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The Seventy-Seven Branches of Faith - Imam Al-Bayhaqi

The Seventy-Seven Branches of Faith - Imam Al-Bayhaqi

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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.
 
14. To regret and express remorse when a sin is committed.15. To fear Allaah Most High.16. To hope for the mercy of Allaah Most High.17. To be modest.18. To express gratitude over a bounty or favor.19. To fulfill promises.20. To exercise patience.21. To consider yourself lower than others.22. To have mercy on the creation.23. To be pleased with whatever you experience from Allaah Most High.24. To place your trust in Allaah Most High.25. Not to boast or brag over any quality that you possess.26. Not to have malice or hatred towards anybody.27. Not to be envious of anyone.28. Not to become angry.29. Not to wish harm for anyone.30. Not to have love for the world.7 QUALITIES ARE CONNECTED TO THE TONGUE31. To recite the testimony of faith (kalimah) with the tongue.32. To recite the Quran.33. To acquire knowledge.34. To pass on Knowledge.35. To make dua.36. To make the zikr of Allaah Most High.37. To abstain from the following: lies, backbiting, vulgar words and cursing.40 QUALITIES ARE CONNECTED TO THE ENTIRE BODY

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