The first of these pillars is Shahada, which is the declaration of faith. The phrase “there is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his Prophet” is a verbal profession of identity shaped by faith. It summarizes the whole of Islamic belief in oneness of God. It also acknowledges the Prophethood by affirming Muhammad as the final messenger. It is repeated daily by Muslims.
This Islamic creed is the profession of faith and trust, in which Muslims bear witness to the oneness of God and profess that Muhammad is the messenger of God. This statement of the proclamation of faith underlines the monotheistic nature of Islam. لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله lā ʾilāha ʾillā-llāh, muḥammadun rasūlu-llāh This is the basic statement through which Muslims proclaim that Allah is the only God and that Muhammad is his prophet. Through this proclamation of faith, adherents personally accept this to be true and will obey all the commandments of Islam throughout their lifetime. In order to become a Muslim, a person must recite this statement wholeheartedly.
The Five Pillars of Islam The Five Pillars of Islam form the moral framework for the Muslim life. They are the testimony of faith, prayer, fasting during the month of Ramadan, giving to the needy, and the pilgrimage to Mecca once in a lifetime. These acts are considered pillars because they are the very foundation to which Islam is built upon. The first pillar, Shahada, is the confession that Allah is the one and only true God and that there is no other god before Allah. The Shahada also states that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah and is recognized as the true and greatest prophet of Allah; it was through Muhammad that Allah conveyed the last and final revelation (Slick, 2010).
There is no God, but God and Muhammad is the “Messenger of God”. Muslims are also required to tell others of Islam so they will have the information needed to make an intelligent choice, the use of coercion is ruled out ( Fisher, 2005). The second pillar is the performance of a continual round of prayers. Five times a day Muslims are expected to face Mecca and go through a ritual of prayer in words and action, which signifies their submission to Allah. Muslims are encouraged to be in constant prayer to see their lives more objectively.
The Five Pillars of Islam HUM/130 May 6, 2011 Tanya Gardner The Five Pillars of Islam The Five Pillars of Islam make up the central beliefs of the Islamic faith. These pillars help to shape Muslim society. The Islam doctrine teaches that Muslims who live according to the Five Pillars of Islam, stay within the Islam faith, and sincerely repent of their sins, will make it to paradise or jannah (Slick, 1995-2010). The Islamic religion is monotheistic, so it is not surprising that the center of the Five Pillars of the Islamic faith is the total belief that there is only one God (Shahada). The four other pillars include, fasting (Saum), prayer (Salat), and pilgrimage (Hajj), alms-giving or charity (Zakat), Shahada is a declaration that is made by followers of the Islamic faith, which says, “there is no true God except Allah,” and also says that, “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.
The Shahadah is the first of the Five Pillars and is practiced most. It is the Muslim declaration of faith by not only saying the words, but believing them in their hearts and putting them into action in their daily lives. A Muslim has to believe in the Oneness of Allah and in the Prophet Muhammad, a man, not a divine person, the final prophet. A Muslim repeats the words of the Shahadah many times each day by prayer ritual and they are announced five times a day from the minaret of a mosque during the Adhan (call to prayer). It is the first and most important of the Five Pillars
Analyse the Muslim understanding of Tawhid and how it is expressed in the Five Pillars Tawhid is a key principle belief in the religion of Islam which can be put into practise through the five pillars of faith. Although there are two different denominations or Islam, Sunni and Shi’a, Tawhid is the central monotheistic belief that there is only one God, Allah. The belief of Tawhid is lived out in the everyday life of Muslims through each of the five pillars of faith, Shahada, Salat, Zakat, Sawm, and Hajj, all acts of worship which show obedience and submission to Allah. Through these expressions of faith, the Islamic community, Umma, is able to connect to Allah closely and more deeply and truly live out the key beliefs of Islam in their everyday lives. ‘There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his prophet’, is the declaration of faith stated in the Shahada.
Revelation god revealed his will and law to humanity through the Quran. Salvation Is life after death and judgment day will result in eternal reward or punishment Depending on god’s mercy. In Islam there were many prophets who guided the people to the right paths and the last prophet was Muhammad (P.B.U.H) there is only one Sacred book in Islam and that is the Quran. In the Quran God tells us what is haram forbidden and halal unforbidden. God tells us how we should live our daily lives.
Every religion has its own rituals to sanctify their daily lives. They all have a spiritual meaning and are very significant. Islam and Hinduism have many rituals but, the main ones this essay will focus on are the prayers form Islam and Puja (Pooja) from Hinduism. The prayer in Muslim is a binding promise of the faith, to be performed five times of the day by adult Muslim. In Hinduism Puja (Pooja) is performed as an offering to various deities, distinguished person, or special guests.
* Considering of allowing other ethnics to practice their religion freely * Having their own prayer sites * Government: Leadership, rules and regulations * There will be one leader for all the people within this particular society in the country. However, there will be selected community leaders for those who are following different religions. * The rules and regulations are based on Islamic beliefs and values and if one is to refusing to follow the general rule of a society then as the community, we can have a meeting with their community leaders of their religion and come up with a solution. [will have to provide an example, can’t think of any ryt now?] * I will lay out the Islamic government rules and regulations and provide scholarly references to back it up.