Friday, 5 December 2008

introduction to islam

In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate

This blog provides you the basic information about a religion followed by over 1.5 billion people across the globe.

The word Islam means "submission", or the total surrender of oneself to God.An adherent of Islam is known as a Muslim, meaning "one who submits to God".Islam includes many religious practices. Adherents are generally required to observe the five pillars of Islam, which are five duties that unite Muslims into a community.The five pillars are:

  • The Shahadah or Testification.
  • Salah or Ritual prayers
  • Zakat or Alm giving
  • Sawm or Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan
  • Hajj or Pilgrimage during the holy month of Dhul Hajjah.

No comments: