The Core Beliefs Of The Aqida Al-Islam

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Islam is a monotheistic religion with over 1.7 billion followers that spans the globe, many of the practices of a Muslim are committed daily. Devout Muslims would reject the statement ‘only those who fear punishment will treat others well.’ Because of the wish, a Muslim has to follow the lead Muhammad left as a model Muslim, as well as the connection a Muslim holds with to their core beliefs, through the Aqida al-Islam, the hadiths, Arkan al-Islam and shari’a.

The Aqida al-Islam is the doctrines of Islam, expressing how a Muslim should live their life in the favour of Allah. The core beliefs of the Aqida al-Islam are expressed through the acts of the Arkan al-Islam, including; Shahada, Salat, Zakat, Sawm and the Hajj.(Morrissey, 2010, 109.)
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(Dickson, 2004, 207) Salat provides believers with a direct communion with Allah five times a day, helping to keep one from creating attachments to non-essential things. Another of the Arkan al-Islam is Zakat, the act of giving. Muslims that are economically well-off must give a minimum of 2.5% of excess personal wealth to the less fortunate once a year (Morrissey, 2010,110). Muslims adults must also perform the act of Sawm, which is the act of fasting from dawn to sunset in the month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar(Hayward,2003,1.), the month when Muhammad was sent the message of the Quran by the angel Jibril. The exceptions for those not able to fast are those who are too old, sick, on a long journey and women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or menstruating. During Sawm Muslims should not eat, drink, smoke or have sexual intercourse during the hours of daylight. Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam, Hajj is the pilgrimage to the ka’ba in Mecca, all Muslims that are financially and physically able are expected to complete the pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime. The Quran states ‘perform the visit and…show more content…
each person has two angels, known as either the recording or guardian angels, who record all the good and bad deeds a person makes throughout their life, These angels are made of light, noor, do not eat or drink, nor have a gender (Morrissey, 2010,103.), these angels are also knowledge during daily salat. The belief in angels also connects with the belief of with al-Akhira, the belief in a life after death, and Yawn al-Din, the belief in the Day of Judgement. when one dies, the recording angels allow Allah to judge if one should be able to enter Jannah (paradise) or be sent to Jahannam
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