What Are the Main Muslim Traditions?
Different countries practice different rituals. However, for an individual, it might be hard to understand each one of them but that’s what brings uniqueness in the secular system of the world.
Continuing this belief, the Islamic/Muslim culture also practice a separate set of rituals which are performed in the name of their Almighty or Allah. To let you enrich your knowledge on this concept, here is a brief on the same.
All about the Islamic Culture-
It all started in the seventh century in Arabia. The Islamic culture found its roots in the ancient Arabic traditions. The actual reason behind the formation of this culture was the solid impact of Turkic, Egyptian, Somali, Bangladeshi culture, and traditions. Witnessing the same, the priests of the Islamic culture reformed their practices on an official note and declared it as yet another culture in the world history.
Just like any other culture, the Islamic rituals include a protocol where special prayers or sacrifices are made for the Almighty in the form of Qurban (sacrifice).
To give you a better insight into this culture, here are a few highly renowned spiritual practices-
1. Shahada (The Pious Confession of Faith) – Almost every Muslim is supposed to perform the Shahada practices at least five times a day. This is more of a way of worshipping the Allah and for this; the Muslims are required to say-
‘La ilaha illa Allah wa-Muhammad rasul Allah’ which means ‘there is no God until you feel it.’
2. Zakat (Spiritual Donation) – In the Muslim/Islamic religion, a privileged Muslim is required to donate a set amount of Zakat (donation in the name of Allah) to the ones who need it the most. The donation can be in any form, for instance- food, clothes, money or assistance for basic amenities. To calculate an exact amount, now there are many online Zakat calculators available which help you donate a set amount. The to-be donated proportion is basically calculated on the basis of overall wealth an individual holds. To do so, one is required to be pure-hearted and selfless only then it connects one to the Allah.
3. Ramadan – Considered as the holy month of the Islamic culture, here the Muslims are required to fast for the entire month and then perform Zakat to end their complete monthly fast.
4. Hajj – It is one of the renowned pilgrimages where one has to visit Mecca (considered as the holy place in the Islamic culture). Almost every Muslim performs Hajj at least once in the lifetime.
5. Salat – Yet another way of worshipping the Allah where special prayers are offered after bathing for five times a day.
These five practices are considered to be no less than the five pillars of the Islamic culture which directly or indirectly explain all about this tradition.
The bottom line-
There are endless factors which add to valuing any tradition. Be it the way of offering your prayers or sticking to the grounded ethics, having a determination and pious thought of devotion is a must to attain the purest form of calmness and a way to connect with your Almighty.