Part 2: Beliefs and Practices of Islam

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The Five Pillars of Islam

Beliefs in the oneness of Allah and the messengership of Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) and its significance.

Al-Swalat (Prayer) and its Requirements
   (a) Al-Tahara (ritual purity).
   (b) Najasah (ritual impurity).
   (c) Types of water recommended for Tahara.
   (d) Ghusul (bathing).
   (e) Wudhu (Ablution) and Tayammum.
   (f) Hygiene and health.
   (g) Determination of Qilba.
   (h) Adhan and Iqamah.
   (i) Performance of prayer:
         - The Shurut (conditions)
         - Arkan (the pillars)
         - Mubtilat (Nullifiers of prayer).
   (j) Kinds of prayer:
         - The Faradha (Obligatory prayers)
         - The Sunnah (non-obligatory).
   (k) The significance of prayer in Islam.
   (l) The significance of congregational prayer.

Al-Zakat (Charity)
   (a) The description and importance of zakat.
   (b) The collection of zakat.
   (c) The distribution of zakat.
   (d) The significance of zakat.

Al-Swaum (Fasting)
   (a) Description, function and importance of fasting.
   (b) What should be observed by a person fasting.
   (c) The nullifiers of fasting.
   (d) Fasting the month of Ramadan.
   (e) Exemptions to or non-observance of fasting.
   (f) Other types of fasting.

Al Hajj [Pilgrimage to Mecca (Mekkah)]
   (a) Description, function and importance of the Hajj.
   (b) Conditions to be fulfilled before performing Hajj.
   (c) The rites of Hajj.
   (d) The state of Ihram.
   (e) Umra.
   (f) The visit to Medinah (Medina). 


Muslim Ceremonies

Marriage Ceremony.
   - Roles and interdependency among family members.

Births, circumcision, and aqiiqah.
   - Religious beliefs and practices.

Milad nabbi [birth of the prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.)]


Tawhiid - The oneness of God.
   (a) Dhat (essence)
   (b) Asma'a (names)
   (c) Al-sifat (attributes)

Belief in the Angels. 
Belief in the books. 
Belief in the messengers. 
Belief in the day of judgement. 
Belief in God's predestination (Qadha and Qadar).

Ihsan (Islamic Morality)