The opportunity to experience the love and forgiveness of Allah is encountered, allowing the pilgrim to begin life afresh, being free from past sin, being in peace with themself. "Whoever performs Hajj and stay away from lewdness, wrangling, and obscenities will come home like a newborn." Al-Bukhari. Consequently, such ritual of the Hajj is of great significance to the individual, as it gives focus to the act ... ... middle of paper ... ... significant expression to the diversity of Islam, however it is also a powerful witness to the unity of Islam, and the meaning of the Umma, with millions of people, of every race and nationality uniting together in one goal of submission to Allah. “We were all participating in the same ritual, displaying a spirit of unity and brotherhood” (Malcolm X, a Sunni pilgrim, 1965) In essence, undertaking Hajj is of great to the Muslim and to the Muslim community.
This place is sacred because in 10AH, 632 CE, Muslim's believe that Muhammad (pbuh)- Islam's most famous prophet - performed Hajj with 1400 of his followers because Allah instructed him to. He also lived and preached in Makkah during his lifetime. Since Muhammad's pilgrimage, Makkah has been sacred to all Muslim's. They want to follow in the footsteps of Muhammad and the prophets Adam, Ibrahim and Isma'il as they believe that Allah is there to guide them through life just as he guided the prophets. Makkah is classed as Holy Ground and people go there to change their life as they wash away their sins.
Angel Gabriel one night came to Muhammad “in clear human form” (“Scripture and Tradition in Islam- The Qur’an and Hadith” 104), and gave the messages from Allah to him. From the establishment of the Qur’an, Muslims have viewed the book as the last revelation of their god Allah, and thus are the true words from God for their ways of life and in reaching Allah in their afterlife. The book also teaches “mankind’s responsibility assigned by God” (Gordon 115). Therefore, Muslims practices in ways to prove their devotion towards the new religion of Islam by being faithful, and performing religious practices. Muslims follow in accounts of Prophet Muhammad's teachings following his death by following the faith from the words of Allah found in the Qur’an.
The Masjid I will be discussing ... ... middle of paper ... ... Masjid for the sake of Allah, Allah will build a dwelling in heaven for him”. This Hadith emphasises on the fact that even building a Mosque carries a huge reward. The most important thing is that even when we are not in the Mosque, our heart should always be attached to the Mosque, because the Prophet (S.A.W) said “Actions are according to intentions”. If our intentions are sincere, we will be rewarded for our actions. If we go to the Masjid to show people how pious we are, our Namaz will not be accepted and instead of receiving the reward we should, our deeds will be recorded as bad because of our intentions.
“Establish worship, pay the poor-due and bow your head with those who bow (in worship)” Our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) told his followers that saying prayer in congregation is 27 times better and rewarding than saying alone. It is a Muslims belief that when one performs abulation (i.e. washing up for prayers) well, then goes to mosque, with the sole intention of performing prayer, and has no other objective but prayer then every step that he takes in the way for the mosque is raised to a degree and a sing is effaced until he enters the mosque, he is considered as
THE PERSONALITY OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD S.A.W. As all humanity knows, Prophet Muhammad ( PBUH ) is a role model to whole Muslims in the world. Without knowing Him as the messenger with a blessing from Allah to whole Muslims will not getting a ‘Hidayah’ from Allah. Hidayah means the people that chosen from Allah to following to the truth way. We all also can’t get the enjoyable of heaven that everlasting of hereafter.
This is proven in the Qur’an when Allah says: “…it is the cult of your father Abraham. It is He Who has named you Muslims, both before and in this (Revelation); that the Messenger may be a witness for you, and ye be witnesses for mankind! So establish regular Prayer, give regular Charity, and hold fast to Allah!” (22:78) (Ali) All prophets and messengers, from Adam to Muhammad, conveyed the same message which was to worship Allah only through salat. Prophet Ibrahim used to pray regularly and invoked his Lord to make his descendants establish salat as it’s stated in the Qur’an: O my Lord! Make me one who establishes regular Prayer, and also (raise such) among my offspring O our Lord!
They also had the Koran, which bound them together as followers, and they had their pilgrimage to Mecca, which they took together with fellow Moslems. The Koran gave guidance for all parts of life for the Moslems-“for manners and hygiene, marriage and divorce, commerce and politics, crime and punishment, peace and war” (Stavrianos, 178-179). Therefore you coul... ... middle of paper ... ...lind power complex of the Moslems because they thought they were unstoppable. They had a negative attitude towards those not part of their empire. Egocentricity let down the iron curtain between the Moslems and the west, especially in the field of science.
It is enjoined on the Muslims as an obligatory act by Allah as can be noted from the following verses of the Holy Quran ; “Establish regular prayers at the sun’s decline till the darkness of the night, and the morning prayer”. (Al-Isra’,78) The results also prove the benefit of prayer towards the Muslims has implied wisdom of human in physically and mentally, there are prayer provides a direct connection to Allah, nourish the body, assert discipline among Muslims, helps the believer avoid bad deeds, and get blessing of life from Allah. Prayer provides a direct connection to Allah First of all, the benefit of prayer is prayer provides a direct connection to Allah. Many effects in physically and mentally that Muslims can get... ... middle of paper ... ...s of prayer, it is then best for the Muslims to strive hard to pray properly. The Muslims have to pray in accordance with the Qur’an and Sunnah (PBUH), every time they pray, they shoud focus their attention on Allah.
As we know loving prophet Muhammad is ‘Ibadah. It is part of our religion to love Muhammad. The Ummah today loves Muhammad If you ask any Muslim “Do you love prophet Muhammad ?”, they would say yes. So even though the Ummah today with the shallow information that the masses of Muslims have about him, still love him, but we cannot truly have deep love for Prophet Muhammad ( unless we are like companion did. Through the book also make me more understand and acknowledge the struggle and sacrifice of the Companions for the sake of establishing this religion and the hardships that they went through.