5 Pillars Of Islam Essay

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ISLAM – From Arabic ‘islam ‘submission’, from ‘aslama ‘submit (to God)’.
• Islam as a way of life – Islam’s basis is upon one Almighty Allah as God – the oneness of the creator as well as the well as the understanding that Prophet Muhammed (Peace Be Upon Him*) is the final Messenger of Allah. • Beliefs of Islam: These entail the 5 basic things one as a muslim should focus on and strive to do – these are known as the 5 pillars of Islam, based on the words and teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). In doing so, and keeping to it, one may consider themselves successful in this world and the Hereafter – a way of achieving closeness to the Creator, and humbling oneself by following the path shown by the Holy Prophet (PBUH). *According to Islamic teachings, all Muslims must say ‘Peace be upon him’ (pbuh or PBUH) upon saying or hearing the Prophet’s name as a form of respect to him.

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Buraq then carries the Prophet (PBUH) to the ‘Farthest Mosque’ which is Masjid Al Aqsa (as pictured above) – this is where he led the past prophets in prayer. The Prophet (PBUH) then ascends to Jannah (Heaven) where he is given the gift of Salaah for his people to pray 5 times a day.
The events of this night are described in Chapter 17 of the Holy Qur-an, as well as in the Hadith which include many more

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