Exploring the Teachings of Islam

Verily, all praise is for Allaah; We seek His help, and We seek ...His forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allaah from the evil of our selves and from the evil of our actions. Whomsoever Allaah guides none can lead astray, and whomsoever Allaah leads astray none can guide. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allaah alone and that He has no partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.

May Allaah’s peace and blessings be on Muhammad, his companions, and those who follow him in goodness until the Day of Judgment. The most truthful words are in the book of Allaah, and the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). The most evil of matters are the newly invented matters in the religion, and every newly invented matter is an innovation [in the religion], and every innovation is a misguidance and every misguidance is in the fire.