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6 Articles of Faith

1. Belief in Only One God
In Islam, there is only one God, Allah (S.W.T) The Supreme and Eternal, The Merciful and Compassionate, The Creator and Provider. He is the God of all beings and there is none like Him.

2. Belief in the Books of God
Muslims must believe in all Revelations sent by God to His Prophets that is the Torah to Moses (A.S), the Scrolls of Abraham (A.S), the Gospel to Jesus (A.S), the Psalms of David (A.S) and the Qur'an to Muhammad (S.A.W).

3. Belief in God's Angels
Angels are pure and spiritually obedient beings, created by God to fulfill His commands and worship Him tirelessly. Muslims believe in all the angels for instance the Angel Gabriel who brought the Qur'an to Muhammad, the Angel of death who takes away life out of a person and also the Angels of battle.

4. Belief in The Prophets of God
Muslims must believe in all the Messengers and Prophets of God such as Adam, Noah, Moses, Solomon, Jesus and Muhammad who were human beings endowed with His Revelations and appointed by God to teach mankind how to worship and obey Allah.

5. Belief in Judgement Day
The Day of Judgement and the Hereafter are essential beliefs in Islam. Life on earth is just temporary while life in the Hereafter is forever and will never end. Those who have done good deeds and obeyed Allah (S.W.T) while living on Earth will be rewarded Paradise but those who did  otherwise will be punished in Hell accordingly.

6. Belief in God’s Will
This is derived from the Arabic phrase "Al-Qada' Wa Al-Qadar" which means "Divine Decree and Predestination". God has measured and planned out everything that happened, is happening, and will happen. In Islam, Muslims must understand that if we have a will to do something, it does not always happen, but if Allah wills, it will definitely happen. A simple example of this belief is the frequent phrase used by Muslims: "Insya Allah" which means "if God wills" with regards to a planned action.

References:
[1] http://www.muslimbridges.org/content/view/454/103
[2] http://www.muhajabah.com/intro.htm#sixfaith
 
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