The Pillars of Faith in Islam
The Declaration of Faith, which reads: la illaha illa Allah, Muhammad ur Rasul Lul Lah (There is no other object worthy of worship but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah).
The Muslim also believes in:
All the Prophets and Messengers of Allah, including Adam, Abraham, Moses, David and Jesus. etc.
All the revealed Books of Allah of which the Qur’an is the last and perfect revelation.
All the Angels who are spiritual beings of Allah.
The Islamic doctrine that the power of actions proceeds from Allah and every human being is morally responsible for his own actions.
The Day of Resurrection and of Judgement.
Obligatory Prayers, five times a day.
Fasting during the Muslim month of Ramadan. This fasting takes the form of basically abstaining from all foods, drinks and sensual pleasures from dawn to sunset.
Zakat which is an obligatory tax or ‘poor-due’ on certain assets above a prescribed quantity.
The Pilgrimage to Mecca, if one has the means of performing it.
Islam is a complete way of life. It is the guidance provided by God, the Creator of the Universe, for all mankind.
Islam is not a new religion. It is in essence, the same message and guidance provided by God revealed to all His Prophets.
“Say: we believe in God and in what has been revealed to us, and what was revealed to Abraham, Isma’il: Isaac, Jacob and The Tribes, and in (the Books) given to Moses, Jesus and the Prophets, from their Lord: We make no distinction between one and another, among them, and to God do we bow our will (in Islam).”
(Qur’an, Al-‘Imran 3:84)
The message which was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad is Islam in its comprehensive, complete and final form.
“Let there be no compulsion in Religion: truth stands out clear from error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah (one God) has grasped the most trustworthy hand hold, that never breaks. and Allah hears, and knows all things.”(Qur’an, Al-Baqarah 2:256)