Islam: The Five Pillars Of Islam

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Islam the second largest monotheistic religion worldwide which began in the seventh century when Prophet Muhammad received the first revelation from angel Gabriel at the age of forty. One of the most important task of a Muslim is to be able to perform the 5 pillars in their lifetime which are the overall framework of Islam which were revealed to the prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The Five pillars include: Shahadah, the profession of faith Salat, prayers, Zakat, charity, Sawm, fasting and lastly, Hajj, pilgrimage to the Mecca. Prophet Muhammad lived a tragic life before the age of twelve because he was born a few weeks before the death of his father and it was not long until his mother died when Muhammad was at the age of six. Prophet Muhammad…show more content…
Salat is performed five different times of the day. The first prayer is Salat-ul-Fajr which is the morning Prayer, than it is Salat-ul-Zuhr the noon prayer,next is Salat-ul-Asr, the afternoon prayer,afterward is the Salat-ul-Maghrib, the evening prayer, and lastly is Salat-ul-Isha, which is the night prayer. The direction of each Salat is very important as every Muslim must face toward the Kaaba which is seen as a focal point for Muslims to direct themselves when doing Salat. Allah says in Surah Al-Baqarah the importance of facing the right direction for prayer as it states in the Quran that “So from wherever you go out [for prayer, O Muhammad] turn your face toward al- Masjid al-Haram, and indeed, it is the truth from your Lord. And Allah is not unaware of what you do. And from wherever you go out [for prayer], turn your face toward al-Masjid al-Haram. And wherever you [believers] may be, turn your faces toward it in order that the people will not have any argument against you, except for those of them who commit wrong; so fear them not but fear Me. And [it is] so I may complete My favor upon you and that you may be guided”(Quran 2:149-150). By Muslims praying five times a day it is a way of them to be aware of their faith and also the main purpose of life which is to serve Allah at all times. The first cycle of Prayer is the Adhan which is the Islamic call prayer and used to inform others of the time of prayer. Before each prayer the imaan must say the adhan which is “Allahu akbar allahu akbar,Allahu akbar allahu akbar, Ash-hadu anla ilaha illah Allah Ash-hadu anla ilaha illah Allah Ash-hadu anna muhammadar-rasulullah Ash-hadu anna muhammadar-rasulullah Hayya as-salah Hayya as-salah Hayya alal-falah Hayya alal-falah Allahu akbar allahu akbar La ilaha illa Allah”. The salat consist on recitation of the Quran and a sequence movement in the order of Standing, bowing, prostrating,and

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