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Five Pillars of Islam.

In Islam, A Muslim have to perform these Five Basic Duties in His Life which are Mandatory to be a Muslim. They Are:-

  1. Shahadah
  2. Salat
  3. Zakat
  4. Fasting
  5. Hajj

1. Shahadah:

For a Muslim the First Pillar of Islam is to declare and belief of Their Faith that there is only one God (Allah) and that Muhammad is God’s messenger. Every Muslim Have to Believe this:-

Declaration in Arabic and Translation:-

لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا الله مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ الله

LA ILAHA ILLALLAH Muhammadur Rasulullah

It Means: “There is no god but God (and) Muhammad is the messenger of God.”

Shahadah in Arabic and Translation

أشهد أن لااله الا الله
وأشهد ان محمد رسول الله


Ashhadu Alla Ilaha Illa Allah Wa Ashhadu Anna Muhammad Rasulu Allah

It Means: I bear witness that there is no God but Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is His Messenger.

2. Salat:

Salat is The Word in Arabic for Prayer. Muslims Have to perform Daily Five Times Prayer, They Can Perform these prayers anywhere Like Office, Home, Building, Garden etc., but it should be clean. It is better to Perform Prayer in Mosque. Muslims have to offer their prayer by facing their face towards Kaaba (Makkah), before this they have to Wash their hands and face which is called abulation or Wadu (Islamic Way of Cleanliness). There are Five Prayers Which Are offered at Different times of the day. These Prayers Are Fajar, Zohar, Assar, Magrib and Eishan. For more Details on Prayers Click Here/Read more…



3. Zakat:

It Means Charity and this is done to make pure or purifying one’s wealth from the Allah’s blessing. Zakat is Compulsory for All Muslims who are Wealthy. Muslims Should Do Charity and Charity Could Be of Money as well as Good Deeds. Muslims Have to Donate a Portion of Money from Their Income to the Poor’s and Needy People. Charity should not be given as loan or for Promotion means. Payment should be in kind. A Muslims intentions should be clear for charity. Zakat is Fard as Allah Told Muslims to give zakat in Quran in Chapter 9 Verses 103:

خُذْ مِنْ أَمْوَالِهِمْ صَدَقَةً تُطَهِّرُهُمْ وَتُزَكِّيهِم بِهَا وَصَلِّ عَلَيْهِمْ ۖ إِنَّ صَلَاتَكَ سَكَنٌ لَّهُمْ ۗ وَاللَّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ

Take, [O, Muhammad], from their wealth a charity by which you purify them and cause them increase, and invoke [Allah’s blessings] upon them. Indeed, your invocations are reassurance for them. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing.

Zakat is Compulsory for All Adult Muslims, and The Amount of Zakat to be paid is 2.5% of Income.

4. Fasting:

Muslims Use to do fasting in the month of Ramadan. In this month Muslims do not eat or drink anything from dawn to dusk. Every Adult Muslim have to perform Fasting, in this month they believed that the devils are chained up and the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of hell are closed. Fasting is exceptional for those who are travelling and for those who are seriously ill, very elders and Kids. Muslims belief that in this month Rewards for the good Deeds are multiplied Upto 700 times. Muslims use to offer extra Prayers in this Months.  Click Here/Read more…

5. Hajj:

Hajj is a Pilgrimage to Makkah. This Pilgrimage is offered in the Month of Dhu’l-hIjjah, which is the Twelfth Month of Islamic Calendar. After this pilgrimage Eid-al Zuha or Festival of Sacrifice is celebrated. During This Pilgrimage All Muslims Around the world is gathered at Makkah to offer hajj. Hajj is offered on eighth, ninth and tenth day of this month. Every Muslim Who is able (wealth wise an Health wise) Should Perform Hajj in his life at least once. Hajj is Offered in a special dress called Ihram Clothes this clothes are just two White Sheets of Clothes. Muslims use to walk anti-clock wise to the Kaaba to perform hajj. Performing Hajj is not achievement it is Submission. For More Details On How Hajj is Performed Click Here/Read more…

 

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