Islamic Information For Childeren
|( Almighty ) Allah in the name of , the Affectionate , most Merciful Peace and Blessings upon the Holy Prophet Muhommad ( Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wassalam )|
The Five Basic Duties OF A Muslim
We are Muslim
We must do some basic duties as muslim.
|What are these basic duties?
There are Five duties
|A . SHAHAADAH To Declare The Faith ( Imaan )|
|B . SALAAH ( Namaz ) To Read The Five Daily Salaah. ( Namaz )|
|C . ZAKAAH ( Zakat ) To Give The Welfare Due To The Poor|
|D . SAUM To Fast During The Month OF Ramadaan|
|E . HAJJ To Go On Pilgrimage To Makkah Sharif|
|These five duties are also called ARKAANUL ISLAM or the Pillars of Islam.|
|SHAHAADAH TO DECLARE THE FAITH ( IMAN )|
|( 1 ) The Shahaada is|
|This means There is no God but Almighty Allah , Muhommad ( sallal laahu alaihi wasalam ) is the Messenger of Almighty Allah.|
It is also called the KALIMAH TAYYIBAH
Shahaadah is the first duty of a Muslim.
To be a Muslim , one must read and believe in the Shahaadah.
When we recite the Kalimah, we declare thath Almighty Allah is our Maker and our Lord.
We must do everything that Almighty Allah has commanded us to do.
It is Almighty Allah who has created us and the entire world.
We also declare, when we recite the Shahaadah that our Nabi Muhommad ( sallal laahu alaihi wasalam ) is our leader and the most perfect example to follow.
He is the final and greatest Messenger of Almighty Allah.
We cannot obey Almighty Allah if we do not follow what our Nabi Muhommad ( sallal laahu alaihi wasalam ) has taught us.
A Muslim who reads and believes in the Shahaadah must do good deeds and keep away from bad deeds.
(2nd) SALAAH To Read The Five Daily Sallah ( Namaz )
Most Important duty of a Muslim is Salaah (Namaz) . Salaah is the five daily prayers which a muslim must perform.
Why do we read Sallah helps us to remember Almighty Allah
It reminds us that we are Almighty Allah's servants ( Humble Bandhe )
Namaz brings us closer to Almighty Allah.
It helps us to obey Almighty Allah.
Salaah helps us to be good Muslims.
Salaah help us to do good deeds.
It Saves us from bad deeds.
Sallah helps us to build up a good character.
You cannot be a proper Muslim if you do not read your Sallah.
|What are the Names of Five Daily Salaah ( Namaz )|
|The names of the five daily Salaah (
|ZAKAAH TO GIVE THE WELFARE DUE TO THE POOR|
|What is Zakaah , Just
as Salaah is an act of prayer ( ibaadah ) , so is Zakaah an
act of ibaadah
Zakaah is to give part of your wealth to your fellow Muslim Brothers and Sisters who are poor, needy, hungry and cannot manage.
|Why must we give zakaah
The word Zakaah means ( to clean ) Zakaah cleans our wealth and our hearts.
Zakaah makes us think about the poor Muslims.
It prevent us from being greedy and selfish.
When we give Zakaah we come closer to Almighty Allah.
We remember that all our wealth belongs to Almighty Allah.
it teaches us that money must be used for the good of other Muslim too.
Zakaah brings the rich closer to the poor.
Who must give Zakaah
Those Muslim who have more money than they can spend must give Zakaah.
Zakaah is given every year.
|SAUM FASTING IN THE MONTH OF RAMADHAAN|
|What is Saum
Saum is fasting in the Month of Ramadaan.
Waht do we do when we keep fast
We do not eat or drink during the day. We also be at our best behaviour.
When does fasting begin
Fasting begins at daybreak and ends at sunset. We must fast each day in the month of Ramadaan.
|Why must we keep Fast
Fastinf is a blessing from Almight Allah.
It makes us remember Almighty Allah.
It helps to make us better Muslim.
Fasting helps us to think about the poor and hungry people.
Fasting will protect us from the fire of Hell.
|What else is special about the Month of
We have a meal before dawn called ( Sehri )
We have ( Iftaar ) iftaar is to eat when the sun has set.
|Ramadan Laylatul Qadr,
is a very special night given to us by Almighty Allah.
It comes in the Month of Ramadaan.
This is a great night, full of blessing from Almighty Allah and is better than a thousand Months.
Muslims should stay awake the whole night and read special Namaz.
During this night, we must read the Holy Quraan and ask forgiveness from Almighy Allah.
|The festival after the Month of Ramadaan is called EID-UL-FITR|
|This is a day of great joy and happiness.
We thank Almighty Allah for blessing us with the month of Ramadaan.
We ask Almighty Allah to guide us and keep us good Muslims in all the other months of the year.
On Eid day we wear new clothes and go to the Masjid.
The receive Eidi and gifts from their parents and elders.
On this day must also think of the poor and the needy.
we meet and visit friends and relatives.
|HAJJ PILGRIMAGE TO MAKKAH SHARIF|
|What is Hajj
Hajj is to visit the Holy Kaaba in the city of Makkah Mukaramah
Hajj is to make special ibadaah
Muslim go for Hajj during the Islamic Month of Zil Hajj.
Those Muslim who can afford it must go for Hajj at least once in their life.
What does Hajj teach us
Hajj is an act of ibadaah and makes us think about Almighty Allah and our Nabi Muhommad ( sallal laahu alaihi wasalam ) .
It teaches us to give up our comfarts, our time and our wealth for the sake of Almighty Allah.
during the Hajj, Muslim from all over the world meet each other. Hajj teaches us that all Muslim are equal ( No rich No Poor ).
What is Baitullah
The Holy Kaaba is also called ( Baitullah ) The house of Almighty Allah.
Muslim face the Holy Kaaba when they are reading their Salah ( Namaz ).
Which other city do Muslims visit when on Hajj
Muslims also visit Madinatul Munawarah which is city of our Nabi Muhommad ( sallal laahu alaihi wasalam ).
They visit Masjid-un-Nabi ( sallal laahu alaihi wasalam ) and send Darood o Salams to our Nabi Muhommad ( sallal laahu alaihi wasalam )
When is Eid-ul-Adha celebrated
The festival of Eid-ul-Adha is also celebrated during Hajj.
On this day , Muslim all over the world offer QURBANI ( sacrifice ) of an animal, which is the Sunnah of Nabi Ibrahim ( Alayhis Salam ) and Nabi Ismail ( Alayhis Salam ).