Shahadah is the entry gate to religion Islam. It is a proclamation in which a Muslim declares the Oneness of ALLAH Almighty and the Prophet hood of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Two things to keep in mind, first and the most important thing is that its proclamation should not be done only verbally, rather, a Muslim has to believe in Shahadah from the heart as well. The second thing that should be considered pertaining to Shahadah is that a person can not enter in Islam and become a Muslim without believing that Prophet (PBUH) is the Last Prophet of ALLAH Almighty along with attesting to the Oneness of ALLAH Almighty.
Holy Quran is a sacred book of Islam that contains doctrine for all Muslims. The fact is that Holy Quran, is not just a book rather it contains almost all kinds of guidelines, codes and solution of every problem that a Muslim needs while his stay on this earth in order to live life in a successful and better way. Holy Quran speaks about all the topics like sociology, politics, economics, business, science, governance, learning and so many others.
As religion Islam is a complete code of life, in the similar way, Holy Quran contains all the codes and topics that are required to live a righteous and virtuous life. This is why it is necessary for Muslims to understand the meaning of Holy Quran in addition to simply reciting it. The Holy Quran, the Holy Book of ALLAH Almighty, provides the complete code of life for the Muslims to live a good, sin free, chaste, rewarding life in obedience to the commandments of ALLAH Almighty, in the worldly life and to gain salvation in the life hereafter.
Hajj is an obligatory Pilgrimage and is a religious obligation that is performed by physical and financial able Muslims once in a life. Like Zakaat is an obligation upon only to those people who have the enough wealth to pay this, same like that Hajj is obligatory only on those who are able to perform it. In addition to being a religious obligation, Hajj symbolizes the equality and unity of Muslims throughout the world. Hajj is performed in the month of Zil-Hajj and In the days of Hajj all Muslims, from different corners of world come together to perform the ritual of Hajj.
Regardless of their colour, nationality, cast, status, cultural, social, strata, political, racial difference. Therefore, Hajj is not just a limited to rites and ritual; rather it represents the ideology of religion Islam on a global level. In order to perform Hajj Muslims should have to wear Ihram, clothing of pilgrimage, for male Ihram is consist of two sheets and for females its is loose clothing so that not any part should be visible.