Understanding Islam and Muslims and Faith of Muslims

In this article (Understanding Islam and Muslims and Faith of Muslims) we tried to make meaningful, concise concept of Islam Religion, Muslim Faith with religion of Islam.  Many non-Muslims possible don’t know actually what is and what is Muslim. When and from where Islam started and Islam relation with Christianity. For A Muslim what main things have to follow (Pillars of Islam).

What is Islam Religion?

Islam! Islam Is the religion of Peace, What message Allah said through Prophet Muhammad P.B.U.H and his all Prophets spread the same message. Islam teaches how to live the life with peace, mercy and forgiveness. Every prophet of Allah teaches us the peace. In Islam there is no racism, no white black issue, no majority minority issue and no poor and rich issue. Islam only teaches us the simple law of living the lives with love, care, humble, respect and teaching us there is only one super power exits in the world to whom should we prayer and ask everything whatever we can ask for life and life which will come after end of life and his last prophet is Muhammad S.A.W.

Who are Muslims?

Muslims are peoples who believe on Islam, as a believer of Islam Muslim worship to Allah and accept Prophet Muhammad P.B.U.H is last messenger of Allah also believe on all prophets and all holy books. Who want to become a Muslim they need to accept the Islam by accepting “There is no GOD except Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah” by this declaration the believer announces his/her faith in Allah and Prophets of Allah.

Origins of Islam and Christianity

Understanding Islam and Muslims and Faith of Muslims

Islam and Christianity even Judaism came from Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) and his sons. Prophet Muhammad P.B.U.H from his elder son Prophet Ismail, Prophet Musa (Moses) and Prophet Essa (Jesus) from his youngest son Prophet Ishaq. Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) established the resolution which today is city of Makah and built the Ka’ba towards which all Muslims turn when they pray.

Ka’ba

Understanding Islam and Muslims and Faith of Muslims

The Ka’ba is the place of worship which Allah commanded Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) and Ismail they build the Ka’ba over four thousand years ago. Every year from all over the world Muslims are travelling to Makah and performing the Pilgrims.

Pillars of Islam

Understanding Islam and Muslims and Faith of Muslims
Pillars of Islam

The Five pillar of Islam and framework of the Muslim life.

  1. Testimony of Faith
  2. Prayer
  3. Zakat (Support of the needy)
  4. Fasting during Ramadan
  5. Pilgrimage to Makah once in life who are able to do

1-Testimony of Faith

Understanding Islam and Muslims and Faith of Muslims

The testimony of faith is saying with assurance, La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammadur rasoolu Allah.  This saying means “There is no true god (deity) but God (Allah), and Muhammad is the Messenger (Prophet) of Allah.”  The first part, “There is no true god but God,” means that none has the right to be worshipped but God alone, and that God has neither partner nor son.  This testimony of faith is called the Shahada. The testimony of faith is the most important pillar of Islam.

2-Prayer

Understanding Islam and Muslims and Faith of Muslims

Muslims perform five prayers a day.  Each prayer does not take more than a few minutes to perform.  Prayer in Islam is a direct link between the worshipper and Allah.  There are no intermediaries between God and the worshipper. In prayer, a person feels inner happiness, peace, and comfort, and that Allah is pleased with him or her.  The Prophet Muhammad  said: {Bilal, call (the people) to prayer, let us be comforted by it.} Bilal was one of Muhammad’s  companions who was charged to call the people to prayers. Prayers are performed at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset, and night.  A Muslim may pray almost anywhere, such as in fields, offices, factories, or universities.

3-Zakat (Support of the needy)

Understanding Islam and Muslims and Faith of Muslims

All things belong to Allah, and wealth is therefore held by human beings in trust.  The original meaning of the word zakat is both ‘purification’ and ‘growth.’  Giving zakat means ‘giving a specified percentage on certain properties to certain classes of needy people.’  The percentage which is due on gold, silver, and cash funds that have reached the amount of about 85 grams of gold and held in possession for one lunar year is two and a half percent.  Our possessions are purified by setting aside a small portion for those in need, and, like the pruning of plants, this cutting back balances and encourages new growth. A person may also give as much as he or she pleases as voluntary alms or charity.

4- Fasting during Ramadan

Understanding Islam and Muslims and Faith of Muslims

Every year in the month of Ramadan, all Muslims fast from dawn until sundown, abstaining from food, drink, and sexual relations. Although the fast is beneficial to health, it is regarded principally as a method of spiritual self-purification.  By cutting oneself off from worldly comforts, even for a short time, a fasting person gains true sympathy with those who go hungry, as well as growth in his or her spiritual life.

5-Pilgrimage to Makah once in life who are able to do

Understanding Islam and Muslims and Faith of Muslims

The annual pilgrimage (Hajj) to Makah is an obligation once in a lifetime for those who are physically and financially able to perform it.  About two million people go to Makah each year from every corner of the globe.  Although Makah is always filled with visitors, the annual Hajj is performed in the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar.  Male pilgrims wear special simple clothes which strip away distinctions of class and culture so that all stand equal before God.


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