What is “having belief”?

What is “having belief”?

In order to be a Muslim, it is obligatory that we have belief in all six ....


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Question: In order to be a Muslim, it is obligatory that we have belief in all six tenets of faith in the Âmantu. But what is “having belief”?
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Believing something means admitting, confirming and loving as if we saw it. In order for one to be a Muslim, it is obligatory that one have belief; that is, one has to believe in the commandments and prohibitions of our religion. Indeed, it does not suffice to believe alone; additionally, one must also love and esteem them highly. So this issue is a matter of knowledge. Practising the rules of the religion is separate from accepting, loving and respecting them. Whereas whether one performs these commandments or not is related to committing sins or gaining thawâb, accepting and loving them are related to îmân (belief). The six fundamental principles of faith, which are crucially important, are considered as a whole. They do not tolerate even a shadow of doubt. Not to love any of them is a sign of disbelief no matter whether one believes it or not.


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