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The Superiority of the Muslim's Belief.

In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful. May Allah bestow His peace and blessings upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad, his family and his companions. After this;

The Muslim's belief is so superior that it is the base through which one attains true security, guidance, happiness and peace of mind in this world and an everlasting enjoyment in paradise in the hereafter.

Allah said in the Qur'an:

{الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَلَمْ يَلْبِسُوا إِيمَانَهُم بِظُلْمٍ أُولَٰئِكَ لَهُمُ الْأَمْنُ وَهُم مُّهْتَدُونَ}.

{Those who believe and do not mix their belief with injustice - they will have security, and they are [rightly] guided.} (Al-An'aam: 82).

'Ubadah bin As-Samit (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

[‏من شهد أن لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له، وأن محمداً عبده ورسوله، وأن عيسى عبد الله ورسوله، وكلمته ألقاها إلى مريم وروح منه، وأن الجنة حق والنار حق، أدخله الله الجنة على ما كان من العمل‏].

[He who bears witness that there is no true god except Allah, alone having no partner with Him, that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger, that 'Isa (Jesus) is His slave and Messenger and he (Jesus) is His Word which He communicated to Maryam (Mary) and His spirit which He sent to her, that Jannah is true and Hell is true; Allah will make him enter Jannah accepting whatever deeds he accomplished.] (Al-Bukhari and Muslim).

 Also, `Utban bin Malik Al-Ansari who was one of the men of the tribe of Bani Salim narrated that: Allah's Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) came to me and said:

[لَنْ يُوَافِيَ عَبْدٌ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ يَقُولُ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ‏.‏ يَبْتَغِي بِهِ وَجْهَ اللَّهِ، إِلاَّ حَرَّمَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ النَّارَ].

[If anybody comes on the Day of Resurrection who has said: La ilaha illal-lah, sincerely, with the intention to win Allah's Pleasure, Allah will make the Hell-Fire forbidden for him.] (Sahih al-Bukhari 6423).

And Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) said, I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) saying:

[قال الله تعالى‏:‏ "يا ابن آدم إنك ما دعوتني ورجوتني غفرت لك ما كان منك ولا أبالي، يا ابن آدم لو بلغت ذنوبك عنان السماء، ثم استغفرتني، غفرت لك ولا أبالي، يا ابن آدم إنك لو أتيتني بقراب الأرض خطايا، ثم لقيتني لا تشرك بي شيئاً، لأتيتك بقرابها مغفرة‏"].

["Allah, the Exalted, has said: 'O son of Adam! I shall go on forgiving you so long as you pray to Me and aspire for My forgiveness whatever may be your sins. O son of Adam! I do not care even if your sins should pile up to the sky and should you beg pardon of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam! If you come to Me with an earth-full of sins and meet Me, not associating anything with Me in worship, I will certainly grant you as much pardon as will fill the earth."] (At-Tirmidhi, Book 20, Hadith 1878).

Some of the main benefits we can derive from the above quotations:

Based on the above mentioned quotations from the Qur'an and Sunnah of the Prophet, we can derive the following benefits:

1/ The abundance of Allah's Mercy and favors on mankind.

2/ The abundant reward of the Muslim's belief.

3/ Besides earning rewards, the Muslim belief recompenses sins.

4/ Understanding the meaning of LAa-ilaha illa Allah clearly.

5/ knowing that there are seven earth and seven heavens and they are full of creations.

6/ Confirmations of the Attributes of Allah.

7/ Understanding that the statement LAa-ilaha illa Allah constitutes the abandonment of SHIRK practically and not merely confessing LAa-ilaha illa Allah with the tongue.

8/ Reflection and consideration of the shared characteristics of Prophet Muhammad and Prophet Easah(Jesus) ((peace and blessings of Allah be upon them) both as Prophets and slaves of Allah.

9/ Knowing the peculiarity of Jesus (peace be upon him) being created as the word of ALLAH, and the Jesus is a spirit from Allah.

10/ Knowing the merits of the belief in the creation of both Paradise and Hell. 


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