Adapted with permission by: Cynthia Melendrez
The Religion of Islam
To inform the audience about the five pillars of Islam.
September 11, 2001. “Islam equals terrorist” is a thought many people
think when they hear the word “Islam.”
I am here to inform to you today about the 5 Pillars of Islam; a
perspective many do not know about in this popular religion.
We live in a very diverse society, and it is important to be informed of
the religions of others so that we can appreciate diversity.
Islam is a very interesting religion. I have spent several weeks researching this
Today, I am going to inform you about the 5 Pillars of Islam which are,
which also recognized as
Let us move on to the first pillar, Salat.
Salat refers to daily prayer in the life of a Muslim.
1. Sub-point: According to Mahmoud Bassiouni in his book titled
Introduction to Islam
1988, he states that Muslims are required to pray five times a day at dawn, noon,
afternoon, sunset, and night. In addition, Bassiouni states in his book that all
praying Muslims face the city in which the founder of Islam, Muhammad
encountered the Angel Gabriel, also known as Mecca, in the direction of the
2. Sub-point: Bassiouni states that the Ka’ba is a cube-like structure made of granite that is