Discovering Worship in Islam Featured

By Gamal Khattab September 06, 2023 5092

Worship in Islam is not just about going to a special place, it's a part of everyday life for Muslims. There are five important things that Muslims do to connect with God, and these are called the five pillars of Islam.

Testimony of Faith (Shahadah)
The first pillar is all about believing in God and Prophet Muhammad. Muslims say, "There is nothing worthy of worship except God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God." This shows their faith in God and that Prophet Muhammad is the last prophet. Muslims follow the teachings of the Quran and Prophet Muhammad to guide them in life.

Prayer (Salah)
Muslims pray five times a day to stay connected with God and remember their purpose in life. They talk to God directly and ask for guidance. During prayer, Muslims also bow and prostrate, just like Jesus, Moses, and other prophets did.

Charity (Zakah)
Charity is an important part of Islam. Muslims give 2.5% of their savings each year to help the poor, needy, and oppressed. This helps create a fair and just society where everyone's basic needs are taken care of.

Fasting (Sawm)
During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset. This means they don't eat or drink anything during daylight hours. Fasting helps Muslims develop self-control and empathy for those who are less fortunate. It also helps them break bad habits and become more disciplined.

Pilgrimage (Hajj)
Every Muslim who is physically and financially able must go on a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lifetime. This journey is called Hajj. Muslims from all over the world come together to worship God and follow the traditions of Prophet Abraham. It's a symbol of unity among all Muslims.