Five Pillars Of Islam

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What are the five pillars of Islam, the names and meanings? The Five Pillars of Islam are as follow: Creed, Prayer, Zakat, Swam, and Hajj. Creed (Shahada) is the first pillar of Islam. This is the Islamic creed that states “There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.” This declaration of faith is called Shahada. Non Muslim can become a Muslim by reciting these words and have belief and faith. Prayer (Salat ) A Muslim prayer that is done five time a day, dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset, and nightfall. A prayer is between the worshipper and God. The five prayers contain verses from the Qur’an and are said in Arabic. It not required that attend mosque to pray. An individual can stop and pray anywhere. Charity to the Poor (Zakat): Charity to the poor needy. Muslims believe that all things are own or belong to God and individual riches are in trusted to him. The annual pay is 2.5 percent of what a person owns. Almsgiving or charity is considered a form of worship to God. Fasting (Swam): Takes place during the month of Ramadan, which is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. During this period Muslims fast between dawn and dusk. Muslims abstain from food, drinking, and sexual contact during daylight hours. This is opportunity for Muslims to increase their prayer and devotion time. Pilgrimage (Hajj): This is the pilgrimage that all Muslims are required to take at least one time during their lifetime to Mecca. It does require a financial sacrifice and it is considered to be part of the Muslims worship. The pilgrimage must be made the first half of the last month of the lunar year. Molly, M. (2010). Experiencing the world's religion: Tradition, challenge, and change (5th ed.). New York, NY:

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