Friday, 30 November 2012

Beliefs and Practices in Shia Islam

Principles/ Beliefs/ Root/ Tenets of Faith ( Usul Deen), they are five in number as follow:

1) Tauhid ( Absolute Monotheism)
2) Adalat ( Concept of Divine Justice)
3) Nubuwat ( Prophet hood)
4) Imamat ( Divinely appointed leadership)
5) Qayamat ( Resurrection)

Source of Usul Deen from Holy Qur'an: Shia beliefs/ Usul Deen from Holy Qur'an


Practices/ Branches of Faith ( Furu Deen), they are ten in number as follow:

1) Salah/ Namaz ( Prayer)
2) Sawm/ Roza ( Fasting)
3) Zakat/ Zakaat ( Charity)
4) Khums ( 1/5th Tax)
5) Hajj ( Pilgrimage)
6) Jihad ( Struggle)
7) Amr bil Ma'roof ( Enjoining good)
8) Nahi anil Munkar ( Forbidding evil)
9) Tawalla ( Loving Holy Prophet Mohammed and His family members)
10) Tabarra ( Dissociation from enemies of Holy Prophet Mohammed and enemies of His family members)

Oh Allah! Peace and Salutation be upon Mohammed and House-hold of Mohammed.

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