“La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammadur rasoolu Allah.”
The testimony of faith is saying with conviction, “La ilahailla Allah, Muhammadur rasoolu Allah.” The testimony of faith is the most important pillar of Islam.
Muslims perform five prayers a day. Prayer in Islam is a direct link between the worshipper and God. Prayers are performed at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset, and night.
An important principle of Islam is that everything belongs to God, and that wealth is therefore held by human beings in trust. Our possessions are purified by setting aside a proportion for those in need and for the society in general.
In Islam, fasting helps us to empathize with those less fortunate, helps us to reprioritize our lives, and brings us closer to Allah in strengthened faith. The Islamic fast lasts from dawn to sunset each day, during which time no food or drink of any kind is consumed.
The pilgrimage is required to be done only once in a lifetime. The Hajj pilgrimage occurs during a certain set month every year and is only required of those Muslims who are physically and financially able to make the journey.