Friday, August 14, 2009

Pillars of Islam


First and foremost, have you read sura Kahf today?

Abu Abdur Rahman Abdullah ibh Umar ibn Al Khattab narrated that the Prophet (S) said,

"Islam has been founded on five (pillars): To testify that none has the right to be worshipped in truth except Allah and that Muhammad is th e Messegner of Allah, to establish prayer, to pay the Zakat, to make the pilgrimage to the HOuse (i.e. Ka'bah in Makka, and to fast in Ramadhaan." (Related by Bukaharee adn Muslim)

My take:
This hadith teaches us the basic tenets and practices of a Muslim. The religion is built on these simple practices, mA, after testifying to the oneness of God and believing in the Messenger, a Muslim's basic obligations are to pray 5 times a day, pay annual charity on his savings, make a pilgrimage to Makka, if he/she is able, and to fast in the month of Ramadan. May Allah accept our actions. Ameen.


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