THE ISLAMIC PILLARS
The Pillars of Islam (also known as “Pillars of Religion”) comprise of five core practices considered obligatory for all Muslims. A Muslim must satisfy these obligations in order to live a good and responsible life according to Islam.
The Shahadah (Declaration of faith) - Trusting and understanding the words of the Shahadah. The Shahadah means there is no other God except Allah (one God) and Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) is the final Messenger/Prophet of Allah. As it is the key fundamental belief in Islam, a person choosing to embrace Islam must recite Shahadah sincerely.
Prayer (Salah) - Performing five daily prayers for the remembrance of Allah (God). They are performed during prescribed timings at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset and night. In Islam, Prayer is a direct link between worshiper and the God and there are no intermediaries.
Charity or almsgiving (Zakat) - Each year, Muslims are obligated to give a certain percentage (2.5 %) of their wealth to charity in order to help the needy and poor. The literal meaning of Zakat is both “purification” and “growth”. A Muslim may also give as much as he/she pleases as voluntary alms or charity.
The (Hajj) is a pilgrimage that occurs during the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah to the Holy City of Mecca. Every physically and financially able Muslim is obliged to make this pilgrimage at least once in a lifetime.
Fasting (Sawm) - Every year in the month of Ramadan, all Muslims Fast from dawn until sundown. In addition to health benefits, fasting is also regarded as a method of spiritual self-purification. By abstaining oneself from worldly desires and comforts, even for a short period of time, a fasting person gains true sympathy with those who go hungary, as well as growth in his/her spiritual life.
Naveed, the hospitality experienced here has always been so warm and welcoming. Please extend my highest regards to your members, especially to gracious ladies who always made sure i had more than i needed.
Dianne Hudder (Reverend)
I have found ISOM very beneficial for all. Its refreshing to meet community after Jumma prayer. They have an excellent educational institution for kids, approved by State of Florida. Monthly family nights are a great opportunity for families to mingle. Overall it's not just a masjid but also State approved school and a community center. May Allah bless you all for this service.
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Javed Qureshi (FHII)
The best place to do Friday Prayers in Kendall. Very friendly environment.