Many times, Muslim use “faith” interchangeably with “Iman.” But what is Iman in Islam? Iman is heartily accepting all of Islam’s essential and foundational beliefs. So are there any foundational principles of Iman? Yes, there are strong pillars of Iman. “The Pillars of Iman” or “Arkan Al-iman” refer to the fundamentals of the Islamic faith…
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The Messengers in Islam are individuals who were sent by God to various communities in order to serve as examples of ideal human behavior and to spread God’s message on Earth. Some prophets are categorized as messengers, those who transmit divine revelation, most of them through the intercession of an angel.
Who are the Messengers?
Muslims try to achieve a successful life and afterlife by following God’s guidance. So how did God tell mankind what this guidance was?
Throughout human history, God chose the greatest people of their nation to be His Messengers. These men were exemplary human beings – the best in morals, manners and actions to have ever lived.
God first explained His guidance to the Archangel Gabriel, who then taught the Messengers how to guide their people to worship God and God alone. These Messengers included Noah, Abraham, Moses, Joseph, David, Solomon, John, Jesus, Muhammad and many more.
Muslims must love, revere, and accept them all – without exception.
What was their message?
Muslims believe that God ordered every Messenger to convey the same simple, consistent message: worship the One God who created you, sustains you and has showered you with His blessings.
Some Messengers were given specific laws that were collected into books. These books came to be known as the Torah, Psalms, Gospel and Quran. Muslims believe that only the Quran remains in its original form.
Islam is not a new religion; it is the continuation and rejuvenation of the original Abrahamic Monotheism that led to Christianity and Judaism: worshipping One God and One God alone. The only difference is that Islam presents Abrahamic Monotheism in its final and complete form as revealed in the Quran to the final Messenger, Muhammad.