Quran and Sunnah; source of his attribution
Whoever claims that there are contradictions in the Quran, the Prophetic traditions between the two must have wicked intention and a misguided heart. So he should repent and quit his sin. If someone imagines that there are some contradictions in the Quran, the sayings of the Prophet or between these two, this must be a result of his little knowledge, inadequate understanding or lack of deep thinking. Therefore, he should seek knowledge and do his best in reflection until the truth is clear to him. If after all there efforts, the truth is not clear to him, he should leave the whole matter to the one who knows it and should quit his imagination and say as those firmly rooted in knowledge say: “We believe in it, all is from our lord”. (3:7) He must know that there arw neither contradictions nor differences in the Quran, the Sunnah or between the two.
Belief in Angels
We believe in the existence of the angels of Allah and that they are “honored servants’. They do not speak before he does, and they worshipped and obeyed him. Those who are at his presence do not disdain to worship him, nor do they weary.” (21:19)
Angels are concealed from us, we cannot see them. Allah may show them to some of his servants. The Prophet Muhammad saw Gabriel in his real shape with six hundred wings that covered the horizons (Bukhari and Muslim). Gabriel took the form of a handsome human being who met Mary and exchange conversation with her. He came to the Prophet while he was among his companion in apperance of an unknown man, who did not show any trace of long travel with very while clothes and very black hair. He sat facing the Prophet: his knees to the Prophet’s knees, (PUBH), and his palms on the Prophet’s thighs and talked with Prophet. The Prophet later told his companions that the man they saw was Gabriel (Bukhari and Muslim).
Functions of Angels
We believe that the angles are assigned certain functions. Among the angels is Gabriel, who is entrusted with revelation. He brings it down from Allah to whomever he wishes among his Prophets and Messengers.
Also among them is Michael, who is in charge of rain and plantation. and Israfil, who is in charge of blowing the horn at the time of thunder bolting and resurrection. Also there is an angel of death, who takes away people’s souls at the time of death. Among the angels is the one who is in charge of mountain, and Malik, the keeper of Hell.
Some angels are in charge of embryos in wombs, others are responsible for protecting the human beings and other angels are being busy in recording men’s deed’s: two angels for every person, “When the two angels receive (his deeds), one sitting on the right and one on the left, not a word utters but by him is an observer ready.”
(50:18) Some other angels are in charge of questioning the deed after he is put in his last abode. Two angles come to him and ask him about his lord, his religion, and his Prophet. There “Allah confirms those who believe with the firm say, in the present life and the hereafter, and Allah leads astray the evildoers and Allah does what he will”. (14:27)
Some of the angels are in charge of the dwellers of paradise: “the angels enter to them from every gate, saying peace be upon you for that you were patient. How excellent is your final home.” (13:24).
The Prophet (PUBH), told us that seventy thousand angels enter or pray in the populous house in heaven every day. They never come back to it as long as they live.” (Because their turn will never come) (Bukhari and Muslim).
Belief in Allah’s books
We believe that Allah revealed books to his Messengers as proof against mankind and guidance for the righteous workers. They purified and taught them wisdom by these books.
We believe that Allah sent down a book with every Messenger because he says, “indeed we sent down our Messengers with the clear sings, and we sent down with them the Book an the Balance so that people may uphold justice.” (57:25)
Among these books we know the following:
1. The Torah, which was revealed to Moses (PUBH). It is the greatest among the Israelites’ books. “Surely, we sent down the Torah, wherein is guidance and light, by its laws the Jews have been judged by the Prophet’s who surrendered themselves to Allah, the rabbis and the doctors of law because they were entrusted the protection of Allah’s Book and were witnesses thereto.” (5:44)
2. The Gospel, which Allah revealed to Jesus. It is a confirmation of the Torah and a complement to it. “And we gave him the Gospel, wherein is guidance and light and confirming the Torah before it, as a guidance and an admonition to the God fearing.” (5:46) “ And to make lawful to your certain things that, before, were forbidden to you.” (3:50)
3. The Psalms, which Allah gave to David (PUBH).
4. Tablets of Abraham Moses (PUBH).
5. The Glorious Quran, which was revealed to his Prophet Muhammad, the seal of the Prophets. It is “a guidance to the people and clear signs of guidance and criterion between right and wrong (2:185).