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The 5 pillars of Islam. The 5 Pillars of Islam. Faith or belief in the Oneness of God and the finality of the prophethood of Muhammad; Establishment of the daily prayers; Concern for and almsgiving to the needy; Self-purification through fasting; and

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The 5 pillars of islam

The 5 pillars of Islam


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The 5 Pillars of Islam

  • Faith or belief in the Oneness of God and the finality of the prophethood of Muhammad;

  • Establishment of the daily prayers;

  • Concern for and almsgiving to the needy;

  • Self-purification through fasting; and

  • The pilgrimage to Mecca for those who are able.


Shahadah witnessing

Shahadah - Witnessing

  • To do this one must simply state publicly "Ashaduallailahailla Allah, waashaduannaMuhammedar-rasool Allah".

  • This means, "I bear witness that there is no God other than Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammed is His messanger."

  • A genuine, heartfelt message is needed

  • Accepting Allah as the one true God and Muhammad as His messanger


Salat prayer

Salat - Prayer

  • In prayer, every muscle of the body joins the soul in prayer to Allah

  • Prayer is mandatory for men who are sane and mature, and for women who are not menstruating and not with child

  • Some requirements are needed for prayer:

    • Performing wudu - ritually cleaning the body clothes and ground used for prayer.

    • Clothing - one must be covered in the manner according to his gender.

    • Facing the Ka'ba (refered to as the Qibla)

    • Intention - merely saying in your mind that you are attempting to pray and gain the benefits from within


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Salat - Prayer


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Salat - Prayer

  • Prayer is required at least 5 times a day

  • Times of the 5 daily prayers are:

    1.Fajr-Before sunrise. 2.Zuhr-After the sun begins to decline from its zenith. 3.Asr-Mid-afternoon. 4.Magrib-Just after sunset. 5.Isha-night.

  • Prayer should be occur at both day and night

  • Prayer should be made up if missed

  • Prayer can also be said for times of gratitude towards Allah


Zakah charity

Zakah - Charity

  • Obligatory charity is an act of worship

  • Purifies your heart of selfishness and greed as well as other negative feelings

  • Fosters good will and warm wishes

  • Zakah is paid after paying taxes and other family expenses

  • Giving your name is not necessary when giving Zakah unless it helps give more by others


Sawm fasting

Sawm - Fasting

  • Fasting is abstaining from the following between dawn and sunset:

    • Eating

    • Drinking

    • Sexual encounters

  • Teaches severe love of God through sacrifice

  • Fasting is mandatory during the month of Ramadan


Hajj pilgrimage

Hajj – Pilgrimage

  • It is obligatory to make on pilgrimage to Mecca once in a person’s lifetime

  • Muslims from all walks of life assemble at Mecca to praise Allah

  • It commemorates the rituals of Muhammad and his son, the first pilgrims of Allah

  • Muslims go to Mecca to glorify Allah, not a man


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