Articles of Faith

Introduction

Murijite Islam is the underlying core of the Murjite Order and the way of life adopted by the Ahl al-Waʿd. As an Islamic creed, theological school, jurisprudential school, branch and sect, Murijite Islam is composed of a number of beliefs, customs and interpretations. This document of the Murjite Order is titled the “Articles of Faith of the Murji’ah” (referred to as the “Articles” hereinafter) and serves inter alia to codify the criterion of being, both, a Murjite (i.e. a member of the Murjite Order) and among the Ahl al-Waʿd. Nothing in these Articles have the capacity to cause prejudice to the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (may peace and blessings be upon him) for, by the will of God, the two supersede and prevail over all else.

Article One

A Murjite declares his/her invioable faith in the one and only God (Allah) and in his last messenger (the Prophet Muhammad).

Article Two

A Murjite pledges, in terms of actions and to his/her capacity, to the Salah (Prayer), the Zakat (Almsgiving), the Sawm (Fasting) and the Hajj (Pilgrimage).

Article Three

A Murjite pledges to the fasting practices of the Prophet Dawud (may peace be upon him) (Biblical: David) unless if it is beyond his/her capacity.

Article Four

A Murjite affirms that the Almighty God, alone, has the exclusive right to truly determine, at any given time, who is a Muslim and who is not a Muslim.

Article Five

A Murjite affirms that it has been promised that all who declare their invioable faith in the one and only God (Allah) and in his last messenger (the Prophet Muhammad) are guaranteed immunity from eternity in the Jahannam (Hellfire).

Article Six

A Murjite affirms that all who declare their invioable faith in the one and only God (Allah) and in his last messenger (the Prophet Muhammad) are to be considered Muslim without prejudice to the prerogatives of the Almighty God.

Article Seven

A Murjite pledges and swears his/her supreme allegiance (and attests his/her Bay’ah) to the Highest Commander of the Ahl al-Waʿd and to his rightful successors pursuant to the Most Fundamental Charter of the Murjite Order.