The 5 Pillars of Islam

The 5 Pillars of Islam

The key practices of a Muslim are known as the Five Pillars of Islam. They are obligatory and include the Shahadah (the declaration of faith), Salah (the five daily prayers), Sawm (fasting), Zakah (charity), and Hajj (the pilgrimage to Makkah).

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HajjInformation about Hajj; the pilgrimage to Makkah - The fifth pillar of Islam, at least once in a lifetime for the physically fit and who can afford to go.
SalahInformation related to prayer in Islam; Salah means the five daily prayers consisting of Fajr, Dhuhr, Asr, Maghrib, and Isha.
SawmInformation about fasting; Sawm - Giving up food and drink during the daylight hours, especially in the month of Ramadhan but also throughout the year.
ShahadaThe Shahadah means to declare the belief in no God but Allah, and that Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, is the messenger of Allah.
ZakahInformation related to charity; Zakah, the third pillar of Islam, and other Islamic forms of giving a share of wealth to people in need.

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