Five Pillars Of Islam

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Arkhan al Islam or the five pillars of faith are the foundations of Islam which govern the everyday actions and practices of Islamic adherents around the world. These core teachings of Islam are essential in order for Muslims to be able to efficiently express and practice their beliefs. Adherents are expected to follow these pillars as it is stated in the Qur’an, believed to be the direct word of Allah, revealed through the revelation to the prophet Muhammad. The five pillars are a crucial part of Islam, therefore being perfect examples of expressions of faith, as they shape how the Islamic faith is lived out. Both Sunni and Shi’ia Muslims agree of the fundamentals of Islam, and carry out practicing these beliefs in similar yet slightly altered ways. By living out these pillars, adherents are showing full submission to Allah and will assist adherents in gaining a place in the afterlife.

Shahadah is the Muslim declaration or testimony of faith. The words “There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad (PBUH) is His messenger.” are recited in order to affirm Islamic adherents belief in Allah and in the prophet Muhammad being God’s final messenger. By reciting this testimony of Islamic faith, adherents acknowledge that Allah has an exclusive right to be worshipped and only Him, as well as accepting the prophethood of Muhammad, being the last and final messenger of Allah. Shahadah must be stated by a Muslim, as if it is not said nor known, then one may not call themselves a
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