The pillars of Iman

Q 5: What are the pillars of Iman (Faith), with explanation?

A: There are six pillars of Iman which are: the belief in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, the Last Day and Predestination, whether good or bad.Belief in Allah means: firm belief in His Lordship, His Names, and His Attributes. Moreover, believing that Allah, the Glorified, is the only One Who is worth worshipping.Belief in Messengers: is to believe that their Mission was from Allah, have faith in them, follow them and love them. On top of all of them is the last and the best Prophet, our Prophet Muhammad ibn `Abdullah ibn `Abdul-Muttalib (peace be upon him).Belief in angels: is having faith in their existence and to believe that they are honored Slaves carrying out the Command of Allah concerning His creatures, descending upon His Messengers with His Revelation and writing and preserving the deeds of Banu Adam (human beings, descendents from Prophet Adam). (Part No. 2; Page No. 427) Belief in the Books: is to believe that they are sent down by Allah in order to guide His Creatures and that we should follow them and act according to them, each according to the Messenger upon whom it was revealed. The best and most perfect among all of them is the Qur'an, the Book sent to our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).Belief in the Last Day which is the Day of Resurrection: is to believe that it will occur when people will be resurrected from their graves to be rewarded for their good deeds or punished for their evil deeds.Belief in Predestination whether good or bad: is to believe that everything happens in this universe whether good or bad, since the beginning of creation until the Day of Resurrection, is known, predestined and recorded by Allah in Al-Lawh-ul-Mahfuzh (the Preserved Tablet) and that Allah willed it to happen at the time it actually happened.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.