Islam

Islam literally means:

“Find peace by surrendering to God.”

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) taught Allah the way to do so perfectly by revealing the Holy Quran to him. The Qur’an contains the exposition of human nature and explains the laws that man must observe in order to achieve his goal, the cleansing of the heart and union with his Creator.

God (Who calls himself Allah, We, He, Me, or the Merciful One in the Koran) has thus instructed man to serve Him, to find bliss. This “serving” is that man proclaims the attributes of Allah that He declares in the Qur’an (ie He is the All-Merciful, the Master of the Judgment Day, the loving, the helper, the purifier, the hearer of prayer, the giver of appropriate punishment The Qur’an 103 mentions the attributes of Allah), which translates into and realizes in its own way. To achieve this, man should take up the fight against his ego, ward off evil by good deeds and gain knowledge of God and His creation. For only the knower fears God, that is, only he who knows how beautiful God is and how powerful and great, he will endeavor to do everything to win or not to lose His closeness and love. The “remembrance of Allah” is therefore referred to as comfort and happiness and help on the straight path. To commemorate God happens in Islam through various forms of worship. They are also called the basic five pillars of Islam.

The first pillar is to attest by word and deed the absolute and unchangeable unity and uniqueness of God (Tauhid). Allah has no son and no partner. There is no power nor power outside of Him. He gives dominion to whom He wills, and takes the dominion whom He wills. All false gods, whether they have been named or symbolized by forces, must be banished from the bosom of the God-given, ie the Muslim.

This is done, inter alia, by the second pillar, called “salât,” that is, the performance of prayer in a specific, prescribed form that God had revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). This prayer, also called “Namaz”, is to be prayed daily at five times, before sunrise, after peak of the sun, in the afternoon, after sunset and in the evening. This prayer consists of physical movements that reinforce mental movements.

The third pillar is fasting in the month of Ramadan, which is practiced during the day, weaning the body of its habits and giving priority to the spiritual in man. The fourth pillar is the giving of donations (Zakât), through which man learns to free himself from the love of the material. The fifth pillar consists in the journey of the soul to God, also called Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca), which a Muslim, man or woman, should perform once in a lifetime, if he is financially and financially capable of doing so.

However, all these services should not be offered outwardly; rather, they should be done in love and humility, for, as the Koran says, not the flesh of the sacrificial animal reaches God, but the reverence with which it is sacrificed. The Muslim should therefore seek to do all his actions “in the name of Allah” and he should make every effort to remember God through prayer and meditation (which is called “dua” or “dhikr”). He should also be prepared to witness to his faith and, if necessary, fend off aggressors who seek to destroy the freedom of belief (called Jihad).

Allah commands the faithful to view the oneness of God as the supreme Faith, and to believe in all the books that God revealed to certain prophets (such as the Torah, the Psalms, the Gospel, the Gita, and the Qur’an, for example). that they should believe in all the prophets, whether or not they are mentioned in the Qur’an (ie also to Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, etc.); that they should believe in the angels as messengers of God, and in the afterlife, which is the true home of men. Life on earth is just a kind of training of the soul, as a preparation for the pure spiritual life after death in heaven or hell. Life in paradise is a constant increase in beauty, the experience of God’s secrets. The suffering in hell is almost eternal,

Man is asked by Islam not to commit sins, that is, not to consciously transgress God’s commandments laid down in the Koran. Specifically: not to lie, not to commit fornication, not to break the marriage, not to steal, not to kill without justification, to take no intoxicants (alcohol, drugs), nothing forbidden to eat (eg pork), not to cheat etc. On the other hand, man should constantly endeavor to acquire more knowledge, to do good to others, to give his children the best possible education, to exercise justice, to cultivate beauty, to treat the environment with care, not to explode, with all others Rivaling righteousness, exercising one’s reason, pondering, forgiving only the best of a people’s political responsibility, forgiving, to cleanse oneself and especially to look after his family and relatives so that they become an example to others. All this is to be done by following in the footsteps of the one who has taken the path to God in the perfect way and achieved unity with Him that no one else has ever attained: by living his life after that of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) him and the blessings of Allah). The prophet had prophesied that Muslims who were right after his death would continue on his path. by aligning his life to that of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and the blessings of Allah). The prophet had prophesied that Muslims who were right after his death would continue on his path. by aligning his life to that of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and the blessings of Allah). The prophet had prophesied that Muslims who were right after his death would continue on his path.

These saints will act as reformers of Islam. In particular, he prophesied that if materialism exceeded all dimensions, the Mahdi would emerge, ie, a new leader of the Muslims who would also represent the Second Coming of Jesus. No one other than the founder of the Islamic reform congregation of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, His Holiness Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, has fulfilled these prophecies. In his succession, caliphs run the Muslims of his community, currently the 5th caliph His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad.

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