Muslim Sharia is defined by laws and rules stated in the Quran and Hadith. These laws have been defined 1400 years ago and would never get obsolete. The basic laws which provide the foundation of Islam are known as the five pillars. These pillars give strength to the Islamic building.
The pillars of Islam makes a believer strong and full of faith or Imaan. These five pillars are Tauheed, Salah (Prayer), Saum (Fasting), Zakat (Charity) and Hajj (Pilgrimage). These are mandatory and have to be implemented in a Muslim’s life to make him a true believer.
The first and the most important pillar of Islam is called Tauheed or Oneness of Allah. This is the fundamental act which distinguishes a person as a Muslim or a non Muslim. Muslims believe that there is no God but Allah and He is only one. No one is associated with Allah. He is the supreme power and the creator of this universe. There is nothing in this universe comparable to the divine Allah. The Muslims should believe in the concept of Tauheed before anything else.
Sharia laws define the second pillar of Islam as being the Salah or prayer. When the Muslim believes that there is one God then he also needs to put it into an act. This act of worship is known as Salah. Muslims offer prayers five times a day to accept the supremacy of Allah. The Salah is that act of the worship which gives the key to paradise or Jannah. It is the only way to tell the difference between a Muslim and a non Muslim.
After Salah, Saum or Fasting is another act of worship. Muslims keep fast from dawn to dusk in order to submit their will to Allah. By keeping a fast, a Muslim obeys Allah and his faith is purified to be strong. His body and soul goes through detoxification and he gets purified from all evil.
Zakat or charity is given to the poor from the rich. A small portion of the wealth is given in the name of Allah so that the poor and needy people are given basic necessities of life. This portion of wealth would make the economic system stable and there would be no poor around. The rich Muslims would take care of their poor Muslim brothers. In this way, a bond of unity would develop between them.
Hajj or Pilgrimage is performed once in a life time. A Muslim who can afford the Hajj physically and financially must perform this religious duty. The pilgrimage is done in Makkah, a city in Saudi Arabia. Muslims gather there from all across the globe to mark their humble presence at the most sacred place.
These five pillars of Islam are defined by the Sharia laws which is obligatory for all Muslims to follow.
Muslim Sharia council provides knowledge about Islamic laws. A Muslim can get any information about the Sharia and any query can be answered.
There is abundant knowledge of Islam present which needs to be read and understood. A Muslim should be able to comprehend Sharia laws in a very detailed manner so that he becomes a perfect Muslim.