Many years ago, a man came into this world and gave the Muslims the true teachings of life. He not only taught how to live but also taught how to be a good human being first.
He was known as Muhammad (PBUH) and the last Messenger of Allah. He was given the glorious gift of the Quran which is a complete code of life. The Quran teaches every aspect of life and how it should be led. First the Quran and then the Hadith or sayings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) became the two authentic sources of Islamic knowledge. Muslims in every respect follow these two authentic sources of Deen or religion.
The five pillars of Islam which becomes the foundation of the religion are mentioned in the Quran and the Hadith. The Quran gives the basic understanding of these five pillars whereas the Hadith states the practical approach towards it. These five pillars form the basic unit if Islam and it is obligatory upon all Muslims to follow these rules.
The first pillar of Islam is called Tauheed or Oneness of Allah. Allah is the supreme authority and there is no one comparable in front of Him. Every Muslim has to believe in the Uniqueness of Allah. If a person does not believe in the Oneness of Allah then he would not be declared a Muslim.
It is very important to first understand the significance of Allah as the Creator. He is the Creator of this universe and every thing present in this world. Tauheed is the first law in the Muslim Sharia that needs to be followed before any other law. Next pillar of Islam is known as Salah or Prayer. When once a person believes in the Oneness of Allah, there needs to be an act which would determine that he truly believes that there is only one God.
To submit his will to Allah and to prove that he believes in One God, he has to pray five times a day. These prayers are the only act of worship which would show that he has faith in One God which is Allah. After performing five times a day, a Muslim also keeps fast for the whole month of Ramadan. The fasts are called Saum and they are kept from dawn to dusk everyday during the month of Ramadan. After Saum, Zakat or charity is given to the poor from the rich. The rich gives a portion of their wealth to the poor people to provide them with the basic necessities of life. The last pillar is the Hajj or Pilgrimage which is performed once in a life time if a person’s health and financial matters permit. This act of worship clears all his previous sins and he becomes as pure as a newly born child.
Muslim Sharia Council provides the authentic knowledge of Islam and the content on their website is truly based on Quran and Hadith. Muslim Sharia is clearly defined in the five pillars mentioned above and more detail is given on the website. To understand the true meaning of Islam, a person should visit the website frequently. All your queries will be answered here and all ambiguities removed after giving authentic knowledge of Islam.