Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Lets Join This Awesome Program!

Assalamualaikum.

Here comes the KOS SPORTS DAY!!!


Come and join us guys!





For undergraduate ,


Please do check for your houses at the noticeboard ( kat area jual nasi lemak near office, and also CTS building kt pintu belakang) and participate in those games!! can contact sis Maslin (013-3921108) and bro Jazli (013- 9709813)

For PG and staff, those who are interested you can give your name to Dr. Kartini or sis Maslin or bro Jazli.
JOM! Daftar sekarang! :)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Educating the right way of sportsmanship .


Assalamualaikum

Hello there people of Sciencess ! How was your Interbatch games ? Amazing ? Fun ? Unexpectable ? Whatever your feelings might be , we hope you guys know that we were doing our best to satisfy you all and we hope you guys did ! J

Back to our topic  shall we ? As we all know , SCIENCESS is the most active Kuliyyah-based society in organizing programmes , and the most intriguing plus exciting is sports programme. We were called to give you guys some insight about what does sportsmanship is all about and how does sports can be Ibadah in our life . Check it out !

In every sport we watched , something will happen at the end of it . Or probably you yourself experienced it. Football players shaking hands after four quarters of knocking each other around. Tennis players leaping over the net to shake hands with their opponents after a hard-fought match. Soccer players exchanging jerseys after an intense 90 minutes. Even boxers touching gloves at the beginning of each round, then hugging each other after beating each other into a pulp for 12 rounds.

It seems like competitors in every event, from spelling bees to hockey, behave this way. What's going on?
It's all part of sportsmanship, a great tradition in sports and competition that means playing clean and handling both victory and defeat with grace, style, and dignity .

So what is Sportmanship anyway ?

Sportsmanship is defined as playing fair , following the rules of the game,respecting the judgment of referees and official and treating opponents with respect

Some people define good sportsmanship as the "golden rule" of sports — in other words, treating the people you play with and against as you'd like to be treated yourself. You demonstrate good sportsmanship when you show respect for yourself, your teammates, and your opponents, for the coaches on both sides, and for the referees, judges, and other officials.

But sportsmanship isn't just reserved for the people on the field. Cheerleaders, fans, and parents also need to be aware of how they behave during competition. Sportsmanship is a style and an attitude, and it can have a positive influence on everyone around you.

In Islam , sports is a way on how to build up our strength both physically and mentally . It is not only because it can maintain our health , make us easier to do Ibadah ,but this is important as to trigger fear in our rivals that always take us for granted and provoked us Muslims in any ways  they can .There are few things that we should be aware when we are doing sports , something that I would say ‘common things’ that happened in any sport event .

      The attire should cover the aurah . For men , the tracksuit should be a knee-length . For women , the veil should cover the hair ,and the shirt and the tracksuit should be lengthy enough and not too tight or transparent . Theres no ‘betting’ because it can be considered as gambling , which is Haram in Islam.Solah should be performed  when its time .There is no mingling between brothers and sisters . They should sit in separate seats .

Eventhough we are having fun by playing our favourite sports , that shouldn’t deny our responsibility as a Muslim. Another aspect that should be given attention is , the mentality and attitude of the supporters . We shouldn’t be too obsessed with our team to the extend we are capable of saying harsh or rude words to the opponent or referees .  We all know that the hardest things to do is to accept our loss with  an open heart. Islam taught us patience , calmness as well as rationality and all of these are needed the moment we heard the final decision . We already gave our best , now let Allah do the rest.

Still , the most pathetic things that could happened is when the supporters or spectators are fighting with each other , becoming emotional  and starting to argue about who is the best .

And obey Allah and His Messenger, and do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength depart, and be patient. Surely, Allah is with those who are As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.).  (Surah al-Anfal, ayat 46)

Sport is not just a medium to make us healthy , but it has been seen as a medium to strengthen our ukhuwwah as a whole  also .It is the fastest way to integrate with each other . It is not merely a place where you show who is the best in the field, who is the greatest in the court . It is all bout bonding , making the relationship even more closer . We shouldn’t  be deceived by the shaytan’s whispering who likes to make us bickering with each other . All in all , let us all use this precious gift (health) given by Allah wisely and truthfully through His path . After all , what matters the most is His blessings and we can make sport as a tool to get to Him or another way around . Yes , everything is our choice .

P/S : We , from Interbatch’s committees behalf would like to apologize for any wrongdoings and misconduct through out the programme . And we hope all of you enjoy it ! J

“ This rules are made not because we are IIUM , but  because we are all Muslims “-  Exco SnR 11/12

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Kuantan Integration Camp 2012

Assalamualaikum.

Kuantan Integration Camp was done in Taman Pertanian on 10th-11th November 2012.

It is a camp program organized by International Students Affairs Bureau (SCIENCESS) and International Students Committee Kuantan (ISCK).

This program went smoothly according to its tentative. First, we had registration, breakfast, a taa'ruf and grouping then we proceeded with group names, motto and cheers. Then, we listened to a short speech by Dr. Razek about integration. After praying and lunch, we played a few indoor and outdoor games; water balloon and jumping rope games were most favored by the participants. After Asar, we went for flying fox which is one of our main camp activity.











At night, we had a awesome dinner because of BBQ chicken and fried rice. We also enjoyed marshmallow and sausage BBQ until we were so full. Then, we got to enjoyed the singing performances from the brothers  under the light of candles.We also played a werewolf game in a big group and everyone really loved that game. We also had sharing moments  where the locals asked interesting questions to the internationals. Before we slept in separate tents, we decided the order for night guard and we took turns to sleep.








On 11th morning, we woke up very early morning. After the breakfast, Sir Chow made a short "get to know each other more game" and we learned to know our friends until the 3rd level. "Jungle Tracking", the most exciting activity of this program, it was so hard, tiring and so much fun. We learned that we could never successfully go through all those jungle tracking obstacles without the help of our friends. We enjoyed and completed it with mud all over our faces. Lastly, we had a closing ceremony with prize giving session.

Although there were some problems, we successfully finished our program with big smiles on everyone's faces.




We are very very thankful to all the committee members who really tried hard to organize this program by coming to several meetings and  giving their time to complete their jobs although they have to study for their mid-term. We would also like to give thanks to all international and local participants for their active participation. Most importantly, please forgive us if we did anything wrong because this is our first time doing a camp program.We tried our best for this program and Inshallah, we will try to make it better.  

-ISAB-

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Entertainment In Islam

Assalamualaikum..


ENTERTAINMENT IN ISLAM



What form of entertainment is allowed in Islam?

Islam doesn't give a detailed list of the entertainments that are allowed. It gives a list of items that are not allowed. In other words, all entertainment is allowed except the one that falls in the forbidden category. What is that list?

* Obscenity. Movies are condemned by some of our Ulama because they are seen to be obscene.
* Indulging in activities that draw you away from the remembrance of the Almighty, especially prayers. Some forms of music would most certainly fall into this category, and some in the first category..

* Any other activity that is otherwise not acceptable to the shari'ah. For instance, deceiving others, gambling, stealing, telling lies etc.

Everything else is allowed in Islam for the purposes of entertainment, although Islam would caution you that you haven't come in this world primarily to enjoy. However, if you get bored, or in order to keep your spirits alive, you feel like doing something different, you can get involved in any entertainment of your choice that are not disallowed in the Qur'an.
The approval or disapproval of performers is not only related to the genre but also to the context of the performance. Regarding the permissibility of the context, three elements are deemed important by the eleventh-century Muslim scholar Imam al-Ghazali, that is, time, place and associates. It is not acceptable if too much time is devoted to performances so that it interferes with the higher Islamic goals and distracts the believers' attention from the devotion to God. Full-time professional performers are accordingly less acceptable than non-professional amateurs. The acceptability of the place and occasion of the performance is also an important factor in judging the legitimacy of the entertainers and their public. Lastly, the type of people present during the performance affects the permissibility of the performers and their audience. A certain genre of music can thus be permissible in one context while it is rejected in another circumstance. The late Sheikh al-Azhar Shaltut, who wrote a fatwa on the issue in 1960, music is permissible under certain conditions. He argues that God is not against pleasure and that Islam seeks the Golden Means. However, it should not take place under immoral circumstances or with dissolute companions. The Muslim scholar al-Qaradawi states that singing and music in itself is permissible and pleasurable. He places several restrictions on them though. The content of the song should not be against the morals and teachings of Islam or be accompanied by other forbidden things in Islam. So who says we can’t entertain ourselves?


BY:

Art & Culture (ANC)  SCIENCESS

Monday, October 22, 2012

Save The Date!

Assalamualaikum.

Ok guys, this is an early announcement for all of  Kulliyyah of Science (KOS) STAFF and STUDENTS!

K.O.S brings you .....

K.O.S INTEGRATION MONTH

When?

26th NOVEMBER 2012 - 22nd DECEMBER 2012.

So,

SAVE THE DATE GUYS! :)






Wassalam...

Saturday, October 20, 2012

BREAKING THE ICE!

Assalamualaikum..

Hello guys!


Let's get acquainted with two international students from Kulliyyah of Science (KOS)! :)



Assalamualikum
          Hi!!! I am Zeinab Abdirahman, 3rd year student from Biomedical department. UIA is a wonderful place based on Islamic background and integration of Ummah. My favourite dish is Somalian pasta and I really enjoy eating it.
[SCIENCESS] doing a great job by conducting programmes and activities enabling stronger bond between the Science students. Inshallah, I hope the strength of the bonds maintain lasts long. The main challenge in my university life is Time management where I can focus on studies harder and achieve the best in my life...




Assalamualaikum,
          I am May from an Asian country called Myanmar which has own language and writing style. I am a 3rd year biomed student of IIUM. Honestly speaking, my even got depression at my very first sem in Kuantan. Although I have known most of my classmates since CFS, I still felt pressure and home sick; actually country-mates sick. My favourite dish is of course Myanmar dishes and I can also handle Malaysian,Japanese,Italian,Indian and Arabian dishes somehow.This is my first time dealing with sciences scince there is nearly no programs/talks were conducted in English by sciences. Both mine and your languages are not English either. Which means that all of us still need to overcome this language barrier somehow for the better understanding of each other. That is also for the sake of knowledge and friendship. Inshaallah, we can do it.  

From;
-ISAB-

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

FROM IAB SCIENCESS

Assalamualaikum..

Islamic Affairs Bureau (IAB) SCIENCESS present you the answer for the QUESTION BOX..

Part 1 :

video

Part 2 :

video

Hopefully, this video can help you guys! =)

Wassalam

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Assalamu Alaikum and Ramadhan Mubarak,



The blessed month of Ramadhan has many different identities depending on where it is being welcomed, the traditions, habits and foods may also differ according to the region or country.

Where I come from, Makkah Al Mukarramah, Ramadhan has a very unique sense, in this month people from all over the globe come to the holy land to have a taste of what Ramadhan tastes like over there. Weeks before the month starts, people start marching to Makkah, either from within Saudi Arabia, or from far far away, either to spend the whole month there, or for just few days with Umrah. Makkah becomes very crowded and its streets are filled with nonstop traffic. Makkah becomes sleepless.



Minutes before Maghrib, you see queues of people lining up to get there share of some of the most delicious Hijazi cuisines,  these dishes are available the whole year, but some of them only get popular during Ramadhan as a crucial Iftar meal, the Iftar table is not complete without: Foul and Tamees bread, Shorba, Soobya, Sambosa .. and a lot lot more I can't even think of. Zamzam water is a must to break the fast.



It is a habit to share Iftar food in Ramadhan between neighbors, you give your neighbor a dish and they give you theirs. This how love and compassion is spread and shared, also food. 



"Shurek Bread" 
Shurek or Sherek: Hijazi style bread. Made with special dough, it is eaten with yogurt or dates, dipped in Foul (a dip made with Fava beans), with "Dugga" (a powder made out of many spices), or just eat right away.


"Foul"
"Tamees"
Tamees according to many is Hijazi originally, but migrants from Afghanistan and Yemen has mastered is making. You see a lot of "Foul n Tamees" shops around Makkah. Tamees bread is usually big, around 40cm in diameter. It has many varieties, like cheesy, buttery or crispy.


"Shorba"
Shorba is a famous Hijazi cereal soup, the texture is more to a stew then a soup sometimes. Contains delicious lamp chunks, which gives it that unique taste.

"Sambosa"
Made out of wrapping dough flake, filled only with a generous amount of cooked ground beef.


"Soobya"
Soobya is the drink of all drinks during Ramadhan, this very delicious drink is made of malt and raising mix (dried grapes). The most popular of all is made by 'ammu Sa'eed Al Khudari, everyone in Makkah know this guy.

"Kibda"
Kibda literally means "liver", this dish is basically made of fresh lamb liver, cut into pieces and cooked with onions, tomatoes and spices, Kibda is eaten usually with flatbread. Sometimes besides liver, lamb gut is added (stomach, intestines) hearts and also kidneys .. believe me it's delicious i'm drooling right now!


"Basbosa"
Basbosa is a famous desert in the middle east, it's get popular during Ramadhan and Eid.




During Taraweeh prayer time, the air is filled with beautiful recitations of the Qur'an, there are many Masjids in Makkah, if you drive a distance you'll see at least 3 or 4 Masjids on your way .. so imagine how amazing it is when every single of these Masjids sound their speakers high for everyone to hear.

Taraweeh in Al Masjid Al Haram is sensational, the number of people attending there is magnificent, the lines may sometimes reach outside to the streets! Subhanallah, so coming early like after Asr is recommended, and let's not forget the beautiful recitations by famous Imams like As-Sudais and Maher Al Muaiqly, 







During Ramadhan tailor shops get really busy, everyone is pre-ordering there Eid thobes (Jubbah), clothe shops are also crowded. Hijazi people have their own unique fashion.





Indeed, Ramadhan in Makkah is like no other, Makkah has a special place in the hearts of every single Muslim, Muslims across the centuries have been migrating there to have the honor of living there, even before the beginning of Saudi era. That's why Hijaz (the west side of the Arabian Peninsula) is made of many cultures. E.g Bukharies from central asia, Malays from southeast Asia, Yemenis and Africans, which have influence everything you see now in Makkah.





By Majid Maetalong
SCIENCESS Exco - International Students Affairs Bureau.

Monday, August 6, 2012

RAMADHAN


Assalamualaikum and Ramadhan Kareem..

"The month of Ramadaan is the month in which the Quran was revealed as a guidance for humanity, as a clear proof of that guidance, and as a criterion for distinguishing between right and wrong" (2 : 185).

In as much as celebrating the Prophet’s birthday (the Milad un-Nabi) can be read as a celebration of the greatness of the Prophet (SAW) in his aspect of the perfect man (Insan ul-Kamil); and in as much as Yaum Ashura can be read as a celebration of the saving of Nabi Musa (AS) from the tyrannical pharaonic oppressors; similarly Ramadaan can be read as a celebration of the revelation of the Quran during this month. It is a celebration of the Quran as both a living guidance and a living proof to humanity. It stands as a living proof of the divinity of Allahu Ta’aala, as a living proof of the authenticity of the prophethood of Muhammad (SAW), and of the supremacy of revelation over all else.

But the Quran is also a Huda (a guidance). And as Huda – as true guidance – it teaches us how to live our lives as complete human beings. It teaches us how to live our lives with respect, dignity, honor, and love. It further teaches us that Allahu Ta’aala is a divinity that embraces the concerns of all humanity.It is also important to remember that the guidance and concerns of Allahu Ta’aala are not limited to mere theoretical or idealistic utterances. The guidance of Allahu Ta’aala plunges us into the mainstream of our earthly existence. One of the ways in which Allahu Ta’aala has done this is by making the fast obligatory upon all of us.Not only are we required to sympathize with the poor and the hungry, but we are thrown into the very experience of hunger.

Not only are we required to reflect upon our condition in a society with its mores, customs, habits, rules, and general routine – which looms far greater than the sum of its individuals, but it forces us to reflect upon the very nature of that society. It is so easy to become a cog in the political, economic, social, and industrial machine. In short to become a spiritually forgetful being in the material and mechanical processes of ordinary life.Fasting forces us to break this forgetfulness, and forces us to anchor the consciousness of truth and spirituality in every domain of our existence i.e. to act upon the truth of Islam and to live by its spirituality.

Fasting, by depriving us of the daily luxuries and niceties of our mundane existence asserts the supremacy of our essential condition as beings endowed with a soul (ruh) over our condition as material and temporal beings. Fasting, therefore, at once draws us into the bosom of Allahu Ta’aala and allows us to reflect upon the high moral, social, and spiritual values which Islam sets for us. In other words fasting focuses our attention on the broader meaning of Taqwa as expressed in the following verse:

"O you who believe, fasting has been prescribed upon you as it has been prescribed upon those before you so that you may learn Taqwa" (2 : 183).

The Arabic of the phrase in the above verse "so that you may learn Taqwa" reads as "l’allakum tattaqun". The term "taqwa" – in its narrower meaning - has been variously translated as fear, piety, self-restraint, and guarding against evil. However, to do justice to its meaning, and to better understand the link between the Quran as Huda (true guidance) and Taqwa as one of the most desired virtues in man, a more comprehensive understanding of the term is required. That understanding is dependent on our understanding of the nature of man and woman.
The Islamic perspective is that we, as people, are composed of both body and soul or matter and spirit. We are also considered to be both the viceregents of Allah on earth (khalifatullah) and his servants (‘ibaadullah). As viceregents we are ordered to perfect our earthly existence whether it be in our private, domestic, social, economic or political lives. As servants of Allah we are ordered to perfect our spiritual existence. Taqwa circumscribes both these conditions. 


In other words, and as alluded to earlier, it means to observe our duty towards Allahu Ta’aala in all our social and communal relations (towards Muslims and non-Muslims alike); and in our spiritual relations towards Allahu Ta’aala Himself. This is a difficult task and one of the means that Allah has given us to attain this level is the fast. But, and typical of Quranic "pragmatism", there are no false promises. In the Arabic the emphasis is quite clearly on the phrase "l’allakum" ("so that you may" or "perhaps"). The means to Taqwa, through the great institution of fasting, have been placed at our disposal. It is up to us to use, misuse, or even ignore the means. This condition is encapsulated in the following Prophetic saying : 


"For those who do not refrain from lying or acting on such lies, Allah has no need of their abandoning their food and drink" (Bukhari).

Taqwa can further be realized through three opportunities provided for us by the fast:
  1. The disciplining of the will (tarbiyat ul-Iradah)
  2. The purification of the self (tazkiyat un-Nafs)
  3. The purification of the soul (tasfiyat ur-Ruh)
The potential of fasting as such, and Ramadaan in particular, in making available these opportunities cannot be denied.

With regard to the disciplining of the will the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said : 

"For everything there is a purification and the purification of the body is to fast; and fasting is half of endurance." 

All acts of endurance are naturally a function of the strength or otherwise of the will. If the will is strong endurance is strong; if weak then endurance is weak. One of the primary aims of Sabr – as an act of will – is to bring the will of man in harmony with the Will of Allah. This is essential if we wish to be acknowledged as true ‘ibaad (servants) of Allah.

As for purification of the self (nafs) – here understood as the egotistic self (an-Nafs al-Ammarah bi s-Su) – the following Prophetic saying is a clear reference to the fact that fasting is intended as a conduit for such purification:

 "If anyone of you fasts then do not speak obscenely nor act obscenely. If anyone picks a fight with him or insults him then let him say ‘I am one who fasts, I am one who fasts.’" 

Here the outer manifestations of the nafs viz. that of obscene speech (rafath) and obscene behavior (jahal), are addressed with a view to bringing under control, and hence purifying, the inner self.

The purification of the soul, on the other hand, is contingent on the extent to which it is absolved from all sin. The Prophetic saying :

 "Those who fast with absolute faith and absolute contentment will have all their previous sins absolved",

 may be read as a definite promise to the effect that the absolution of one’s sins is guaranteed if the two ostensibly simple conditions of fasting with total faith (iman) and total contentment (ihtisaab) are met.
These three processes are intrinsic to the cultivation of genuine Taqwa, and few religious acts provide a greater opportunity for its cultivation than Ramadaan.

Allah says at the conclusion of the verse initially quoted:

 " That He wants you to complete the prescribed period (of fasting) so that you are able to magnify the greatness of Allah for His having guided you, and so that – perchance – you may be thankful" (2 : 185).


The greatness of Ramadaan therefore lies in the opportunity it offers for the development of Taqwa – a virtue that allows us to truly participate in that great cosmic celebration in honor of the revelation of the Quran as a Huda to all people, which is, as mentioned earlier, Ramadaan itself. It is a virtue furthermore, that allows us to magnify Allah Ta’aala as He ought to be magnified, namely, with complete awareness of our earthly duties and spiritual vocation; and, therefore, to be of those who are truly thankful to Allah. It is a virtue too, which is ultimately celebrated in the Quran itself, for Allah says:

 " The best of you are those who have learnt Taqwa" (49 : 13).

Shaykh Seraj Hendricks

-IAB SCIENCESS-


Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Sunnah of Wearing Clothes


1. Say (Bismillah i.e. In the name of Allah), when you wear or take off your clothes. An Nawawi said: It is (i.e. saying Bismillah) recommended in all actions. 

2. The Prophet – Peace be upon him – used to say when he wearing his clothes, shirt, dress or turban: (O Allah, I ask You for its goodness and the goodness of what it has been made for, and I seek Your protection from the evil of it and the evil of what it has been made for) narrated by Abu Dawood, At Termithi, Ahmad, and it was authenticated by Ibn Hebban and Al-Hakem and he said that it meets the conditions of Muslim, and this was supported by Ath-Thahabi. 

3. Start by the right side upon wearing clothes. The Prophet – Peace be upon him – said: (If you wear clothes start with the right side) narrated by At-Termithi, Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah, and it is authentic. 

4. Upon taking off the clothes, start with the left side then the right.

The Three Friends


One day, the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was sitting amidst his Companions in the mosque when all of a sudden he said, "Today I shall narrate a story to you all which will reveal three riddles for all of you to solve". This hushed the crowd and they all listened to what the Prophet had to say. Prophet Mohammad (SAW) continued by saying that there was a man who got to know that the days in his life was numbered and very soon he would be confronted with death. With this knowledge, he feared his loneliness in the grave and went searching for the true friends who would help and accompany him. He knocked on the door of his first friend and asked whether he would help.

The friend said, "Of course, what are we here for?" But then the man went on to say that he had very few days to live after which he required help. As soon as he uttered this statement, the friend said, "I am sorry but when death does us apart, there is nothing we can do for you but buy you a place in the graveyard and some cloth (Kafan) to cover your dead body." Grieved but looking forward to his next friend, the man moved on. On the second door, when he came face to face with his friend, and after narrating the entire story of his death and asked for help, the same answer was his fate again. The second friend said, "I have been there with you all your life and can help you here. But there's nothing I can do for you after you die except take your corpse to the graveyard and bury you."

Lost in agony and despair, he headed for the third friend, very sure that he would receive the same answer but there was a tinge of hope left. When he confronted the third friend, and told him that he required help, the friend eagerly volunteered to help. But the man continued to say that I need help after I die. To which the third friend replied, "Do not worry, my dear friend! I shall accompany you to the grave, be there with you in the grave, even when the angels arrive for questioning (Munkar & Nakeer), then assist you on the Sirat (bridge) and then lead you to heaven. To this the man heaved a sigh of relief and then passed away in peace.

The Prophet (SAW) then turned and asked his companions if anybody could identify the three friends and the man. When the prevailing silence didn't dissolve, the Prophet continued to say, "The man in the anecdote is any other human being. The first friend is money and wealth, things that help us only in life and not after we die. The second friend is the children, whom we strive for them all our life and all they give us is a shoulder to the grave. And the third and most important friend is Amal (deeds), who accompany us all the way through.

Moral: Do not strive for materialistic values that will give you nothing and help you in no way in your eternal life. But work and pray and ask forgiveness from Allah for only the good deeds assist mankind where every other thing loses value in the life hereafter!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Don't Just Believe. Prove it. :)


 ( Tazkirah )
When we plan ahead of our life, we dream what we wish to come true. We keep dreaming that one day we will make it happen.

I don’t do that in terms of Faith, I do something about it.
In many of the major world religions, including Islam too, I’ve seen many people just believe in a God and that’s it. They don’t worship, they just believe in some Supreme Entity.
Many people say “Believe in God (or in many cases Jesus) and you’ll be saved”. But how will I be saved? Just by believing in Him? Back to my previous statement about dreaming to achieve, you have to do something about it!
In Islam, as well as believing in Allah (Swt), we have the Five Pillars of Faith to prove our worship and submission:
  • Belief
  • Prayer
  • Fasting
  • Charity
  • Pilgrimage
Even in the Torah and Bible (the originals confirmed by the Quran), the Prophets like Noah, Moses and Jesus (Peace be upon them all) all did more than simply ‘believe’. They prayed, they fasted, they cared for the needy and they went on what some may say, a spiritual pilgrimage delivering the Message of God.
We have the 5 Pillars of Islam right there.
Just think. When you are raised up in front of God Almighty on the Day Of Resurrection, what will you say when you are asked about what you did to worship God. Believing doesn’t seem to be enough, because as an example, anyone can believe in God and do bad throughout their life. Are they just waiting to be forgiven of their sins simply by believing in God?
Everyone will be responsible for his or her own belief and actions too. Don’t just believe, prove that you believe.
I will like to end my article with a Quranic verse:
‘If Allah had so willed, He would have made you a single people, but (His plan is) to test you in what He hath given you: so strive as in a race in all virtues.’ Quran: 5:48
-By Shaiza S
Taken from www.blessedislam.com


p/s: Just believing is not enough. Prove it through your actions. :) Hope everyone can apply it in our life, insyaAllah.