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The five pillars of Islam

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Topic: The five pillars of Islam
Posted By: PaulOrbital
Subject: The five pillars of Islam
Date Posted: 06 August 2013 at 2:35am

Can anyone tell me which of the pillars of Islam originate entirely from the Qur'an?

The reason why I'm asking this is because I have one friend in work who is a Muslim, and someone else who I know who is a friend of a friend who says he is becoming a Muslim.

But the friend of a friend who I know is a bit of a strange character and I doubt he has taken the idea of Islam all that seriously.

He smokes weed, has sex outside of marriage, never prays or even goes to a mosque and he didn't acknowledge Ramadan, he loves music and has insurance on his car aswell, but when I brought all these points up to him he just said none of these things are actually in the Qur'an, I was going to argue with him but then I realized I don't actually know much about the Quran myself and it's been a while since I did read it so this is why I am curious about what does it say about prayer and Ramadan actually within the Qur'an, I've heard that praying 5 times is actually only mentioned in the hadith, I don't know what the Quran says about insurance, music or anything else.

Posted By: NABA
Date Posted: 06 August 2013 at 8:15am

In Islam the first pillar is shahadah-there is no God but Allah and prophet Muhammad is the last prophet.this is related to Surah Al Ikhlaas ch 112 v 1-4,in Surah Al Ahzaab ch 33 v 40-Allah says Prophet Muhammad S.A.W(pbuh) is sent as mercy to mankind and he is last prophet.Second pillar is Salaah(prayer).Allah describes this in ch 20 v 130,ch 17 v 78,Allah describe the importance of Asir salaah in ch 2 v 238,Allah says leave all your transaction and buisiness to attend jummuah salaah(ch 62 v 9).Third pillar is fast.Allah says fast so that U become patient(ch 2 v 183),Allah says who so ever witness Ramadan should fast(ch 2 v 185).Regarding Zakah Allah says in ch 2 v 261,264,265.Allah says about Hajj in ch 2 v 156-158.Allah forbids riba not insurance unless it deals with interest,Allah forbids riba in ch 2 v 278-279,ch 3 v 130 and many other places.Allah forbids adultery in ch 17 v 32,Allah says the punishment of this sin is 100 lashes in ch 24 v 2.regarding smoking of weed Allah says don't intoxicate ur body in ch 5 v 90.there is no verse in Qur'an in my knowledge that forbids music,yes if U listen to music that is against Allah or if U listen at time of Adhaan then it is forbidden otherwise there R different opinions of scholars.Allah says we have to pray five times by saying pray in dawn, noon, evening prayers, and then night prayer (isha).Allah also describes the importance of non obligatory prayer(Tahajjud) in ch 17 v fact Allah says best time to pray is in night (ch 73 v 6).

Posted By: shaikhMahmood
Date Posted: 30 December 2013 at 9:34am
profession of faith, is the first pillar of Islam. Muslims bear witness to the oneness of God by reciting the creed "There is no God but God and Muhammad is the Messenger of God." This simple yet profound statement expresses a Muslim's complete acceptance of and total commitment to Islam.

prayer, is the second pillar. The Islamic faith is based on the belief that individuals have a direct relationship with God. The world's Muslims turn individually and collectively to Makkah, Islam's holiest city, to offer five daily prayers at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset and evening. In addition, Friday congregational service is also required. Although salah can he performed alone, it is meritorious to perform it with another or with a group. It is permissible to pray at home, at work, or even outdoors; however it is recommended that Muslims perform salah in a mosque.

almsgiving, is the third pillar. Social responsibility is considered part of one's service to God; the obligatory act of zakat enshrines this duty. Zakat prescribes payment of fixed proportions of a Muslim's possessions for the welfare of the entire community and in particular for its neediest members. It is equal to 2.5 percent of an individual's total net worth, excluding obligations and family expenses.

fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, is the fourth pillar of Islam. Ordained in the Holy Qur'an, the fast is an act of deep personal worship in which Muslims seek a richer perception of God. Fasting is also an exercise in self-control whereby one's sensitivity is heightened to the sufferings of the poor. Ramadan, the month during which the Holy Qur'an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, begins with the sighting of the new moon, after which abstention from eating, drinking and other sensual pleasures is obligatory from dawn to sunset. Ramadan is also a joyful month. Muslims break their fast at sunset with a special meal, iftar, perform additional nocturnal worship, tarawih, after evening prayer; and throng the streets in moods that are festive and communal. The end of Ramadan is observed by three days of celebration called Eid Al-Fitr, the feast of the breaking of the fast. Customarily, it is a time for family reunion and the favored holiday for children who receive new clothing and gifts.

the pilgrimage to Makkah, is the fifth pillar and the most significant manifestation of Islamic faith and unity in the world. For those Muslims who are physically and financially able to make the journey to Makkah, the Hajj is a once in a lifetime duty that is the peak of their religious life. The Hajj is a remarkable spiritual gathering of over two million Muslims from all over the world to the holy city. In performing the Hajj, a pilgrim follows the order of ritual that the Prophet Muhammad performed during his last pilgrimage.

The five pillars of Islam define the basic identity of Muslims - their faith, beliefs and practices - and bind together a worldwide community of believers into a fellowship of shared values and concerns.

Grand Imam Shaikh Mahmood

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