five pillars of Islam

five pillars of Islam - The third pillar is Zakat is paying...

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The five pillars of Islam serve as the core beliefs for Muslims. They serve as the backbone of the religion. In the Islamic faith, a person who fulfills the five pillars of faith remains in the faith of Islam. In order to be in the faith 100% the member must repent of their sins in order to be saved. The five pillars of Islam faith is the testimony of faith (Shahada), prayer (Salat), giving (Zakat), fasting (Sawm) and the pilgrimage (Hajj). The first pillar is Shahada is the daily confession or testimony of faith. In order to become a member of Islamic faith you have to abide by the pillar to become a Muslim. The Islamic decree states “There is no true God (deity) but God (Allah), and Muhammad is the messenger (prophet) of God. Muslims must only worship God alone. The second pillar is Salat is the daily ritual prayer. Each day, Muslims are to say a prayer to confess their sins, starting with purifying their body ending with purifying their soul. The daily prayer must be done at least five times a day beginning at dawn and ending by sunset.
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Unformatted text preview: The third pillar is Zakat is paying the alms tax. It is known as helping out the less fortunate like giving out charity. It helps the person who gives out the charity because it moves him/her towards holiness and is considered worshipping God. The fourth pillar is Sawm is fasting during the month of Ramadan. This is where an entire month consists of fasting. In order to be in the Islamic faith you have to deny your needs and follow Allah. Within the month of fasting you cannot have sex, drink, or eat during daylight hours. The last pillar is Hajj is the pilgrimage to Mecca. In the Quran it states that all Muslims should make a trip to Mecca if they are able. The pilgrimage serves as a sacrifice financially and an act of worshipping God. You learn about the five pillars of faith in the Quran. The pillars are religious duties that are expected of by every member. They were developed a few decades after the death of Muhammad....
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This note was uploaded on 08/14/2011 for the course HUM 130 taught by Professor Georgegreaves during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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