The principles of Islam   

 Allah Azza wa Galla says in Surat Alzariyat aya 56: I have not created jinn and men except that they worship Me.

     The purpose of man's creation is to worship Allah, Almighty, and He says in Surat Alma'eda aya 3: "today I have perfected for you your religion and completed my favor upon you, and have approved for you Islam as religion.

        The question here is what are pillars (principles)of Islam?, the answer comes from Our prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him for He has said that Islam has been built on five pillars:

1- Testifying that there is no God but Allah, and testifying that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.

2- Establishing the prayers (prayers per day).

3- Paying the Zakat (obligatory charity).

4- Perform the pilgrimage (Hajj to the house in Mecca, Suadia Arabia) if you are solvent enough.

5- Fasting in Ramadan (the ninth month of Hijri calendar).

    Every pillar of these pillars has been mentioned in the Holy Quran, as for testifying that there is no God but Allah, it has been mentioned in several Surahs of the  Holy Quran, such as Surat Alikhlas, and as for testifying that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah in Surat Alahzab aya: 40 Allah states that Muhammad is not the father of any of your men (that his all male child died in childhood), but He is the Messenger of Allah and the last of the Prophets.   

The obligation of establishing the prayers and Paying the Zakat has been mentioned in several sections  of the Holy Quran, and they accompanied one with another several times not only in Quran but also in Sunah. In Surat Albaqarah Aya: 43 Allah says: ''and establish prayer and give zakat and bow with those who bow down".

  The obligation of performing the pilgrimage is for who is solvent enough, that he have enough money, and ability for doing the pillars of the pilgrimage. There is a full Surah of the Holy Quran is called "Alhajj-pilgrimage".

     Finally, fasting in Ramadan is an essential part of the religion of Islam , that this month is the one in which the Quran was revealed. And we are commanded to fast in Ramadan for Allah says in Surat Albaqarah Aya 185: so those of you who witness the month must fast therein.this is if you are in state of ability but if you are sick or on a journey, you must fast a number of another days.








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