Jihad Related to Five Pillars of Islam Essay

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CONCEPT OF JIHAD RELATED TOFIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION..........................................................................................................................1MAIN BODY...................................................................................................................................1CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................4REFERENCES................................................................................................................................5
INTRODUCTIONEach religion has its own belief and moral obligations. Muslim theological virtueencompass of some basic ethics which are called as five pillars of Islam. Jihad is commonly usedword by Muslim communities which means struggle (Conway, 2014). Islamic persons use thisword in several situations; internal struggle, Struggle for building a good society where Muslimcan live happily and in holy war circumstances. Present study will describe the concept of Jihadand how it is related with five pillars of Islam.MAIN BODYFive pillars are described in Qur'an which states the moral obligation of an Islamicperson. These are important practices of Muslims, it is the believe that if Muslim person isfulfilling these practices then individual can live good life according to Islam. Shahadah, Salat,Zakat, swam, hajj are five basic pillars which are compulsory for each Muslim to perform. Thefive pillars of Islam are the ethics which describe five compulsory duties of Muslim. The firstpillars of Islam is called shahada which means faith (Ramadani and et.al, 2015). It is thedeclaration of trust which defined that there is only one god and Muhammad is messenger ofGod. Individual have to believe in god, belief in Holy books and in angels as well. It is necessaryfor the Muslim persons that to utter it in order to become a true Muslim. Second pillar is Salatwhich is the Islamic prayer. It states that it is necessary for the Muslim community that to doprayer five times in a day (Terzi, Alserhan and Altunişik, 2016). Prayers times are named as Fajr(dawn), Dhuhr (noon), Asr (afternoon), Maghrib (evening), Isha (night). Muslim can do prayer atany place but mosque is considered as preferable place because this place allows for fellowship.Muslims don't pray for the benefit of God but they pray because Allh told them to do it. Theybelieve that if they pray regularly then god will bless them. Zakat is third pillar which definedpractice of charity. Individual has to get engaged in the charitable activity as per theiraccumulated wealth. Sawm is another pillar which means fasting. Quran explains that Ritualfasting is compulsory obligation and during the month of Ramadan individual has to do fast. It isbecause to show their gratitude and for forgiveness from god for their past mistakes. Hajj isfourth pillar which explains that individual has to go on Hajj during their Islamic month(Carvalho, 2016). It is compulsory for Muslim person to go to Mecca once in their life. Jihad isanother pillar, which means holy fighting.1
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