The Qur'an is Allah's last message to the people of the world. It was revealed to prophet Muhammad to teach people the right way to live their lives. The Qur'an does 5 things, it guides (the belief in the one and only god), spiritual healing (helps Muslims turn away from their lower passions, towards the desire of worshipping and obeying God), puts standards (distinguished between moral and immoral and good and evil), reminds (reminds the world of the teachings of past prophets), and socially changes (calls the Muslim community to encourage what is good, right, and just, and to struggle against wrong, unjust, and evil). The five pillars are Shahadah (the testimony of Faith), meaning believing in only one god; Salat (Prayer, ritual worship), praying five times a day; Zakat (religious tax), those with wealth "give alms"; Sawm (Fasting), the fast of Ramadan which extends from daybreak until sundown each day for a month; and Hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca) The six main beliefs are
-Belief in God,
-Belief in prophets,
-Belief in divinely revealed books,
-Belief in angels,
-Belief in the Day of Judgment,
-Belief in Predestination
Where is this text from? What is its role in Islamic ritual?
In the name of God, the merciful, the compassionatePraise belongs to God, the Lord of all being,The all merciful, the all compassionate,The master of the day of doom,Thee only we serve; thee alone we pray for succor. Guide us in the straight path, the path of those whom Thou hast blessed,Not of those against whom Thou are wrathful, or those who are astray.