will die.” [SurahLuqman: 34]Allah’s Messenger (saw) has said: “Oh Allah, I beseech you with every name that you have; those that you have given yourself, those that you have taught to some of your Creation, and those that you have kept to yourself the knowledge thereof.”
For this reason, Allah said to the Prophet (saw) after relating to him the story of the family of `Imran: “This is from the news of the Unseen that We reveal to you. You were not with them when they cast lots as to which of them will be the guardian of Maryam, nor were you with them when they disputed.” [Surah Al `Imran: 44]