- Pilgrimage in India
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Muslim Pilgrimage Destinations
"There is a polish for everything that takes away rust; and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of Allah." - Sahih al-Bukhari.
Ajmer Sharif in Rajasthan Islam, the term means 'submission to the will of God' and the religion means 'peace, mercy, forgiveness and faith in one God who is above all, who is eternal'. Being the second largest spread religion, Islam is all about having faith in one God and his several messengers (prophets), who spread the words of the almighty. These words carry the whole essence of the beautiful world gifted by the God, by; Allah, along with the preaching on how the mankind should lead its life. Further, those divine human souls who selflessly believe and practice the Islamic religion are known as Muslims.
The Five Pillars of Islam
Shahadah: reciting the Muslim profession of faith from the bottom of the heart
Salat: reciting the prayers five times each day
Zakat: doing charity for helping the poor and the needy
Sawm: fasting during the month of Ramadan
Hajj: pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime
These pillars are basically the most important Muslim practices that draw the ground of the respective religion and these practices are a must for every Islamic follower.
Prophets - The Messengers of God
A very important prophet who not just brought the message of the God, but actually gave birth to the religion 'Islam' was "Prophet Muhammad". Complete name Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn 'Abd Allah ibn 'Abd al-Muttalib ibn Hashim, Prophet Muhammad was a man among the men. He was born in 570 at Mecca, Saudi Arabia and it is his life and deeds that defined Islam.
In Muslims if there is any perfect ethical character, it is the Muhammadan character. He was very close to the economically poor people, and did everything that he could to help them out. Further, he led a very simple life, which was completely devoted for serving the human race and for worshiping Allah. Though Prophet Muhammad was the one who founded Islam, but he was not the only messenger of God, there were many more. As per Quran (the holy book of Muslims) Hazrat Adam Alaihis Salam, Hazrat Nooh Alaihis Salam, Hazrat Ibrahim Alaihis Salam, Jacob, Hazrat Musa Alaihis Salam and Hazrat Isa Alaihis Salam and his apostles, all were Muslim prophets. The reason behind why these men (irrespective of their different religion) are regarded as God's holy Muslim messengers is because they devoted their entire life just for spreading the teachings of the almighty and even their deeds included the nitty-gritty of the five pillars of Islam (like praying, charity, fasting and pilgrimage).