5 pillars of islam
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610 C.E - The prophet Muhammad (570 C.E - 632 C.E) undergoes a profound spiritual experience that transforms his life and leaves a deep mark on world history. His experience left him with the convictions that in all the world there was only one true deity, Allah. Muhammad did not set out to combine aspects of Arab, Jewish, and Christian beliefs but ultimately ended up doing so. The foundation of Islam as elaborated by Muhammad consists of obligations known as...The Five Pillars of Islam
Pillar # 1: Muslims must acknowledge Allah as the only god and Muhammad as his prophet
Allah is the one and only God
Pillar # 2: They must pray to Allah daily while facing Mecca
Pillar # 3: They must observe a fast during the daylight hours of the month of Ramadan
What should we do without food?!
Month of Ramadan
Pillar # 4: They must contribute alms for the relief of the weak and poor
Pillar # 5: And, in honor of Muhammad's visits to Mecca in 629 and 632, those who are physically and financially able must undertake the hajj and make at least one pilgrimage to Mecca
The Five Pillars of Islam constitute a simple but powerful framework that has bound the umma into a cohesive community
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