50 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Q1 Who is your Rubb?
the Creator etc).
My Rubb is Allah Who has created me and all that
exists. He nourishes me and
all creatures by
What is your religion? Top of
My religion is Islam,
which is submission and obedience to the Order oF Allah and His Messenger with love, hope and
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? Top of
A. Allah is
above the heavens raised over the Throne and
separated from His creatures.
Is Allah with us (in person)?
is settled over His Mighty Throne, but
He is with us by His Knowledge, hearing ,seeing
and other attributes. As He
said: "Fear not verily! I am with you both
hearing and seeing (V,20.
Who are the friends of
Those people are the
friends of Allah who are pious and righteous,
fear Him much abstain from all kinds of sins and
perform all kinds of goods,
and holdfast to the Qur`an and Sunnah.
7. How do you worship Allah?
I 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
worship Him Alone,
not ascribing any partner with Him,
and in order that mankind should have no plea against
Q-9 What is the
meaning of Islam?
Islam means i.e. submission to Allah with Tawhid.
are the pillars of
Testimony of Faith (There is no true God except
Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah)
3. To pay Zakath.
4. To observe Saum (fasting)
5. Hajj (pilgrimage
to the Sacred House) if one can afford the journey.
Q-11 What is Iman? Top of
(Faith) means to believe in the heart, to
confess by the tongue and to act with the parts
of the body.
Q-12 Can there be any variation in Iman?
By 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 Iman (Faith)?
A. The pillars
of Iman are six i.e. to believe in:
2. His Angels.
3. His Messengers.
4. His Books.
5. The Last
Preordainments good or bad.
Q-15 What is Belief in
A. The Belief
in Allah 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
0-16 Who are the angels?
The angels are creatures of light.
They are Allah's obedient
slaves, they do that which they are commanded and are incapable
What do you mean by Belief in the Book and the Messengers?
It means that Allah
sent the Messengers like Moses,
Jesus,Abraham. Noah etc. and sent down the books like the Torah, Injeel, Zaboor (Psalms) etc.
to call the people
to worship Allah Alone, associating
nothing with Him. He sealed (finalized) the
Messengers with Prophet Muhammed
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 .
is meant by Belief in the Last Day?
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 be assigned. Every one will be
justly rewarded or punished.
What is meant by Belief Preordainment (Qadar)?
The Belief in Preordainment (Qadar)
means to believe that everything — good or bad —
happens or takes place according to what Allah
has ordained for it. He has created everything in due proportion.
What 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.
What is the meaning
of ^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 of Faith?
A. There are
seven conditions of the testimony of Faith:
Knowledge which negates ignorance.
Certainty which negates doubt.
Sincerity and purity of intent which negates Shirk.
Truthfulness which negates hypocrisy.
and devotion which negates disdain of Allah's religion.
Submission which negates disobedience.
Acceptance which negates rejection or denial.
is the greatest thing that Allah has enjoined?
greatest thing Allah has enjoined is Tauhid
What is Tauhid (Islamic Monotheism)?
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 Tauhid?
There are three aspects of Tauhid:
26 What isTauhid-ar-Rububiyah?
A. It is declaring Allah
to be One and Unique
in His work, Iike
creation, sustenance, bringing to life and causing
Q-27 What is Tauhid-al-Uluhiyah?
A. It is declaring
Allah as the Only
God to whom all acts worship must be dedicated
such salat (prayers),
Zakat, Sawm(fasting), supplications vowing etc.
What isTauhid-al-Asma was-Sifat?
It is an affirmation of all the Divien Names and Attributes of
Allah in a manner that
His Majesty, as mentioned in the Qur'an and the Sunnah.
Q-29 How would
you describe Ibadah?
It is a comprehensive word comprising deeds and
words that Allah loves and is pleased
with whether manifested or hidden,
What are the conditions
A. There are
two conditions of Ibadah:
Sincerity to Allah.
Submission to Allah's
to act according to his Sunnah.
Q-31 Write some types of Ibadah. Top of
A. Some types
of Ibadah 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?
The greatest thing Allah has forbidden is Shirk (polytheism).
What is polytheism? Top of
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.
Q-34 What are the types of polytheism? Top of
A. There are
three types of polytheism:
1. The greater
polytheism (Shirk Akbar).
The lesser polytheism
The inconspicuous polytheism (Shirk Khafi).
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 Shirk,nor 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
The polytheism in
to other than Allah.
2. The polytheism
in intentions i.e. purpose and intentions
not for the sake of Allah but directed towards
The polytheism in
rendering obedience to any authority against
the Order of Allah.
The potytheism in love
i.e showing love to others which is due
to Allah Alone.
What is lesser polytheism?
The 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 the fold of Islam.
Q-38 What is inconspicuous polytheism?
The inconspicuous polytheism implies being dissatisfied
with the conditions ordained by Allah.
What is the proof of the inconspicuous
proof of the above Shirk
is the saying of the Prophet
inconspicuous polytheism is more hidden among this nation than the track of a
black ant over a black stone on a dark night" (Musnad Ahmad)
What are the types of Kufr (disbelief)?
There are two types of Kufr :
The major Kufr which cast its people out of Islam,
2. The lessor cr minor Kufr which does not cast
the one who commits it out of Islam. It is Kufr of ungratefulness.
What are the types
of major Kufr?
There are five types
of major Kufr :
The Kufr of denial.
The Kufr of arrogance
associated with recognition of the truth.
The Kufr of doubt.
The Kufr of disregard,
5. The Kufr of hypocrisy.
Q-42 What are
the categories of hypocrisy ?
There are two categories of hypocrisy:
Hypocrisy in Belief.
in deeds and actions.
What is the hypocrisy in Belief?
in Belief is of six types:
1. Denial of
the Messenger .
Denial of the thing with which the Messenger is sent.
3. Hating the
the thing with which the Messenger is sent.
Rejoicing at the disgrace of Islam.
Disliking the prevalence of Islam.
What is the hypocrisy
in deeds and actions?
The hypocrisy in deeds and actions is of five
When he speaks, he
2- When he promises.,
he breaks it.
When he is entrusted, he betrays.
When 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
Allah says: " If they
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 pleases
sins other than that" '(V.4:116)
What are the nullifiers of Islam?
The nullifiers of Islam are ten:
Polytheism of worship.
He who does not believe that the polytheists are
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 .
He who hates anything that the Prophet was
He who denies the religion of the Prophet or
ridicules its reward or punishment.
polytheists against the Muslims.
He who believes that
some people are exempted from abiding by the Shari`ah as Khidr was exempted by the laws of Musa.
away from the religion of Allah by neither learning nor applying it.
What are the three fundamentals that
every Muslim must learn?
A. The three
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? Top of
Everything that is worshipped. or followed or obeyed other than Allah is Taghut.
How many Taghut are there and who are their leaders?
They are many but their leaders are Five:
50-Who are the leaders of Taghut ?
Satan, may Allah curse him,
2. Anyone who
is worshipped with his consent.
3. A person
who calls the
people to be worshipped instead of Allah.
A person who claims the knowledge of Ghaib (unseen,
ruler who rules by laws
other than the law sent down by Allah.