Pillars of islam
[Remember] when your Lord brought forth the children of Adam from their loins and made them testify over themselves, saying, “Am I not your Lord?” They said, “Yes! We testify,” lest you should say on the Day of Resurrection, “Verily, we were unaware of this” (7:172).
- The Beneficent Ar-Rahman
- The Merciful Ar-Rahim
- The Sovereign Al-Malik
- The Holy Al-Quddus
- The Peace As-Salaam
- The Protector Al-Muhaymin
“He is always standing firm on justice. There is no Allah but Him, the Mighty, the Wise” (3:18)
“And your Lord does not deal unjustly with anyone” (18:49)
“We did not wrong them, but they wronged themselves” (16:118)
God’s justice embraces the entire universe, from the human to the animal, from the earth to the sky, from plants to micro-scopic organisms. God requires humankind to follow the ways of justice as well. For example, the Quran states: “Say: ‘My Lord has enjoined upon me justice’“ (7:29).
Even Prophet Jesus had successors. Similarly, the Prophet Muhammad was succeeded by twelve distinguished successors, one after another. These successors are called imams and were appointed by God, not by humankind. The right to ordain imams belongs to God, and the Quran makes this point in many verses, “And remember when your Lord said to the angels, ‘Verily I am going to place a successor [khalifa]’” (2:30).
“And remember when the Lord of Abraham tried him with certain commands which he fulfilled; Allah said to him, ‘Verily I am going to make you a leader [imam] of mankind’“ (2:124).
God addressed Prophet David as such, “O David! Verily We have placed you as a successor on earth” (38:26).
- Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib
- Imam Hassan ibn Ali
- Imam Hussein ibn Ali
- Imam Ali ibn Hussein
- Imam Muhammad ibn Hussein
- Imam Jaafar ibn Muhammad
- Imam Musa ibn Jaafar
- Imam Ali ibn Musa
- Imam Mohammad ibn Ali
- Imam Ali ibn Muhammad
- Imam Hassan ibn Ali
- Imam Mohammad Al-Mahdi
O mankind! If you are in doubt concerning the resurrection, then, verily, We created you from dust, then from a drop, then from a clot, then from a lump of flesh [both] shaped and shapeless, that We make it clear for you. And We cause what We will to remain in the wombs for an appointed time, and afterwards We bring you forth as infants: then you attain your full strength.
And among you there is he who dies [young] and among you there is he who is brought back to the most abject time of life so that, after knowledge, he knows nothing. And you see the earth barren, but when We send down water on it, it thrills and swells and puts forth every lovely kind [of growth].
That is because Allah is Reality, and it is He Who gives life to the dead, and it is He Who has power over all things, and because the Hour [of Judgment] will come concerning which there is no doubt, and because Allah will raise those who are in the graves. (22:5-7)
Verily We shall give life to the dead, and We record all that they send before and that they leave behind, and We have taken account of all things in a clear Book [of evidence]. (36:12)
And to every soul will be paid in full of its deeds, and He knows best all that they do. (39:70)