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Running head: FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM 1 Five Pillars of Islam Brenda McCoy HUM/130 October 10, 2011 David Latoundji
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FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM 2 Five Pillars of Islam Visiting the Holy Land, Monotheism, repenting, prayer, and caring for the poor are the different types of central beliefs that Islam focuses on. Hajj, Zakat, Sawm, Salat, and Shahadah are all part of the Five Pillars of Islam. Shahadah is a Muslim belief that there is only one god; they also have faith in Allah and believe Allah is everything and everywhere. Islamic religion is the first pillar and covers the basics of the Islamic religion. The pillar of Salat gives followers a set schedule for prayer. Muslims pray about five times a day. They pray in Arabic and clean themselves before they pray. Muslims are required to bow when they pray, this symbolizes a type of submission to Allah. Zakat or helping the poor is something that Muslims are required to do, whether it is giving food, money, or anything that is needed to help someone who are less fortunate than themselves. Muslims also help in other
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This note was uploaded on 12/18/2011 for the course HUMANITIES HUM/130 taught by Professor Latoundji during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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HUM130Week6Checkpoint - Running head FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM...

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