The existence of God
“This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah Who believe in the unseen, establish prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them; And who believe in what has been revealed to you, [O Muhammad], and what was revealed before you, and of the Hereafter they are certain [in faith].” (Quran 2:2-4)
These verses indicate the essential principles that must be accepted by those who wish to follow the Holy Quran. There are two major points when it comes to behavior and three major points when it comes to faith, or two practices and three theoretical rules.
Before considering these points separately, it is necessary to specify, as these verses indicate, that in Islam faith alone counts for nothing if it is not lived in practice. “Those who believe and do good” is the description of the virtuous man who keeps coming back to the Quran.
Righteous faith is the good seed that can only grow into a good tree if it is nourished by the soil where it has been sown. This food comes from good deeds. Another point that needs to be kept in mind regarding the five principles of faith and practice mentioned in the verses above is that they are, in one form or another, universally accepted by the human race.
The five principles are: faith in God, the Great Invisible, in Divine revelation, in the future life; and from the point of view of practice: the prayer addressed to God, the source from which the love of God springs; and charity in its broadest sense; indicating the fulfillment of our duties to God and man respectively.
Now, these five principles of faith and action, being the basic principles of all religions are recognized by all the nations of the world. In fact, these five fundamental principles are inherent in human nature.
The omnipresence of God
Of the three basic principles of faith, the first is of course faith in God. Islam, in the first place, preaches a God who stands above all tribal deities. The God of Islam is not the God of a particular nation so that He reserved His blessings to this one alone, but it is described in the first words in the Holy Quran as “In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.” (Quran 1:1), and thus, while giving the highest conception of the Divine Being, the circle of human fraternity is broadened to include all the nations of the earth, enlarging in this way the perspectives and sympathies of man.
Prayer times in Qatar 2019
Fajr: 03:14 AM
Sobh: 04:44 AM
Dhuhr: 11:32 PM
Asr: 02:56 PM
Maghrib: 06:19 PM
Isha: 07:49 PM