Every year in the month of Ramadan, all Muslims fast from dawn until sundown, abstaining from food, drink, and sexual relations.
The original meaning of the word zakat is both ‘purification’ and ‘growth.’ Giving zakat means ‘giving a specified percentage on certain properties to certain classes of needy people.’
Muslims perform five prayers a day. Each prayer does not take more than a few minutes to perform. Prayer in Islam is a direct link between the worshipper and God.
The testimony of faith is saying with conviction, “La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammadur rasoolu Allah.”
The Five Pillars of Islam are the framework of the Muslim life. They are the testimony of faith, prayer, giving zakat, fasting during the month of Ramadan, and the pilgrimage to Makkah once in a lifetime for those who are able.
The strain of caring for one’s parents in this most difficult time of their lives is considered an honor and a blessing and an opportunity for great spiritual growth.
Islam sees a woman, single or married, with the right to own and dispose of her property and earnings. She has the right to buy and sell and may spend her money as she pleases.
Islam provides many human rights for the individual. The following are some of these human rights that Islam protects.
Muslims follow a religion of peace, mercy, and forgiveness, and the vast majority have nothing to do with the violent events some have associated with Muslims.
Muslims respect and revere Jesus (peace be upon him). They consider him one of the greatest of God’s messengers to mankind.
Islam instructs man to use his powers of intelligence and observation. Within a few years of the spread of Islam, great civilizations and universities were flourishing.
Muhammad was born in Makkah in the year 570. He was raised by his uncle who was from the respected tribe of Quraysh. He became known to be truthful, honest, trustworthy, generous, and sincere.