Importance Of The Five Pillars Of Islam

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There are the Five Pillars of Faith within Islam, all of which partake in an extremely important role in the lives of worldwide Muslim adherents. They include Shahada (referring to beliefs), Salat (prayer), Zakat (charity), Sawm (fasting/Ramadan), and Hajj (pilgrimage). The Five Pillars of Islam are all different acts of worship to show devotion to Allah that transform and develop individual adherents, and powers the foundation of Islam and its core teachings. Within the sacred texts of Islam, there are many Surahs (chapters) of the Qur’an and extracts from the Hadith that clearly demonstrate the importance of the Five Pillars of Islam to adherents worldwide and their lives. Shahada is the declaration of faith for Islam, Salat strengthens faith and reminds Muslims that Allah is above all else, Zakat maintains the selflessness of Muslims, Sawm develops self-control and rid sins, and Hajj serves as a penance while strengthening the connection of adherents worldwide and Allah.

The First Pillar of Islam, Shahada, is important to Muslim’s lives because it is the first step of becoming a true, devoted adherent of Islam, the declaration of faith. Shahada is the Islamic testimony that acknowledges the absoluteness and oneness of God (Tawhid) and the role of his messenger Muhammad. It reminds adherents (of their purpose:) that their day should be spent worshipping only him (monotheism) and shows Muslim’s utter commitment to their religion/faith, demonstrating the core teachings of

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