Quranic proofs of the pillars of faith
Fatwa No: 18348

  • Fatwa Date:11-11-2007 - Thul-Qi'dah 2, 1428
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Please state the Quranic verses where Allaah explained the pillars of faith.


All perfect praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.


As regards the verses where Allaah explained the six pillars of faith, Allaah Says (what means):

  • {Righteousness is not that you turn your faces toward the east or the west, but [true] righteousness is [in] one who believes in Allaah , the Last Day, the angels, the Book, and the prophets and gives wealth, in spite of love for it, to relatives, orphans, the needy, the traveler, those who ask [for help], and for freeing slaves; [and who] establishes prayer and gives Zakah; [those who] fulfill their promise when they promise; and [those who] are patient in poverty and hardship and during battle. Those are the ones who have been true, and it is those who are the righteous.}[Quran 2:177]
  • {Indeed, all things We created with predestination}[Quran 54:49]

Allaah the Exalted stated the five pillars in the first verse:

1.   Belief in Allaah The Almighty.

2.   Belief in The Last Day.

3.   Belief in angels.

4.   Belief in The Books.

5.   Belief in the Prophets.

In the second verse Allaah The Almighty stated the sixth pillar: which is the belief in Predestination and Decree.

Allaah described those who do not believe in these pillars as disbelievers and non-Muslims. Allaah Says (what means): {And whoever disbelieves in Allaah, His angels, His books, His messengers, and the Last Day has certainly gone far astray}[Quran 4:136]

Since a person who does not believe in these pillars is described as a disbeliever, then this means that believing in them is obligatory.

May Allaah increase your zeal in knowing your religion!

Allaah Knows best.

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