CheckPoint Five Pillars of Islam

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CheckPoint: Five Pillars of Islam CheckPoint: Five Pillars of Islam Angelia Hilley HUM/130 July 22, 2011 Instructor Johnson
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CheckPoint: Five Pillars of Islam CheckPoint: Five Pillars of Islam What are the central beliefs of Islam, and how are they reflected in the “Five Pillars” ? The “Five Pillars” are as follows: The first pillar is the reciting of the creed, "There is no god but the One God, and Mohammed is his prophet." Muslims repeat this many times every day, believing that saying this in faith and sincerity makes one a Muslim. The second pillar is daily prayer. Muslims must pray five times each day, facing Mecca, the holy city in Saudi Arabia. The third pillar is the giving of alms. Muslims are very concerned about caring for the poor, requiring set percentages of income to be given to aid the impoverished. The fourth pillar is fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Muslim year, commemorating the giving of the Koran to Mohammed. All faithful Muslims fast from dawn to dusk during this month.
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