Pillars of the Islamic religion that are obligatory for every Muslim
There is no doubt that the Islamic religion is a great religion with pillars and rules upon which it is based. These acts of worship are obligatory for every sane adult Muslim, and should not be imposed on the child or the insane. They are the five pillars of the testimony that there is no god but God and that Muhammad is the Messenger of God, and prayer, Zakat, fasting, and Hajj. We will take a superficial overview of these acts of worship in this article, and it is not in-depth. Anyone who wants to know the details should not ask the common people, but rather should turn to scholars and specialists in Islamic law, as they are knowledgeable and aware of all the details and can provide him with a satisfactory answer. The pillars are mentioned in the proven hadith of the Messenger Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace
On the authority of Abu Abd al-Rahman Abdullah bin Omar bin al-Khattab, may God be pleased with them both, he said: I heard the Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, say: (Islam was built on five things: bearing witness that there is no god but God, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of God, establishing prayer, paying zakat, and performing Hajj to the House. And fasting Ramadan) Narrated by Al-Bukhari and Muslim
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Testimony that there is no god but God and that Muhammad is the Messenger of God: The person who wants to enter Islam and believes in the existence of God Almighty in his heart must declare this on his tongue and repeat the testimony, just as he must utter with his tongue the testimony that he is the Messenger Muhammad and whom God Almighty sent to guide people to the Islamic religion. He is the Messenger of God, and thus the person has embraced the Islamic religion. Martyrdom is also the reason for entering Paradise, and Muslims repeat it in every prayer
The second pillar of the Islamic religion is prayer: it is a type of worship that Muslims perform five times at the following times (dawn, noon, afternoon, sunset, and isha) in one day. It is a connection between the servant and his Lord and a supplication, and it is the most beloved of deeds to God Almighty. They need to be performed by a Muslim in a state of purity, and these prayers are obligatory for Muslims, but there are voluntary prayers, which are performed by Muslims in order to get closer to God Almighty and increase the reward, and these obligatory prayers are waived for women during menstruation and postpartum
The third pillar is zakat: Zakat is a small amount that a Muslim pays from his money to the poor and needy Muslims, but in order for a Muslim to pay zakat on money, it must meet specific conditions
As for the fourth pillar, it is fasting: Fasting is a Muslim’s abstention from food, drink, and desires from the call to prayer for dawn until the call for sunset, in one month of the year, which is the month of Ramadan, which is the ninth month in the Hijri year. Muslims fast in compliance with the commands of God Almighty and to draw closer to Him. There are great rulings on fasting, including accustoming oneself to patience. It also makes the Muslim feel the poor and needy of those who are inferior to him. Fasting has great health benefits mentioned by doctors that you can research
The fifth pillar of the Islamic religion is Hajj: It is the Muslims’ visit to the Holy Kaaba, which is the qibla for Muslims towards which they pray. It was built by the Prophet Abraham, and it is located in Saudi Arabia in the city of Mecca, the home of the Prophet Muhammad. The timing of Hajj for Muslims is in the month of Dhul-Hijjah, and Hajj It is obligatory once in a lifetime for those who are able, and it has rites and duties. It is a great act of worship that purifies a Muslim of his sins.
O God, bless and bless our master Muhammad and his good and pure family and companions.