Believing in the Qadr-Grade 3

Believing in the Qadr           Allah said in the Qur’an, in Ayah 49 of Suratul-Qamar, what means that Allah creates everything according to His Will and in its order according to His Wisdom. Allah is the One who creates all the creations. Some of these creations are beautiful and some ugly, some sweet and some bitter, some good and some evil. Allah is the Creator of the human beings. Allah is also the Creator of the human beings’ deeds, whether good or evil. The good deeds are created by Allah and accepted by Him; in other words, they are blessed by Allah and Allah loves them. However, the evil deeds are not accepted by Allah; in other words, Allah does not bless them and He does not love them. Whatever happens in this world, whether good or evil, happens by the...

The Day of Judgment-Grade 3

The Day of Judgment           The Day of Judgment is the Day of Qiyamah. It starts from the time when the people come out of their graves after our master Israfil blows the Horn. Allah will recreate the bodies that have decayed. These bodies will be as they were before. Allah will also put the souls back into these bodies. They will then be gathered for Judgment on a land looking different than this land. This replaced land has no mountains and no seas, and it is called the changed earth. The deeds will be weighed in the Balance. The Balance has two pans: one pan for the good deeds, and one pan for the bad deeds. The blasphemer will not have any good deeds to weigh. Allah will admit the God-fearing believers into Paradise without torture. The sinful believers,...

The Divine Books-Grade 3

The Divine Books           Allah, ta^ala, revealed Divine Books to some of His messengers to guide the people and instruct them in what is good for them, and to what will bring them happiness in the Hereafter. There are many Divine Books, but the most famous are the following four books:  1.The Zabur that was revealed to our Master Dawud, peace be upon him;  2.The original Tawrah (Torah) that was revealed to our Master Musa, peace be upon him, in Hebrew;  3.The original Injil (Bible) that was revealed to our Master ^Isa, peace be upon him, in Syriac;  4.The Qur’an that was revealed to our Master Muhammad, peace be upon him, in Arabic. There is a du^a’ that one says, and it means: “O Allah, do not misguide our hearts after You granted us guidance, and grant us...

The Honorable Angels-Grade 3

The Honorable Angels           Allah said in the Qur’an, in Ayah 6 of Surat at-Tahrim, about the angels, what means that the angels do not disobey Allah and they fulfill what Allah orders them to do. The angels are bodies made out of light; Allah created them from light. They are neither males nor females; they don’t drink, eat, or sleep. They obey Allah and fulfill what Allah orders them to do. All the angels believe in Allah and are all pious and righteous. The angels are more numerous than the humans; they live in the sky and they are responsible for doing different tasks. Some of the heads of the angels are Jibril, Mika’il, Israfil and ^Azra’il. Our Master Jibril is the highest-ranking angel. Among his tasks is to convey the Revelation to the prophets. Our...

Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah-Grade 3

Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah           Allah said in the Qur’an, in Ayah 107 of Suratul-Anbiya’, what means that Allah sent Muhammad, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, as a mercy to humans and jinn. Allah sent our messenger Muhammad to all people to call them to believe in Allah, to worship Allah only and not to associate any partners with Allah. Prophet Muhammad called them to stop worshipping the idols that neither can create benefit nor harm. Prophet Muhammad was sent to guide the people out of the darkness of blasphemy into the light of Belief. The Prophet ordered the people to testify that no one is God but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. He ordered them to fulfill the obligations and to avoid the sins. The Prophet told the people that whoever...

The Attributes of the Prophets-Grade 3

The Attributes of the Prophets           Allah said in the Qur’an, in Ayah 86 of Suratul-An^am, what means: “Allah favors every prophet over all humans, jinn, and angels.” Allah created the prophets and made them the best of the creations. They are better than the angels and all other human beings. Allah specified the prophets with the good manners and the best of attributes. They do not lie, cheat, steal, drink alcohol, or commit blasphemy. The prophets, from Adam to Muhammad, may Allah raise their rank, are the most beautiful creations of Allah. The Muslim does not believe that the origin of the human being was an ape. This is so because our master Adam, may Allah raise his rank, is the first human being. He had a beautiful form. His face and voice were nice....

The Prophets-Grade 3

The Prophets           Imam Malik and at-Tirmidhiyy related that the Prophet, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, said what means: “The best of what I, and the Prophets before me, said: No one is God except Allah.” Allah sent the Messengers and Prophets to convey the essentials of belief and the true Religion, Islam. Islam is the religion that Allah ordered us to follow and no religion is true except it. All the prophets followed the religion of Islam. All the Prophets worshipped Allah. They never in their life worshipped an idol, the sun, or a star. All of them, may Allah raise their rank, from Adam to Muhammad, worshipped Allah. All the Prophets said: “La ilaha illallah”—No One is God except Allah. There is a du^a’ which means:  “O Allah, make us die as true...

The Best Deeds-Grade 3

The Best Deeds Al-Bukhariyy related that the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, said what means: “The best deed is the correct belief in Allah and His Messenger.” The one who does not believe in Allah and His Messenger is not a Muslim, but is a blasphemer. Allah has prepared for such a person painful torture in Hellfire. The deeds of the blasphemer are not accepted by Allah. If a blasphemer pays some of his money to the poor or needy people, or provides help to the orphans and widows, Allah will not reward him for these doings on the Day of Judgment. This is so because Allah does not accept all the good deeds that one does unless one has the correct belief. For example, when the person performs the prayer, fasting, Hajj or Zakah, these deeds are...

Allah is One without a Partner-Grade 3

Allah is One without a Partner           Allah said in the Qur’an, in Ayah 199 of Surat Muhammad, what means: “O Muhammad, know (be steadfast on the belief) that no one is God except Allah.” Allah is certainly attributed with Oneness. He is One without a partner to Him. He exists and there is no doubt in His Existence. He exists without a beginning and without an ending. He is the Only One Who deserves to be worshipped and anything other than Him does not deserve to be worshipped. Allah does not need any of the creations and all the creations need Allah. In reality, no one other than Allah is the Creator of this world. In reality, no one other than Allah provides sustenance. No one other than Allah is God. Allah is attributed with the Attributes of perfection...

Islam-Grade 3

Islam Allah said in the Qur’an, in Ayah 85 of Surat Al ^Imran, what means that if one selects a religion other than Islam it will not be accepted from him. Islam is the only religion that Allah accepts from His slaves. It is the religion that Allah has ordered us to follow. Al-Bukhariyy and Muslim related that the Prophet of Allah, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, said that the most important matters of Islam are five: Bearing witness that no one is God except Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; Performing the prayer; Paying Zakah; Going to Makkah for Hajj; and Fasting Ramadan   Islam and iman, the correct belief, are inseparable. Imam Abu Hanifah said, “A person’s iman does not exist without Islam and a person’s Islam does not exist without iman;...

Belief in Allah and His Messenger-Grade 3

The Belief in Allah and His Messenger Allah said in the Qur’an, in Ayah 15 of Suratul-Hujurat, what means: “The believers are those who believe in Allah and His Messenger, without any doubt.” Iman is having the correct belief in Allah and His Messengers without any doubt. It is an obligation to believe that Allah existed eternally before all things, that no one deserves to be worshipped except Allah, and that Allah is the Creator of all existing things. Allah is attributed with the perfect Attributes that befit Him. Surely, Allah is clear of any attribute of imperfection. He created all places, so He does not need them. Allah exists without a place. Allah sent messengers and prophets to guide the people. The first of the Messengers is Adam, may Allah raise his...

Chapter of Belief – Grade 3

Lesson 1 The Belief in Allah and His Messenger Allah said in the Qur’an, in Ayah 15 of Suratul-Hujurat, what means: “The believers are those who believe in Allah and His Messenger, without any doubt.” Iman is having the correct belief in Allah and His Messengers without any doubt. It is an obligation to believe that Allah existed eternally before all things, that no one deserves to be worshipped except Allah, and that Allah is the Creator of all existing things. Allah is attributed with the perfect Attributes that befit Him. Surely, Allah is clear of any attribute of imperfection. He created all places, so He does not need them. Allah exists without a place. Allah          sent messengers and prophets to guide the people. The first of the Messengers is Adam, may...