Branches of Islam: Exploring the 77 Pillars of Islamic Faith.

77 branches of faith

According to Hadith Sharif, there are 77 branches of faith. The first of these is (Kalima Tayyyaba) ‘La ilaha illallahu muhammadur rasulullah (ﷺ).’ And the last of Iman is to “remove from the road or path the troublesome thing.” (Bukhari, Hadith: 9; Muslim, Hadith: 35).

The 77 branches of Iman or faith are divided into three parts—

(a) The first seven are concerned with speech or eloquence.

(b) The second 30 deals with mind or belief.

(c) The third 40 are connected with the organs or functions of the body.

7 Matters of Faith Related to Speech

(1) Accepting the Oneness of Allah.

(2) Recitation of Quran Sharif.

(3) Learn About Islamic religion.

(4) Teach About the Islamic Religion and Share with Others.

(5) Praying (wishing for the welfare of oneself and others).

(6) Do Zikr (discussing the attributes of Allah).

(7) Abstaining from unnecessary talking and listening

The Second 30 Deals With Mind And Belief.

(1) Belief in Allah.

(2) Everything is created by Allah Except Allah – this belief.

(3) Belief in the existence of angels.

(4) Belief in heavenly books.

(5) Belief in all Prophets.

(6) Belief in destiny.

(7) Belief in Resurrection and Judgment Day.

(8) Belief in Jannat or Heaven.

(9) Belief in hell.

(10) Devotion and love to Allah.

(11) Love for others for the sake of Allah.

(12) To love and respect the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

(13) To follow the Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH) in all activities.

(14) To do any work sincerely for the pleasure of Allah.

(15) Abandoning Riya (self-display) and hypocrisy.

(16) Always keep the fear of Allah in the heart.

(17) Hope for God’s mercy.

(18) Repent immediately after committing any sin.

(19) Always be grateful for the blessings of Allah Ta’ala in word and deed.

(20) Must perform in halal promise.

(21) Controlling sexual desire.

22) Patience in an unusual situation.

(23) To be satisfied with your situation that Allah Ta’ala places.

(24) Being modest.

(25) Respecting the elders and loving the younger ones.

(26) Abandoning pride and arrogance.

(27) Abstaining from hatred and violence.

(28) Suppressing anger, not holding grudges with anyone.

(29) do not love the world (wealth).

(30) Being shy.

The Third 40 are Connected With the Organs or Functions of the Body.

(1) Being pure and clean.

(2) Covering the body parts with cloth.

(3) Pray Salah.

(4) Paying Fitr (and charity) in Zakat-Ushr and Sadaqah.

(5) Freeing the slaves.

(6) Being charitable or generous-minded.

(7) To teach Qur’an-Hadith-Fiqah and arrange for teaching.

(8) Fasting. Last 10 days of Ramadan to perform Itikaaf and seek Shabakdar.

(9) Hajj.

(10) Migration. Leaving the country or society from which faith cannot be preserved, moving to another place, or trying to change.

(11) To fulfill The vow for the sake of Allah.

(12) Fulfilling an oath in the name of Allah for a lawful deed.

(13) Paying Kaffarah for breaking an oath by the Name of  Allah. (Even if one swears to commit an unlawful act, breaking it and making expiation).

(14) Marriage at maturity.

(15) Realization of the rights of wife, children, family, and subordinates.

(16) Bringing up children and teaching them Deeni Ilim.

(17) Giving relatives what they deserve and treating them well.

(18) Being obedient to the master or owner in all matters that are not contrary to the command of Allah.

(19) Obedience to Ustads, Mentors in permissible halal matters.

(20) Behaving well with parents.

(21) Be kind to servants, employees and subordinates.

(22) Leaders and officials to be kind.

(23) Belonging to Ahlus Sunnat Wal Jamaat.

(24) Being engaged in philanthropy and human welfare.

(25) Complying with valid instructions of authorities.

(26) Assisting in good deeds and hindering in bad deeds.

(27) Shari’at management for subordinates.

(28) Protecting the borders of the State.

(29) Protection of deposits. A Muslim’s life, wealth and honor are deposited.

(30) Helping the needy with Korje Hachana (loans without profit).

(31) Repayment of debt and firm intention to repay before repayment.

(32) Beneficial to the neighbors and tolerating them with dignity if they cause any kind of trouble or harm.

(33) Business, debts owed, keeping clean, not being strict in collecting debts and not lax in paying debts.

(34) Don’t reduce product weight, and do not adulterate the product.

(35) Avoidance of usury, bribery, etc.

(36) Making good use of wealth (Do halal earn and spent lawfully).

(37) Responding to salam and responding to sneezing (reciting dua).

(38) Abstain from illegal sports, pranks, etc.

(39) Perform Eid prayer and sacrifice.

(40) Remove harmful objects from the road. (Bukhari and Muslim).

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