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The First Pillar of Islam: The Muslim Profession of Faith

By Imam Kamil Mufti All practicing Muslims accept belief in the ‘Six Articles of Faith’ and are obliged to follow the ‘Five Pillars.’  They are: 1.    Muslim profession of faith orshahada. 2.    Ritual Prayer or salah. 3.    Obligatory Charity or zakah. 4.    Fasting or sawm. 5.    Pilgrimage or hajj. The First Pillar Muslim Profession of … Read more

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The Third Pillar of Islam: Compulsory Charity

By Imam Kamil Mufti Charity is not just recommended by Islam, it is required of every financially stable Muslim.  Giving charity to those who deserve it is part of Muslim character and one of the Five Pillars of Islamic practice. Zakat is viewed as “compulsory charity”; it is an obligation for those who have received their … Read more

The Fifth Pillar of Islam: The Pilgrimage (Hajj)

By Imam Kamil Mufti The Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca) is the fifth of the fundamental Muslim practices and institutions known as the five pillars of Islam.  Pilgrimage is not undertaken in Islam to the shrines of saints, to monasteries for help from holy men, or to sights where miracles are supposed to have occurred, even … Read more

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Less than 5 Mins – Pillars of Islam

The first and most important pillar ofIslam is the testimony of faith. It is a simple yet powerful declaration which forms the basis of Islam. It means that there is no God worthy to be worshiped except for Allah, andMuhammad is the Messenger. The second pillar of Islam is Prayer. God has commanded Muslims to … Read more

Monotheism – One God

By Aisha Stacey The religion of Islam is based on one core belief, that there is no god worthy of worship but Allah.  When a person embraces Islam or a Muslim wants to renew or   confirm his or her faith, they profess their belief that there is no god worthy of worship but Allah and … Read more

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The Nature of God and His Attributes

The Nature of God and His Attributes By Jaafar Sheikh Idris Belief in God was based on the fact that there was something in our nature and in the nature of the world which points to a transcendent Creator whom we should worship. The claim of the new thinking was that our world is in … Read more

What Do Muslims Believe?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image type=”none” float=”none” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” src=”418″ alt=”Muslim child”][text_output] Muslim testament of faith The fundamental message of Islam is simple: To worship Allah (Arabic word for God) alone. The Quran (the revealed scripture of Islam) states:  “Say, He is Allah , (who is) One, Allah , the Eternal Refuge. He neither begets nor is born, … Read more