5 Pillars Of Islam

The Muslim religion consists of many practices and obligations for their people to live a responsible life while living for Allah. One of the major practices of Muslims is following The Five Pillars of Islam. Many Muslims believe that if you don’t put these practices into action, then life is practically pointless. The Five Pillars shows if Muslims put their faith or real life as their main priority. The Five Pillars of Islam plays a huge role in the religion and is essential to live a life following Islam. The Five Pillars consists of Salat, Shahadah, Hajj, Sawm, and Zakat. Salat requires Muslims to perform the ritual prayer at least five times a day. The Shahadah is the profession of the Muslim faith. The Hajji is the traditional pilgrimage …show more content…
Zakat is just another word for growth and purification. Muslim people believe that all things belong to God, so it is their responsibility as humans to distribute their wealth. The Zakat is basically giving a certain amount of your properties to the less fortunate. This also means giving to charity as much as one would please. Muslims believe that all their items and possessions will be purified if they donate to charity. The giving of alms isn’t specifically mentioned in the Quran, but they still believe that they have a priority to give to the needy. According to the website BBC, “Zakat does not refer to charitable gifts given out of kindness or generosity, but to the systematic giving of 2.5% of one 's wealth each year to benefit the poor” (“Five Pillars of Islam,” 2009). Basically, the author is saying that Muslims don’t donate a certain amount because they feel sorry for someone, but rather they give a specific percentage of their profit to help the poor in order to follow the Zakat. This practice basically helps Muslims involve their faith with their daily activities to devote their life to the Islamic religion. They can learn how to obey God and how to learn self-discipline within their religion by following this practice. The Zakat is a way for Muslims to follow their faith in more ways and to grow as an individual by giving back to the lesser people in their own …show more content…
They have many obligations that they are responsible for, but that comes with being a Muslim of strong faith. There are several different sacrifices they have to make, like the fasting during the month of Ramadan, which allows them to grow more in their faith. Getting immersed in your faith is such a major factor in living a life with purpose in the eyes of Muslims. The Five Pillars of Islam is a great standard to follow by for any type of person with values and it allows Muslims to be persistent in their

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