The Five Pillars of Islam

I think it would be an interesting topic to explore different kinds of religions and the principles that each follow. The first religion I’ll be looking into is Islam. I better start things off by putting out a disclaimer that the Islamic faith or any other beliefs. I will be writing about in post or in future posts aren’t the faith that I grow up in.

All the information I have now came from research. Although I have to say that I’ve taken all the classes of A ‘level religion, I never took the full exam for a lot of personal reasons. Hence, yes, while looking things up, my memory kicked in. The Islamic faith seems to be based on five principles these are:

  • Shahadah – Allah is the only God and Muhammad is his messenger.

They need to accept that as their personal truth and obey all the commitments of Islam in their everyday life.

  • Salat – carry out ritual prayers five times a day.

The times are dawn, before sunrise, midday, after the sun passes its highest, the late part of the afternoon, just after sunset and between sunset and midnight.

  • Zakat– paying alms (or charity) tax to benefit the poor and the needy
  • Sawm – fasting during the month of Ramadan (their lent)

This means that during daylight in the month of Ramadan, no food or drinks are consumed, no smoking or sexual activity.

  • Hajj – a pilgrimage to Mecca.

A person of Islamic is asked to go to a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their life if they can afford it.

The Five Pillars of Islam - Nour Academy

Thanks for reading,

Alex

7 thoughts on “The Five Pillars of Islam

  1. Only reason I haven’t converted to Islam is their beliefs surrounding Jesus. (Really, I need to talk to a local imam, but none of my Muslim friends tell me where they worship or who to at least contact to discuss this with!!!) I’m not Christian, either, or the at very least, I am not trinitarian and this can’t take in the Eucharist at almost any church, whether Catholic, Orthodox (Christian), Protestant, Reformed, or otherwise. To me Jesus was just a teacher, not some superhuman or demigod being. Violates the Shemah, based on Deuteronomy 6:12, But coming from a sociological angle, I love the influence over cultural, scientific, and other contributions to world history. Especially their contribution of coffee. ☕☕☕☕☕

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