To believe in God is to feel sure of the truth of Him, and the verbal noun of ‘believe’ is belief. As a believer, Man is tofollow all God’s commands and obey them. In order to believe in God, man is to put his faith in him. Furthermore, man has been ordered to believe in God’s existence and characteristics as mentioned by His prophet God’s blessing and peace upon him. God also demands us to believe in divine Books, which He revealed, and believe in the prophets whom God dispatched.
Therefore, God to whom belongs Might and Majesty, says, “The messenger believeth in what hath been revealed to him from his Lord, as do the men of faith, each one (of them) believeth in Allah, His angles, His Books and His Messengers. ‘We make no distinction (they say) between one and another of His Messengers, And they say: “We hear, and we obey, (We seek) Thy forgiveness, our Lord, and to thee is the end of all journeys.” (Al-Baqarah. Verse 285)
The previous verse made clear that what the human being ought to believe in is easy, because he is charged with believing in whatever Allah has revealed to his Messenger, Mohammed (God’s praise and peace be upon him). In other words, the human being is required to believe in the Holy Quran totally and in detail, and believe that it is from God. The Great and Almighty. Furthermore, man must believe in the truth of what has been revealed in Holy Quran and the straightforward Sunna of the Prophet. What is meant by (Believer) when it is a noun and attributive for God, be He raised far above? The believer, as one of the God’s attributive, has several meanings. Some of these attributes mean that God believes in whatever he has ordered us to believe in, He believes that He is existent and characterized with the attributes of absolute perfection. In addition, He believes that He is the One God and there is no god but He. Allah has said: “There is no god but He: that is the witness of Allah, His angles, and those endued with knowledge, standing firm on justice. There is no god but He, the Exalted in Power, the Wise.” (Aali- Imran. Verse 18)
Allah is the Believer because He has given confidence against fear, as He said, “For the familiarity of the Quraish, their familiarity with the journeys by winter and summer, let them worship the Lord of this House, who provides them with food against hunger and with security against fear (of danger)”. (Quraish. Verse 4)
Allah, to whom be ascribed all perfection and majesty, has also said, “Allah has promised, to those among you who believe and work righteous deeds, that He will, of a surety, grant them in the land, inheritance (of power) as He granted it to those before them; that He will establish in authority their religion- the one which He has chosen for them; and that He will change (their state) after the fear in which they (lived), to one of security and peace: they will worship Me (alone) and not associate ought with Me. If any do reject Faith after this, they are rebellious and wicked” (Al-Nur. Verse 55).
And He said, “Remember Abraham said: ‘O my Lord! Make this city one of peace and security, and preserve me and my sons from worshipping idols.’” (Ibrahim. Verse 35)
So Allah has responded to supplication of the prophets, fore father (Abraham) as He has told us in His Book. He has said: “The first House (of Worship) appointed for men was that at Bakka: full of blessing and of guidance for all the worlds, in it are signs manifest, the station of Abraham, whoever enters it attains security, pilgrimage there to is a duty men owe to Allah, those who can afford the journey, but if any deny faith, Allah stands not in need of any His creatures.” (Aali Imran. Verse 96-97)
Allah not only has he provided His servants with security against fear but He has also provided them with security against the heel fire punishment. To resurrect His servants safely on the day of resurrection, Allah has called upon His servants to believe in Him and comply with His rules. Allah has repeated called for believing in His Holy Quran: He has said, “Allah will not leave the Believers in the state in which ye are now, until He separates what is evil from what is good nor will Allah disclose to you the secrets of the Unseen, but He chooses of His messengers whom He pleases. So believe in Allah and His messengers: and if ye believe and do right, ye have a great reward without measure” (Aali Imran. Verse 179)
Allah has also said in His Holy Quran: “O mankind! The messenger hath come to you in truth from Allah: believe in him: it is best for you. But it ye reject Faith to Allah belong all things in the heavens and on earth: and Allah is All Knowing, all wise” (Al-Nisaa – Verse 170)
And Allah has said: “Say: ‘O men! I am sent unto you all, as the messenger of Allah, to whom belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth: there is no good but He: it is He that gives both life and death. So believe in Allah and His messenger. The unlettered Prophet, who believes in Allah and His words: follow Him that (so) ye may be guided.” (Al Aaraf. Verse 158)
If mankind responds to calling to belief and salvation, he’ll be rewarded with security against greatest fear, as Allah has said, “If any do good, he will have better than it, and they will be secure from terror that Day.” (Al-Namil. Verse 89)
And God (the Greatest and Almighty) has also said, “How should I fear (the beings) ye associate with Allah, when ye fear not to give partners to Allah without any warrant having been given to you? (Tell me) if ye know, it is those who believe and mix not their beliefs with wrong – that are (truly) in security, for they are on (right) guidance” (Al-Anaam. Verse 81 – 82)
Allah will bless His servants with everlasting security in paradise, as He said, “There can they call for every king of fruit in peace and security; nor they will there taste Death, except the first death, and He will preserve them from Chastisement of the Blazing Fire.” (Al-Dukkhan. Verse 55 –56)
Imam Al Ghazali says that mankind’s destiny from this description is to make all the creatures feel safe and secure against him. However, every scared man hopes to be supported by Allah in order to keep himself away from eternal damnation in the present world and the after world. Allah’s Messenger, Mohammed (God’s blessing and peace uponhim) says, “He who believes in God and the Day of Resurrection, then he has to secure his neighbor against his calamities, the human being who is more deserving to be named “believer” is the one who guides humanity to the straight way and secures them against God’s punishment, and leads the human race to the path of salvation.
Consequently, we supplicated to Allah, the Great and Almighty, to grant us the true faith. We also ask Allah for security in the present world and ask Him to resurrect us safe from fear on the Day of Judgment. Allah, the Great and Almighty, has described Himself saying, “Allah is He, than whom the is no other god, the Sovereign, the Holy one, the Source of Peace (and perfection), the Guardian of Faith, the Preserver of Safety, the Exalted in Might, the irresistible, the justly Proud glory to Allah! (High is He) above the partners they attribute to Him”. (Al-Hashr. Verse 23)
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