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Hadith 3: Fasting in Ramadan

“fasting the month of Ramadan” Now we come to fasting the month of Ramadan, the last of the five pillars of Islam mentioned in this hadith, which you can find posted in full here. We often think of fasting as … Continue reading

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Hadith 3: Hajj

“making pilgrimage to the House” The Prophet (s) stated that Islam is built on five pillars, and Hajj or pilgrimage to the House of Allah (swt) in Makkah, is listed as the fourth pillar of Islam in this hadith, which … Continue reading

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Hadith 3: Giving Zakat

“giving the zakat” Linguistically, ‘zakat‘ implies purification, blessing and growth. The Prophet Muhammad (s) mentioned the giving of zakat, a portion of one’s wealth in charity, as the third pillar of Islam, in the hadith relating that Islam has been built on … Continue reading

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Hadith 3: Establishing the Prayers

“establishing the prayers” After stating that Islam is built on five pillars, and that the first pillar of Islam is the testimony of faith, or shahadah, the Prophet Muhammad (s) then mentioned ‘establishing the prayers’ as the next pillar of … Continue reading

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Hadith 3: Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah

“Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah” Continuing with the explanation of the hadith ‘Islam is based on five pillars’, we will now look at the second part of the testimony of faith or shahadah, ‘Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah‘. While … Continue reading

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Hadith 3: None worthy of worship except Allah

“… testifying that there is none worthy of worship except Allah…” Continuing with the hadith ‘Islam is based on five pillars’, which you can find posted in full here, we see that the first pillar of Islam is to testify … Continue reading

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Hadith 3: Islam is built on 5 Pillars

“On the authority of Abu Abdul Rahmaan Abdullah (r), the son of Umar ibn al-Kattaab (r) who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (s) say: ‘Islam is built upon five [pillars]: testifying that there is none worthy of worship … Continue reading

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