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Imaan and Tawheed

Imaan and Tawheed

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- First and foremost, every Muslim upon embracing Islam must understand the fact that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah and that Muhammad (saw) is His Messenger. Allah says,

“So know that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah”

Belief (Imaan) in this and in those matters relating to this is the foundation of the entire religion or way of life of Islam. So it is pertinent that we, before all else, discuss this topic, and that we detail which articles of belief are known by necessity.

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