My Religion…

ISLAM means submission to the will of Allah.

I AM A MUSLIM.

I agree with this quote! 😀

DID U KNOW?

There are 5 PILLARS OF ISLAM!

-these are the fundamental duties in a Muslims life, which lead to living a good and responsible life.

  1. SHAHADAH (TESTIMONY) – Declaration of Faith.
  • Muslims declare their faith by saying: “ASH HADU ANLAA ILAAHA ILLALLAAHU WA ASH HADU ANNA MUHAMMADAR RASULALLAH”, which means “I BEAR WITNESS THAT THERE IS NO GOD EXCEPT ALLAH AND I BEAR WITNESS THAT MUHAMMAD IS THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH.”

2. SALAAH (PRAYER) – Five compulsory daily prayers.

The 5 Compulsory Daily Prayers:

       I.    The Dawn (Fajr الفجر) Prayer has two rak’at and the time is between the dawn and sunrise;

II.     The Mid-day (Dhohr الظهر ) Prayer has four raka’at ; and

III.      The Afternoon (Asr العصر ) Prayer has four raka’at; their times are between mid-day and sunset.

IV.       The Dusk (Maghrib المغرب ) Prayer has three rak’at; and

V.       The Night (Isha العشاء ) Prayer has four raka’at. Their times are from dusk to mid-night.

       3. ZAKAAT (Charity or Purity)Alms giving.

  • The act of giving ZAKAT means purifying one’s wealth to gain Allah’s blessing to make it grow in goodness.
  • This shows obedience to Allah (S.W.T.) and prevents greed.
  • It is obligatory upon all Muslims to give 2.5 % of wealth and assets each year (in excess of what is required) to the poor.
  • This is done before the beginning of the month of Muharram, the first of new year.
  • “Zakat is for the poor, and the needy and those who are employed to administer and collect it,                  and the new converts, and for those who are in bondage, and in debt and service of the cause                  of Allah, and for the wayfarers, a duty ordained by Allah, and Allah is the All-Knowing, the              Wise”. (Surah Al-Tauba: 60) 

     
 
4.      SAWM (FASTING) – Fasting during the Month of Ramadhan.
 
5. HAJJ (PILGRIMAGE) – Pilgrimage to the Holy sites in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

  • It is an obligatory once in a lifetime upon those who have the financial means and are physically able.
  • The pilgrims adorn simple garment that strip away any distinctions of class and culture, so they all stand equal before Allah.
  • The final part of the pilgrimage is at the Holy Ka’bah in the center of the Great Mosque in Makkah.

My ONE and ONLY…

DID U KNOW?

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ALLAH is the Arabic word for “the GOD”.

HE is the Almighty, Creator and Sustainer of the universe; HE is similar to nothing and nothing is comparable to Him.

 

 

DID U KNOW?

My ONE and ONLY Almighty ALLAH (S.W.T.) has 99 NAMES!

Asmaa’u Allah Al-Husna

أسماء الله الحسنى

 

 Just call HIS name, HE is ALWAYS there!

 – shiqui 

My REAL Purpose in LIFE!

I was curious of many things in this life.  One of these is my curiosity about this so-called “LIFE”.  I have lots of questions in mind ever since I was young. Questions about: Why the world exists? Why there is LIFE? Why human beings were created? Who gave life to human beings? What is my REAL purpose in this world? And so on…

While I was growing up, I gradually understood the answers to these questions. My questions about LIFE and My REAL PURPOSE IN LIFE!!

  LIFE is a TESTas we always say. Human beings live to have a test. GOD, our creator, gives us a test by giving us many challenges in life. He would test the extent of our LOVE on Him, our FAITH on Him, our GRATITUDE on Him, our TRUST on Him, and so on.

TIME would come that every human being will die and that this world will come to its END. Because there will be an ending for everything in this TEMPORARY WORLD and because the PERMANENT LIFE is the life HEREAFTER.

The result of this Test in life would be revealed on the DAY of JUDGEMENT! A Verdict whether we have PASSED or FAILED God’s test to us. Of course, there would be a reward for every test result: PARADISE for those who passed and HELL for those who failed.

I want to live in PARADISE forever! So, I should PASS this TEST! But How? This would lead to answer my question what is my Real purpose in life?

MY REAL PURPOSE IN LIFE IS TO PRAISE GOD!

All of us should use our TEMPORARY LIFE in preparation for our PERMANENT LIFE (The LIFE HEREAFTER).

I am praying that GOD will give me enough TIME, STRENGTH, and KNOWLEDGE, and the like to achieve my Real purpose in life and that HE will guide me along the way. May God help us all to realize/achieve our Real purpose in life!

I am curious to know too, what is the Real purpose of your LIFE?                                                                                                                  I hope you enjoy reading!

shiqui

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RATIONALE:

I just want to blog/share some things that are very important for me to know.  Things, that I think, are also important for others to know.

I hope I’ll enjoy blogging and that many people would read, enjoy, like, and/or follow my blogs. Wishing my blogs would somehow be useful for the readers:))

 

shiqui