Salat is how Muslims show both their physical and spiritual submission to Allah. Just like the other acts of worship such as Sawm (Fasting), Hajj (Pilgrimage to Makkah), and Zakat (alms-giving), the goal of Salat is to bring the Muslims closer to Allah and also build the character of members of Islamic community. This investigation focuses on the early origins of Salat, the role it plays in Islam, and its significance both in this life and the hereafter using as evidence the Holy book of Islam and the sunnah of Prophet
(Sura 6:71, The Holy Qur'an) The core theology and beliefs of Islam inspires Muslims with a sense of meaning and direction in their lives. Paramount to Islamic beliefs are the Aqida ul-Islam or the Articles of Faith - the fundamental principles which direct, thus add meaning to an Islamic life, by dictating what Allah wills of His adherents. The first Article, the belief in Tahwid, the recognition of a singular being, installs meaning and purpose as Muslims live their lives in submission to their divine creator and His will for humans (Muslims). Tahwid outlines that there is only God, who establishes direction and meaning into a Muslim's life. (Sultan, 2004 pg.
Sufism uses the quality of unification and the quality of appeal to make it one of the strongest aspects of Islam. Sufism was founded on the belief that Muslims could obtain a 'one-on-one'; relationship with God through mystical practices. Mysticism is defined as 'a particular method of approach to Reality making use of intuitive and emotional spiritual faculties which are generally dormant and latent unless called into play through training under guidance. '; Since mysticism is connected with many other religions also, the Sufis had to be extremely careful to be under 'guidance'; at all times. They prefer the word guidance to the word teaching because they believe that the sought-after relationship with God can be reached only through personal experience.
There are many passages in surah 30 which support and convincingly convey that their must be a high level of love, honor and obedience for Allah and Muhammad the Prophet. The Koran for Muslims is a very important in integral part of their lives. It is their central reference point not only for religious and spiritual matters but for the ways to conduct life on a day to basis. Without this handbook for life, they would be lost. Bibliography: 1.
This pillar asserts the basic and primary foundation of this faith by become a willing subservient to the one and only God, Allah. Every aspect of Islam is built upon the premise of monotheism and Shahadah reminds Muslim’s “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.” (O’Callaghan, 64) In order to become a Muslim one must relinquish all personal power and profess his/her total acceptance and commitment to Islam. This pillar has a profound impact on a Muslim’s life because this declaration affirms one’s devoutness and solidarity towards his/her creator... ... middle of paper ... ...ney and righteousness through life. (O’Callaghan, 65) It is crucial that an individual travels to Mecca at least once in his/her lifetime; however, this is the only pillar that allows obligations to be forfeited for circumstances pertaining to lack of financial means and insufficient health. This pilgrimage is the ultimate manifestation of Islam faith as it is the peak of one’s spiritual and personal life transformation.
Islam: A monotheistic religion characterized by the adoption of principles of submission to God; and believing in Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), as the last messenger of God. Accordingly, my role in this life is to worship Allah (SWT). In Islam, people should express verbally and believe in the heart that there is no God but Allah (Tawheed), as well as to practice Islam as much as Muslims might be able. In the Quran, Allah (SWT) says, "And I have neither created the Jinn nor humans except to worship Me." Az Zâriyât (51:56).
Closeness to the Creator is the ultimate of all Muslims and with understanding and education all will see that this is the goal of all the Abraham faiths. All 3 believe that happiness comes from love for him. He asks only that we should “spend of our substances out of love for him alone.” Meaning moral duty enacted out of duty for him, “for god’s sake first.” Doing all things through the lord first and then showing and educating the people, the world and Muslims alike in the ways of the lord can reach peace in Denny’s opinion. There are struggles with-in Islam itself with the more radical liberation theology. They take their faith to the extreme and segregate their own.
Sacred texts are an intrinsic and defining component of all religious traditions. Adherents of the rapidly expanding religion Islam honour two major sacred texts; the Qur’an and the Hadith. The Qur’an is the unaltered word of God, also known as Allah, and is supported by the teachings and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) which are contained in the Hadith. Working together, the sacred texts successfully teach adherents of the tradition’s origins and beliefs. They also describe the Five Pillars of Islam and guide Muslims in ethical behaviour, allowing them to fully submit to Allah.
As "final," Islam is God's final revelation of prophetic religion, in fulfillment of all that had preceded. Moses was given the Law; David was given the Psalms; Jesus was given the Gospel. Judaism offers God's message of justice, and Christianity proclaims the love of God. To Mohammed (570-632 A.D.; spelled in a variety of ways) the God of Abraham and Jesus revealed the Qur'an (Arabic for "recital," sometimes written Koran). The Qur'an, written in Arabic, is the Sacred Scripture of Islam, the perfection of all previous divine revelations, and is to be understood literally as the direct words of God.
The basic concepts of the Islam faith derive from the five pillars. The five pillars are the basic essential principles of the Islamic belief. The five pillars can be found in the Holy Quran. These basic concepts are required to be adopted by those of the Muslim faith (Molloy, page 432, 2010). The Muslims are expected to (Molloy, page 432, 2010: • Have no other god before Allah, believing that no other God exist except Allah, and that Muhammad serves as Allah’s messenger.