Living The Muslim Life

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The Ten Obligatory Acts of Shi'a Islam

Nature and Purpose of the acts:

  • Guide them in how they should live their lives
  • Allow them to get closer to Allah
  • Achieve the reward of paradise after death

The Ten Obligatory Acts:

  • Salah - pray x5 a day
  • Sawm - Fasting during Ramadan
  • Zakah - donating 2.5% of wealth to needy 
  • Hajj - pilgrimage to Makkah at least once in life
  • Khums - Chairty Tax, helping need, and helping Shi'a leaders
  • Jihad - Struggle of being a good muslim
  • Amr-bil-Maroof - Commandment from Qur'an teaching Shi'a Muslims the way should act
  • Nahi Anil Munkar - Forbidding evil
  • Tawalla - Expressing love to good
  • Tabbara - moving away from those who turn against Allah
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The Shahada

Nature of the Shahada

Anyone who cannot recite thisis not a Muslim. Muslims believe that it demonstates their loyalty to Allah and Islam. ''There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger"


Role of Shahada today

  • Recited out loud in front of witness
  • Wispered into the ear of newborn babies
  • Said before death to demonstrate comittment
  • Recited throughout the day
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Nature, History, and purpose

  • Demonstrates Unity
  • Prophets of Allah performed daily prayers and was commanded by Muhammad
  • Brings Muslims closer together

'And worship your Lord unitl there comes to you the certainty (death)' (Surah 15:99)

How Prayers are performed:

  • Muslim men expected to attend Mosque and pray, women are not
  • Prayer can happen anywhere that is clean and if Wudu has been performed
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