Asalamu Alaikum! Today, we'll be talking about the Qur'an and Sunnah
The Quran, the last revealed word of Allah, is the primary source of every Muslim’s faith and practice. It deals with all the subjects which concern human beings: wisdom, doctrine, worship, transactions, law, etc., but its basic theme is the relationship between Allah and His creatures. At the same time, it provides guidelines and detailed teachings for a just society, proper human conduct, and an equitable economic system.
Note that the Quran was revealed to Muhammad (peace be upon him) in Arabic only. So, any Quranic translation, either in English or any other language, is neither a Quran, nor a version of the Quran, but rather it is only a translation of the meaning of the Quran. The Quran exists only in the Arabic in which it was revealed.
Now, we will talk about the Sunnah.
The second most important source of authority for Muslims is the Sunnah. This refers to the practices, customs and traditions of the Prophet Muhammad that are considered to be a perfect example. They are found in the Hadith and other texts.
The Muslims tried to note and memorize the teachings of Muhammad (peace be upon him) while he was alive. These were later written down and scrutinised and then collections were made of them. Different groups of Muslims accept different collections of Hadith as reliable sources of authority.
The 5 pillars of Islam are the most fundamental commands from Allah for us to follow. Without doing these, you aren't a true Muslim (Though Hajj is excused from people who can't afford it). Here they are:
Salah is prayer. As Muslims, we should pray the obligatory 5 prayers at dawn, midday, late afternoon, evening and night. There i
If they have any of those problems, they can later make it up like fasting or feeding the poor. When someone fasts, they breath smells bad, right? But in the eyes of Allah, their breath smells sweeter than musk. Imagine that? And they also have a gate in Jannah for regular fasting.
Zakah means to give charity to the needy and the poor. There's no point giving it to the rich because they can already afford their basic needs such as food and clothing etc. There is a gate in Jannah for the people who regularly give charity.
Finally, we have Hajj. Hajj means pilgramige to Makkah, the holiest city for the Muslims. Muslims try to at least once in their lives to visit Hajj. Like we mentioned earlier, the people who are only excused are the ones who can't afford it. One of the fundamental principles of Islamic Spirituality is the Principle of Unity, derived from tawheed — oneness. Islam teaches that not only is the Creative Power, God, Allah Almighty, One, but so is all of creation and thus all of humanity.
“All men are equal before God as are the teeth of a comb.”
— Prophet Muhammad (saws)
Islam simply means to "submit to Allah" (Allah is Arabic for God).
Islam is a monotheistic religion which only worships only one God. It is the second largest religon, having around 1.6 billion followers called Muslims. Therefore, Muslims strive to submit to Allah. Islam is peaceful religion and does NOT encourage terrorism.
The Muslim holy book is called the Qur'an and was revealed to the last prophet of Allah, Muhammad (peace be upon him)*. The Qur'an is a book revealed by Allah to Muhammad (peace be upon him) through Angel Jib'raeel (peace be upon him). It contains all of Allah's commandments and stories from the past. It also corrected some of the mistakes people did knowingly and unknowingly, just to name a few!
Islam has 5 fundamental beliefs every Muslim has to do in order to seek a good life in the world and hereafter! They are called The five pillars of Islam. They are: Shahadah, Salah, Sawm, Zakah and Hajj. I'll explain it more detail next time!
There are also the 6 articles of faith which also are fundamental beliefs every Muslims has to do in order to seek a good life in the world and hereafter! :D. They are: Belief in Allah only, belief in the angels, belief in the holy books sent to all the prophets of Allah ( Taurah, Injil, Qur'an e.g), belief in the prophets, belief in the Day of Judgement, and belief in Allah's predestination!
Informing the beginners on Islam