Ii the second pillar of islam salah prayer a

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II. The second pillar of Islam: Salah –Prayer a. Individuals have a direct relationship with God. b. Turn towards the Kaabah (in the city of Mecca) and pray five times daily. And Friday prayer (Jummah) is also mandatory. b.i. Names of obligatory prayers: Fajr (Dawn prayer), Zuhr (Noon prayer), Asr (After-noon prayer), Maghrib (Sunset prayer), Isha (Evening Prayer) c. Can be performed individually, with a group, at home, at work, or outside. But it’s recommended to pray in a Masjid (Mosque). III. The third pillar of Islam: Zakat –Charity a. “Social responsibility is considered part of one’s service to God.” (1) b. Fixed portions of a Muslims possessions or income go to the community and especially the neediest members. c. 2.5% of persons total net worth. IV. The fourth pillar of Islam: Sawm –Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan a. “The fast is an act of deep personal worship in which Muslims seek a richer perception of God.” (1) b. Exercises self-control, because Muslims must refrain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset. They must also abstain from sex and other sensual pleasures in this month. c. Sensitivity to the poor and less fortunate is also heightened in this month. d. Each sunset is broken with a special dinner called: Iftar and perform additional prayers (Tarawih) after the evening prayer.
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  • Spring '08
  • Richards
  • Islam, Ramadan, Khadijah Peek CRS, Introduction I. Attention-getting

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