The Islamic spiritual program revolves around one building a connection with God based upon the edicts and teachings found in the Holy Quran and the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad and his family (Ahlul Bayt). The core of a Muslims spiritual life revolves first and foremost around the five mandatory daily prayers. These prayers spaced out between the early morning, mid-day time, and the evening time are special times in the day where one places aside their worldly responsibilities and addresses their creator. These formalized prayers remind a Muslim of their responsibility and commitment to the Islamic ideals laid out to them by their Creator. Other important facets in the Islamic spiritual program include the mandatory fast in the Islamic month of Ramadhan, the giving of charity, abstaining from what has been prohibited according to the religious edicts, and the pilgrimage to Mecca.
These different acts which Muslims are required to do ultimately aid them in their quest of connecting with God and enhancing the love of God which they hold. The true “spiritual” personality in the religion of Islam is the one who is always in a state cognizant of God, to the extent that even when he carries out his worldly responsibilities he does so with the intention of seeking nearness to God. Based on this definition, a Muslim who is upon this spiritual quest is one who carries out his responsibilities to his creator and to his community. Without fulfilling both of these responsibilities, one has not embarked upon their spiritual quest properly.