Questions on Aqeedah for Our Children  (and us)
Translated by the poor servant of Allaah in need of His Mercy.
Abu Abdul-Haadee Khaleel Davis
                       ابو عبد الهادي خليل ديفيس
QUESTION: From where do we take our Aqeedah?
ANSWER: From the Qur’aan and the Sunnah
QUESTION: Where’s Allaah?
ANSWER: Over the Heavens over His Throne.
QUESTION: What is the evidence from the Qur’aan that Allaah is upon His Throne?
ANSWER: The Most Merciful ascended over His Throne( 20:5)
QUESTION: What’s the meaning of Istawaa?
ANSWER:  Tower and Rise
QUESTION: Why did Allaah create Jinn and mankind?
ANSWER: For His worship alone without any partners for Him.
QUESTION: What is the evidence from the Qur’aan that Allaah created the Jinn and Mankind for His worship?
ANSWER: And I (Allaah) have not created the jinn and mankind except ro worship me. (51:56)
QUESTION: What is the meaning of worship me?
ANSWER: To single Him out alone.
س / ما معنى لا إله إلا الله ؟
ج : لا مَعبودَ بِحَقٍّ إلاَّ الله .
QUESTION: What is the meaning of Laa ilaha illAllaah?
ASNWER: That nothing has a right to be worshipped except Allaah.
س / ما أعظمُ عبادة. ؟
ج : التوحيد .
QUESTION: What is the greatest(act of) worship?
ANSWER: The singling out Allaah alone for worship.
س / ما أعظمُ معصية ؟
ج : الشرك .
QUESTION: Whatvis the greatest (act of) disobedience?
ANSWER: Ascribing partners with Allaah (while he created you alone and deserves your worship alone).
س / ما هو التوحيد ؟
ج : إفرادُ اللهِ وحدَه بالعبادة .
QUESTION: What is Tawheed?
ANSWER: To single out Allaah alone with worship (while being sincere and with following the sunnah of His Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم)
س / ما هو الشرك ؟
ج : عبادةُ غيرِ اللهِ مع الله .
QUESTION: What is Shirk?
ANSWER: to worship other than Allaah with Allaah (while your fitra knows He created you alone and He alone deserves your worship)
س / كم أقسام التوحيد ؟
ج : ثلاثة أقسام .
QUESTION: How many division of Tawheed are there?
ANSWER: Three divisions (and not a forth called Tawheedul Hakimiyyah of the Khawarij of today)
س / ما هي أقسام التوحيد ؟
ج : توحيد الربوبية ، وتوحيد الألوهية ، وتوحيد الأسماء والصفات .
QUESTION: What are the divisions of Tawheed?
ANSWER: The Tawheed of Lordhsip and the Tawheed of Divinity (and Worship), and the Tawheed of the Most Beautiful Names and Attributes.
س / ما تعريف توحيد الربوبية ؟
ج : إفرادُ اللهِ في أفعالِه ، مِثل : الخلْق والرزق والإحياء والإماتة .
QUESTION: What is the understanding of the Tawheed of Lorship?
ANSWER: Singling out Allaah with :
His (divine) actions, like creation, provisions, giving life and causing death.
س / ما تعريف توحيد الألوهية ؟
ج : إفرادُ اللهِ بأفعالِ العباد ، مِثل : الدعاء والذبح والنذر والسجود .
QUESTION: What is the understanding of the Tawheed of Divinity (and worship)?
ANSWER: Singling out Allaah alone with actions of His servants  such as: supplication, slaughtering , vowing and prostration.
س / هل للهِ أسماء وصفات ؟
ج : نعم .
 QUESTION: Are there for Allaah (Most ) Beautiful Names and (Lofty) Attributes (that are not similar to His creation)?
ANSWER: Yes ( regardless of those who reject them such as the Jahmiyyah, Mu’tazila, Ash’ari, etc)
س / مِن أين نأخذ أسماءَ اللهِ وصفاتِه ؟
ج : من القرآن والسنة .
QUESTION: From where do we take Allaah’s (Most Beautiful) Names and (Lofty) Descriptions?
ANSWER: From the (Noble)Qur’an and (authentic) Sunnah (and not the intellect).
س / هل صفاتُ اللهِ تُشْبِهُ صفاتنا ؟
ج : لا .
QUESTION: Are Allaah’s (Lofty)Descriptions similar to our (imperfect) descriptions?
ANSWER: No (only in the name)
س / ما الدليل من القرآن على أنَّ صفاتَ اللهِ لا تُشْبِهُ صفاتنا ؟
ج : ﴿ لَيْسَ كَمِثْلِهِ شَيْءٌ ۖ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْبَصِيرُ ﴾.
QUESTION: What is the evidence from the (Noble) Qur’aan that Allaah’s (Lofty) Descrpitions are not like our (imperfect) descrptions?
ANSWER: There is nothing like Allaah and He is All-Hearing All-Seeing.
س / القرآن كلامُ مَنْ ؟
ج : كلامُ الله .
QUESTION: The Qur’aan is (the untreated) speech of who?
ANSWER: The (uncreated) Speech of Allaah(although the rejecters deny it).
Any and all good is from Allaah and Allaah alone. Any and all mistakes, shortcomings and or oversight in the translation is from myself and the over powering of the shaytan. Wording in brackets are mine for emphasis and further clarity.
س / هلِ القرآنُ مُنَزَّلٌ أمْ مخلوق ؟
ج : مُنَزَّلٌ غيرُ مخلوق ، وهو كلامُهُ حقيقة بحَرْفٍ وصوت .
QUESTION: Is the Qur’aan sent down (with Allaah’s Knowledge) or created (as the deviants say)?
ANSWER: It is revealed and no created, and it is His (Allaah’s) speech in reality with letters and sound (and not like the deviants say without letters and or sound, but a speech within Himself).
س / ما هو البَعْث ؟
ج : هو إحياءُ الناسِ بعد موتِهم .
QUESTION: What is the resurrection?
ANSWER: It is the people’s life after their death.
س / ما الدليل من القرآن على كُفْرِ مَنْ أنْكَرَ البَعْث ؟
ج : ﴿ زَعَمَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا أَنْ لَنْ يُبْعَثُوا ﴾.
QUESTION: Whatbis the evidence from the (Noble) Qur’aan the disbelief of those who oppose the resurrection?
ANSWER: “Those who disbelieve claim that they will not be resurrected.”   ٧ سورة التغبان
س / ما الدليل من القرآن على أنَّ اللهَ سَيَبْعَثُنا ؟
ج : ﴿ قُلْ بَلَىٰ وَرَبِّي لَتُبْعَثُنَّ ثُمَّ لَتُنَبَّؤُنَّ بِمَا عَمِلْتُمْ ۚ وَذَٰلِكَ عَلَى اللَّهِ يَسِير ﴾.
QU ESTION: What is the evidence from the (Noble) Qur’aan that Allaah will resurrect us?
ANSWER: “Say, “Yes, by my Lord, you will surely be resurrected; then you will surely be informed of what you did. And that, for Allah , is easy.”  ٧ سورة التغبان
س / ما هي مَراتَبُ الدِّين ؟
ج : مَراتَبُهُ هي : الإسلام ، والإيمان ، والإحسان .
QUESTION: What are the levels of the deen?
ANSWER: Islaam, Imaan, and Ihsaan
س / ما تعريف الإسلام ؟
ج : هو الإستسلامُ للهِ بالتوحيد ، والانقيادُ له بالطاعة ، والبَراءةُ مِنَ الشرك وأهلِه .
QUESTION: What is the meaning of Islaam:
ANSWER: Islaam(to submit to Allaah with Tawheed and an unyielding obedience to Him and a separation from shirk and the people of shirk
س / كَم أركان الإسلام ، وما هي ؟
ج : أركانُهُ خمسة وهي :
❶ شهاده أنْ لا اله الا الله وأنْ محمدًا رسولُ الله .
❷ وإقامِ الصلاة .
❸ وإيتاءِ الزكاة .
❹ وصومُ رمضان .
❺ وحَجُّ بيتِ اللهِ الحرام لِمَنْ استطاعَ اليه سبيلا .
QUESTION: How many pillars of  Islaam are there, and what are they?
ANSWER: The Pillars of Islaam are 5 and they are:
❶ Testifying that nothing has a right to be worshipped except Allaah and testifying that Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلمis the (final Prophet) and Messenger of Allaah.
❷ (For men) to establish the Salaah (in the masaajid and women in their homes).
❸ To pay (2.5 percent of your wealth in) the obligatory charity.
❹ To fast the month of Ramadhan (if you are legally obliged).
❺ To make the Pilgrimage to Mekka (at the Ka’bah) if you’re able (financially or else you’re not in sin as long as you’re not able).
س / ما تعريف الإيمان ؟
ج : الإيمان هو : إعتقادٌ بالقلب ،  وقولٌ باللسان ، وعمَلٌ بالجوارح ، يزيدُ بالطاعة ويَنقصُ بالمعصية .
QUESTION: What is the meaning of Imaan?
ANSWER: (A sincere) belief in the heart, statement with the tongue, and action with the limbs. It increases with obedience (to Allaah) and decreases with disobedience (to Allaah).
س / كم أركان الإيمان ، وما هي ؟
ج : أركانُهُ ستة وهي :
❶ الإيمانُ بالله .
❷ والإيمانُ بملائكتِه .
❸ والإيمانُ بِكُتُبِه .
❹ والإيمانُ برُسُلِه .
❺ والإيمانُ باليوم الاخر .
➏ والإيمانُ بقَدَرِهِ خيرِه وشَرِّه .
QUESTION: How many pillars of Imaan are there and what are they?
ANSWER: Its Pillars are 6 and they are:
 ❶ (Sincere) Belief in Allaaah
 ❷ Belief in His Angels
 ❸ Belief in His Books
 ❹ Belief in His Messengers
 ❺ Belief in the Day of Judgment
 ➏ Belief in the Divine (preordained) decree of Allaah, the good of it and the bad of it (that he allows to happen out of His Divine  Wisdom).
س / ما تعريف الإحسان ، وما هي أركانُهُ ؟
ج : تعريفُهُ وأركانُهُ هو : أنْ تَعْبُدَ اللهَ كأنكَ تَراه ، فإنْ لَمْ تَكُنْ تَراه فإنه يَراك .
QUESTION: What is the meaning of Ihsaan and what are its pillars?
ANSWER: Its meaning is: That you worship Allaah as if you see Him and (for assurety) if you don’t see Him(know for assurety) He sees (all that) you (do).
س / لِمَن نذبح ونسجد ؟
ج : لله وحده لاشريك له .
QUESTION: To whom do we slaughter and prostrate to?
ANSWER: For Allaah alone without any partners for Him.
س / هل يجوز الذبح والسجود لغير الله ؟
ج : لا .
QUESTION: is it permissible to slaughter and prostrate for other than Allaah.
ANSWER: No (defiantly not!)
س / ماحكم الذبح والسجود لغير الله ؟
ج : شِرْكٌ أكبر مُخْرِجٌ مِن مِلة الإسلام .
QUESTION: What is the ruling on slaughtering and prostrating to other than Allaah?
ANSWER: Major Shirk (which makes one a mushrik disbeliever) taking one from the religion of Islaam.
Alhamdulilah ‘ala kulli haal. All and any good is from Allaah and Allaah alone. Any mistake, shortcomings and or oversight is due to my weakness and the over powering of the shaytaan.