Essay on The Five Pillars of Islam

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Islam is a religion of peace. There are 5 pillars of Islam which are mandatory. The five pillars are, Shahadah, Salat, Zakat, Sawm, and Hajj, I will define the five pillars now.
1. Shahadah: Beleiving that there is no God but Allah, and Muhammad [peace be upon him] is his last messanger.
2. Salat: It is the prayers muslims offer five times a day, Fajr, zuhr, asr, maghrib and isha.
3. Zakat: It is to give 2.5% annually of one’s saving to the needy people.
4. Sawm: Fasting during the month of Ramadan to learn to have a control over yourself.
5. Hajj: To go to Mekkah and Medina to perform pilgrimage once in a life time at least, if you can afford it.
Islam began when Gabriel [peace be upon him] came to Muhammad [peace be upon him] when
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We consider him the first person to accept Muhammad [peace be upon him] as a prophet.
Muhammad [peace be upon him] the dearest prophet to Allah (SWT) , Holy Qur’an was relived on Muhammad [peace be upon him] by revelations through Prophet Gibrael [peace be upon him] in 7 years. The religion Islam was completed 1400 years ago, and Muhammad [peace be upon him] is Allah’s last messanger. Muhammad [peace be upon him] is an ideal personality to follow for Muslims, the most noble person that has ever been on this planet. His father died before he was born, and his mother passed away when he was six years old. Muhammad [peace be upon him] was then raised by his grandfather Abdul Mutallib. When Abduk Mutallib passed away, the holy prophet’s uncle Abu Talib took care of him.
Abu Talib was very dear to Prophet Muhammad [peace be upon him], but he did not accept Islam. He started taking care of the prophet since Muhammad [peace be upon him] was about eight years old. The prophet tried to convince his uncle to accept Islam and recite Shahadah till his uncles’ last breath, but he didn’t. He was a true Qurayshi. He refused because he claimed that the Quraysh would mock him and accuse him of saying the shahada because he fears death.
When Muhammad first began to teach about Islam he did so privately and publicly in Mecca. People began to accept Islam, both men and women, in large numbers until the fame of it was spread throughout

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