October 4 2016
It means "faith", derived from Arabic امن (amana) "to be faithful".
It is to believe or more precisely, faith.
Generally, any feeling that can move one’s emotions and shape or direct his attitudes is regarded as faith or belief. Islamic scholars have defined iman as “to believe with one’s heart, to confess with one’s tongue and to demonstrate in one’s physical actions.”
Therefore, Iman is the soul of hearts and bodies. It is the key to happiness. It is the mean of salvation in this life and the next. It brings contentment and satisfaction to the heart. Moreover, the higher a person climbs in the levels of iman, the more he entitled to taste and cherish the sweetness of Iman, and his soul (the true soul) gets satisfaction from it.
Imân comes from the Arabic root amana, whose original linguistic meaning signifies calmness of the soul and freedom from fear. It also means safety and security, which result from a sound relationship with Allah.
The concept of Iman (faith) is fundamental to Islam. It defines the nature of Muslim life and the essence of the religion as a whole. Iman is based on interpretation of the Qur'an, Hadith, sayings and deeds of the Prophet Muhammad, and the conduct of the pious ancestors of the first three centuries of Islam.
Iman (Faith) is important. Prayers. Meditation. Prostration. Dua.
It denotes a believer's faith in the metaphysical aspects of Islam. However, Iman is different from faith in the sense that it should not be blind belief, and should be accompanied by reason.
Iman means committing to a program of action.
A Muslim who has iman does not merely believe in Allah, he or she commits to follow the commands of Allah in every aspect of life.
Iman is key to success in the religious realm, but also in other areas.
Good students have a kind of iman; they believe in their success and as a result, they commit by studying regularly, attending classes, and reading textbooks.
Dieters that lose significant numbers of pounds (or kilos) commit to action; they eat healthy foods and exercise every day. Also, they avoid eating fatty or sugary foods that will jeopardize their success.
Iman affects not only the actions a person does, but also the actions a person avoids.
Iman, on the other hand, does create a commitment. Iman creates an amana (the Arabic word for a trust or surety). Islamic iman creates a commitment to Allah. The commitment entails learning about Islam, practicing Islam, and teaching Islam to others.
The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (peace be upon him) said:
“None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî and Sahîh Muslim]
The Golden Rule;
"People should treat others as they would like to be treated"
this hadith tells Muslims that they should want good things for their brothers and sisters just as they want good things for themselves. It is not limited to mere objects; it also includes people and actions
The result of iman is aman. Aman is Arabic for safety, protection, and peace. Having imanleads a person towards peace since doubt creates fear and anxiety. Peace, whether the peace of mind of an individual or the global peace that remains an elusive dream, satisfies a need deep in the human heart.
it is to believe in Allah, His angels, His books, His messengers, and the Last Day, as we read in Verse 136 of Surat Al-Nissa (Chapter 4) of the Holy Quran:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا آمِنُوا بِاللَّـهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَالْكِتَابِ الَّذِي نَزَّلَ عَلَىٰ رَسُولِهِ وَالْكِتَابِ الَّذِي أَنزَلَ مِن قَبْلُ ۚ وَمَن يَكْفُرْ بِاللَّـهِ وَمَلَائِكَتِهِ وَكُتُبِهِ وَرُسُلِهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ فَقَدْ ضَلَّ ضَلَالًا بَعِيدًا (النساء ، 4: 136).