Friday, 8 October 2010



There is no doubt as to Islam being the only way for man to recognize his great and responsible role in the order of life. However, there are certain conditions, which are

prerequisites before Islam can become a significant force in a man’s life and in his community. These conditions will not only enable a man to exercise the faculties of reasoning the (Almighty God) Allah, has so mercifully bestowed upon him, but also to prevent Islam from becoming cannibalized, and saturated with shallowness and emptiness. Without these conditions, there can be on Islam, and man will suffer the worst for it. The conditions of Islam are six, and they are follows:

One must have attained an age where he or she, are considered to be a responsible person. It is usually from the age of puberty. However, children should be encouraged from seven years of age and up.

One should be in control of his faculties, being able to interpret intelligently and rationally the claim of the Qur’an, that Islam is the only way of life for mankind to follow.

The acceptance of Islam, in order for it to be agreeable with (Almighty God) Allah, must be of one’s own choosing, and not all the result of force.

4. ARTICULATION OF THE SHAHADA (Bearing of witness)
Upon entering   into Islam, with the exception of those who are not able to justifiable reasons, one must be able to express audibly in the company of witnesses, the two declarations of the Shahada. They are as follows: I bear witness that there is no deity except Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger.

There are procedures in Islam that must be adhered to, so as not to promote any forms of disunity or disorder. Such a procedure is the cleansing of one’s self in the prescribed manner before the making of prayer.

One should always be faithful to the cause of Islam. Always willing to protect the faith against the forces of evil, and always endeavoring to establish truth and righteousness, regardless of the consequences involved, except those that are administered by (Almighty God) Allah.


The rules of Islam are obligatory practices which all Muslims should uncompromisingly adhere to. These rules are the pillars of Islam, and are the fountains from which all spirituality flows.

If these rules are sincerely accepted, and vigorously practiced, they will unquestionably aid the Muslims in their strivings to realize the noble, and higher purposes, Almighty God, Allah, has ordained for man. Abstinence from them, will surely result in never knowing Islam. The rules of Islam are five, and they are as follows:

1. The belief that there is only one God, Allah, who has no partners, no mother, no father, no daughters, nor any sons, and that Muhammad ibn Abdullah (saw), who lived more than 1400 years ago in His true and final Prophet.

2. Muslims are obligated to pray five times a day. The purpose of praying five times a day is to praise and worship (Almighty God) Allah, and also to develop and discipline one’s self spiritually, as well as mentally.

3. Muslims are obligated to give annually 2.5% of their accumulated wealth to the Muslim community. This payment is called Zakat (charity), and is used to aid the less fortunate members of community.  ...(Zakat becomes obligatory when a certain amount of money, called the nisab is reached or exceeded and remains in control of the owner over a period of one year. The prescribed rate of zakat is 2.5% of accumulated wealth when it is in form of cash, gold or silver. Separate rates are fixed for commodities like cattle, crops and mineral resources, each explained clearly in the Quran and Hadith. Zakat is not applicable on things under personal use like residential house, cars or clothes. It becomes applicable if houses, shops and cars are given on rent for generation of income.

According to Prophet Muhammad's advice to Muadh bin Jabel: "Inform them (the believers) that Allah has enjoined on them, the Zakat. And it is to be taken from the rich amongst them and given to the poor amongst them." (Bukhari).

4. Muslims are obligated to fast during the month of Ramadan. This is the month in which the Holy Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).

5. Every Muslim who is able, should perform at least once in a lifetime, the pilgrimage to the Holy Ka’ba in Mecca.

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