The most central belief in the Islam religion is that there is only one god

The most central belief in the Islam religion is that there is only one god

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The most central belief in the Islam religion is that there is only one god. This ties into the Five Pillars because the Five Pillars all are thing that you need to do to prove yourself to god or Allah. These Five Pillars are like the Ten Commandments in the Catholic religion. Unlike the Ten Commandments the Five Pillars also are ways to help all Islamic followers. Such as Zakat in which wealth from the more wealthy is given to the needy or poorer Islam people, Sawm which is when they fast during Ramadan they do not eat or drink in an effort to become closer to god and to thank god for all the thing he provide for them. The Salah which is performed five times a day is ritual prayer. Many cities have a daily call that tells people when they must do these prayers. For those who want to show their faith to god there is the Hajj in which every able-bodied Muslim who can afford it must make the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in his or her lifetime. When the pilgrim
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Unformatted text preview: is about ten kilometers from Mecca, he must dress in Ihram clothing , which consists of two white seamless sheets. Rituals of the Hajj include walking seven times around the Kaaba, touching the black stone if possible, walking or running seven times between Mount Safa and Mount Marwah , and symbolically stoning the Devil in Mina . The pilgrim, or the hajji , is honored in his or her community, although Islamic teachers say that the Hajj should be an expression of devotion to God instead of a means to gain social standing. The easiest would be the Salah because anyone could pray at certain times during a given day. Many people already do this and it seems to be the least likely thing that will take a toll on your body. The most difficult would have to be the fasting in Sawm ritual going without food for a month seem a little extreme to me. It must be difficult to change your eating habits for eating daily to not eating almost nothing for a month....
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2011 for the course CJS 101 taught by Professor Babalo during the Spring '11 term at Averett Unversity.

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