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Chapter 8 / Heavenly Books
Allah sent Prophets to guide man.
Allah sent guidance to us through His Prophets. This
guidance of Allah is called wahi.
The English word for wahi is revelation.
Revelation means to make
something known.
Wahi (revelation) is the
gift of Allah to man.
Who brought this wahi to the Prophets?
It was Angel Jibreel ( ) who brought wahi to
Allah’s Prophets.
These were Allah’s messages.
These messages were collected in the form of
books. The Qur’an speaks of four such books.
These four books are:
1 . The Suhuf which were given to Prophet
Ibraaheem
2. The Zaboor which was
given to Prophet Daawood
3. The Tawraah which was
given to prophet Musaa
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4. The Injeel which was
given to Prophet Isaa ( >gB ).
5. the Qur’an which was given to Prophet
Muhammad ( ).
All these books had the same message of Tawheed,
that there is no god but Allah.
What happened to these books?
Except for the Qur’an, all the
other books were lost or
changed by people. Today the original words of
these lost books do not exist, but we still believe that
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Allah once sent these books. We now have the
Qur’an only. Its words are original as they came to our Prophet ( ).
Allah has protected
the Qur’an in its
original form.
It is part of our faith
to believe in the
Qur’an.
The Qur’an is the last
and final divine book,
and no other book will be
revealed by Allah again.
Heavenly Books
B. ^ Complete the following sentences.
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1 . The guidance of Allah to the Prophets is called
2. It was Angel
( Mi ) who brought the
wahi to Allah’s Prophets.
3. The Qur’an was given to Prophet
4. Except for the Qur’an, all the other Books
have been
or
by people.
5. Allah has protected the
form.
in its original
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In the Name of Allah
In the Name of Allah, Most Kind, Most Merciful
fid is an Aayah (verse) of the Noble
Qur’an.
You will see that each surah of the Qur’an, except
Surah Nine, begins with basmalah
Allah’s Messenger () said that we must start any
good work with basmalah If we do, Allah will increase
the good in that work and bless it.
We must say basmalah before making wudhu, before
drinking water, upon opening the door of our
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house, upon closing it, before we sleep, before
sitting or standing, before putting on our clothes or
shoes, upon leaving our house,
and upon getting in the car or
on the bus.
We should also say it
before we start eating,
but if we forget to say it at
the beginning, then we
must say J «بسم الله اوله و آخره
when we remember. In
short, we must make a habit of saying basmalah before
we start doing things.
Saying basmalah has great virtues.
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In the Name of Allah
A. _ Questions to answer.
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1 . Why should you say basmalah before you start doing anything ?
2. Can you think of other things that you should start doing with ?
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In the Name of Allah
Islam is based on five pillars.
The basic duties of Muslims are known
as the five pillars.
The five pillars of Islam are:
1 . Ash-Shahaadah:
The declaration of faith:
Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah, Muhammadur-Rasoolullaah
( There is no god worthy of worship but
Allah and Muhammad is His
Messenger )
2. Salah:
The compulsory prayer:
Muslims pray five times everyday.

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