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INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM تعريف بالإسلام

Introduction To Islam

Islam, one of the world’s major monotheistic religions, originated in the Arabian Peninsula in the 7th century CE. Its followers, known as Muslims, believe in one God, Allah, and Muhammad peace and blessings of Allah be upon him as His final prophet and Messenger.

 

Islam is based on the teachings of the Quran, which is the word of God – وحي – revealed to his Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings of Allah be upon him over a period of approximately 23 years.

 

Additionally, Muslims also follow the Sunnah, Hadith, which are collections of sayings and actions of Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.

Five Pillars Of Islam

The Five Pillars of Islam are fundamental acts of worship and practice that form the foundation of a Muslim’s faith and deeds:

Shahada

The declaration of faith, affirming that there is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is His messenger.

Salah

The ritual prayer performed five times a day, facing towards the Kaaba in Mecca.

Zakat

The giving of alms or charity to support the less fortunate and those in need.

Sawm

Fasting during the month of Ramadan, abstaining from food, drink, and other physical needs from dawn until sunset.

Hajj

The pilgrimage to Mecca, known as Hajj, is mandatory for financially and physically capable Muslims.

Islamic Ethics and Cultural Legacy

In addition to these practices, Islam also emphasizes moral and ethical behavior, such as honesty, compassion, justice, and humility. Muslims strive to follow the teachings of Islam in all aspects of their lives, seeking spiritual growth and closeness to Allah.

 

Islam has a rich cultural and historical heritage, with diverse traditions and interpretations across different regions and communities worldwide. It has significantly influenced art, architecture, literature, science, and philosophy throughout history, leaving a lasting impact on civilizations across continents.