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WHAT IS ISLAM?
Islam is an arabic word which means peace, purity, acceptance and commitment. The religion of islam is the complete acceptance of the teachings and guidance of God ( allah being his proper name ). i.e. surrender to the will of God.
A muslim is one who accepts freely and willingly the supreme power of God and strives for total recognition of his life according to the revealed teachings of God. he also works towards the establishment of a just and equitable social order which would totally reflect the guidance of God.
Islam is not a new religion. it is, in essence, the same message and guidance which God revealed to all his prophets ( may his peace be upon them all ).
"say. we believe in God and that which was revealed to us and that which was revealed to abraham and ishmael and isaac and jacob and the tribes and that which was given to moses and jesus and to the prophets from their lord: we make no distinction between any of them, and to him we submit. (the holy quran).
the message which was revealed to Muhammad (peace be upon .him), the last prophet, is islam in its comprehensive, complete and final form.
THE 5 PILLARS OF ISLAM:
Every action which is done with the awareness that fulfils the will of God is considered an act of worship in islam. nevertheless, the specific acts of worship, termed the pillars of islam, provide the framework of spiritual life.
they are the following:
1. Shahaadah (the declaration of faith)
"I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except God, and that Muhammad (peace be upon .him) is his servant and messenger."
the prophethood Muhammad (peace be upon .him) obliges the muslims to follow his exemplary life in every way
2. Salah (prayers)
P rayers are prescribed five times a day as a duty towards God. they strengthen and enliven the belief in God and inspire man to a higher morality. they purify the heart and control temptation towards wrong doing and evil. it should be stressed that while allah does not need our prayers we cannot survive without his blessings and guidance.
"o you who believe ! seek help with patient perseverance and prayer, for allah is with those who patiently persevere". (the holy quran)
3. Sawm (fasting)
Fasting is observed once each year during the month of ramadan. this means abstention from food, drink and sexual intercourse from dawn to sunset, and also from all evil intentions and desires. it teaches love, sincerity and devotion. it develops a sound social conscience, patience, unselfishness and willpower. when we fast by choice, God remembers our sufferings. he appreciates it all.
4. Zakat (charity)
Zakat payment annually of 2.5% of one's net savings as a purifying sum to be spent on the poor and needy. zakat implies that everything man possesses belong to God and; therefore, anyone in need has a share in it.
5. Pilgrimage ( hajj ) to the holy city of makkah
once in a lifetime provided one has the means to do so. hajj implies man's temporary suspension of all worldly activities and his realization of himself as a naked soul in front of God alone.
Oneness of God: Islam enjoins faith in the oneness and sovereignty of God, which makes man aware of the meaningfulness of the universe and of his place in it. this belief frees him from all fears and superstitions by making him conscious of the presence of almighty God and of man's obligations towards him. belief in one God requires that we look upon all humanity as one family irrespective of color, class, race, or territory, under the omnipotence of God the creator and nourisher of all.
Man, the free agent: Man is the highest creation of God and chooses his own way. created with the highest potentialities, man is left relatively free in his will, action and choice. God has shown him the right path and the life of prophet Muhammad (peace be upon .him) provides a perfect example. man's success and salvation lie in following them. islam teaches the sanctity of the human personality and confers equal rights upon all without any distinction of race or sex.
the law of allah, enunciated in the holy quran and exemplified in the life of the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon .him), is supreme in all cases. it is applied equally to the highest and the lowest, the prince and the peasant, the ruler and the ruled.
Life after death:
The world according to islam, is a place of trial and man is being judged in it. man is accountable to allah for all that he does herein. life on earth will, one day, come to an end; and after that a new world will be resurrected. it will be in this life after death that man will be rewarded or punished for his deeds and misdeeds. God will judge man on the day of judgment and send him either to heaven, a stage of existence which leads to further blessings, or to hell, a stage of suffering and punishment.
Quran and Hadith:
The holy quran is the last revealed word of God and as such affirms and completes the total process of revelation which has come from the divine, for the guidance of the human race. The holy quran is the basic source of islamic teachings and laws and deals with the bases of creeds, morality, history of humanity, worship, knowledge, wisdom, God-man relationship ( he is our master, creator, and lord, we are his servants ), and human relationships in all aspects.
comprehensive teachings on which sound systems of social justice, economics, politics, legislation, jurisprudence, law and international relations can be built, are important contents of the holy quran.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon .him) himself was an unlettered man who could not read or write. the holy quran was revealed to him over a period of 23 years and committed to memory and writing by his followers under his supervision during his lifetime. the original and complete text of quran is available to everybody in arabic, the language in which it was revealed. translations of the meaning into many languages are widely used.
Hadith, the teachings, sayings, and actions of the holy prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.), meticulously reported and collected by his devoted companions, explain and elaborate quranic verses.
ARTICLES COMING SOON
What does Islam says about God(Allah)?
Why Salah (Prayers) are important?
Rights of Women in Islam
What is Quran?
Who is prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)?