The Order of the Pillars of Faith

Why “the belief in the holy books” came before “the belief in the prophets” in the order of the pillars of faith? Answer: First of all; the first four of the pillars of faith are listed at the end of Baqara (2: 285-286) in this order: “Each one believed in Allah and His angels and His scriptures (Books) and His messengers – We make no distinction between any of His messengers – and they say: We hear, and we obey.’’(Baqara 2: 285) As Fakhr al-Razi reported, the order in the…

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