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Pillars of Islam

1st Pillar of Islam ­ Shahadah

This is the first pillar of Islam even though it is the only `non-action' pillar. It is the central pillar and helps muslims build
up their Imaan.

This central pillar means: There is no god but Allah and Muhammad (SAW) is…

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2nd pillar Salah

What does Salah mean?

Salah is the second pillar of Islam and it is the prayer that should be performed five times a day and for the men
preferably in mosque. The five prayers Salah incudes' the Shahadah which affirms that "There is no God but Allah,…

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6. Muslim scholar regard Salah as the most important pillar and according to a Hadith, Prophet Muhammad
(SAW) said, "Salah is the pillar of the Islamic religion and whoever abandons it, demolishes the very pillar
of religion".
7. Prevents the believer from great sins of every kind and from disbelief.…

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3rd pillar Zakah

What is Zakah?

Zakah is one of the five pillars of Islam and it is a duty that is performed on a regular basis. In Islam Muslim believes that
wealth has been given by Allah for the benefit of humanity, so it is compulsory for a Muslim…

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Teaches people that everything is God's and that it is a loan from him and we do not own anything
o And since it is not ours we will not die with it so we don't have to cling on to it
Recognising whether we are rich or poor is…

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4th Pillar of Islam ­ Sawm

Sawm is the third pillar of Islam and it means fasting. Muslims fast during the holy month of Ramadhan, every single day
from dawn till dusk (this is the time when they open their fast). The Qur'an clearly states: that to be a Muslim…

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5th Pillar of Islam ­ Hajj

Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam, and it is the Muslim pilgrimage to Makkah that takes place during the last month of the
year. Every Muslim goes there and worships the Kabaah. It occurs in the month of Dhul Hijjah which is the…

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Go to Jamarat ­ stone shaitaan

At Mina eid ul adha is celebrated ­ reminds muslims they should give up their woprldly posseswssions for the poor

Many men shave their head ­ women cut about two fingers of hair from the tip.

Reasons for Hajj, other than those in the…

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