50 Qeustions And Answers On Islamic Monotheism
Q1 Who is
your Rubb? (the
Rubb is Allah Who has created me and
exists. He nourishes me and
all creatures by
Q.2. What is
A. My religion
is Islam, which is submission
and obedience to the Order oF Allah and His
Messenger with love,
hope and fear.
How did you know
I know Him by His signs and creation like
the day and night; the sun and the
moon; the heaven and the earth,
and all that is there in and between them.
Where is Allah?
A. Allah is above
the heavens raised over the Throne and separated from
Is Allah with us
A. Allah is
settled over His
Mighty Throne, but
He is with us by His
and other attributes. As He
said: "Fear not verily! I am with you both
hearing and seeing (V,20.
Who are the friends of
people are the
friends of Allah who are pious
fear Him much abstain from all kinds of sins
and perform all kinds of goods,
and holdfast to
the Qur`an and Sunnah.
How do you worship Allah?
worship Allah in a manner in which
all my ibadah is
dedicated to Him Alone. I do not ascribe
anyone with Him in worship.
Why did Allah send Messengers?
A. Allah has sent Messengers
so that they
call the people to
Alone, not ascribing any partner
with Him, and in order that mankind should
have no plea against Allah.
What is the meaning of
means i.e. submission to Allah with Tawhid .
What are the pillars of
Testimony of Faith (There is no true God
except Allah and Muhammad is
the Messenger of Allah )
To pay Zakat.
4. To observe
to the Sacred House) if one can afford the journey.
What is Iman?
(Faith) means to believe in the heart, to
confess by the tongue and to act with the
parts of the body.
Can there be any variation in
some words and deeds it may increase and by some words and deeds it may
What do you mean by increase
and decrease in Iman?
(Faith) increases by obedience to Allah
and good deeds while it decreases by sins and
Q-14 What are the pillars of
A. The pillars of
Iman are six i.e.
to believe in:
2. His Angels.
4. His Books.
5. The Last Day.
6. Divine Preordainments good or bad.
What is Belief in
A. The Belief
in Allahi is that you should believe
that Allah is the Sole Creator Sustainer
Provider and the One in Whose Hand is the disposal
of all affairs. Everything stands in need of
Him, but He stands in need of none. He is the
Only One Who is worthy of being worshipped. He
has the Best Names and Perfect Attributes.
are the angels?
angels are creatures of light.
They are Allah's
obedient slaves, they do that which they
are commanded and are incapable of
What do you mean by Belief in the Book and the Messengers?
A. It means
that Allah sent
the Messengers like Moses, Jesus,Abraham.
Noah etc. and sent down the books like the
Zaboor (Psalms) etc.
to call the people
to worship Allah Alone, associating
nothing with Him. He sealed (finalized) the
Messengers with Prophet Muhammed
and abrogated all previous books with the Qur'an.
Therefore the worship should be done according
to the Qur'an and the Sunnah of the Prophet
Q-I8 What is meant by Belief
The Belief in the
Last Day means to believe that Allah
has ordained a fixed term for everything,
and a term for this world.
He will assuredly raise the dead
from their graves and will account for everyone
their deeds in this world.
On that Day of Resurrection,
rewards and punishments will
Every one will
be justly rewarded or punished.
What is meant by Belief Preordainment
means to believe that everything — good or bad
— happens or takes place according to what
Allah has ordained for it. He has created
A. The Belief in
is the cleaning of
"There is no God but Allah"?
It means there is no true deity except Allah
all false gods and affirming
that Allah is
the only true God.
Q-21 What is the
^Muhammad is the
Messenger of Allah"?
A. It means total
submission to him in whatever he ordered, and
avoiding what he forbade and believing in all
those matters he informed us about.
What are the conditions of the testimony
A. There are seven conditions of
the testimony of Faith:
1- Knowledge whick
2- Certainty which
3- Sincerity and
purity of intent which negates Shirk.
4- Truthfulness which
5- Love and devotion
which negates disdain of Allah`s religion.
6- Submission which
7- Acceptance which
negates rejection or denial.
is the greatest thing that
Allah has enjoined?
A. The greatest thing Allah has
enjoined is Tauhid (Monotheism).
What is Tauhid
Tauhid means declaring
Allah to be the
only God who deserves to be
worshipped in truth and confirming
all attributes with which He has qualified
Himself or that are attributed to Him by His Messenger
What are the aspects of
are three aspects of
It is declaring
Allah to be One and Unique
in His work, Iike
bringing to life and causing
A. It is declaring
Allah as the Only
God to whom all acts worship must be dedicated
such salat (prayers),
supplications vowing etc.
A. It is
an affirmation of all the Divien Names
of Allah in a manner that
His Majesty, as mentioned in the
Qur'an and the Sunnah.
Q-29 How would you describe
A. It is a
comprehensive word comprising deeds and words
that Allah loves and is pleased
with whether manifested
What are the conditions
A. There are two conditions of
Sincerity to Allah.
Submission to Allah's
i.e. to act
according to his Sunnah.
Q-31 Write some
types of Ibadah.
A. Some types of
are the prayers,
the obligatory charity,
fear of Allah,
hope in His Mercy, Seeking His
aid. and other acts of worship
which Allah has
commanded and enjoined.
What is the greatest
thing Allah has forbidden?
greatest thing Allah has forbidden
is Shirk (polytheism).
What is polytheism?
A. It means to believe that there is
one who shares Allah in His acts i.e.
ascribing partners or setting up rivals to
Allah in His rights.
What are the types of polytheism?
A. There are three types of polytheism:
1. The greater
polytheism (Shirk Akbar).
What is greater polytheism?
A. The greater polytheism
is to devote any form of worship to other than Allah Allah
will never forgive one who dies upon
accept his good deeds, and he
would be cast out from the folds
What are the types of greater
A. There are four types of greater
to other than
2. The polytheism
in intentions i.e. purpose and intentions
not for the sake of Allah but directed
towards other deities.
polytheism in obedience
obedience to any authority
the Order of Allah.
potytheism in love
i.e showing love to others which is due
to Allah Alone.
What is lesser
lesser polytheism is Ar-Riya, that means the
acts of worship done to gain praise or fame rather than to please Allah,
this type of polytheism, however,
does not cast the person committing it out of
What is inconspicuous polytheism?
inconspicuous polytheism implies being dissatisfied
with the conditions ordained by
What is the proof of the inconspicuous
proof of the above
is the saying of the Prophet
"The inconspicuous polytheism is more hidden
among this nation than the track of a black ant over a black stone on a dark
What are the types of
There are two types of
which cast its people out of Islam,
2. The lessor
Kufr which does not cast the one who
commits it out of Islam.
It is Kufr
What are the types
of major Kufr?
There are five types
of major Kufr :
associated with recognition of the truth.
Q-42 What are the categories of
A. There are
Hypocrisy in Belief.
Hypocrisy in deeds and
What is the hypocrisy in Belief?
A. Hypocrisy in Belief is of six types:
1. Denial of the Messenger
Denial of the thing with which the Messenger is sent.
3. Hating the Messenger
the thing with which the Messenger is sent.
Rejoicing at the disgrace of Islam.
Disliking the prevalence of
What is the hypocrisy
in deeds and actions?
hypocrisy in deeds and actions is of five
he speaks, he
2- When he promises.,
he breaks it.
he is entrusted, he betrays.
he disputes, he acts immorally.
When he makes a pact, he
makes acts treacherously.
Q-45 Are good
deeds accepted (by Allah) with the
Never! None of the deeds are accepted when
mixed with polytheism.
Allah says: "
had joined in worship others with Allah all that they used to do would have
been of no benefit to them"
not setting up partners
in worship with Him, but He forgives whom He
other than that" '(V.4:116)
What are the nullifiers of Islam?
nullifiers of Islam are ten:
Polytheism of worship.
2. He who
does not believe that the polytheists are disbelievers,
or doubts their
infidelity or holds their belief
to be valid.
who sets up intermediaries between one's
self and Allah, supplicating
them, trusting them and asking them to
intercede on his behalf.
He who believes that
the guidance of others is more perfect
than the Prophet
who hates anything that the Prophet
was sent with.
who denies the religion of the Prophet
or ridicules its reward or punishment.
the polytheists against the Muslims.
who believes that
some people are exempted
from abiding by the
Shari`ah as Khidr was exempted by the
laws of Musa.
10. Turning away from the
Allah by neither learning nor applying it.
47 What are the
A. The three fundamentals are:
Knowing Your Rubb (the Lord, the Creator,
the Sustainer, and the One in Whose Hand is
the disposal of all affairs).
Knowing your religion (Islam).
What is Taghut?
Everything that is worshipped.
or followed or obeyed
other than Allah
How many Taghut are there and
A. They are
many but their
are the leaders
of Taghut ?
may Allah curse him,
2. Anyone who is worshipped with his
3. A person who calls
the people to be worshipped instead of Allah.
A person who claims the knowledge of
ruler who rules by
laws other than the law sent down by Allah.