Iman, Islam, and Ihsan

“The essence of Islam is a triad of faith, action, and being: iman, islam, and ihsan. Each relates to the qualities of truth, goodness, and beauty, which are at the core of every great civilization in human history. Iman (faith) is a commitment to the truth once realized through the intellect, which is the prerequisite of faith; islam (submission to the will of God) is to act according to that faith with good deeds; and, finally ihsan (beauty) is to be in a state of witnessing beauty and majesty that will be reflected in our words and deeds during our time on earth.”

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf


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