The 77 Branches of Faith
The 77 Branches of Faith is a collection compiled by Imam Al-Bayhaqi in hiswork Shu`ab al-Iman. In it, he explains the essential virtues that reflect truefaith (iman) through related Qur’anic verses and prophetic sayings.1. Belief in Allaah.2. To believe that everything other than Allaah was non-existent. Thereafter,Allaah Most High created these things and subsequently they came intoexistence.3. To believe in the existence of angels.4. To believe that all the heavenly books that were sent to the differentprophets are true.5. To believe that all the prophets are true.6. To believe that Allaah Most High as knowledge of everything from before-hand and that only that which He sanctions or wishes will occur.7. To believe that Resurrection will definitely occur.8. To believe in the existence of Heaven.9. To believe in the existence of Hell.10. To have love for Allaah Most High.11. To have love for the Muhammad and other prophets.12. To love or hate someone solely because of Allaah.13. To execute all actions with the intention of religion alone.