Posted by: alqamardesigns | December 18, 2009

Whats Is Islaam, Emaan and Ihsaan?

Notes taken from Sister Laila Nasheeba’s Tawheed class, on http://www.sunnahfollowers.net “Weakness of Faith” – 18.12.2009

Below is the “Hadith of Angel Jibraeel (as)”

‘Umar, may Allah be pleased with him narrated:

“While we were sitting with the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless with him and grant him peace) one day a man came up to us whose clothes were extremely white, whose hair was extremely black, upon whom traces of travelling could not be seen, and whom none of us knew, until he sat down close to the Prophet (may Allah bless with him and grant him peace) so that he rested his knees upon his knees and placed his two hands upon his thighs and said: ‘Muhammad, tell me about Islaam.’

The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless with him and grant him peace) said: ‘Islam is that you witness that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and you establish the prayer, and you give the Zakat, and you fast Ramadan, and you perform the hajj of the House if you are able to take a way to it.’

The man said, ‘You have told the truth,’ and we were amazed at him asking him and [then] telling him that he told the truth.

The man then asked, ‘Tell me about imaan.’

The Prophet Muhammad (s) said, ‘That you affirm Allah, His angels, His books, His messengers, and the Last Day, and that you affirm the Decree, the good of it and the bad of it.’

The man said, ‘You have told the truth.’

The man then asked, ‘Tell me about ihsaan.’

The Prophet (s) said, ‘That you worship Allah as if you see Him, for if you don’t see Him then truly He sees you.’

(Hadith Sahih Muslim)

The man the hadith above, was none other than Angel Jibraeel (alayhi salaam).

Islam is:

  1. True submission to Allah
  2. To believe in and worship Allah in His Oneness without associating partners with Him
  3. To pray 5 times a day
  4. To fast during the month of Ramadan
  5. To pay the yearly zakat
  6. To perform the Hajj

Emaan is an Arabic word which means “Faith”, it is:

  1. To believe in Allah, and
  2. His Books
  3. His Angels
  4. His Messengers
  5. The day of Judgement
  6. Qadr of Allah, the good and the bad

Muslim means – the who submits to Allah


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