The best way to understand islam would be by understanding the words of muhammad the prophet himself. Al qur’an,the only scripture of islam was revealed by allah, the almmighty to mohammad, his last prophet through his angel gabriel over a long span of nearly twenty three years. "read! In the name of your lord, who has created (all that exists),has created man from a clot(a piece of thick coagulated blood .) Read! And your loard is the most generous".
- In the name of allah, most gracious, most merciful
- Praise be to allah, the cherisher and sustainers of the world.
- Most gracious, most merciful
- Master of the day of judgement
- Thee do we worship and thine aid we seek.
- Show us the straight way.
- The way of those on whom thou has bestoerd thy grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath. And who go not astray. Further,
- Say he is allah, the one.
- Aliah, the eternal, absolute.
- He begetteth not nor is he begotten
- And there is none like unto him
The one who believes in oneness of god and considers prophet mohammad, the last apostle and prophet of allah is a muslim. The five duties enjoined by the qur’an on the faithful, constitute hid lbadat – his obligation towards allah, and are the five pillars of islam viz. Shahadah, salat, zakat, saum, haji
SHAHADAH- Belief in allah, belief in angels, belief in the holy bools, belief in prophets, belief in the day of
SALAT-It is the principal ritual in isalam . It is to offer payers five times a day. It teaches one to be humble.
ZAKAT- Iit is the due share of poor given at a rate of 2.5% of the wealth once a year. SAUM - it is fasting for full lunar month of ramzan every year. It inculcates patience, acquaints one with the wose of the needy, develops restraint and deepens the remembrance of allah.
HAJI - it is holy pilgrimage to mecca performed once in a life time, provided one has sufficient means to undertake the journey. It promulgates that all human being are equal before allah , the almighty. All are equal but those who are more virtuous are dearer to allah.
Let us hear what al-qur' an says about righteousness. It is not righteousness that you turn your faces towards the east and west, but righteous is the one who believes in allah, and the last day, and the angels and the books and the the prophets, and gives away wealth out of love for him to the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and to those who ask and to set slaves free and keeps up prayer and pays the poor-rate; and the performers of their promise when they make a promise, and these are they who keep their duty.
In the name of allah, beneficent, the merciful glorify the name of the lord, the most high! who creates, then makes complete,
This is the praise in the name of thy lord, the most high who has created, and balanced all things, who has fixed their destinies and give them guidance.
According to mohammad, the prophet, religion of islam comprised of the three elements of islam (surrender), iman (faith) and ihsan (virtu
there three components are the most essential to have an equilibrium. They mean that islam satisfies all possible human proclivities. This is the quintessence of the religion of islam.
Islam is the essential and physical substance, which edifies the superstructure of islam and iman. Ihsan is the test of the mettle of the person who claims to be an adherent to islam. Because, islam relies on deeds more than on ideas, according to dr. Mohd. Iqbal, an ardent exponent of islam. Islam gives top priority and highest consideration to the human beings. For its adherents, islam is a way of his life; and every aspect of life is coveres by the religion.
Believe in oneness of god and be humble. Unqualified surrender to allah, the almighty, total faith in his rubbiyat (lordship) and total regard for virtues are the trinity of one's life.