Islamic Articles of Faith and Pillars

An overview of the subject of this page can be found in Introduction to the Articles and the Pillars and in Basic Lessons. Additional details are given below.

...the testimony that there is no deity but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.
  • The Prerequisites of the Declaration of Faith by Jamaal al-Din Zarabozo


  • As-Salaat...
    ...the ordained prayers based on the Qur'an and the Sunnah.
  • The Prophet's Prayer by Muhammad Naasir ad-Deen al-Albaani
  • The Prescribed Prayer Made Simple by Tajuddin B. Shu`aib
  • The Eid Prayer by MSA-National
  • The Janaza Prayer and its Preparations by MSA-National


  • Az-Zakaat...
    ...the obligatory purification tax on the wealthy.
  • A section on Zakaat from Tajuddin B. Shu`aib's book Essentials of Ramadan, The Fasting Month


  • As-Sawm...
    ...the abstinence from evil deeds and talk, all food and drink, and all sexual relations during the month of Ramadhan.
  • Establishing Ramadhan and Other Islamic Dates
  • Essentials of Ramadan, The Fasting Month by Tajuddin B. Shu`aib


  • Al-Hajj...
    ...the pilgrimmage during the month of Dhul-Hijjah to the first place of worship on earth, the Ka'bah.
    ...the only one who is deserving of worship, the Living, the Eternal Sustainer.
  • About Allah, a page with more information on the Creator and Ruler


  • Al-Malaa'ikah...
    ...the angels, created by Allah and fully subservient to Him.
  • Belief in the Angels, a book by Sameh Strauch


  • Al-Kutub...
    ...the messages and reminders which Allah has revealed to mankind throughout history, culminating in the Qur'an.
    ...the human messengers and prophets through which Allah communicated His messages to mankind.
  • Sinlessness of Prophets in Light of the Qur'an


  • Al-Yawm il-Aakhir...
    ...the Last Day, when Allah will judge each human being for his beliefs and actions, and He will admit him either to Paradise or to Hell.
  • Signs of the Last Hour


  • Al-Qadar...
    ...the control and power of Allah over all things and events, regardless of whether we in our limited knowledge consider them good or bad.

    From Sahih Muslim, Chapter 1, Number 1