Pillars of Islam

This is what we have achieved from the reduction of the pillars of Islam? (1-2)


Muslims must restore the noble values of the holy Qur’an to share with the whole of humanity in advancing and building of a society of virtue and civilized development. This society should protect the human right in life, liberty and the right to seek a a suitable job and a decent life.

This was the beginning of the great catastrophe of our nation. We see mosques full of worshipers, we see millions of Muslims in the Hajj and Umrah, we see Muslims hurrying in the payment of zakat, and we see Muslims performing the ritual of fasting in the month of Ramadan.

At the same time, and besides the mentioned, we see cheating, corruption, theft, and fighting among Muslims. We see that the same environment which is the incubator of moral and behavioral degradation is the very environment that is committed to the pillars of the reduced claimed pillars of Islam.

Yes, we saw all this as long as the start and the definition of the pillars of Islam have reduced its pillars in the religious rites. We will see more than that as long as we insist on not to study the issue and correct the mistakes in accordance with the divine discourse in the holy Qur’an, which cannot contain any kind of mistakes.

If we studied the book of Allah in the proper way, without any ambiguity or delusion, we will find out that Islam is built on morality. The rituals of worship are only means to guide us to understand the religion of monotheism, to achieve the state of moral purity and self-purification and promoting the soul.

Prayer forbids indecency and evil deeds, wrongdoing, taking people’s money through scam, breaking promises, gossiping, rumors, unjustly attacking people and cooperating in sin and transgression.

Zakat is important in helping the poor and the needy people and reducing the psychological barrier between the rich and the poor and dealing with poor people with mercy and charity. Thus, Zakat fortifies the communities and bans theft or assault on money besides it cleanses the soul against greed.

Zakat is considered a great worship to Allah Almighty as it is always associated with prayer, where the Almighty says: “Pay reverence and veneration to Me, and duly engage in worship and give zakat (alms), for zakat is but a vehicle of prayer, and bow the knees with those who bow their knees to Me in reverence and adoration“. (Al-Baqarah: 43)

In the implementation of this obedience to Allah Almighty, man is thus assured that Allah will compensate him for what the charity he spent and make sure that this man has trust and confidence in the promise of Allah Almighty.

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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