2:28 (Y. Ali) How can ye reject the faith in Allah.- seeing that ye were without life, and He gave you life; then will He cause you to die, and will again bring you to life; and again to Him will ye return.
2:132 (Y. Ali) And this was the legacy that Abraham left to his sons, and so did Jacob; “Oh my sons! Allah hath chosen the faith for you; then die not except in the faith of Islam.”
2:212 (Y. Ali) The life of this world is alluring to those who reject faith, and they scoff at those who believe. But the righteous will be above them on the Day of Resurrection; for Allah bestows His abundance without measure on whom He will.
2:257 (Y. Ali) Allah is the Protector of those who have faith: from the depths of darkness He will lead them forth into light. Of those who reject faith the patrons are the evil ones: from light they will lead them forth into the depths of darkness. They will be companions of the fire, to dwell therein (For ever).
3:68 (Y. Ali) Without doubt, among men, the nearest of kin to Abraham, are those who follow him, as are also this Messenger and those who believe: And Allah is the Protector of those who have faith.
3:101 (Y. Ali) And how would ye deny faith while unto you are rehearsed the Signs of Allah, and among you Lives the Messenger. Whoever holds firmly to Allah will be shown a way that is straight.
3:139 (Y. Ali) So lose not heart, nor fall into despair: For ye must gain mastery if ye are true in faith.
4:124 (Y. Ali) If any do deeds of righteousness,- be they male or female – and have faith, they will enter Heaven, and not the least injustice will be done to them
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “faith (Belief) consists of more than sixty branches (i.e. parts)…(bukhari:1:2:8)
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: The Prophet said, “When the people of Paradise will enter Paradise and the people of Hell will go to Hell, Allah will order those who have had faith equal to the weight of a grain of mustard seed to be taken out from Hell. So they will be taken out but (by then) they will be blackened (charred). Then they will be put in the river of Haya’ (rain) or Hayat (life) (the Narrator is in doubt as to which is the right term), and they will revive like a grain that grows near the bank of a flood channel. Don’t you see that it comes out yellow and twisted” (Bukhari 1:2:21)
Narrated Anas: The Prophet said, “Whoever said “None has the right to be worshipped but Allah and has in his heart good (faith) equal to the weight of a barley grain will be taken out of Hell. And whoever said: “None has the right to be worshipped but Allah and has in his heart good (faith) equal to the weight of a wheat grain will be taken out of Hell. And whoever said, “None has the right to be worshipped but Allah and has in his heart good (faith) equal to the weight of an atom will be taken out of Hell. bukhari 1:2:42
Talib Al Habib – Iman articles of faith
3. Read the Quran and hadith and reflect upon it
4. Make Dhikr/zikr – Remember Allah
5. Reflect on Allah’s qualities – 99 names
7. Be modest
In this lecture, Sister Laila Nasheeba details 8 ways to increase your iman (faith) and explains how to keep your faith strong and stay away from sins.