1.) List and fully explain the five pillars of the Muslim faith. When describing the five pillars of the Muslim faith, it is believed that this was the main foundation of the Muslim way of life. These five pillars give a true identity when it comes to the Muslim faith
Manpreet Chatha Paper # 01 Religion 101 Islam and Christianity are wide spread religions in the world. Contrast based on five pillars of Islam and Christianity rituals. In this paper I will explain their differences and similarities based on Prothero and Paden, using paradigms “rituals”. The concept of rituals are more important in understanding religion.
No matter how sincerely a person may believe, it is pointless to live life without putting that faith into action and practice. The most important Muslim practices are the Five Pillars of Islam. These duties are rooted in the teachings of the Qur’an and in the example of the prophet, Muhammad. Therefore, Muslims are expected to observe them with the utmost respect and devotion. These pillars form the foundation for all good deeds and acts of worship to God. And, carrying out the Five Pillars demonstrates that faith comes first.
The Five Pillars of Islamic Belief In order for something to be strong and successful it must have a solid foundation, otherwise, it will crumble and fall. For example, a tall building cannot withstand the brutal force of nature if it does not have a strong foundation. A person cannot remain physically healthy if they don’t have the foundation or habits of eating right and exercising every single day. This idea also applies to religion, specifically the Islamic religion. Like all religions, Islam is built up of various beliefs, practices, and principles that vary from different branches. However, all branches of Islam are based off five simple beliefs or pillars that serve as the solid foundation for this religion.
Prothero admits that Christianity is the great religion in the world this is not mean that Islam is not popular religion in fact he compare Islam with fast growing religion which mean people from other religion also follow the Islam and the growing rate is more than Christianity. Islam religion believe in the only God, “Allah” which they consider as the true God. Muhammad is God’s messenger. Prothero outlines five pillars which are followed by Islamic and shows the difference of Islam from Christianity based on rituals. This five pillars are also belonging to true Muslims and based on rituals more. This pillars are Shahadah (The profession of faith), salat (prayer), zakat (charity), sawn (fasting), and hajj (pilgrimage). Shahadah is the central pillar. Prothero explains that “I testify that there is no god but God, and Muhammad is the messenger of God.” This are two truths and to become a true Muslim this truth is the realty of muslim religion and need all Muslims to testify to this creed. Salat is the most powerful example of ritual and paden believed that salat is the good example of small- scale renewal. Salat is the combination of reciting liturgical texts and
The Five Pillars are Shahadah, Salat, Zakat, Sawm, and Hajj. 2 First is Shahadah, when one devoutly and sincerely professes their Muslim faith. Next is Salat which is the act of performing the ritual prayers. These ritual prayers take place every day of the week, five times a day, being before dawn, noon, afternoon, sunset and evening. Then comesZakat, the giving money to the poor and needy in the form of charity. Following is Sawm, a term meaning the fasting period during the month of Ramadan. Lastly is the Hajj which is a pilgrimage to Mecca. This pilgrimage is an obligation of all able bodied and healthy Muslims to be completed at least once in their lifetime. 2
Since the 9/11 terrorist attack, Americans have a tendency to relate Muslims to terrorist attacks. The Paris Attack, San Bernardino shooting, and Donald Trump’s hatred speech against Muslims have caused the discrimination to increase at a rapid rate. Muslims are constantly discriminated on a daily basis
They follow the 5 Pillars of Islam. the first pillar is Shahada. This means testifying to god’s oneness. The second pillar is Salat. A good muslim is expected to pray. The third pillars is Zabat. giving charity,the fourth pillar is Sawm.: Fast, the five pillars is Hajj.: Pilgrimage-Journey and Muslims follow the 5 pillars of islam
Islam has been one of the most important religion for many people for hundreds of years, however not that many people knew of the religion. Islam, began in Mecca, claimed to be the revelation of God Allah through the angel Gabriel to a man named Muhammad. The God, Prophets, and
Like most religions, the Muslim faith is no different in that it there is no one way to practice it. For example Christianity. Not every Christians devoutly goes to church every Sunday. Those within the Muslim faith practice it with their own unique interpretation. Despite the different interpretations, there is
The Islam religion prays 5 times a day. Which is called salaat/salah. All muslims are to participate in this ritual. They pray between first light and sunrise, when the sun is in the middle in the sky, and between darkness and midnight. Before they pray they cleans themselves. The reason they do this is because they believe cleanliness is half of faith.
The Five Pillars of Islam are five primary obligations that a Muslim must fulfill in his or her lifetime and they form the basic identity of a Muslims, their faith, beliefs and practices (The Five Pillars, 2015, para. 1). The Second Pillar of Islam is Salah (prayer) in which many Muslims around the world will turn individually and collectively to Makkah (Islam's holiest city) and offer up five daily prayers at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset and evening (The Five Pillars, 2015, para. 3). Every Muslim when facing Makkah is not just turning to face Makkah but is actually turning towards Makkah to face the Kaba which Muslims believe is a house of worship that Abraham built with his son
Like many other religions, the Muslim faith has experienced many changes and branches. Like Christianity, the original faith is still practiced by some, but others have started new branches with their own unique interpretation being Muslim. Despite these differences within the Muslim religion, one set of rules for moral guidance is central to all. These rules are the Five Pillars of Islam. The Five Pillars act as a moral compass for Muslims and are universally accepted as they are mentioned specifically in the Qur’an, the sacred Muslim book of God’s words as they were recited to Muhammad (Molloy, 425).
Religions do not spread just because of one reason. In order for a religion to thrive, many factors must help it spread throughout the world. In Islam specifically there were a multitude of factors for the success. The main goal for the religion is not to spread, but rather to
For my paper I decided to choose the religion of Islam. I decided to pick this religion because of its fast growing rate. It is also different from what I am used to growing up with, so I was interested in learning more. I had learned some basic facts after