In the Name
of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Pillars of Islaam
Irshad Mahmood – Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre
The revised Seven
Pillars of Islaam
are considered obligatory for all Muslims. Idea of figure seven taken
from the Quraan for other cases like seven sky and seven manzil in the
Quraan etc., although it does not have direct relation with it, but to
include few key items missing in previous Five Pillars. Muslim must
take guidance from the Quraan by entering into Islaam completely 100%, (Ref:
reality, Islaam is a complete way of life and dealing/treating with
people justly is TOP priority after declaring Shahadah, as those who
don’t do justice are declared as disbelievers in the Quraan,
Islaam is based on truth
but the truth. Those who indulge in falsehood are not Muslims at all.
One must declare that, there is no God but Allah only and Muhammad
(Peace-Be-Upon-Him) is the last and final messenger of Allah. Also,
they must declare that they believe on Unseen, steadfast in prayers,
spend out of what Allah has provided for them, the Quraan, other Holy
Scriptures, and are certain of the Hereafter. (Ref:
Muslims must offer Five
Prayers daily, i.e., Fajr, Dhuhr, Asr, Maghrib, and Ishaa. (Ref:
Al_Quraan_030.017-018, 011.114, 017.078-079, 062.009-010, 004.101-103).
Also they must need to offer congregational Juma (Friday) Prayers in
Masjids/Musallas etc. (Al_Quraan_062.009-010). After congressional
prayers they should disperse to perform their duties and jobs and
should not waste time. There is no concept of two long Khitabs, two
Azans and two Khutbas to prolong the Juma prayers. One Azan, one Khitab
with a short Khutba is enough as time is precious in Islaam.
Healthy Adult Muslims
during the month of Ramadan, by abstaining from food, drink, and sexual
relations from dawn to dusk. (Ref: Al_Quraan_002.183-187). The old and
the sick should give indemnity with providing food to the needy or
donation (Ref: Al_Quraan_002.184)
Wealthy Muslims must pay
Almsgiving/Charity minimum 2.5%, who have surplus wealth of 85 g of
gold, (Ref: Al_Quraan_002.177, 064.017, 030.038, 009.060, 002.273,
006.141, 002.267, 002.219, 009.102-104, 107.001-007). Zakat is not
mandatory on those under personal loan obligations or poor people.
Hajj (Hajj is NOT Transferable)
Pilgrimage to Makkah Al
Farz once in a lifetime subject to affordability on Halaal Income only,
(Al_Quraan_009.003). Qurbani is one of the Faraiz of Hajj performance
and those who can not afford it, they should fast for three days during
Hajj and further 7 days after reaching their homes
(Al_Quran_002:196/022:026-037). There is no binding of Qurbani on those
Muslims not performing Hajj but pray Eid Ul Adha Wajib Namaz without
Azan.There is no concept to perform Haj Badal for someone else, dead or
alive or for relatives, parents and others. These are all man made
deviations. Avoid all misguidance to deviate us from the Right Path of
Allah. Islaam is a clear and easy Deen (Al_Quran_27:1-2). Read Quraan
or its translation to understand Islam.
Muamlaat & Akhlaaq (Dealing/Treating with People)
Muslims including those
in authority among you (leaders) must deal/treat people justly
and invite others with wisdom, to ENTER INTO ISLAAM COMPLETELY and it
comes under BOUNDARY LIMITS as commanded by Allah.
(Al_Quraan_002.083-085, 002.118, 002.208, 002.221, 002.229, 002:256,
002.278-279, 004.003, 004.009, 004.023-025, 004.034, 004.034, 004.035,
004.059, 004.128, 004.135, 005.044, 005.045, 005.047, 006.151-153,
024.032, 016.115, 030:021, 107.004-007 ...). Avoid bad
character, bad behavior, sins and evils, falsehood, Zina,
homosexuality, deceit, fraud, false oaths and promises, theft,
terrorism, needles killings, excesses and over acting in religious
matters and rituals, enmity, grudge, adulteration etc. and practice
piety, righteousness and good deeds to earn the Blessings of Allah.
We all are children of
Adam and Eve
and we all are cousin brothers and sisters. Repel evil with the BEST.
Avoid Shirk, Bidah, Un-Islaamic customs and practices, falsehood,
exploitation of Islaam, misguidance by vested interests, sectarianism,
Maslak and Fiqah differences as all of these are against
Forgiveness is the key to avoid consequences and make friendship. We
need to struggle to control ourselves and to develop peace around us.
Only defensive war is allowed in Islaam, which do not hurt general
innocent people including children, women, old and sick.
(Al_Quraan_002:256, 008.061, 009.039, 008.060, 060.008, 110.001-003,
004.097, 016.041-042, 029.056-060, 041.034-036, 011.116). Quraan
preaches moderation (Al_Quraan_002:143) in all matters of life.
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And withhold yourself
with those who
call on their Lord morning and evening desiring His goodwill, and let
not your eyes pass from them (always yes sir, till they follow the
Quraan and Really Authentic Sunnah), desiring the beauties of this
world's life; and do not follow him whose heart We have made unmindful
to Our remembrance, and he follows his low desires and his case is one
in which due bounds are exceeded. (Al_Quraan_018.028)
Al-Quraan, the Miracle of Miracles and free from contradictions and