Islam is a religion of peace. A Muslim is a person who follows the religion of Islam.
Responsibilities of Muslims:
- Responsibilities towards Allah, All-Mighty
Allah is the Creator of all that exists. We, as His creatures, are obligated to worship and believe in Him based on the teachings of Islam; otherwise it (our belief or worship) will be not accepted and will be of no avail.
Allah, All-Mighty says in the Holy Qur’an, “Say: He is Allah, the One and Only! Allah, the eternal, Absolute! He begetter not nor is He begotten, and there is none like unto Him.” (Holy Qur’an, 112)
We believe in Him and whatever He commanded us to believe in: His Names and Attributes, His angels, His books revealed to prophets, His prophets and messengers, the Day of Resurrection and everything concerning it, and faith in Qada and Qadar (decree and predestination by Allah).
- Responsibilities towards Oneself
- Responsibilities towards Other People
The importance of Dawah has been emphasized many times in the Qur’an:
You are the best nation raised up for humankind. You enjoin righteousness, forbid corruption and you believe in Allah.
Quran , Sura 3 (Al-Imran), ayah 110
Let there arise among you a group inviting to all that is good, enjoining righteousness and forbidding evil. Those are the successful ones.
Quran , Sura 3 (Al-Imran), ayah 104
Call to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good preaching.
Quran , Sura 16 (An-Nahl), ayah 125
Five Religious Duties of a Muslim:
- Faith – Shahada
- Prayer – Salah
- Almsgiving – Zakat
- Fasting – Siam
- pilgrimage to Makkah – Hajj