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| Topic: Islam and Quran
Posted: 12 May 2010 at 3:53am
Islam means Submission and obedience (to Allah), Humility, submissiveness and conformance (to the Laws of Allah), Safety, security, immunity or freedom from evil, Peace. Islam is a way of life whereby one takes upon oneself what Allah Has ordained and His Messenger practically demonstrated and conveyed to the mankind. It entails total submission and obedience to Allah that leads one to peace, and safety, security, immunity and freedom from evils and afflictions of any kind form within or without.
The framework of the Muslim life:
faith, prayer, concern for the needy, self-purification, and the pilgrimage to
Makkah for those who are able.
One of the most important principles
of Islam is that all things belong to God, and that wealth is therefore held by
human beings in trust. The word zakat means both 'purification' and 'growth'.
Our possessions are purified by setting aside a proportion for those in need,
and, like the pruning of plants, this cutting back balances and encourages new
Every year in the month of Ramadan,
all Muslims fast from first light until sundown, abstaining from food, drink,
and sexual relations. Those who are sick, elderly, or on a journey, and women
who are pregnant or nursing are permitted to break the fast and make up an equal
number of days later in the year. If they are physically unable to do this, they
must feed a needy person for every day missed. Children begin to fast (and to
observe the prayer) from puberty, although many start earlier.
The annual pilgrimage to Makkah - the
Hajj - is an obligation only for those who are physically, financially able to
perform it. Nevertheless, about 2 million people go to Makkah each year from
every corner of globe providing a unique opportunity for those of different
nations to meet one another. Although Makkah is always filled with visitors, the
annual Hajj begins in the twelfth month of Islamic year (which is lunar, not
solar, so that Hajj and Ramadan fall sometimes in summer, sometimes in winter).
Pilgrims wear special clothes: simple garments which strip away distinctions of
class and culture, so that all stand equal before God.
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|Posted: 24 May 2010 at 3:10am|
Thanks. Just to get it a bit more organized:
02:177 It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces Towards east or West; but it is righteousness- to believe in Allah, and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers; to spend of your substance, out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer, and practice regular charity; to fulfill the contracts which ye have made; and to be firm and patient, in pain (or suffering) and adversity, and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth, the Allah-fearing.
-- Above five highlighted and essential elements of faith, ignoring one doesnt complete the article of faith.
Salat, Fasting, Hajj, Zakat, Patience & perseverece etc are part of Ibadah, some of which have come in the same verse and some in other verses.
"Al-Quran-The only Straight path to success. Alhamdulillah"
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