| 2 Doctrine of Monotheism


The reality of Imaan in Islam according to Ahlu Al-Sunnah Wal-Jamaa’ah

Preface: The importance of knowing the reality of Imaan

Ibn Rajab said: “These topics – I mean that of Islam and Imaan and Kufr and Nifaaq (hypocrisy) – are ones of foremost importance; for indeed Allah Almighty has connected these names to happiness and sorrow, and the deserving of either paradise or hellfire. The dispute over their categorisation is the first matter of dispute that occurred in this Ummah, and it is the dispute between the Khawaarij and the Messenger’s Companions (may Allah be pleased with them); wherein the Khawaarij excommunicated the Muslim sinners from Islam in its entirety, and placed them in the category of disbelief, and dealt with them as disbelievers, and made permissible their blood and wealth.” [5] “Jaami' al- 'Uloom wal-Hikam” (1/114) | “Majmoo' al-Fataawa” – Ibn Taymiyyah (7/169)