Allah (swt) mentioned that he not only revealed the Quran to the Prophet (ﷺ) but its correct understanding and interpretation. To understand why the sunnah is so important, we will explore all these references from Quran, and review what Prophet (ﷺ) said regarding it. We will also review the stand of companions of Prophet towards sunnah, and those who followed them in their path.
Relationship between Pillars of Islam & development of excellent moral & character: Good Moral and Ethics are deeply rooted into Islamic Teachings, both in أصل الدين and فروع. The Prophet (ﷺ) said “I have been sent to perfect the noble qualities of character” [Muwatta Malik]. Islamic Shariah focuses heavily on Tazkiya Nafs (تزكية النفس – cleansing of inner self) and character building. This article attempts to explain 5 main Pillars of Islam and then relate them to Good Character building and Ethics. Five Pillars include Tawheed (Believe in Oneness of Allah), Salat (prayers), Zakat (Charity), Sawm (Fasting), and Hajj (Pilgrimage to Makkah).