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"What are the Five Pillars of Islam and who invented them?"

God invented the five pillars of Islam and revealed them through Quranic revelation and his Prophet's.

There are as follows:

1. The Shahada: Declaration before a Muslim audience that there is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God.

2. Prayer: salat (5 times daily)

3. Fasting: sawm (in Ramadhan)

4. Charity: zakat

5. The Hajj: Pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in your lifetime if your finances and health will permit doing so.

As Salaam Alaikum: Peace Be upon you

What are the purposes of 5 pillars of Islam?

1: There is no God but Allah, and Mohammad (PBUH) is his messenger.

How do you know Mohammad (PBUH) is the true prophet?

Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is prophesized in 5 major religious scriptures, they describe Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is the last messenger, but the follower of the scriptures like Christians changed it to something else.

Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is prophesized in Christianity

Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is prophesized in Judaism

Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is prophesized in Buddahism

Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is prophesized in Hinduism

Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is prophesized in Parsism

Watch the lecture or read the text for the prophesies.

The book which prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is a miraculous book which can change a human life and bring peace, tranquility and love, dispite being misunderstood by many due to political reasons.

The book provides detail about the PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE.

It has perfect agreement with scientific facts such as creation of the universe and going out to space.

The holy Quran explains how to stop corruption in the society such as robbery,rape,murder and personal problems.

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2:Salaah

The second pillar of Islam, is Salaah. Many people translate the word Salaah, as 'prayer'. To pray, is to ask for help... to beseech -how a person beseeches in the court of law, to ask for help. Prayer does not denote the complete meaning of the Arabic word, Salaah, because in Salaah... besides asking for help, we also praise Allah (SWT), we also get guidance in the Salaah, so therefore the English word prayer, does not denote the complete meaning of the Arabic word Salaah. The more appropriate meaning that I say, I verily prefer calling it as programming, because we Muslims... we are programmed in our Salaah. We are programmed in what is wrong, and what is right -do the good things, do not do the bad things, do not rob, do not cheat, do the good things, love your neighbour, etc. We are being programmed.

We Muslims are supposed to pray 5 times a day -in the morning before sunrise, it is the Fajr Salaah -the Zohar Salaah, after the sun reaches highest, that is early in the afternoon -the Asr Salaah, late in the afternoon... that is before the sunsets -the Maghrib Salaah,after the sun sets immediately, and the Isha Salaah, that is late in the evening or the early in the night. We have to pray minimum 5 times a day. How... for a healthy body, the doctor will tell you -You should have three meals a day. Similarly for a spiritual soul, you should offer Salaah, 5 times a day, minimum. And whenever we offer Salaah, when we enter the Mosque, we remove our footwear -this was the commandment given to prophet Moses (Peace be upon him). It is mentioned in the Holy Qur'an in Surah Taha, Ch. 20, Verse 11 and 12, that...'' When he approached the fire he heard a voice... 'Oh! Moses verily I am your Lord ; take off thy shoes for thou art in the sacred valley of Dua'.

This was the commandment given to Moses(Peace be upon him) which we Muslims follow -We take off our footwear when we offer Salaah. Besides that, we are hygienic people, who want to see our place of worship is clean. And since we do prostration, we do not want to prostate in mud, dirt and filth which comes along with the footwear. Before offering Salaah, the Holy Qur'an says in Surah Maidah, Ch. 5, Verse 5...(Arabic)... 'O ye believe, when you prepare yourself for Salaah, when you prepare yourself for prayers, wash your face, and your hands, and arms, up to the elbow -rub your head with water, wash your feet upto the ankle'. It is the ablution -In Arabic, it is called as wudhu. It is compulsory that before we offer Salaah,we should do ablution, we should wash ourselves. Because we are hygienic people, we want to be clean before we appear in front of the Lord. And besides that, it is also a mental preparation -that mentally we are being prepared, that now we are going to appear in front of Allah (SWT), in front of Almighty Lord. Our believed Prophet said -it is mentioned in Sahih Bukhari, Vol. No. 1, in the Book of Adhan, Ch. No. 75, Hadith No. 692. Our prophet said... 'When you stand for Salaah, stand shoulder to shoulder'. In another Hadith, it says that... 'When you stand for Salaah, stand shoulder to shoulder, so that the devil does not come in between you'.

Our prophet was not talking about the devil which you see in the Onida T.V. add. You Know the Onida T.V. add it has the devil with two horn and a tail. Our Prophet was not talking about the devil which you see in the Onida T.V. add or in the comic strip with two horns and a tail. He was referring to the devil of rascism, devil of casteism, devil of colour, of wealth mean irrespective of whether you are rich or poor, whether you are black or white, whether you are from America or from China or from India or from Pakistan, whether you are from a noble family, or you are not from a noble family. When you offer Salaah, stand shoulder to shoulder, so that it shows the best Universal brotherhood, five times a day.

when we offer Salaah, irrespective from which ever part he is coming, whether he is rich or poor, whether he is black or white, when they stand for Salaah, we Muslims, we stand shoulder to shoulder. Universal brotherhood... the best example, practical example ...so that the devil of racsism, the devil of colour, the devil of cast, the devil of wealth does not come in between the brothers.

And the best part of the Salaah, is the sujud... is the prostration. The Arabic word sujud, is mentioned in the Qur'an, no less than 92 different times. And the Psychologists, they tell us, that the mind is not directly under our control. The body, it is directly under our control but our mind, keeps on wandering. It is not directly under our control... It keeps on wandering -the body is under our control. So to humble the mind, you have to humble your body -And which is the better way, than the way we Muslims do. We put the highest part of the body... that is the forehead, to the lowest part of the ground, and then say...' Glory be to Allah (SWT), Who is the most greatest, glory be to Allah, Who is the most highest.

And if you analyse, that when we offer Salaah there various benefits of the Salaah (i.e. prayers). Normally, throughout the day, there are electrostatic charges given out from the brain. When we do sujud, these charges get grounded -there is grounding of the frontal lobe, there is grounding of these charges. How, we have a three pin plug and a two pin plug... Three pin plug grounds. That does not mean, that if you put your hand below the head you will find, you will get a shock. It is not that grounding as the electric grounding, but it is dominance of the frontal lobe. Normally when you live, you always stand erect -blood is being pumped by the heart to the brain, but it is not sufficient for a very healthy brain. So when you do sujud,extra blood flows from the heart to the brain, due to gravity. This extra flow of blood, is a requirement for a very healthy brain. So when we do sujud, extra blood flows in to the brain, which is very good for a healthy brain. When we do sujud, there is extra blood supply to the skin of the face, which prevents 'Chill bane'. When we do sujud, the secretion of the synuses... the 'Aismodal' synus, Magniotal synus, they get drained- there are less chances of a person suffering from Synusitis. Normally when you breath, only 2/3rd of your lungs capacity is utilised. The remaining 1/3rd is known as residual air. But when we do the sujud, and when your breath in the sujud, the abdominal vicra, it presses against the diaphragm. The diaphragm presses against the lower part of the lungs, and even the residual air... the 1/3rd air is exhaled out, so more fresh air enters in to the lungs, in which there are less chances of that person suffering from lung diseases. When we do sujud, there is drainage of secretion of the Brocheal tree, in which there are less chances of a person suffering from Bronchitis. When we so sujud, there is increased vynus return, to the Abdominal vicra... when we do sujud there is less chances of having Hamroid. There are several benefits. When you do kayaam, ruku, sujud...when you stand up, and when you get up from the sitting position, the calf muscles are being activated. The calf muscles are referred to as peripheral heart, because they supply blood to the lower part of the body. So when you do kayaam, ruku, sujud... when you stand up, sit up, prostate, get up... the calf muscles are activated, and it increases the blood supply to the lower part of the body when you stand up bow down and prostrate the vertebrae is being exercised you have less chances of having disease of vertebrae. There are several medical benefits only of salah -You can give a talk only on that. But we Muslims, we do not offer salah, for these medical benefits -these are only side dishes. We offer salah, to praise Allah (SWT) to thank...Allah (SWT). That is our main dish...that is a biryani. The medical benefits are side dishes -we do not pray for these medical benefits. It may attract a person, who does not believe in Islam -that okay, you get medical benefits... he may come closer to salah. But we Muslims offer salah, to thank Allah (SWT)... to praise Him -That is our main biryani. This is the additional benefit that Allah (SWT) gives us.

3: Zakah

The third pillar is Zakah. The Arabic words Zakah,means purification... it means growth. In Islam every rich person who has a saving of more than the nesaab level, more than the minimum wealth, that is seven and a half tolaof gold. He should give 2.5% of that saving every lunar year, in charity -and the criteria to do the charity is given in Surah Tauba Ch. 9, Verse 60, which says... 'It can be given to the fukra, to the poor people, to the masakeen who are needy, whose heart is bent towards Islam, to those who are in debt, those in freeing of slave, a way farer who gets scanted in a foreign land, and those who spend in the way of Allah(SWT)'. These are 8 categories given in Surah Tauba, Ch.9,V 60, to whom this Zakat can be given. It is compulsory for every rich Muslim, who has saving of more than the nisaab level, he should give 2.5% of that saving, every lunar year, in charity. I ask a question, that if every human being in the world gives Zakat, gives 2.5 % of his excess wealth in charity... poverty will be eradicated form this world. There will not be a single human being who will die of hunger. That is why the Holy Qur'an says, in Surah Hashr, in Ch. 59, Verse 7, that... 'It prevents the wealth from circulating among the rich -is that, that the rich will not become more richer'. It prevents the wealth from circulating amongst the rich. The Holy Qur'an says in Surah Taubah, Ch. 9 Verse 34, that... 'Those who bury gold and silver, and spend it not in the way of Allah (SWT), do not give charity, announce to them a grievous penalty. That on the day of Judgement, heat will be produced from this wealth, from fire of hell, and they will be branded on their fore heads, on their flanks, and on their back. And it will be told to them, that you hoarded the wealth- now have a taste of your wealth'. Hoarding of wealth, is prohibited in the Holy Qur'an -You cannot hoard wealth.

4: Fasting

The fourth pillar in Ramadhan, is saum. That every adult Muslims should fast, should abstain from having food and drink, from sunrise to sunset, in the complete lunar month of Ramadhan. The Holy Qur'an says in Surah Al-Baqarah, Ch. 2, Verse 183, that... 'Ramadhan has been prescribed to you, as it was prescribed earlier, to the people who came early before you, so that you may learn self restrain'. The reason for fasting has been described in the Holy Qur'an,for self restraint. And the Psychologists, they tell us today, that if you can control your hunger, you can control almost all your desires. That is what Qur'an says, that... 'Ramadanhas been prescribed to you, so that you may learn self restrain, you may control your desire. If you can control your hunger, you can control almost all your desires. And there are various benefits, that if a person can abstain from having alcohol, from sunrise to sunset, he can very well abstain from having alcohol, from the cradle to the grave. If he can abstain from smoking from sunrise to sunset, he can very well abstain from smoking, from the cradle to the grave. It gives an opportunity to improve yourself. I call it the over hauling -like how your machine requires servicing...like you service your car every three months, every four months... your motor cycle every five month, etc. If you allow me to call the human being a machine, I would say... It is the most complicated machine on the face of the earth. Ramadhan is a servicing of the human body -one lunar month, every lunar year... servicing. There are several medical benefits even of the Salaah. I would not like to go in to detail. But it also improve, increases the intestinal absorption when you fast, it increases your intestinal absorption.

5: Hajj

The fifth pillar is Hajj. Every Adult Muslim who has the means to perform Hajj, that is pilgrimage to the Holy city of Makkah, should at least do it once in his life time. And I say that the Hajj is the best practical example in the world, of Universal brotherhood -There is not a better example. In Hajj, there are 2.5 million Muslims who gather in Mecca. In Mina, in Arafat... the holy land, 2.5 million Muslims from various part of the world, from America, England, Japan, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Singapore and various part of the world. And the men, they dress up in two pieces of unsewen cloth preferably white -so that the person standing next to you, when he is performing the pilgrimage, you cannot make out whether the person standing in front of you is a king or a popper. You cannot come to know, whether he is rich or poor. All of the Muslims from various parts of the world ...they collect -It is the biggest annual gathering of the world. 2.5 million Muslims, 25 lakhs Muslims, they gather there and they perform their pilgrimage, and they are dressed in the same simple unsewen pieces of cloth -Best example of Universal brotherhood. I started my talk by quoting a Verse from the Holy Qur'an, Surah Hujurah, Ch.49, Verse 13, which says... (Arabic)... 'O human kind, We have created you from a single pair of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye shall recognize one another, and not that you shall despise one another'. And the most honoured in the sight of Allah (SWT) is the one who has taqwaa, who has righteousness, who has God-consciousness, who has piety. The Holy Qur'an says that... 'The whole of the human kind, has been created from a single pair of a male and a female'. And God Almighty has divided them into nations and tribes, so that they shall recognise each other not that they shall despise each other -That I am superior to you... or you are superior to me. And the Prophet said that... 'No Arab is superior to a Non-Arab, neither a Non-Arab superior to an Arab, neither a White superior to a Black, nor a Black superior to a White'. The Qur'an says -the only criteria for judgment in Surah Hujrat, Ch. 49, Verse 13... 'The only criteria for judgment in the sight of Allah (SWT) is not sex, it is not caste, it is not colour, it is not wealth, it is not age, it is taqwaa, it is God-consciousness, it is peity, it is righteousness, it is by God-consciousness... not by wealth, colour or nobility'. These are the guidance given by the Holy Qur'an, for Universal brotherhood.

These were in a nutshell the five pillars of Islam. If you remember the Prophet said these are the pillars of Islam, these are the principles of Islam. This does not constitute the complete Islam. Many people have a misunderstanding that if they do these 5 things they become very good Muslims. These are only the 5 pillars, and any engineer will tell you, that if the pillar is strong, then hopefully the structure will be strong. If the foundation is strong, then the structure will be strong, so if we follow these 5 pillars correctly, then InshaAllah the structure will be correct. And the other structure, the do's and don't's are mentioned in the Holy Qur'an. How a person should lead his life, is mentioned in the Holy Qur'an. The Holy Qur'an says in Surah Dhariyat, Ch. 51, Verse 56...(Arabic)...

'That We have created the jinn and the men, not but to worship Me'.

What is the purpose of life?

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'We have created the jinn and the men, not but to worship Me'.

Al-Quran 51:56

The 5 pillars of Islam are:

1. Shadat (testimony of faith)

2. Prayer

3. Zakah (Annual money that ones has to give to the poor)

4. Saum (Fasting in the month of Ramadhan)

5. Hajj (Pilgramage to Mecca)

As a Muslim, one believes that these pillars weren't 'invented' by anyone. Rather they are part of God's law which was given to Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) who taught mankind these laws.So in conclusion god made the five pillars of Islam

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Five Pillars of Islam according to shia Muslims are:1. Monotheism: The Oneness of Allah (tawhid)

2. Divine Justice ('adl)

3. Prophethood (nubuwwa)

4. Succession to Muhammad (imamat)

5. The Day of Judgement and the Resurrection (Qiyama)

Practices of Islam according to shia Muslims:1. Prayers (salaat) - 5 times a day

2. Fasting (sawm) during Ramadan

3-4. Alms giving (zakaat and khums) 5. Pilgrimage to the city of Makkah (hajj)

6. Holey Defense (Jihad)

7-8. Enjoining good (amr bil-ma'rouf) and forbidding evil (nahiy an al-munkar)

9. Supporting those who walk in the path of Allah (tawalli li awliyaa' Allah)

10. Turning away from the enemies of Allah (tabarri min a'daa Allah)

Five Pillars of Islam according to Sunni Muslims are:1. professing (Shahadah)

2. Prayer (Salat)

3. Alms-giving (Zakร„ยt)

4. Fasting (Sawm of Ramadan)

5. Pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj)

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