Friday, November 5, 2010

PRINCIPLES OF THE RELIGION OF ISLAM

Islam Means Submission Unto The Will Of God And Those That Submit Unto The Will Of God Are Called Muslims.

(Note.-ALLAH is an Arabic word which stands for the One and Only God, who is Self-Subsisting: Eternal: neither Slumber nor Sleep overtakes Him: the Source of Peace and Perfection, the Guardian of Faith, the Exalted in Might, the Irresistible, the Supreme; no vision can comprehend Him but He comprehends all vision: who begets not and who is not begotten and there is nothing like unto Him that can be imagined. Such is Allah our Lord and your Lord: the only One deserving of worship; worthy of all Praise.)



ISLAM IS BUILT ON FIVE PRINCIPLES:

1.    The declaration of Faith which reads: La ilaha illallah Muhummed-Ur-Rasul Lul-Lah (there is no other object of worship but Allah and Muhummed is the Messenger of Allah).

The Muslims also believe in:

a)    All the Prophets and Messengers of Allah, including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David and Jesus (P.B.U.T.A.).
b)    All the revealed Books of Allah, of which the Holy Quran is the last and perfect one.
c)    All the angels who are the spiritual beings of Allah;
d)    The Islamic doctrine that the power of action proceeds
from Allah and every human being is morally responsible for his
own actions;
e)    The Day of Resurrection and of Judgement.

2.    Obligatory Prayers, five times a day.

3.    Fasting during the month of Ramadan. This fasting takes the form of abstaining from all foods, drinks and sensual pleasures from dawn to sunset.

4.    Zakaat: wherein 2 ½ % of one's excess wealth, determined in a prescribed way, has to be given annually to the poor & needy.

5.    The Pilgrimage to Mecca if one has the means of perform­ing it, the tradition of Abraham (PBUH) and all Prophets after him.

Source:

Islamic Propagation Centre International
124 Queen Street, Durban, 4001, RSA
P.O.Box 2439 Durban 4000 RSA
Phone: +27 (031) 3060026/7
Fax: +27 (031) 3040326
Email: ipcisa@yebo.co.za

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