Sunday, 26 February 2017

Facts About Islam For Non-Muslims

Islam is a religion of peace and it is all about your submission towards the path of Allah. People who follow the religion of Islam are called Muslims which means that a person who submit himself to the Allah Almighty’s commands. Islam is not an ordinary religion. There are around one and a half billion Muslims across the world. It is one the most prevalent religions in the world and it comes under Abrahamic traditions along with Christianity and Judaism. 

There are total five main pillars of practice in Islam. Shahadat is a practice in which in which a Muslim accepts the existence of one God and he accepts that Hazrat Muhamad (peace be upon him) is the last messenger of Allah. Muslims pray to Allah five times a day and those time zones are based on the timings of sun rising and setting. In the Holy month of Ramadhan, Muslims fast in the day time for about thirty days. Zakat is given to the poor and needy people each year which means that if a person is financially strong enough he pays 2.5% of his money to the needy. Also, if a person is financially and physically capable of performing Hajj, he has to travel to Makkah at least once in his lifetime and for this purpose certain packages like Ramadan umrah uk Packages have been made. 

Islam has total six articles of faith. These are the basic and strong faiths that one must possess in order to declare himself a true Muslims. These believes include the faith in God, belief in all Prophets of Allah, faith in the books revealed to the Prophets, belief in Angels, belief in the day of judgment and life hereafter and faith in the holy declaration or purpose of life. Islam is a comprehensive and wide ranged religion which puts light on all the phases of life including moral, intellectual, political, social and spiritual phases. It is one of the most fastest prevailing religion in the whole wide world. 

In order to become a Muslim by changing your religion, one must simply has to accept the existence of one God and he should have a strong faith in the last messenger Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). This concept of faith is called Shahadat. The word Allah is an Arabic world which means God. Muslims have to use the name of Allah for God, by showing their faith in Almighty. Spanish people call their God Dios and French people call their God as Dieu. In Islam, Allah has total 99 names which are based on the attributes of Almighty. These names are mentioned in the Holy Quran. 

Muslims follow the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), yet they do have faith in all other Prophets from Hazrat Adam to Hazrat Issa (may Allah be pleased with them). You can never be a true Muslim unless you don’t have faith in all Prophets. The holy Quran is the ultimate book of guidance for all Muslims and it was revealed by Allah Almighty for his believers. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is not the author of Quran, in fact Allah is the author of that holy book which was given a physical form by the companions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Amazing Story of Ghar-e-Thor

When we talk about the famous monuments of Islam the importance of Cave Thor (Ghar-e-Thor) cannot be ignored. The amazing incident of our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions stay at the Cave Thor and the beautiful story of Allah’s assistance of His loved men leaves us spell bounded and enhance our faith in Allah a lot more. 

The renowned Cave Thor is located 2.5 kilometers away from the Holy Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah. Each year when Muslims travel from all around the world by availing umrah in ramadan, they must have a visit to the historic Ghar-e-Thor to revive the stories of Islam and to experience the amazing events of past on their own. It is stated that when our Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) started preaching the teachings of Islam, the people of Arab went against him and the enemies of Prophet stated planning various ways to kill him. When the circumstances became intense for the Prophet (PBUH) and his companions, Prophet decided to migrate from Makkah to Madinah with his companions by the will of Allah. 

During migration, the people of Quraish were continuously in search of Prophet (PBUH) and were chasing him. Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) decided to stay in a cave with Hazrat Abu Bakar (R.A) for a night. An amazing incident occur when a tree hanged its branches on the cave’s entrance. A dove came and it built a nest and also laid eggs. A spider started building a web on the entrance of the cave. All these incidents completely changed the look of the cave and gave an impression that the cave had not been visited by people since decades. All the enemies came to look for Prophet (PBUH) and didn’t bother to look inside the cave due to its condition. Through this way, Allah saved his beloved men who were migrating from Makah to Madinah and were facing problems by preaching Islam. This example clearly shows that Allah never leaves His true believers alone and always provide the assistance whenever needed. 

After this miracle, Ghar-e-Thor is considered to be a symbol of belief and faith for all those people who never lose hope in the times of hardships and always have trust in Almighty’s blessings. Surely Allah helps His worshipers and never leave them alone.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Journey To The Makkah

The journey to Makkah, The Hajj is mandatory and religious obligation for all grownups who're physically and monetarily fit for making the trip. Hajj is the biggest yearly religious and social event of the individual on the substance on Earth. It is the last mainstay of Islam. These columns are what each Muslim must take once and rehearse to consider themselves honing Muslims. Explorers visit the heavenly city of Makkah and perform the customs through the particular days of Hajj. The Hajj begins from the Islamic year dates from 1st Zil Hajj to 12 Zil Hajj. 

Before adapting to any Hajj package offered by any agent, visit its site and center it profoundly to comprehend sorts of services the affiliation offers. There are various travel agents, all over world offer Umrah and cheap Hajj packages to Muslim. It is imperative to comprehend the Hajj Package sort. A few organizations offering VIP Hajj Packages and some offering standard Hajj Package. The distinction between these deals are basically the kind of Mina tents and administrations which an individual will get throughout the journey. The tents in VIP Packages are much closer to Jamarat the spot where Muslims through the stone on Devil on 10th Zil Hajj. The cheap hajj packages are typically extremely lavish and in the scope of the high expense. While the standard deals are in the scope of economic or budgeted costs. More often than not the Hotels in Makkah are same yet, just significant contrast is the tents which needed for the 3 days, which came on 10th to 12th of Hajj. 

So you need to examine in the event that it’s truly worth to spend an enormous sum for getting VIP tents. This is all rely on upon your financial plan. In Normal and non-VIP Hajj deals in reality its obliging in VIP Tents based Hajj Package to rapidly reach to the stoning spot, while, then again the standard the Hajj deals have some distant Minah tents which are at the separation of around 3 miles and which takes a lesser time, from 45 minutes to 1 hour to reach to the destination. When an individual can bear the cost of VIP Package then its rely on upon him, however, we should not overlook that the more we do diligent work and walk, we get the prize on every step. Likewise, when we need to do Hajj as per Sunnah, then we should not overlook how the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and his honored companions to perform Hajj 1400 years back. The prize for this sort of Hajj is additionally high. An acknowledged Hajj has compensate only Jannah, the heaven. So this is an individual's decision the amount of extravagance Hajj, he wants or needs to take after the strides of the Rasool-Allah, peace be on him.