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Essential Islamic Belief
How does one become a Muslim
How does one become a Muslim? Is it required, when one is embracing Islam, to utter specifically the shahadah statement i.e. the testification of faith: Ashhadu alla-’ilaha illallah wa ashhadu anna Muhammada-r-Rasulullah? (أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله و أشهد أن محمدا رسول الله)
Knowledge of the Creed
What is the required amount of knowledge that each Muslim must acquire? What is the Personal Obligatory Knowledge of the Religion [Islam]?
What makes a person Islamically accountable (mukallaf)? Who is the Islamically accountable person (mukallaf), who is obligated to embrace Islam and comply with its rules?
What is the meaning of the saying mentioned above: “to comply with its rules,” “to comply with what is obligatory upon them of the religious rules.”?
Attributes of God
What is the meaning of One (al-Wahid), when attributed to Allah?
What is the meaning of indivisible (al-Ahad)?
What is the meaning of “without a beginning” (al-Awwal) and “eternal” (al-Qadim)?
What is the meaning of “Alive” (al-Hayy) when attributed to Allah?
What is the meaning of “without an end” (al-Qayyum), when attributed to Allah?
What is the meaning of “Everlasting” (ad-Da’im) when attributed to Allah?
What is the meaning of ”the Creator” (al-Khaliq)?
What is the meaning of “the Sustainer” (ar-Raziq) when attributed to Allah?
What is the meaning of “the Knowledgeable” (al-^Alim), when attributed to Allah?
What is the meaning of “al-Qadir,” when attributed to Allah?
The scholars said that it is an obligation to know thirteen attributes of Allah. What are these attributes?
What does the eternity of the Attributes of Allah mean?
Speak about the Attribute of Speech (Kalam) of Allah ta^ala.
What is the highest and best obligation, in Islam, decreed by Allah?
Of the different types of Islamic knowledge, which knowledge has the highest merit? What is the merit of the knowledge of Tawhid over other types of knowledge?
What is the general meaning of the first shahadah: ashhadu alla ilaha illallah?
State the categories of the mental (intellectual) judgment.
What is the meaning of this statement “Allah does whatever He wills”?
What is the explanation of the statement: “Whatever Allah willed to be shall be and whatever Allah did not will to be shall not be”?
What is the meaning of “la hawla wala quwata illa bil-lah”?
Allah is attributed with all proper perfection. Why was the word perfection’ qualified by saying ‘proper’?
What does “Clear Allah from imperfection" mean?
What is the meaning of Allah’s saying: ﴿ليس كمثله شيء﴾ Surat ash-Shura verse #11?
What are the meanings of Allah’s Attributes of Hearing and Sight?
What is the meaning of: “Allah exists without a beginning, and everything else exists with a beginning. He is the Creator, and everything else is a creation.”?
What does: “...because He, the Exalted, is unlike all the creations in the Self )Dhat(, Attributes, and Acts”, mean?
What is the meaning of the saying “Subhanahu wa ta^ala”?
How does the Muslim answer an atheist who asks: “What is the proof for the Existence of God/Allah?”
Destiny and Will of God
What does it mean to believe in al-Qadar, whether good or evil?
About Prophet Muhammad
What is the meaning of the testification that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah?
What is the lineage of the Prophet up to ^Abdu-Manaf? From which tribe was he? Where was he born? Where did he die, and where is he buried?
What is the meaning of salla-l-lahu ^alayhi wa sallam ?
What to do if one is unable to pronounce H in Muhammad when saying the testification of faith?
What is the meaning of: “He was truthful in everything he told about, and conveyed from Allah.”?
What is the difference between the Prophet who is not a messenger and the Prophet who is a messenger?
What is related to believing in the message of our Prophet, salla-l-lahu ^alayhi wa sallam?
Prophets and Holy Books
What does it mean to believe in the Revealed Holy Books (Qur'an, Bible, Torah, az-Zabur)?
What are some of the attributes that are necessarily attributed to a Prophet of Allah ta^ala?
What are some of the attributes that must never be attributed to a Prophet of Allah?
What is the meaning of the saying of Prophet Ibrahim when he saw the planet? ﴿هذا ربي﴾ [Is this my Lord?] It reads: [Hadha Rabbi!?].
What is the meaning of the saying of Allah ta^ala about [Prophet] Yusuf in Surat Yusuf verse #24: ﴿ وَلَقَدْ هَمَّتْ بِهِ وَهَمَّ بِهَا لَوْلا أَن رَّأَى بُرْهَانَ رَبِّهِ ﴾ سورة يوسف ?
What is the meaning of the saying of Allah ta^ala about one of the two rivals who came to Dawud seeking his judgment on a dispute in Surat Sad verse #23? ﴿ إن هذا أخي له تسعٌ وتسعونَ نعجةً وليَ نعجةٌ واحدةٌ فقال أكْفلنيها وعَزَّن ىِ في الخطاب ﴾سورة ص The saying of one of the rivals means: Indeed this, my brother, has ninety-nine lambs (na^jah), and I have one lamb (na^jah); So he said, “Entrust her to me,” and he overpowered me in speech." What is meant by “na^jah” in this verse?
What is the Resurrection?
Life after Death
What is the torture in the grave?
What is the enjoyment in the grave?
What is the Assembly “Hashr”?
What is the Day of Judgment?
What is the Presentation of the deeds (Hisab)?
What is the meaning of Reward (Thawab) and Punishment (^Adhab)?
What is the Balance?
What is the Bridge (As-Sirat)?
What is the Basin (al-Hawd)?
What is the Intercession (Shafa^ah)?
What does it mean to see Allah ta^ala with one’s eyes in the Hereafter?
What is the belief in the Messengers of Allah?
Paradise and Hellfire
What is Hellfire (Nar)?
What is Paradise?
Angels and Jinn
What is the belief in the Angels?
What is the questioning of the two angels, Munkar and Nakir?