This is a series of lectures based on the lecture Fundamentals of Eemaan by Shaykh Abdul-Azeez Bin Abdullah Bin Baaz, delivered by Shaykh Abdur Rauf Shakir. May Allah the Exalted; Azzwajal, be pleased with them for their tremendous efforts and reward them abundantly, Aameen.
The Qur’aan has clarified these fundamentals within many verses; likewise, our Prophet, (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), has clarified them within the authentic Sunnah. They are six fundamentals, and they are the fundamentals of Eemaan. They are the fundamentals of the religion; for Eemaan is the entire religion, and it is Islaam and the guidance. It is righteousness and piety. It is that with which Allaah sent the Messenger, (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), from beneficial knowledge and righteous actions. All of it is referred to as Eemaan.
These six fundamentals of our religion have been clarified by the Mighty Book within various places and the trustworthy Messenger of Allaah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) clarified them within the Ahadeeth. From that which has come within the Book of Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, is His statement:
“It is not Al-Birr (piety, righteousness) that you turn your faces towards east and (or) west (in prayers); but Al-Birr is (the quality of) the one who believes in Allaah, the Last Day, the Angels, the Book, the Prophets.”
[Soorah Al-Baqarah 2:177]
Allaah, Glorified and Exalted be He, clarified here five of the fundamentals of Eemaan. They are:
Eemaan in Allaah
The Last Day
The religion revolves around these five fundamentals, inwardly and outwardly. Allaah, the Majestic and High, has said:
“The Messenger (Muhammad) believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, and (so do) the believers. Each one believes in Allaah, His Angels, His Books, and His Messengers. They say, “We make no distinction between one another of His Messengers.”
[Soorah Al-Baqarah 2:285]