The Holy Books Of God (Al-Kutub Al Muqadisah)

The Noble Qur’an confirms the Holy Scriptures that came before it, particularly the Books of Moses (Torah), the Psalms and writings of the prophets (Zaboor), and the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Injeel), as sacred sources of God’s guidance , blessings, light , good tidings and admonition to the righteous, and warning for the wrongdoers. The prophets spoke and wrote as God’s Ruh (Holy Spirit) filling them moved them with His wahy (revelation). 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 3:16.17; psalms 119:105; 1 Corinthians 10:11,12

Relevant Qur’an references:

Maida 5:46-48,51;  Al-Isra 17:55;  Al-Baqarah 2:53,87,213;  Ahqaf 46:12;  An-Nahl 16:102;  Yunus 10:94

Oneness Of God (Tauhid)

There is one God (Allah). And there is none like Him. God is immortal, All-Powerful, All-Knowing, All-Wise, above all, and ever present. He is infinite and beyond human comprehension, yet known through His self revelation. God alone is worthy of our worship. Deuteronomy 6:4;  Ephesians 4:6;  1 Timothy 1:17;  Revelation 14:7.

Relevant Qur’an references;

Ikhlas 112;1-4;  An-Nahl 16:22,23

The Character Of God (Allah)

God is the Creator, Source, Sustainer, and Sovereign of all creation. He is the All-Mighty, All-Knower and All-Seer of everything, eternal and immortal. God is just and holy, exalted in might and oft-forgiving, merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. He understands the finest mysteries and is well acquainted with them and watches over all things. His character is revealed in His Creation, Word, and Law. Genesis 1:1;  Revelation  4:11;  1 Timothy 1:17;  Exodus 34:6,7;  1 John 4:8;  Romans 1:19,20

Relevant Qur’an references;

Al-Fatihah 1:3,4;  Mulk 67:2,14,19

Jesus Christ (Isa Al Masih)

Isa Al Masih, the Kalimat Allah (Word Of God), was born of the Virgin Mary based on God’s decreed Plan. By decree, God declared that Isa Al Masih would be a Son to Him and He a Father to Him. God strengthened Him with His Ruh (Spirit) and gave Him the Injeel (Gospel). He lived  and experienced temptation as a human being, but perfectly exemplified the righteousness and love of God. By His miracles He manifested God’s power and was attested as God’s promised Messiah and Guide of His people. After His death and resurrection, God lifted Him up to Himself in the Heavenly Sanctuary to be our Intercessor. A Sign to mankind, He will return to earth in glory as a Judge on the Day of Resurrection. He will deliver His people and restore all things. Luke 1:35;  John 1:14;  Psalms 2:7;  Hebrews 1:5; 2:9-19;  8:1,2;  John 5:22; Philippians 2:5-11;  1 Corinthians 15:3,4;  John 14:1-3.

Relevant Qur’an references;

Maryam 19:35;  Al-Baqarah 2:87,253;  Imran 3:45-50;  An-Nisa 4:159;  Maryam 19:33,34.

The Holy Spirit (God’s Ruh)

Allah (God) sent His Ruh (Holy Spirit) to bring revelation from Him and inspire the writers of the inspired writings, strengthen Isa Al Masih (Jesus Christ) filling His life with power, draw and convict human beings, guide and strengthen the believers’ faith, renew and transform them into the image of God, extend spiritual gifts to His people and empower them to bear witness to God in preparation for the day of judgment.                     2 Peter 1:21;  Luke 1:35;  ACTS 10:38;  JOHN 14: 16-18;  15:26,27;  16:7-13;  2 Corinthians 3:18;  Ephesians 4:11,12;  Acts 1:8

Relevant Qur’an references;

An-Nahl 16:102;  Al-Baqarah 2:87,253;  Ghafir 40:15

Creation

Allah (God) is the Creator of all things, and has revealed in the Sacred Books the authentic account of His creative activity. The Lord made the heavens and the earth and all living things upon the earth in six days. “Then He established Himself (Istawa) on the throne”, (Al-Aaraf 7:54)  and rested on the seventh day of that first week, blessed and sanctified it. He established the Sabbath as a perpetual memorial of His completed creative work. The first man and woman were made in the image of God as the crowning work of Creation, given dominion over the world, and charged with responsibility to care for it. When the world was finished it was “very good,” declaring the glory of God. Genesis 1,2;  Exodus 20:8-11;  Psalms 19:1-6;  33:6,9; 104;  Hebrews 11:3.

Relevant Qur’an references;

Al-Araf 7:54;  Al-Furqan 25:59;  Al-Sajdah 32:4-7;  Al Baqarah 2:30-31


The Nature Of Man

Humanity was created from a single being in the image of God. From that being, he created spouses both of whom have their own individuality, power to think and to do. Though created free beings, each is an indivisible unity of body, mind, and spirit, dependent upon God for life and breath and all else. When our first parents disobeyed God, they denied their dependence upon him and fell from their high positions as vicegerents (Khalifa) under God. The image of God in them was marred and they became subject to death. Their descendents share this fallen nature and its consequences. They are born with weaknesses and tendencies to evil. Just like what Adam and Eve had done, they are attempting to cover up there shame and guilt of sin through their own good efforts, but God offers them a free gift of his own righteousness to be received through the faith that He has inscribed in their hearts and strengthens them with His Ruh (Spirit). Created for the glory of God they are called to worship him and love one another, and to have dominion over his creation and care for their environment. Genesis 1:26-28; 2:7;  Psalms 8:4-8; Acts 17:24-28;  Genesis 3; Psalms 51:5;  Romans 5:12-17; 2 Corinthians 5:19,20;  Psalms 51:10;  1 John 4:7,8,11,20; Genesis 2:15

Relevant Qur’an references;

Al-Baqarah 2:30-34; Al-Araf 7:19-26, 189; An-Nisa 4:79;  Yusuf 12:53;  Al-Hashr 58:22; Adh-Dhariyat 51:56

The Great Controversy Between God And Satan

All humanity is now involved in a great controversy between God and Satan regarding God’s character, law and sovereignty over this world. The conflict between good and evil originated in heaven when a created being, endowed with freedom of choice, in self exaltation became Satan, God’s adversary. He led other sinless beings into rebellion against God. Instead of acknowledging Adam and Eve as God’s (Khalifa), Satan prompted them to sin. This resulted in the distortion of the image of God in humanity, the disordering of the created world, and its eventual devastation at the time of the worldwide flood. Observed by the whole creation, this world became the arena of the universal conflict, out of which the God of love will ultimately be vindicated. To assist His people in this controversy, God sends his Spirit (Ruh) and angels to guide, protect, and sustain them in the way of salvation. Revelation 12:4-9;  Isaiah 14:12-14;  Ezekiel 28:12-18;  Romans 1:19-32;  8:19-22,26,27;  2 Peter 3:6;  1 Corinthians 4:9;  Hebrews 1:14.

Relevant Qur’an references;

Al-Araf 7:11-27;  An-Nisa 4:76,177-120;  Al-Hijr 15:36-43;  An-Nahl 16:98-100;  Al-Isra 17:61,62;  Sad 38:69-85.


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