Wednesday, September 03, 2008

RAMADHAN AL-MUBARAK

I would like to wish all of Muslims, Ramadhan Al-Mubarak. "Selamat Menjalankan Ibadah Puasa". It is the third pillar of being a Muslim.

Just to recall the 5 Pillars of Islam for all of us:
1. Shahadah - To bare witness that there is no God but Allah and Muhamad s.aw. is the Messenger.
2. Prayers, 5 times a day
3. Fasting in Ramadhan
4. Perform Zakat
5. Perform Haj/Pilgrimage to Mecca

There you go. The 1st and 2nd pillars are done everyday, every time we perform our prayer we will say the Shahadah. Shahadah is the fist requirement to be spoken loudly with a witness when a person convert to be a Muslim. 3rd Pillar, fasting is only perform once a year whenever it is Ramadhan. 4th Pillar, Zakat is done every month or yearly for Zakat is required upon our wealth and self. Zakat Fitrah (in Ramadhan before Syawal/Eid Celebration) is compulsory upon our individual as to purify our existance. And last but not least, the 5th Pillar is to perform Haj. This is only once in a life time but can be done more if one can affort it. It is not compulsory for those who are poor or incapable of doing it for good reasons.

I am not the right person to discuss on matters related to religion but being Muslim I think I should know the basic tenets of being a Muslim itself or we will be lost without a purpose.

Once again... wishing everyone out there... SELAMAT BERPUASA... I am taking this chance as well to ask forgiveness if ever I have hurt anyone physically, verbal or with my writing. May God, bless you all in this holy month of Ramadhan.

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