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Unformatted text preview: abstention from food, drink, sex, and smoking. All Muslims are encouraged to fast from time to time, but during Ramadan fasting is required for the entire month. The fifth and final pillar is Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. All who can afford to make the pilgrimage are expected to do so. I believe the easiest of the Five Pillars for me to fulfill would be Zakat. I like to think of myself as a giving person; I know I would not have a problem giving a small percentage of my income to those who are in need. I believe that two and a half percent is not too much to ask for you to help people who are less fortunate than yourself. I believe the hardest of the Five Pillars for me to fulfill would be Fasting. I do not think I could go a full month without eating, drinking, and smoking Newport cigarettes. I honestly could not make it a week. I have so much respect for them for being so devoted that they could accomplish it once a year....
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