Pillars of Islam

This is what we have achieved from the reduction of the pillars of Islam? (2-2)

 As for the pilgrimage to the House of Allah, people see themselves from all parts of the world equal to each other in clothes and housing. The differences between people melt when the king and the humble, the rich and the poor, the strong and the weak are equal. All of them are heading towards heavens and are praying to Allah Almighty. All of them say “Allah Almighty is greater than our fears, there is no rich but Allah, there is no strong but Allah and there is no powerful or king but Allah”.

The pilgrimage to the House of Allah aims at achieving acquaintance among Muslims in order to achieve the mutual interests and benefits. The Almighty says: “ They shall be eager to respond to your call to observe facts and events considered a source of knowledge, and to participate in the intercourse of life and envisage the spiritual and the deeply moving sacred events and associations dating back as the most ancient times.» «And they will extoll and proclaim the glorious attributes of Allah throughout the predetermined days in appreciation of Allah’s blessings, and be impelled to the feeling of gratitude and gratefulness for what He provided for them of cattle for sacrifice, and to fulfill what He has enjoined» Thus: «Eat there from if you may and feed the indigent and the needy who are in need of Zakat (alms), » for zakat is but the vehicle of prayer“. (Al Hajj: 28)

The religious journey is considered a practical practice in achieving communication and acquaintances between people. A Muslim gets rid of the sins and immoralities in his past life. A Muslim returns to and praises his Creator during the tawaaf around Ka’ba. You can see every man busy and every person committed to obedience and prays to Allah Almighty to forgive his sins. After completing Hajj and Umrah, a Muslim returns to his country, he consolidates his relationship with Allah and realizes the truth behind his creation and derives the energy from his Creator. A Muslim returns to his homeland and increases his faith and realizes the value of life. A Muslim considers life as an illusion that is unworthy so he will modify his path in life. Thus, a Muslim will live a happy and satisfied life accepting what Allah has given him of property and health.

As for fasting in the month of Ramadan, it is an obligation and practice to obey Allah and to train the soul on controlling desires and restrain a Muslim from all pleasures of life. A Muslim should be completely devoted to worship Allah alone, and to be virtuous in the practice of tolerance and compassion for people. A Muslim should be honest, respects his promises and contracts and should be unaggressive with people by tongue or by hand. A Muslim should be away from gossiping. A Muslim should cleanse his souls as a true worshiper in the month of Rahman. A Muslim should be a pious individual who joins the straight path and hurries to carry out good deeds and good actions.

All the rituals and worship actions are means to achieve those moral purposes. This is because the faith of Islam is centered on the title of high ethics called for by the Holy Qur’an, which are the same ethics, called for and carried out by the previous prophets until the appearance of Prophet Muhammad – peace be upon him – the last of the prophets and messengers.

Thus, there is no text in the Qur’an that says that we sent our messenger for people to perform pray, pay Zakat, fast and Hajj. These are not the purposes of the Creator and what the Lord wants from His creation. These rituals are obligations that were not meant as objectives. They are in fact the means that achieve servitude to Allah Almighty and reclaim the earth.

Therefore, Allah Almighty sent the messengers along with His books so that people could carry out good deeds, virtues and morals whose purpose is to elevate the morality of man so as not to spoil the earth, or to abuse people and shed blood, and to succeed one another in building the morals. Thus, they will achieve happiness in this life and in the afterlife.

Source :

«Muslims .. Between the religious speech and the divine speech», issued by «Al Nokhba House for Printing, Publishing and Distribution», by the Arab researcher and thinker Ali Muhammad Al-Shurafa Al-Hammadi.

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