Haqq Dawah Media Presents Rootimentary:The Five Pillars of Islam

February 10, 2017

The Five Pillars of Islam are the foundation of a Muslim’s life: declaration of faith or belief in the Oneness of Allah and finality of Prophethood of Muhammad(SAW): established of the daily ritual prayers,concern for and almsgiving to the needy,self purification through fasting, and the pilgrimage to Mecca for those who are physically, and financially able.

 

Shahada Or Declaration of Faith:

 

There Is none worthy of worship except Allah and Muhammad is his messenger of Allah. This declaration of faith is called the shahadah, a simple formula that all the faithful pronounce. The significance of this declaration is the belief that the only purpose of life is to serve and obey Allah, and this is achieved through the teachings and practices of the Last Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

 

Salah or Prayer:

 

Salah is the name for the obligatory prayers that are performed five times a day and area direct link between the worshipper and Allah.

These five ritual prayers contain verses from the Quran and are said in Arabic the language of the revelation. Personal supplications however, can be offered in one’s own language and at any time.

 

Zakat or Almsgiving:

 

An Important principle of Islam is that everything belong Allah, and that wealth is therefore held by human beings in trust. The word zakah means both purification and growth.

Setting aside a proportion for those in need purifies our possessions, and like pruning of plants, this cutting back balances and encourages new growth.

 

Sawm or Fasting:

 

Every year in the month of Ramadan, all able Muslims fast from dawn until sundown. Abstaining from food, drink, and sexual relations.

Although fasting os benefical to health it is mainly a method of self purification and self restraint.By cutting oneself from worldly comforts, even for a short time, a fasting person focuses on his or her purpose in life by constantly being aware of the presence of Allah.

 

Hajj or Pilgrimage:

 

The Hajj to Mecca is an obligation only or those who are physically and financially able. Nevertheless over two million Muslims go to Meccan each year from all over the world.

The annual Hajj begins in the twelfth month of the Islamic lunar year.Pilgrims wear special clothes: simple garments that stip away distinctions of class and culture, so that all stand equal before Allah.

 

The close of the Hajj is marked by a festival, the Id’al Fitr, which celebrated with prayers and the exchange of gifts in Muslim communities. This and Eid Fitr, a festive day of celebration.

AsSalaam Alkuim,

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Haqq Dawah Media Presents Rootimentary: The Quran

January 28, 2017

AsSalaam Alkuim,

The Quran is the complete record of the exact words revealed by Allah through the Angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessing Be Upon Him).

The Quran is the principal source of every Muslim’s  faith and practice. It deals with all subjects that concern is as human beings. Wisdom,doctrine, worship and law but it’s basic theme is the relationship between Allah and His creations.

At the same time the Quran provides guidelines for a just society,proper human conduct and equitable economic principles.

Apart from the Quran, Muslims also refer to the life of the Prophet (Peace and Blessing Be Upon Him) as a secondary source of guidance. This is referred to Sunnah.

Belief in the sunnah, the practice and example of the Prophet (Peace and Blessing Be Upon Him) is an integral part of the Islamic faith,

AsSalaam Alkuim

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Haqq Dawah Media Presents Rootimentary: Bio of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

December 22, 2016

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was born in Mecca in the year 570. This time is called by the Europeans refer to as the Middle Ages. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) grew being known as the truthfulness, generosity, and sincerity. Earning the name al Amin, the trustworthy one.

 

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was of a contemplative nature and had long detested the decadence of his society. At the age of 40, while engaged in a meditation retreat, Prophet Muhammad received his first revelation from Allah through the Angel Gabriel. This revelation continued for twenty three years and is know as the Quran.

 

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) began to recite the words that were revealed to him from Gabriel, and to teach the that Allah revealed to him. The people of Mecca were steeped in their ways of ignorance and opposed Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and his small group of followers every way. These early Muslims suffered bitter persecution.

 

In the year 622 Allah gave Prophet Muhammad (SAW) the command to emigrate. This is called the Hijrah. The Muslims left Mecca for the city of Madinah, which was about 260 miles north. This event marks year one in the Muslim calendar.

 

The city of Madinah provided Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and the Muslims  safe and nurturing haven from where Islam grew.

 

After several years the Prophet (SAW) and his followers returned to Mecca, where they forgave their enemies and established islam definitively.

 

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) died at the age of 63 and was buried in Madinah. At the time of his death, the greater part of Arabia was Muslim. Within a century Islam had spread to Spain in the west, and as far east as China.

AsSalaam Alkuim,

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Haqq Dawah Media Presents Rootimentary: Islam

September 8, 2016

 

Islam means peace, submission, and obedience to Allah( the Creator of all). Islam is a way of life that consists of the complete acceptance of the teachings and guidance of Allah, as revealed to His Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessing be upon Him). Islam teaches us to worship the Creator and not the creation.

 

A Muslim is one who believes in Allah and strives for total reorganization of one’s life according to the guidance revealed by Allah the Quran, and the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessing be upon him). Muslims also work to create a human society on the same basis.

 

Islam is not to be called Muhammadanism, due to the fact that it offends the very spirit of Islam.This implies that Muslims worship Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessing be upon Him) as the christians have done Jesus . This practice is condemned in the Quran and is totally foreign to the Islamic way of life.

 

Man has free will. Allah has revealed the right path (which is Islam) and the life of Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessing be upon Him) provides a perfect example. Man’s salvation lies in following both. Islam teaches sanctity of the person and confers equal rights upon all race, gender, color or any differance.

 

AsSalamualaikum,

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Haqq Dawah Media Presents Rootimentary Islam: The Misunderstanding of Islam

August 15, 2016

AsSalaalm Alkuim,

I pray you enjoy this edition of Haqq Dawah Media Presents Rootimentary Islam: The Misunderstanding of Islam. For any questions, comments, concerns or show ideas please email us at haqqdawahmedia@gmail.com
Show notes will be on our blog: haqqdawah.blogspot.com
AsSalaam Alkuim,

May The Peace and Blessing of Allah be upon you,

The Haqq Dawah Group
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