Islam The Religion of Peace:
Islam is one of the largest religion in the world after Christianity. It is a monotheistic religion and a huge group following from all over the world. According to the beliefs of Muslims,
Islam means total surrender to the Almighty. If a man kept faith in Islam he should accept the tenets of faith and follow the letter and the spirit of the Holy Quran. The Muslim people surrender themselves to God in peace.
Islam and its Origin:
Muhammad the Prophet, who was a descendant of a noble Arab Tribe, brought Muslim religion widely all over the world. He lived in 7th century, when he was in middle life he came to know the revelation of Almighty. In later years preached to his companions. His preaches and thoughts wrote as a book and constitute the Quran, Which is the sacred book for the Muslims.
In the book, Sunna has discussed the customs and usages of Muslims and also discussed the Quran revelation and Divine inspiration. The Sunna account for the Islamic civilization all over the world.
Quran is in the Arabic language and the Muslim have the faith the Arabic language and Quran are very sacred and every sentence in the Quran is accepted by Almighty. The theme of the Quran states that in every human there are good and evil, but with the pleasure through faith, prayer and charity man can overcome the evil and make his life virtuous.
Belief of Muslims:
Islam believes that Muhammad is the Messenger of God and Allah is the supreme and unique God of all. Islam believes that Allah created everything on earth and rules everything. All Muslims believe and kept faith only in Allah, who described as Omniscient and Omnipotent. Muslim believes that Man and other existences are manifests His glory and attributes. Here Allah sent his messages through Muhammad the great prophet. Muslims believe the Five Pillars of Islam, which explains the five duties of the Muslims.
The Sacred Book Quran:
The Islam book and Arabic language are very sacred to the Muslims. All the Islam beliefs and preaches main center is Quran. Islamic religion revolves around the Islamic religion. According to Holy Quran, every human has their own sources of good and evil. But man can overcome evil by following faith, prayer, and charity.
Islam Practising by Believers:
According to the Islam, every Muslim should follow the five principles of faith, fasting, alms giving, pilgrimage and faith. Everyone should do five times prayer. During the month of Ramadan every Muslim follow fasting and one should give alms to the poor. Finally Muslim should do the Pilgrimage to the Mecca, at least once in their lifetime.
Worship the God in Islam:
Muslims worship in the mosque, outside mosque or just at the entrance of Mosque. Before the entrance, everyone leaves their shoes and chappals. Before the prayer, washing is required. The main hall of Mosque has seemed very plain and a big room.
Islamic prayers are referred to as Namaz. According to the Islamic tradition, every Muslim follow Namaz five times each day. Muslims are of the faith that prayer helps stop the mind from evil thoughts and made the man pure and it also to remember the divine rules of conduct. In Islamic tradition fasting are a religious ritual and everyone follow the fasting during Ramazan month. By doing this with full trust in God, then the man’s mind purify and remove his or her sins. Staying fast for the whole month of Ramazan, they can get physical fitness and more spirituality.
Muslims don’t worship any picture or any other statue, they only offer their venerations. They believe that idol worship is nothing than blasphemous. There is no image of Allah and Allah is the only God who was the creator of World and Muhammad is His Messenger and Servant.
Sects in Islam:
There are two sects in Islam one is Sunni Sect and another one is Shia Sect. Sunni Islam was the immediate Khalifas to the Prophet Muhammad, later the head of the Islamic community are the four Caliphs. They were Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, and Ali. Shiaism didn’t accept the first three Khalifas and faith in Caliph Ali, who was the legitimate successor to the Prophet. Primary thing was Khalifas Ali was the son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad. Shiaism is very orthodox and Sufism is a mystical-ascetic for of Islam.