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Islam 5 pillars

Islam 5 pillars

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The Islamic faith is known as being a part of the Abrahamic (AS) faiths alongside Judaism and Christianity. As part of Muslim doctrine there are five main pillars associated with practicing the faith such as fasting as the website All About Religion discusses.

The 5 pillars of Islam are an integral part of the faith. You can get tools to help you learn about the 5 pillars which can also be distributed to young pupils such as the 5 pillars of Islam KS2 worksheet & 5 pillars of Islam KS3 tool.

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What is the first of the Five Pillars of Islam?

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5 pillars of Islam Shahada: Almost every faith in the world and throughout history has a creed and a major individual who has guided the believers’ lives. Islam’s core element is the, Shahada (confession/profession) which is brief and explicit:

“There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is His Prophet.”

This affirms that God is a unique being and that Muhammad is God’s last and final messenger and greatest Prophet. Muslims believe that the Islamic faith reached its substantial position through the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The Prophet was born over a thousand years ago approximately in A.D. 570, the Prophet became an orphan relatively early in his life. He lost his father, mother, and grandfather by the time he reached eight years of age.

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Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) was brought up by his by his uncle, he never learnt the skills of reading or writing. Upon reaching maturity, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) travelled the caravan route, and at the age of 25 entered the service of a wealthy widow named Khadija (RA). Though she was fifteen years his senior, they were married and the match proved happy in every respect. The much respected lady Khadija (RA) had proposed to the Prophet after having observed his qualities and integrity.

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Muslims refer to the Night of Power when Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), alone in a cave, encountered a Revealer. The vision commanded him three times to “Proclaim!” Arousing from his terrified trance, Muhammad (pbuh) rushed home and fell into convulsions. Coming to, he told Khadija (RA) that he was a Prophet or “one possessed — mad.”

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At first she resisted his assumptions, but on hearing his full story she became his first convert — which Muslims often remark, in itself speaks well for Muhammad’s (RA) authenticity, for if anyone understands a man’s true character it is his wife.

 “Rejoice, O dear husband, and be of good cheer,” she said.

‘You will be the Prophet of this people.” Muhammad’s (pbuh) aim was to show that the life and character of Jesus (AS) had been totally misunderstood and misrepresented; that Jesus (AS) had really come only as a Prophet, only to begin the work which Muhammad (pbuh) himself was destined to complete; namely the restoration of the one true religion to its original purity of a monotheistic faith of Abraham. One of the key elements was ‘tauheed’ ie believing in the oneness of God.

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What is the second of the Five Pillars of Islam?

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Those who follow the Islamic faith require a very physical type of prayer (Salat or Salah) as a physical act of worship. As part of the 5 pillars of Islam Salah is very important. Five times each day the Muslim is expected to face towards Mecca and, either alone or in a congregation, go through a ritual of prayer which signifies in both word and action their submission to Allah. Muslims are admonished to be in constant prayer to keep their lives in perspective — to see it objectively. Prayers are said at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset, and nightfall, and thus determine the rhythm of the entire day.

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What is the third of the Five Pillars of Islam?

Zakat 5 pillars of Islam: One of the most important principles of Islam is that all things belong to God, and that wealth is therefore held by human beings in trust. Islam turns to the practical issue of what should be done about disparity. Zakat (almsgiving or charity) requires that 2Ѕ percent of income and holdings (all capital) be given. Poorer people owe nothing, but those in the middle and upper income brackets should annually distribute among the poor one-fortieth of the value of all they possess. The poor are designated as: those in immediate need; slaves in the process of buying their freedom; debtors unable to meet their obligations; strangers and wayfarers; and those who collect and distribute the alms.

What is the fourth of the Five Pillars of Islam?

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5 pillars of Islam Sawm: Ramadam is a month in the Islamic calendar. To commemorate this holy month, able-bodied Muslims fast for the entire month. From dawn to sunset the Muslim practices Saum, refraining from eating, drinking, smoking, or sexual intercourse. The purpose of fasting underscores self-discipline, dependence on God, and compassion for those who go hungry. For those who can afford it, there is an alternative to fasting — feeding a poor person.

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What is the fifth of the Five Pillars of Islam?

Hajj 5 pillars of Islam: The fifth pillar in the Islamic faith is known as the Hajj. The Hajj is an annual pilgrimage which takes place around a couple of months after Ramadan. The Hajj pilgrimage normally occurs from the 8th onwards of Dhul al-Hijjah which is the final month in the Islamic calendar. Every Muslim who is able to make the journey i.e. has the financial capability and is not in debt should undertake the holy pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime.

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Islam 5 pillars: As Islam is a part of the Abrahamic (AS) faith the Hajj is undertaken in order to follow the footsteps of the Prophet Abraham (AS). When an individual arrives in Saudi Arabia the heartland of the Muslim world for Hajj, special clothing must be worn known as the ihram. The ihram clothing comprises of two white pieces of cloth which are wrapped around the body of a male pilgrim and women will often wear a niqababaya or jilbab. When the pilgrims enter this stage their spiritual journey begins. During the Hajj pilgrims must visit the two holiest cities in Islam Mecca, & Medina also known as the city of the Prophet Mohammed (pbuh). People performing the Hajj will circumnavigate the Holy Kabba by moving around in a cyclical motion as part of the early rituals required during the Hajj.

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Islam 5 pillars: There are numerous rituals undertaken during the Hajj such as men shaving their heads symbolising a new beginning, sacrificial slaughter of an animal to remember the command Prophet Abraham (AS) received from God to sacrifice his son Ishmael (AS) but a lamb was sacrificed in his place through the mercy of God. Other rituals included running several times between the mountains al- Marwah and al- Safa to remember Hajar the wife of the Prophet Abraham (AS) who ran between the mountains searching for water and was granted the blessing of the Zam Zam well. Pilgrims also stone three pillars which represent Satan in the area of Mina. After the various practices related to the Hajj are complete and the sacrificial slaughter undertaken and meat distributed Eid ul Adha is celebrated to mark the end of the Hajj. All the people who undertake the holy pilgrimage are then initiated with the title Hajji for men and Hajjah for women as a sign of respect.

5 pillars of Islam Arabic

  • Shahada: Faith
  • Salah: Prayer
  • Zakāt: Charity
  • Sawm: Fasting
  • Hajj: pilgrimage to Mecca


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