Bayt ar-Rahmah li ad-Da‘wa al-Islamiyyah Rahmatan li al-‘Alamin (Home of Divine Grace for Revealing and Nurturing Islam as a Blessing for All Creation) adheres to the fundamental teachings and practices of ahlussunnah wal jamaah (Sunni Islam), including its key articles of faith (iman), which constitutes belief and absolute gnostic certainty regarding the existence of God (swt.), the angels, Holy Scriptures, messengers of God and the Day of Judgment, and the conviction that everything that occurs, occurs because of God’s will and with His permission (qadla), and through the exercise of His power (qadar).
This includes the belief and certainty that God (swt.) is truly the Omniscient, the Omnipotent, the Just, the Most Loving and the Compassionate One, possessed of these and other qualities that may be identified through His most beautiful Names (al-asma al- husna). This belief and certainty may be attained through spiritual practice (riyadah ruhaniyah) and/or intellectual inquiry, as conducted by the Prophets Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad—peace and blessings be upon them—prior to their receiving revelations from God (swt.).
Perfect faith in God (swt.) gives birth to the awareness that He alone is Absolute. Thus, one comes to recognize that no product of the human mind, however brilliant, is ever perfect—including our attempts to understand God’s revelation—and that such efforts are simply part of a process to bring us back to Him. True believers (mu‘minun) recognize their human limitations, and respect others’ right to hold similar, different or even contrary opinions, for they realize that God (swt.) is the Source of the world’s immense cultural, linguistic and religious diversity, as stated in Surah al-Hujurat: “Behold, We have created you out of male and female, and have made you into many tribes and nations, so that you might come to know (respect and learn from) each other. Verily, the noblest of you in the sight of God is the one who is most deeply conscious of Him.” (QS 49:13)