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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.
- Spring '09