7 Important Things Many Muslims Do Not Joke With

The religion of Islam is practised by Muslims. No fewer than one billion Muslims currently live on planet earth. A good number of Muslims try as much as possible to adhere to the teachings of Islam. The two major books of reference for Muslims are the Glorious Qur’an and Hadith.
While the Glorious Qur’an are the words of Allaah, the Hadith contains the detailed ways of life of Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).
Muslims believe in the contents of these two mentioned books. They try as much as possible to also practise what will bring them closer to their Creator, Allaah.
Prophet Muhammad is held in high regards by Muslims. A good number of Muslims mould their lives around Prophet Muhammad’s lifestyle. Also, they try as much as possible to obey his teachings through worship of Allaah.
1. Night Prayer (Tahajjud)
The Night Prayer or Tahajjud in Arabic language, is observed by some Muslims. It is one of the ways of moving closer to Allaah spiritually.
Some Muslims wake up midnight or around 3:30am to say Tahajjud. The time range of Night Prayer for Muslims is between 11pm and 5am, depending on the weather and country time zone.
It is believed that any Muslim who is dedicated to saying the Night Prayer will be protected by his Creator. Also, Muslims believe that Allaah answers all prayers during Tahajjud.
2. Friday Prayer
The Friday Prayer is called ‘Salaatul Jumu’a’ in Arabic. Friday Prayer is said once every Friday of the week. The prayer is observed mostly in Mosques known as Central Mosques.
One of the reasons why a large number of Muslims do not joke with Salaatul Jumu’a is because the rewards for the prayer is much. Also, Friday is regarded as the best day of the week by Muslims.
3. Five Daily Prayers
Muslims pray five times everyday. They prefer to observe the Five Daily Prayers inside a Mosque. In Islam, women are permitted to observe their Five Daily Prayers in their husband’s or father’s house. However, women can also come to the Mosque for the Five Daily Prayers.
The names of the Five Daily Prayers are Subh, Zuhr, Asr, Maghrib and Isha’ in that order.
4. Fasting Every Monday and Thursday
Fasting on Mondays and Thursdays is not compulsory on Muslims. It is however a rewardable act of worship. Muslims who fast on these two days of the week get rewarded by Allaah. Fasting every Monday and Thursday is a way of following the lifestyle of Prophet Muhammad.
Muslims believe that fasting helps to increase someone’s spirituality and closeness to Allaah.
5. Cleanliness
Cleanliness is next to Godliness as the saying goes. A good number of Muslims do not just appear in neat attires, they also lay emphasis on purity of their heart to other human beings irrespective of the people’s faith and ideology.
Majority of Muslims believe in physical and spiritual cleanliness.
Performing ablution and spiritual baths are major means of cleanliness in Islam. No one can observe the Five Daily prayers without first performing ablution.
6. Supplications
Supplications are selected prayers said at specific time of the day, while some can be said at any time. Supplications are also known as prayers used to solicit good health, wealth, protection by Muslims.
For instance, there are supplications some Muslims say when they are about entering the toilet and coming out. There are also supplications many Muslims say when they are about leaving their houses and when they return.
Supplications are believed to have been recorded by Prophet Muhammad for all Muslims. There are hundreds of thousands of supplications in Islam.
One interesting thing about supplications is that Allaah accepts the supplications of every believing Muslim women too.
7. Giving out charity
Helping the downtrodden holds a high priority in the minds of so many Muslims. They love helping the needies and the less-privileged in terms of material support. Also, they give out money to the poor in the society.
Some Muslims do visit orphanage homes, hospitals and prisons in order to give out charity. While some Muslims give out charity every month, others do it once in a year.
It is advisable for all Muslims to practise all the above higlighted seven acts of worship in order to get closer to their Creator.

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