These words have related but different meanings, and the same word may not have exactly the same literal meaning in all places in Quran. Let me give an example.
In verse 49:14, Quran states that:
قَالَتِ الْأَعْرَابُ آمَنَّا ۖ قُل لَّمْ تُؤْمِنُوا وَلَٰكِن قُولُوا أَسْلَمْنَا وَلَمَّا يَدْخُلِ الْإِيمَانُ فِي قُلُوبِكُمْ ۖ وَإِن تُطِيعُوا اللَّهَ ...
There are two narrations of Hadith Jibreel, when angel Jibreel comes to the Prophet (peace be upon him) in human form and asks him some questions.
These questions include:
What is Islam (who are Muslims?)
What is Eman (who are Mu'mins?)
What is Ihsaan?
The two narrations switch up the order of Islam vs. eman. Therefore, some scholars have said that Islam (...
I quote from The Teachings of Hajj by Shaykh 'Abdur-Razzaaq ibn ‘Abdil-Muhsin al-Badr:
Al-Imaam Ahmad reported in his Musnad that Fadaalah ibn ‘Ubayd narrated that the Messenger of Allaah (Salallahu alayhi wassalam) said during the Farewell Hajj,
“Shall I not inform you about the Mu’min? He is the one whom people
trust with their wealth and lives. The ...
You have asked a question that affords no straightforward answer.
In a way, the answer would be no, it isn't necessary for a person to have complete faith before entering Islam, which is by formally reciting the Shahadaah. However, a more important thing to bear in mind is that the new Muslim does not have any mala fide intent while doing so, and that he ...
Yes, it is true, If a person has Iman (belief) and he didn't shirk, he eventually enters paradise.
As said here
None shall enter the Fire (of Hell) who has in his heart the weight of a mustard seed of Iman and none shall enter Paradise who has in his heart the weight of a mustard seed of pride.source
'Ubadah bin As-Samit (May Allah be ...
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Muslim has a general meaning (submission to Allah) and a specific meaning (commonly used now by people around the globe).
The specific meaning still has a large scope as it starts from apparent submission to Allah with minimal state of confession in uniquness of Allah and that the holiness Muhammad --peace be ...