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  • Personal Narrative: Surviving Ramadan Guide

    Surviving Ramadan Guide (Advanced) I am using a throwaway account and Tor to hide my identity. I 'll ATTEMPT to keep this short as possible, but I can 't make any promises. Ignore the terrible grammar and structure, its the content that counts. So as an ex muslim for 6 years, being female with quite strict parents, I have done certain things to survive this month. Ramadan often feels like purgatory or even hell for those who don 't believe and even those who do believe, do not seem to enjoy it either. Unless you muslim hardcore, well then, have a blast, I guess. I 'm not sure if its just me but it seems as if muslims around us become more religious, annoying, grouchy and even aggressive during this unholy month. But lets have a little sympathy, can you really blame them? Fasting for almost whole days, dehydration, broken sleep pattern and excessive praying/worshipping while watching Islamic youtube videos are not healthy habits to keep one fully sane. Food For those who must fast, I recommend you fake it. Do not let ramadan take away any of your freeodm. I repeat, do not let this month interfere too much with your daily routine. Stock up food for ramadan in your room. Obviously, nothing with strong smell or loud. Try to go outside (in a non muslim area) and eat so there is less chance of getting caught. Recommended: - Granola/breakfast bars - Instant Noodles, Pot noodles (I actually brought a mini kettle in my room to make noodles and I suggest you do this too, they are…

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  • Islam: The Five Pillars Of Islam

    only god to worship and Muhammad is his messenger. An important principle is that all things belong to God. The name of the five pillars are shahada, salat, zakat, sawm, and hajj. Each pillar has an important meaning and they are mandatory duties that must be done every single day. Shahada has two declarations, “There is no god, but God,” and “Muhammad is the messenger of God.” The declarations signify the entrance of a Muslim into the broader community of Muslims.…

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  • Followers Of Islam

    However, it is practiced differently among many of its followers depending in the country they live in. According to Ali, Liu, and Humedian, five basic principles that are universally acknowledged by Muslim individuals are the iman, salat, Zakat, sawm, and Hajj (2004). According to their study iman is the belief that there is only one God (Allah) and that Muhammed was his last and final prophet. Salat is a prayer that is arranged for five times a day. Ali, Liu, and Hamedian (2004) explained that…

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  • Religion And Rituals In Islamic Religion

    (afternoon), al-maghrib (sunset) and al-‘isha (evening). (Maris, J, 2014) The zakat, or Alms tax, is the third of the five pillars and is an obligatory act ordained by Allah that is to be performed by every adult and able-bodied Muslim. The main purpose of zakat is to keep those who are wealthy clean from sin. It is a form of Sadaquah (charity), which is obligatory to all Muslims. (Maris, J, 2014) The fourth of the five pillars is sawm (otherwise known as siyam), which is also known as fasting…

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  • The Judaic Faith: The Five Pillars Of Islam

    Community in the Islamic faith is deeply integrated into the religion. For Islam you must follow the five pillars of Islam, in which each pillar is a compulsory act. These five pillars of Islam revolve around ummah. Ummah is an Arabic word that means community. The pillars are the salat, sawm, zakat, hajj, and the shahada. Salat, the first pillar is for the prayers, in this religion prayers are performed 5 times a day. There are specific times that one must pray while praying everyone in the…

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  • Fasting: The Five Pillars Of Faith

    Introduction: Fasting is one of the five Pillars of Faith. Fasting in Arabic means sawm. The word sawm means, “to abstain”. Fasting is abstaining from everything forbidden during fasting from the break of dawn to sunset. Drinking, eating and are prohibited during this time. Before a person starts their fast they must have the intention do so, if not Allah does not accept the fast. The intention does not need to be said verbally, but must be with the sincerity of heart and mind. …

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  • Islamic Culture Essay

    existence has been revealed to humankind through specially appointment people called prophets or messengers. The first prophet in the Muslim culture is considered Adam and the final prophet was Muhammad. Muslims also believe in Judgment Day, this is the day where all people on earth will be judged for their actions in their first life. Those who followed Allah’s rules will be rewarded by an eternity in paradise, and those left will be sent to hell to serve their punishment. The sixth and final…

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  • Islam In Australia

    The five pillars consist of Shahadah, Salat, Zakat, Sawm, and Hajj. Shahadah is the act of a Muslim sincerely reciting the Muslim profession of faith that expresses two fundamental beliefs. The profession of faith is “there is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah”. The second pillar, Salat, is the performing of sacred rituals and prayers in a proper and respectful way five times a day. Zakat, is the paying of alms (or charity) to those less fortunate, poor or needy. Sawm, is…

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  • 5 Pillars Of Islam Essay

    The five pillars of Islam are the framework for a Muslim person 's religious life. The pillars are Shahada, Salat, Zakat, Sawm, and Hajj. Both the Sunni and Shi’a agree on the essential principles of the pillars despite their other fundamental differences. These pillars are commanded by their god called Allah. Performing the pillars allows muslims to combine their religious and secular lives into a single unit of devotion. The fulfillment of the pillars is seen more as an obligation or duty…

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  • The Five Pillars Of Islam

    This pillar states that everyone should be treated equally so you should give to the poor and needy. When giving to the less fortunate, you should do it in private, not out in the open. Almsgiving is usually for the needy, but can also be used for paying your taxes as well. Although almsgiving is not very defined in the Qur’an, it is still expected of every Muslim to follow it and do the right thing. The fourth pillar of Islam is sawm, or fasting. To show your faith in Allah that you believe in…

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