The Five Pillars of Islam

By: DeAndr'e Dawkins




Five Pillars with Islam written across
Five Pillars with Islam written across



  1. Iman or Faith
  2. Salah or Prayer
  3. Zakah or Charity
  4. Saum or Fasting
  5. Hajj or Pilgrimage


The Five Pillars of Islam is said to be the foundation of Muslim life.Most Muslims follow what the Five Pillars say or ask you to do to ensure that they achieve salvation or reach Allah who is their main god in the life after death.​


Iman/Faith-

Believing that there is none worthy of worship than Allah. "This declaration of faith is called the Shahadah, a simple formula that all the faithful pronounce." The meaning of this declaration is to belive that the only purpose of life is to serve and obey god and to follow the teachings and the practices of the Qua'ran and you can obtain some teachings from his last prophet Muhammad.


http://www.islam101.com/dawah/pillars.html

This is the symbol of Allah
This is the symbol of Allah




Salah/Prayer

Muslim must pray five times a day or more than usual accorrding to the Muslim religion. The prayers are to be said while you are facing in the direction of Makkah which was where the first house of Muslim worship was. The praying people turned this way to Makkah was to prey to the black sacred stone of worship. In Islam prayer is a direct link between the worshipper and the god so that mens that there are no intermediaries in between the god and the worshipper. The prayer is suppose to fulfil the person in comfortness and happiness and the god is please by the prayer. The praying takes place anywhere but not at just any time it has to be at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset, and night.


http://www.islam-guide.com/ch3-16.htm

Praying hands
Praying hands







Zakat/Charity-

The original meaning of the word zakat means both purification and growth. Giving zakat means giving a certain amount on specified properties to certain classes of the needy people. The percentage which is due on gold, silver, and cash funds that have reached close to the amount of about 85 grams of gold and held in possession for one lunar year is two and a half percent. Our possessions are purified by setting aside a small portion for those in need.A person may also give as much as he or she pleases as voluntary alms. Zakat is just another word for giving charity.
islam info



In this picture you see someone giving to someone in need
In this picture you see someone giving to someone in need









​Saum/Fasting-

The month of Ramadan is the month of fasting in Islam and it is an annual celebration and it is also the greatest religious observance in Islam. It is expected to begin exactly on August 22, 2009 or somewhere around that date and end on or somewhere around September 20, 2009. It is the action of worshiping where the faithful follower denies his own needs and seeks Allah. Most of the time, this fasting contains you not to take the following actions of not drinking, eating, or going into sexual intercourse during the daylight hours for the entire month of Ramadan but you can take action in these activities during the night hours.
saum or fasting






This is showing no eating during day time hours
This is showing no eating during day time hours







Hajj/Pilgrimage-

Hajj is just another word for pilgrimage to Makkah. The Muslim Religion requires that you make a pilgrimage to Makkah atleast once in your lifetime to kiss the black sacred stone of worship or even touch it. People that visit the stone also go there to pray upon it and for some of the more fortunate people it is am annual trip. Allah want every Muslim to visit this stone to show him respect and show that you believe in him. During the Hajj each place bring to mind some event of the blessed life of the Holy Prophet.





people in Makkah at the Sacred stone
people in Makkah at the Sacred stone



Works cited-
"5 Pillars of Islam." Islam 101. Dhul Hijjah. 12/14/2009 Five Pillars of Islam

"Islam Guide." There isn't any other information but heres the URL:
http://www.islam-guide.com/ch3-16.htm

"The Five Pillars of Islam". Carm.

Other information was from what I know!!!