Pillars of Islam
The Five Pillars of Islam are the framework of the Muslim life. The five pillars of Islam refer to the five duties that every Muslim must perform. Pillars of Islam – Islamic Faith

The believer’s duties are summed up in five simple rules, the so-called Five Pillars of Islam:

They are as follows:
1)Shahada
2)Namaz
3)Zakat
4)Fasting
5)Hajj

An introduction to the first pillar of Islam:

Shahada
 
The first Pillar


The first pillar of Islam, LA-ILAHA-ILLA-ALLAH, MUHAMMADUR-RASUL-ULLAH. (i.e. There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah). The first pillar if Islam is the fundamental and basic need of human. It clearly indicates that we must have faith in both the parts of the first pillar of Islam.

 FIRST PART – LA ILAHA ILLA ALLAH (THERE IS NO GOD BUT ALLAH)

Allah declared: Translation: So know Muhammad “There is no god but Allah.” (Al-Quran, 47:19)

The prophet Muhammad said: “Whoever says LA ILAHA ILLA ALLAH.” sincerely, will enter Paradise”. (Sahi-al-Jami)

Almighty Allah caused all of Adam’s descendants to come into existence and took a pledge from them, saying, “Am I not your Lord? to which they all replied, “Yes, we testify to it (i.e. “LA ILAHA ILLA ALLAH” )(Al-Quran, 7:172)

The name of the Creator of the Universe in the first Pillar of Islam is “Allah”. Another word very frequently used for the Almighty in the Holy Quran is “Rabb” which is generally translated into English version of the Quran, as “Lord”. The Holy Quran declares “But Allah has excellent names, call Him thereby.” (Al-Quran, 7:180).

This verse is commented upon in his tradition, and Abu Hurairah (Radi-allah-anha) narrates that the Holy Prophet said: Tranlation: “Verily, these are ninety names of Allah, and whoever recites them shall enter into Paradise.”

SECOND PART – MUHAMMAD -UR – RASULULLAH

The Holy Qur’aan says in S 21 V 107 – Al – Ambiya

“O ! Prophet (Sallallahu alai hi wa sallam) I have not sent you but as a mercy to all the worlds.” All the worlds , beyond this earth and humanity . This is called the cosmic or universal level. He is the mercy for the entire creation of Allah i.e.

The universe. His mundane status is , as the Qur’aan say in S 18 V 110 – Kahaf

” O! Prophet proclaim to the people that I am nothing more than a human being’ Mislukum’. “

Remember Allah has said in the Holy Qur’aan in s49 v 2 – hujerat

“O Believers do not raise your voices above the pitch of the voice of the Holy Prophet (as) and do not talk with him in the fashion which you speak amongst yourselves. If you make even this slight unconscious mistake, remember all your namaaz, prayers, fasting, Hajj, Zakaat, and every act of virtue will be annulled totally and you will not even know it.”

Kalma
 
Kalma

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