The word Islam means complete surrender to the will of Almighty God that is Allah. Islam has five principles which includes Qalama, Namaz, Roza, Zakat and Haj. Every Muslim must follow these principles. Qalama means to say by heart that There is no God but only Allah and Prophet Mohammad SAS is His Messenger. Namaz means every muslim must offer five times Solat in day. Roza means he has to keep fast in the holy month of Ramzaan. He has to remain foodless and waterless from dawn to dusk. Zakat means that every wealthy Muslim must give 2.5% of share from his left over wealth to either relatives, neighbours, or poor and needy. Haj means every Muslim who is sound in position in terms of wealth must go on a Pilgrimage to Mecca once in his life time.

Islam never teaches or preaches violence in any form, people have many misconceptions about Islam. Violence has no place in Islam even cutting down of green trees is not allowed in Islam. It is said in Holy Quran that "Who ever kills any human kills whole humanity". People misinterpret it by mixing it with violence. Their are specific rights for all people be it Muslim or Non-Muslim. Islam religion is based upon the teaching of Holy Quran and Hadith. Any person can feel free to read the Holy Quran with translation meaning and understanding. Quran has everything in it only thing is that we should take the pain of reading it with translation.Islam even warns us not to waste water. Even if you have a river flowing close to your house it says to draw water just for our use. There are various examples by which we can prove that Islam teaches love, compassion, mercy, universal brotherhood, for all human beings. It is the religion not only for Muslim but religion for all.

Mr. Liyakat Shah

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