Fundamentals of Belief

Hadrat Jabrâ’îl (’alaihi ’s-salâm) asked ‘O Rasûl-Allah! Now tell me what is îmân.’” Having asked what was Islam and the answer having been given, Hadrat Jabrâ’îl (’alaihi ’s-salâm) asked our master Rasûlullah (sall-Allâhu ta’âlâ ’alaihi wa sallam) to explain the essence and reality of îmân. Literally îmân means ‘to know a person to be perfect and truthful…

Are We Compelled in Our Actions?

“There was nearly no Ottoman family in which they did not blunt and kill the abilities of comprehension, observation and inquiry in children with suppressing, ignorant answers. The utterly ignorant people, who believed that men were of infinite impotence, that everything was made by Allah, that grave was an intermediary that interceded with Allah for…

The Necessity of Creator’s Existence

Dîn al-Islâm, the religion of Islam, is the belief in Allâhu ta’âlâ, in His Oneness and in all His prophets (’alaihimu ’s-salâm). Allah is the Being who creates everything, whose existence has no end or limit and whose state cannot be comprehended with mind, but whose attributes forming His Divinity and Creativeness only are known. He…

Miracles of Prophets

The irreligiousness which has been propagated by the progressives imitating Europe up to now has been in the nature of disbelieving Allâhu ta’âlâ. For instance, many have said, “The problem is whether Allah exists. If there is Allah, I will immediately believe all the religious knowledge.” But recently, seeing the new steps taken in science,…

Is It Possible To See Allahu Teâlâ ?

Hadrat Shaikh ’Abd al-Haqq ad-Dahlawî [passed away in Delhi in 1052 (1642 A.D.)] wrote in his Persian work Takmîl al-îmân: “A hadîth-i-sherîf says, ‘You will see your Rabb on the Day of Judgement as you see the [full] moon on the fourteenth [of the month].’ As Allâhu ta’âlâ is known incomprehensibly in this world, so He will be seen incomprehensibly in…

Do Angels Have Wings ?

As the wings of each kind of fowl, or those of an aeroplane, are of their own structure and are different from the wings of each other kind, so angels’ wings have their own structure. When we hear the name of something which we have not seen or do not know, we presume that it…

What are The Attributes of Allah?

As-Sifât adh-Dhâtiyya of Allâhu ta’âlâ are six: al-Wujûd, existence; al-Qidam, being without beginning, and eternal in the past; al-Baqâ’, being without end, and eternal in the future; al-Wahdâniyya, having no partner or match; al-Mukhâlafatu li-l-hawâdith, being dissimilar to every creature in every respect; al-Qiyâmu bi nafsihi, self-existence or being unneedy of anything for His existence. No creature has any of these six attributes, nor any relation with them.…