Islam Religious Hierarchy showcases Islam as a religion that is totally monotheistic, the religion that thoroughly believes in One God’s existence and which depict through its religious theories that God is one, and is also an Abrahamic religion thoroughly following the Islam’s only religious book, Qur’an, considered containing the golden and pure words of God, the Allah. Islam is a religion following the beliefs and teachings given by Muhammad, considered the last prophet of the almighty God. Muslim word is used for the adherents of Islam. The basic literal meaning of Islam is submission or surrender of mankind to the will and order of the God, the Allah.
There are various branches in Islam Religious Hierarchy and those branches further contain sub branches. But the only belief Islam Religious Hierarchy concludes since beginning is that God, Allah is one and unique. They emphasize that Allah is all knowing, merciful of all, all present and powerful of all. God is the sustainer; He is the creator, judge of entire universe and the ordained. Allah exists everywhere. And it is strictly portrayed by Islam Religious Hierarchy that all the Islamic are bound to follow and worship only the one God.
Islam Religious Hierarchy consists of two traditional branches which are termed as Sunni and Shia; both of these share and follow the basic principles and tenets of the Islam but with increase in the strife of politics in Islam family, the differences and divisions between both Sunni and Shia got increased with passage of time after the death of Prophet Muhammad. Majority of the beliefs, traditions and thoughts of both the divisions are same in Islam Religious Hierarchy but there are few differences like in Shia, it is considered that Prophet Muhammad’s son in law Ali is his successor whereas in Sunni, it is believed that Prophet Muhammad’s close friend Abu Bakr is his successor. The offshoot religion for Shia is Baha’i whereas the offshoot religion for Sunni is Ahmedi, also termed as Ahmadiyya. Also temporary marriage is allowed in Shia where as it is strictly prohibited in Sunni.
Islam Religious Hierarchy is totally incomplete without the principles of the holy book, the Qur’an which thoroughly portrays the existence of one and only God, the Allah who is indivisible and who is totally independent of all the materialistic desires. The major principles of Qur’an in Islam Religious Hierarchy include:
- Full and thorough belief in God, the Allah, the only one worthy of all the prayers and worships.
- Complete faith in the book of God, Qur’an
- Complete faith in all of the messengers sent by the Allah which also includes Jesus, Muhammad, Abraham, Moses and Adam.
- Thorough belief in Angels, the messenger of the Allah
- Full faith in the Judgment day and also thorough faith in life after death means Resurrection.
Islam Religious Hierarchy also focuses on the belief of five pillars which are the fundamental and basic practices of Religious Hierarchy. These five fundamental practices include the ritual prayer, the ritual obeying of the faith, the fasting, and the charity (zakat) and last one being the pilgrimage to the Mecca, termed as the hajj.