Difference Betwen Faith and Belief


Assalam Alaikum Wa Rehmatullah,

In the sohba’s I see two titles, some says faith and another says belief, can you explain what is the main difference in both of these terms. I am unable to pick what is the correct translation for these two so I can understand clearly, also can you tell me if these two terms means aqeedah and iman. Please define it clearly so stupid’s like me can understand. Please give an example if possible to understand what is belief and faith.

Assalam Alaikum Wa Rehmatullah


Alaykum Salam,

They are generally synonymous and interchangeable. Strictly speaking belief is more generic while faith implies strong belief. Aqida comes from ‘aqd or knot/contract because it refers to what the heart has clinched upon and decided once and for all to follow. Iman is belief in Allah, the angels, the Prophets, etc.

Hajj Gibril Haddad

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