2. Salat: (Matthew 26:39) He went a little farther and fell on his face, and prayed....
3. Zakah: (Luke 12:33) “Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys.
4. Fasting: (Matthew 4:2) And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards he was hungry.
5. Hajj (Psalm 84:5-6) Blessed is the man whose strength is in you, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
The five pillars are the core beliefs and practices of muslims:
Shahada: means to declare one’s faith in God and to belief that "There is no god but God Almighty Who is One, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God" is central to Islam.
Salat: means prayer. To offer the five daily prayers (at dawn, noon, afternoon, sunset, and evening). Muslims pray by falling on their knee and face to the ground five times a day: at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset, and after dark. Prayer includes a recitation of the opening chapter of the Qur'an.
Zakat: means charity or giving Alms to the needy. In accordance with Islamic law, Muslims donate a fixed portion of their income to community members in need. Many rulers and wealthy Muslims build mosques, drinking fountains, hospitals, schools, and other institutions both as a religious duty and to secure the blessings associated with charity.
Fasting: means to abstain from drinks and food. During the daylight hours of Ramadan, which is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, all healthy adult Muslims are required to abstain from food and drink. Through this temporary deprivation, they renew their awareness of and gratitude for everything God has provided in their lives—including the Qur'an, which was first revealed during this month.
Hajj: means to go on pilgrimage to Mecca at least once during a person’s lifetime. The Ka'ba, a cubical structure covered in black embroidered hangings, is at the center of the Haram Mosque in Mecca. Muslims believe that it is the house Abraham built for God, and face towards its direction when they pray.
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