Practical Principles

After finding faith in the Islamic axioms, the next step in declaration of this belief is to accomplish and obey certain commands which will lead us to a life of eternal satisfaction and bliss. Following such commandments is equally as important as having faith in the Islamic axioms. This second step, which actually shows one’s absolute submission to the will of God, includes some practical principles: Prayer (Salat), Fasting (Sawm), Holy Pilgrimage (Hajj), Khums, Alms-tax (Zakat), Holy Struggle (Jihad), Enjoining the right and forbidding the wrong (Amr bil Ma'ruf wa Nahy an al Munkar), Expressing love towards good and disassociation from evil (Tawalla and Tabarra).

Islam considers Praying (Salat) five times a day [1] as one of the most important practical principles. The more times one does something, the more it becomes part of him/her and his/her character; so does prayer. Also, if there was just one...

After introducing the axioms of Islam and finding faith in them, the next step in this life-changing journey is to accomplish...

“…and when you feel secure, perform the [complete] prayers, for the prayer is indeed a timed prescription for the faithful”. (4:103)

Fasting (Sawm) in Islam is not a very complicated task- just like many other tasks in this holy religion. However, having a general knowledge of its rules and regulations is essential for all Muslims. Fasting is generally defined as the act of...

Literally speaking, Hajj means heading to a place for the sake of visiting. In Islamic terminology, Hajj is a pilgrimage made to Kaaba, the ‘House of God’, in the sacred city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. It is obligatory for every Muslim to perform...

Hajj literally means ‘heading to a place’. In Islamic terminology, however, it refers to the annual obligatory pilgrimage that Muslims make to Mecca with the intention of performing certain religious rites in accordance with the method prescribed...

Unlike many socialistic or capitalistic economies, Islamic economy is the one in which all kinds of people have their own right to financially benefit from their society. Therefore, a typical feature of this kind of economy is essentially social...

As a kind of solution for decreasing the financial problems of the Islamic society, especially those of underprivileged people, Islam has offered a number of ways that one of the most effective of which is Khums. In the literal sense, Khums means...

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Fasting (Sawm) in Islam is not a very complicated task- just like many other tasks in this holy religion. However, having a general knowledge of its rules and regulations is essential for all...

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