The Quran Foundation (TQF) is a Registered and Non-Profit Organization, based at Hyderabad, India, working for the Social, Educational and Economic development of the poor and underprivileged communities. Registered in 2009 under the Societies registration Act and also registered under 12A of the Income Tax Act 1961. Together with other NGOs, we provide voluntary support for conducting programs aligned with the aims and objectives of The Qur’an Foundation.
THE ISLAMIC PILLARS
The Prophet Muhammad (Sallalaahu Alyhi Wa Sallam said) - Islam is based on five principles.
To bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah,and that Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) is His messenger to all humanbeings till the Day of Judgment. The prophethood of Muhammad obliges Muslims to follow his exemplary life as a model.
Muslims perform five prayers a day as a duty towards Allah. Each prayer only takes a few minutes to perform and is a direct link between the worshipper and god. There are no intermediaries between the worshiper and God. Prayers strengthen and enliven the belief in Allah and inspire man to a higher morality. They purify the heart and prevent temptation towards wrongdoing and evil.
The literal and simple meaning of Zakat is purity, wealth is purified by paying Zakat. As all things belong to God, wealth is therefore held by human beings in trust. Zakat means giving a specified percentage of ones wealth to certain classes of needy people. In addition the individual may give as much as he/she pleases in voluntary charity.
It is to be performed at least once in a lifetime, by those who are physically and financially able to do so. The Ka'bah, which is in the city of Makkah, is the first house of worship appointed for mankind and was built by Prophet Ibrahim and his son Prophet Ismael (Peace Be Upon Them).
Muslims during the month of Ramadan not only abstain from food,drink, and sexual intercourse from dawn to sunset, but also from immoral behaviour. Fasting teaches love, sincerity and devotion. It develops a soundsocial conscience, patience, unselfishness and will-power.