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The 5 pillars of Islam are a set of 5 pillars which each tell Muslims what they need to do in order to live a good and responsible life.
The main reasons why the pillars are so important, is because they provide the framework of a Muslims life. They believe that they are not properly religious if they don’t put their religion into practise.
Demonstrating the 5pillars, shows that a Muslim is putting their faith first.
Hajj, is a religious trip to Mecca which a Muslim must perform a pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime.
Whilst there, they must wear Imran (white robes), which shows that they are all equal.
They circle the holy Ka’bah a sacred black stone. They circlc it, 7 times, and kiss it.
They must also run between As-safa and Al-marwah which helps the muslims remember an important person in Muslim history. Also, they visit Arafat which is knw as the mount of mercy. They do this while begging for allah’s mercy.
They also throw at 3 pillars, which they think is a bit like ‘toning evil’. The muslim men also cut their hair to show they areclose to Allah. If they can aford it, they may sacrifice an animal. It reminds muslims that they must give up everything for Allah
Shahada is where Muslims must believe that there is only one God and that Muhammed is Allah’s last Prophet and Messenger.
Shahada is what ordinary people have to recite to actually become a Muslim. They are expected to say it out loud in front of everyone, and fully understand what it means.
When a Muslim recites this they proclaim:
That Allah is the only God, and that Muhammad is his prophet
That they personally accept this as true
That they will obey all the commitments of Islam in their life
Salat is the pillar of prayer. You are mean to show your respect for Allah 5 times a day. These are called: 1. Fajr, 2.Dhuhr, 3.Asr, 4.Mughuib and 5.Isha.
Fajr- recited between the breaking of dawn until sunrise (6:46pm)
Dhuhr- recited just after noon (12:28pm)
Asr- recited in the afternoon (15:56pm)
Mughuib- recited as an evening prayer (17:50)
Isha – recited in the late evening (19:44pm)
When they pray, they also have 3 prayer items: Prayer Beads, Prayer Hat and Prayer Mat. They also have a compass wich roughly faces towards Mecca. They also have the sacred book, The Qu’ran
That they will obey all the commitments of Islam in their life Zakat, is when Muslims money to the poor. 2.5% of their wealth goes to the poor every year. It is regarded as a type of worship and of self-purification.
The benefits of Zakat, apart from helping the poor, are as follows:
•Helping a person acknowledge that everything comes from God on loan and that we do not really own anything ourselves •And since we cannot take anything with us when we die we need not cling to it
•Acknowledging that whether we are rich or poor is God's choice •So we should help those he has chosen to make poor
•Freeing oneself from the love of possessions and greed
•Freeing oneself from the love of money
•Freeing oneself from love of oneself
The 2.5% rate only applies to cash, gold and silver, and commercial items. There are other rates for farm and mining produce, and for animals.
Sawm, or fasting, is the holy month of Ramadan. Fasting is where Muslims are not allowed to eat or drink until 2am. Ramadan is a period of time where Muslims show their true appreciation to Allah. They fast and do not eat, drink or have sex.
People that are 12, sick or pregnant do not have to take part in the process.
There are many good reasons for this fast, including:
Becoming spiritually stronger
Appreciating God's gifts to us
Sharing the sufferings of the poor and developing sympathy for them
Realising the value of charity and generosity
Giving thanks for the Holy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/texts/quran_1.shtmlQur'an, which was first revealed in the month of Ramadan
Sharing fellowship with other Muslims
During Ramadan many Muslims will try to eat a large meal called suhur just before dawn.
The month of Ramadan ends with the festival of
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/holydays/eidulfitr.shtmlEid ul-Fitr. This is marked by dressing up and visiting the mosque for prayer, and with visits to family and friends for celebratory meals.
Hajj, is a religious trip to Mecca that every adult Muslim must perform once in a lifetime. Whilst there, they must wear in Ihram, which are white robes. This is supposed to show that everybody is equal. The Muslims also circle around the Ka’bah a sacred stone from the time of Muhammad. They have to kiss it 7 times.
As well as this, they have to run As-safa and al-marwah. This action helps the muslims to remember an important person in Muslim history.
Next, they have to stand on the Plain of Arafat and beg Allah’s forgiveness.
After this, they have to throw stones at 3 pillars, which they think is ‘stoning the devil’ the pillars represent evils such as unkindness, temptation etc.
Last but not least, the Muslim men have to cut their hair in order to be ‘closer to Allah.’ It also shows that everyone is equal. They may also sacrifice a sheep if they can afford it. This reminds them that they must give up everything for Allah. I think, that the most important pillar is Hajj because, it is chance for Muslims to show their true appreciation to Allah. Many of the activities they do are all important especially begging for Allah’s forgiveness. I think, however, that some of the things that they do are a bit ridiculous. I mean throwing stones at some pillars? SERIOUSLY! However, even though Hajj is the most important pillar for me, all of the other pillars are just as important. Praying is also very important and putting all of your strengh and energy into Allah must be tiring work for Muslims.
Some difficulties that a Muslim might face today is, that you may be very busy, and may not be able to find the time to pray all the time, and once they come home they might be too tired. Also, if you are too poor too afford to go to Mecca, you will not be able to go. If you are ill, sick, under 12 or pregnant you will not be able to take part in Sawm.
THE MOST IMPORTANT PILLAR OF THEM ALL?You are mean to show your respect for Allah 5 times a day. These are called: 1. Fajr, 2.Dhuhr, 3.Asr, 4.Mughuib and 5.Isha.
Sharing fellowship with other Mus