Submission to the Will of Allah, the Five Pillars and the Six Major Beliefs

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“The key to Islam is the total submission to the will of Allah” Founded in the 7th century CE by the prophet Muhammad, Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in the world with a fifth of the world’s population as adherents present in many countries such as Lebanon, China, Indonesia and Russia. Along with Judaism and Christianity, it is one of the three Abrahamic traditions. Believers of Islam are called Muslims and they believe in Allah; the name of the lord it is only used for Almighty God who is the creator and originator of the universe. The statement can be interpreted as “to be able to be accepted in to Islamic faith, one must submit his full self to Allah and fulfil his plan for humanity”. Submission is ones devotion to God alone, every single action in a Muslim’s life should be theoretically for the sake of God and his will. Muslims live by submitting themselves to Allah devoting their lives and worship to Allah and recognising Allah’s absolute authority. Submission to the will of Allah is performed through certain practises and beliefs that Allah has commanded one to do through the prophet Muhammad. Like every other religion, Islam has their practices. Practices can be defined as a series of enactments which are directly linked to supernatural beings or forces. Practices create a connection to the believer with the God and are a passage way in to the religion. The most important Muslim practice are the Five Pillars of Islam. Shahadah, Salat, Zakat, Sawm and Hajj they are the five obligations that every Muslim must satisfy in order to live a good and responsible life according to Islam. Carrying out the Five Pillars demonstrates that the Muslim is putting their faith first therefore “submitting themselves to the will of Allah”. These pillars are to be completed in order and can be performed at any time during a Muslims life. Once

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