When your Lord said to the angels: ‘I am placing on the earth a caliph, ‘ they replied: ‘Will you put there who corrupts and sheds blood, when we exalt your praises and sanctify you? ‘He said: ‘I know what you do not know [Al Baqarah-30].
Allah Says: (surely, prayer is timely written upon the believers) [An –Nisa’ -103], Prayer (Salah) is the backbone of Islam, the second pillar of Islam after declaration of faith, has a lot of spiritual, mental and physical benefits, above all its performance on time has additional benefits, first of all performance of Al- Salah on time is the best way for time management and getting rid of procrastination, delay and laziness which are causes of failure. Let me tell you the times of the five daily prayers.
Allah almighty says: “Fulfill the pilgrimage and make the visitation for Allah” [Al Baqarah -196]. Hajj is the action of visiting Allah’s house (Holy Kaaba) in Mecca to perform rites of pilgrimage as Allah ordered, it’s the fifth pillar of Islam, it was imposed at the 9th hijri year, it’s imposed only on Muslims who are physically and financially able to afford cost and difficulty of travel, so you have to perform this duty once in your entire life if you are healthy adult having enough money to go to Mecca, perform hajj and return without causing any harm to your family or putting them in financial distress, Allah Almighty says: ” Pilgrimage to the House is a duty to Allah for all who can make the journey, And whosoever disbelieves, Allah is Rich, independent of all the worlds” [Aali ‘Imran-97].
Prayer (Al- Salah) is the second pillar of Islam that comes just after Al- Shahadah , and it’s the first thing we will be asked about on the day of resurrection , if we noticed when Al- Salah was first imposed we will find that it’s the only duty that arrived from Allah to Prophet Muhammad ,peace be upon him, directly without an intermediary, that tells us how important and superior Al- Salah is.
Ramadan is the ninth hijri month and one of the most holy times in the life of Muslims, it is a grant from Allah, golden opportunity for each good seeker, especially when you want to get rid of a guilt worrying you, or a bad habit which deprive you of the peace of mind, if you’re anxious seeking some kind of peace for your soul, or you intend to do the good and acquire virtues, Ramadan 2018 / 1439 is your chance.
At this article I’ll handle the concept of zakat. it’s one of the five pillar of Islam that we all glorify, it’s the third one, it’s an obligation where Muslims give part of their money to poor and needy people, for a moment let’s shift from the concept to the language to know the meaning of word (zakat), it means growth, blessing and purity. May you ask now how giving a part from the money making it grow and increase? , and what is the link between zakat and purity?