FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM

The True Qur’anic Foundation




THE QUR’AN LISTS FIVE REASONS WHY ISLAM IS THE TRUE RELIGION OF ALLAH!

IS THERE EVIDENCE SUPPORTING MUHAMMAD’S CLAIMS?




FIVE FOUNDATIONAL PILLARS OF ISLAM AN HONEST SEARCH FOR THE TRUE RELIGION Produced By Pillar of Truth Publications Copyright 2008 Free copies may be printed and distributed but no money is to be made or received for doing so!



If we are to find the one true religion we must be willing to take an intellectually honest look at the alleged foundational evidence of the religion we were raised in and compare our findings with the alleged evidence of other religions. Any religion that cannot stand up to critical examination is not worth following. It makes clear and reasonable sense that the One True Allah [Allah simply means God in Arabic] would back up His One True Religion with clear signs and infallible proofs confirming the Words of its founding Prophet(s) or Apostle(s). If Allah is an Almighty, All-Knowing, and All-Wise God then it is reasonable to expect that His chosen Prophets or Apostles who founded the true religion would speak with infallible utterances and with signs and miracles confirming the true religion of Allah. Hence, there should not be any historical, scientific, doctrinal, or prophetic errors or contradictions inherent within their utterances or inspired writings.



This book entitled, “The Five Pillars of Islam - The True Qur’anic Foundation” deals with the Five Foundational Reasons why the Prophet Muhammad believed Islam to be the One True Religion of Allah rather than the five compulsory duties all Muslims are commanded to keep. The Prophet Muhammad clearly gave five basic foundational pillars in the Qur’an why he thought that Islam was the one true religion of Allah that was to supercede all others.



What do we mean by a foundational religious pillar? A foundational religious pillar consists of a justifiable and factual reason one can submit to others (even one’s critics) giving concrete evidence why ones religion is the true one. And just as a building needs more than one foundational pillar to support its superstructure, so also does the One True Religion of Allah have more than one clear proof [foundational pillar] to give clear testimony to all of mankind that its origin is indeed from Allah.



Moreover, if a devout follower of a particular religion cannot find any substantial evidence to support his or her religious affiliation then it is reasonable to suspect that this religion is false. Many intellectually honest individuals have diligently searched for evidence to support their particular religion but were shocked to find damaging evidence proving that the religion they were raised in was false and that another religion contained a vast array of evidential foundational pillars giving substantial and concrete reasons why it is the One True Faith of Allah. If one’s alleged foundational religious pillars [evidential facts] cannot withstand the critical scrutiny of those who oppose a particular religion, then this religion cannot be a true religion of Allah.



Pagan religious writings are not included in this book because the authors have not found any justifiable evidence to support the veracity of other world religions such as Hinduism or Buddhism. Islam, Judaism, and Christianity are the only world religions covered in this book because Christianity and Islam claim to fulfill the previous revelations given to the Children of Israel.



Since all religions differ from one another on many foundational issues, all cannot be right. Someone must be wrong! Therefore we challenge all people everywhere to examine their particular religious affiliation to make sure it is founded on solid foundational pillars of truth and credibility. If there is no substantial evidence giving justifiable reasons why one is a Catholic, Protestant, Sunni or Shiite believer, then it makes clear sense that this person has been deceived by a false religious system all of his or her life. And if a particular religion is proven to be false, then one must have enough honesty and integrity before Allah to abandon his or her past faith and embrace the true one - even if this means being rejected and persecuted by one’s family, friends, and the religious people associated with one’s culture. For why should anyone spend the rest of his or her entire lifetime diligently pursuing a religion that is not founded by the One true Allah Himself. And why would one knowingly choose to follow a false religion emanating from Satan? Why would anyone knowingly allow himself and his family to end up facing the eternal consequences of a very painful everlasting punishment in hell just to be accepted by the majority of people one knows?



What a tragedy that so many people around the world are wasting their precious lives by dedicating themselves to so many different false religions or diverse sects within these religions? If all religious people everywhere would carefully examine the foundational integrity of their particular religions with an intellectually open and honest heart, then all of humanity would find and acknowledge the One True Religion of Allah.



Unfortunately, most people are not willing to carefully examine their particular religion to make sure it is indeed the right one! Therefore the great majority of people who have lived their short lives here on planet earth will suffer the consequences for choosing to follow one of Satan’s many false religions. The Prophet Jesus said, “If the [spiritually] blind lead the [spiritually blind] both will fall into the ditch (Matthew 5:14).” Both the false religious leaders and their followers shall fall into everlasting punishment. This is why it is necessary for every man and every woman to carefully examine the original foundations of their religious faith. It is very careless and reckless for anyone to take the chance on one’s religion being the right one just because it was the religion he or she was raised in from birth.



Any religion that cannot endure intellectual critique, but has to resort to physical violence to suppress any opposition has very weak foundational pillars. A religion having weak foundational legs cannot be the true religion of Allah. For Allah is Almighty and wise. He could never make the mistake of building His religion without ample foundational pillars to back it up as the one true religion mankind is to follow.



It has been said, “Does it really make sense that the geographical location of ones birth or the particular family tree into which one was born should determine ones religion?” If a person is born in Argentina, he or she will probably be raised a Catholic. If a person is raised in India, he or she will probably be raised a Hindu. And if a person is born in Pakistan he or she will probably be raised a Muslim.



Most religious people on our planet have blindly followed the particular religion into which they were born and raised without carefully examining the intellectual integrity of its foundational pillars. For just as a large building needs strong and true foundational pillars to 3 stand the test of time, so does the one true spiritual religion of Allah have strong and dependable foundational pillars that can withstand all ridicule of men.



If the religion of our family or ancestors is proven false then we must be honest enough to accept the truth about the matter and honestly seek only the truth that comes from Allah. It makes no sense to blindly follow ones particular religion into which one was raised without taking the time to carefull