Belief in Allah’s Books: The Third Article of Faith
Belief in Allah’s Books is the third article of faith. It refers to the revelations Allah sent down to His Messengers. These revelations were a mercy and guidance from Allah. Their main objective was to bring mankind from the darkness of ignorance and disbelief to the light of faith as well as success in this life and eternal happiness in the hereafter. The Quran, which is Allah’s Speech, is the final revelation.
The Supplications of those Angels who are very Close to Allah
The Quran says, “Those [angels] who carry the Throne and those around it exalt [ Allah ] with praise of their Lord and believe in Him and ask forgiveness for those who have believed, [saying], “Our Lord, You have encompassed all things in mercy and knowledge, so forgive those who have repented and followed Your way and protect them from the punishment of Hellfire. Our Lord, and admit them to gardens of perpetual residence which You have promised them and whoever was righteous among their fathers, their spouses and their offspring. Indeed, it is You who is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.”
Belief in the angels is another fundamental belief that forms the cornerstone of eemaan – faith. When Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) was asked by Angel Jibreel, “What is Faith?” He replied, “It is to believe in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, the Last Day, and to believe in the Divine Decree (al-qadar), both the good and the bad of it.” (Muslim)
Belief in the Angels, therefore, is the second article of faith.
Allah Alone is the Sustainer – the Lord (ar-Rabb). He is the One without any partners in His Kingdom. He is the Only Creator and the True Owner of creation. He is the Only One who nourishes, sustains and maintains His Creation. He created everything by Himself, and total power belongs to Him Alone. Everything that happens in this creation happens by His permission and will. Sustenance and provisions are from Him alone. Life and death are in His Hands, and all bounties come from Him alone.