Five Pillars of Islam

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Five Pillars of Islam

Five Pillars

Framework of Islam Life

Muslims perform five prayers a day. Prayer in Islam is a direct link between the worshipper and God. Prayers are performed at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset, and night. A Muslim may pray almost anywhere.

The testimony of faith says, "There is no true god but God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God." This means that none has the right to be worshipped but God alone, and that God has neither partner nor son. It is called Shahada, which should be said with conviction in order to convert to Islam.

Testimony of Faith

Giving zakat means 'giving a specified percentage on certain properties to certain classes of needy people.' Our possessions are purified by setting aside a small portion for those in need, and , like the pruning of plants, this cutting back balances and encourages new growth

Every year in the month of Ramadan, all Muslims fast from dawn until sundown, abstaining from food, drink, and sexual relations. By cutting oneself off from worldly comforts, even for a short time, a fasting person gains true sympathy with those who go hungry

The annual pilgrimage (Haji) to Mecca is an obligation once in a lifetime for those who are physically and financially able to perform it. The annual Haji is performed in the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar. Male pilgrims wear special simple clothes which strip away distinctions of class and culture so that all stand equal before God






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