The Five Pillars Of Islam And Islam

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During the last day of discussion of Islam, we discussed the 5 Pillars of Islam which is the foundation of what Muslim life should entail. Islam considers the 5 Pillars of Islam to be important when building a life of meaning, purpose, and fulfilment. The first Pillar is referred to as the Shahadah, which means declaration of faith. Islam is a monotheistic religion; Muslims believe that there is only one God, Allah. According to the 5 Pillars of Islam, the first Pillar involves saying the Shahadah, “There is no god, but Allah, and Muhammad is His Prophet”. But when chanting the Shahadah, a Muslims must genuinely, whole-heartedly, and thoughtfully recite the declaration of faith. I ended up learning the difference between Islam and Christianity …show more content…
Muslims believes in one God whereas Hindus believe in many Gods. In Hinduism, there is a countless number of Gods that they pray to and seek for guidance. However, both Muslims and Hindus have the same motives for praying to the God or Gods. In Hinduism, there are particular Gods that Hindus can ask for support, guidance, or assistance with either passing school exams or acing an interview for a potential job. Islam is just the same in which people will pray to Allah in times of pain, vulnerability, or sadness by saying, “there is no god but God”. Both religions pray to their God or Gods in order to help them through life …show more content…
In today’s society, people perceive Muslims to be terrorists and murders, but Ryan notices a great thing that is happening within Islam and forgets how much the media around him is just trashing the religion of Islam. If I could give a slogan to people prior to enrolling in this course of “Exploring Religion”, it would be “open-mindedness equals successfulness”. The point of this course is to discover and learn from different religions and a student cannot do that if they are being closed minded with biased beliefs. Then after a student is involved in the academic study of religion, I would say “experience is the key to brilliance”. As I was learning about Hinduism, I can admit that I never truly grasped about the true beliefs and values within Hinduism. Although, when I visited a Hindu Temple, I gained more knowledge from my personal experience at the temple, then simply learning about it in class. Finally, for US citizens 10 years from now, I would tell them “darkness lies within ignorance”. Who knows who our enemies will be and whether it will have to do with religion. However, society’s main issue today is the lack of knowledge about certain populations within religion. Many people stereotype a certain population, however, this isn’t right and causes many problems. People

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