A Muslim's life is a perfect balance between spiritual and physical
needs and aspirations. Any act done with the intention of reward from
God is worship and obedience to God as long as it is according to the
teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him) as given in the Holy Quran and his Sunnah.
A Muslim's daily life is scheduled around the five daily prayers. It
starts with getting up before sunrise and praying Fajr, then Zuhr at
early afternoon, Asr at late afternoon, Maghrib after sunset, and Isha
prayer late at night. There are other optional prayers which a Muslim
can perform at other times of the day and night. Prophet Muhammad was
used to pray Tahajjud prayer daily before dawn.
must be a charitable person. There is a small percentage of charity
required by all able Muslims to give on their yearly savings. However,
the concept and requirements of charity go far beyond the required
amount. Giving of the required amount simply makes a person Muslim
according to the Islamic Law. Giving charity is a way of seeking
forgiveness from God for our sins.
great form of worship is daily fasting in the ninth Islamic month of
Ramadan. Every able Muslim fasts daily from dawn to sunset. The
fasting is a great help to seek God-fearing and piety.
All able Muslims
are also required to go for Hajj, a pilgrimage to Makkah (Saudi
Arabia), at least
once in their lifetime.