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o What are the central beliefs of Islam, and how are they reflected in the "Five Pillars” (McInerney, 2003)? The concept of a set of “pillars” or duties within Islam is an old one, but such a list is not found in the Qur’an. In most contemporary understandings of Sunni Islam, the five pillars are said to consist of: Shahadah —bearing witness to the unity of God and the prophet hood of Muhammad Salat —Ritual prayers. Hajj —Pilgrimage to Mecca. Zakat —Charity. Sawm —Fasting during Ramadan Carrying out these obligations provides the framework of a Muslim's life, and weaves their everyday activities and their beliefs into a single cloth of religious devotion. No matter how sincerely a person may believe, Islam regards it as pointless to live life without putting that faith into action and practice. Carrying out the Five Pillars demonstrates that the Muslim is putting their faith first, and not just trying to fit it in around their secular lives Which of the Five Pillars do you feel would be easiest to fulfill, and which would be the
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Unformatted text preview: most challenging (McInerney, 2003)? I think that the shahadah is the easiest way to understand the unity of god because when you read the bible it also explains the unity of god and that is the best way to understand the way god was and how he helped out people that were in need of help and also had the ability to heal people that needed to be healed. So I think that the unity of god is one of the easiest ways and not only can anyone understand the way the life was when Jesus Christ was alive and also how he sacrificed his life for our sins. The Muslims were very stricked on there religion and they are very faithful to there religious beliefs and how everything is done. I believe that till this day they are still faithful. Some of the Muslims are not as faithful to there religion as people were back in the ancient times. When they had to and they had no choice but now people have rights and they can do what they want to do. Heather Lisowski...
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