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Articles of Faith – Part 1 – Hamza Yusuf

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This lecture is part 4 of a complete series of 7 lectures entitled “Foundations of Islam”. To play each session press the play icon or scroll through them using the NEXT and PREVIOUS buttons below.

1) How the Qur’an Was Revealed and Compiled
2) Pillars of Practice – Part 1
3) Pillars of Practice – Part 2
4) Articles of Faith – Part 1
5) Articles of Faith – Part 2
6) The Concept of Ihsan
7) Signs of the Last Day

To play each chapter for this session press the play icon below.

1) Religion: The Concept of Binding Together
2) Iman: To Make Oneself Secure
3) Belief in God
4) Negation/Affirmation
5) Revelation
6) Messengers
7) God’s Immanence
8) Nafs (The Self)
9) The Angels
10) The Difference Between Prophets and Messengers
11) Qadr (The Divine Decree)
12) The Problem of Evil
13) Capital Punishment, Fatwahs and Salmon Rushdie
14) Islamic Law Preserves Five Things
15) Inheritance
16) Good and Evil
17) Homosexuality
18) The Day of Judgment
19) Stages of the Dunya (Material World)
20) Death
21) The Grave and Resurrection
22) The Reckoning
23) The Bridge of Siraat
24) The Mercy and Wrath of God
25) Suicide?
26) Do Children Go Straight to Heaven? / Did Muhammad Absolve Sins?
27) Shariah, Blasphemy and Punishment?

An in-depth exploration into the concept of “iman” (or faith) in Islam, and its application and implication for human beings in general and for those who call themselves Muslims. This near three-hour session is an intense survey of the human condition in the world today and what the human being must believe, from the Islamic perspective, in order to have hope for security and peace in this life and the hereafter. These objects of belief, which are known as the “articles of faith” in Islam, are what’s at the core of this highly stimulating lecture. These six articles are: belief in the one God, the revealed books, the prophets and messengers, the angels, predestination, and the Day of Judgment. An amazing session that also makes many comparisons to the Judeo-Christian understanding of God’s imminence, salvation, and other very relevant issues pertaining to faith. (Recorded at the Dar al Islam Teachers’ Institute seminar). Other topics discussed: the fitrah (the natural desire to believe in one God), the human intellect, faith vs. disbelief, deja-vu, heedlessness, the transcendence and imminence of God, negation and affirmation within the human psyche, the nafs (the commanding self, the regretful self, and the peaceful self), the philosophical problem of evil in the world, Salmon Rushdie and capital punishment, the five objectives of the Islamic law, inheritance laws, homosexuality, the desire for massive stimulation, the stages of life, the after-death experience, God’s mercy and wrath, suicide, slandering prophets, and Muslim countries today implementing Islamic law.