The Five Pillars of Islam Essay

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The Five Pillars of Islam

The central beliefs of Islam are based on the five fundamental practices they are as follows.

Shahadah
"There is none worthy of worship except God and Muhammad is the messenger of God." This is the statement of faith and belief in Allah (God) and the Prophet Muhammad. It’s the declaration of faith that all Muslims required to make. The declaration is a simple two part procedure that announces Allah is the only God and that Mohammed is his messenger. The meaning of this declaration is the belief that the only purpose of life is to serve and obey God, and this is accomplished through the teachings and practices of the last Prophet, Muhammad.

Salat
It’s the performing of prayers spreaded five times in the
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Hajj
Muslims are expected to try and complete at least once in their lifetime. The pilgrimage to Makkah is an obligation only for those who are physically and financially able to do so. The annual hajj begins in the twelfth month of the Islamic year. Being that it’s lunar and not solar, sometime Ramadan fall in the summer months and sometimes in the winter months. The rites of the hajj include going around the Ka'bah seven times, and going seven times between the hills of Safa and Marwa as did Hagar. The close of the hajj is marked by a festival, the 'Id al Adha, which is celebrated with prayers and the exchange of gifts in Muslim communities everywhere.

The easiest of these for me to fulfill I would say “The Shahadah.” Because I can make an oath like that and maintain my belief and faith. However, in times like now with my financial status, even though I’m employed, it’s hard to give up a percentage of my earnings. It’s hard to help the poor and needy when I need help. Praying five times a day, I could try it, although it wouldn’t be in a Mosque it’ll be silently during my travels, when I wake up in the morning, before I go to be, before I eat, and whenever I’m in need or to give praise. A repetitive prayer has no meaning behind it. I pray from the heart because God reads you heart not your mind. I need

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