Unity and Apostleship means.

A Muslim should, therefore hold himself bound by this covenant and try his level best to shape his conduct in its light so that he may earn recognition in the eyes of Allah (Subhaanahu Wata’aalaa) as a genuine man of faith and attain his salvation and place in the paradise.

Those who are blessed enough to bear faith honestly in both the parts of the holy Kalima and to give proof of it by word as well as by deed are the recipients of countless glad tidings like the one reproduced below:

It is related by Hazrat Anas that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) once said to Hazrat

Ma’az, “Allah (Subhaanahu Wata’aalaa) has declared as forbidden the fire of the Hell for him who affirms the Kalima of with a true heart”.

Brothers, affirm with a true heart and with a full knowledge and awareness of its implications and importance and resolve now and forever to lead your lives according to it in order that your attestation may not turn out to be false. On this very attestation depends your faith and your salvation.


The first and most important duty in Islam after one has brought faith in Allah (Subhaanahu Wata’aalaa) and in Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and borne witness to Divine Oneness and the

Apostleship of the holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) is Namaz. It is a most special act of Divine worship, which a Muslim is called upon to perform five times a day. There are numerous verses of the Quran and the Traditions of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) enjoining the Namaz on us. It has been described as the pillar and the foundation of the faith.

Namaz, if it is offered with a sincere heart and proper devotion and mental concentration, is particularly vested with the property of cleansing the heart and reforming one’s life and ridding it of sins and impurities. It generates love for piety and truth and promotes fear of Allah (Subhaanahu Wata’aalaa) in man. Thus it is that Islam has laid greater emphasis on it than on all other religious obligations. When anyone came to the Prophet (Peace be upon him) to embrace Islam, the first promise the sacred Prophet (Peace be upon him) took from him, after instructing him in Divine Oneness, was that he will offer the Namaz regularly. In fine, after the Kalima, Namaz is the bedrock of Islam. Traditions We know from the Traditions that the holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) used to equate neglect of the Namaz with infidelity. He denounced it as the way of the unbelievers. He would say that those who did not offer the Namaz had not share in the faith.

A Tradition of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) reads, “What separates a believer from infidelity is simply the Namaz”.

This Tradition clearly warns that if a Muslim will give up the Namaz he will get associated with infidelity; his conduct will become the conduct of an infidel. In another Tradition the Prophet (Peace be upon him) has said, “He has no share in Islam who does not offer the Namaz”.

And here is another Tradition from which we can imagine what a great act of virtue and felicity is it to offer the Namaz regularly and how utterly fatal and ruinous is it to neglect it. Once while urging upon the Muslims to be

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