5 Pillars Of Islam Research Paper

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Islam is the religion of Muslims. Muslims respect their religion. Muslims take their religion very seriously. Islam is the second largest religion in the world with over 1 billion followers. Muslims are polytheistic people which mean that they only believe in one god. Allah is the Arabic word for God. Islam means “a submission to the will of God”. Muslims believe that god sent prophets to teach them how to live life under his law. They respect Jesus, Moses and Abraham as prophets of god. They have always believed that Muhammad was the final prophet. Muslims believe that Islam has always existed, but for pragmatic reasons, they date their religion from the time of the prophet Muhammad. The Qur’an is the Muslim book of holy and sacred writings. The Sunnah is the body of Islamic custom which is based on Muhammad’s words and deeds. Muslims believe the Sunnah is the practical example of Prophet Muhammad and that there are five basic Pillars of Islam. The pillars are the declaration of faith, praying 5 times a day, giving money to charity, fasting and a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once a year.…show more content…
It is the 4 pillar of the five Pillars of Islam. Muslims are required to fast during Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. During 29 days of the 30 days of Ramadan all adult Muslims have to give up 3 things. They have to give up food and drinks, smoking, and sexual activity. During the night they must try to eat a big meal to full them the whole of the next day until night. The only Muslims that are excused are those who are under the age of 12, the very old, the physically and mentally ill, the pregnant, travellers, and menstruating. If an adult does not fast for the reasons above they should try to make up the fast at a later date, or make a donation to the poor

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