5 Pillars Of Islam Research Paper

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“Muslim means “Submission to the will of God”” – BBC Religions. Islam is a religion similar to Judaism or Christianity in the sense that they believe that there is only one God, “Allah”. Muslims believe that Allah is the same as the God in Judaism and Christianity. Muslims also believe that there are many prophets, some of the most important are Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and the final prophet, Muhammad. Muhammad’s was ordinary; he married a rich woman and got a job from her father who later became a Caliph. Muhammad became the most important prophet in Islam when he began the religion. Muhammad was born in Mecca, but when he realized he was a prophet and that the people in his village would not believe him, he began his Hijrah. He traveled…show more content…
The first of the 5 Pillars of Islam is Shahadah, this pillar simply states: “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his prophet”. The second of the 5 Pillars is Salat, the prayer, Muslims as young as seven years old are required to pray five times each day no matter where they are. At offices, they even have shrines outside, for their convenience during Salat. The third pillar is Zakat, charity; every Muslim must give at least 2.5% of their wealth to the poor each year. The fourth pillar is Sawm, fasting, in the month of Ramadan every adult Muslim who is in good health must not eat or drink during the hours when the sun is up; when the sun sets they can eat and drink. They choose the month of Ramadan because that is when the Koran was first revealed. The Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam; the Hajj is a pilgrimage to Mecca that must be done by every Muslim in their lifetime, on the condition that they can afford it. Mecca is a very holy place because it is the birthplace of Muhammad as well as the site of the Kaaba, which resides “at the most sacred point within this most sacred mosque, making it the most sacred location in Islam.”-Wikipedia The Kaaba is believed to be built by Abraham and his son, Ishmael then passed down to

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