Can you name the five pillars of Islam?
The Five Pillars of Islam
The five pillars of Islam are the core beliefs and practices of the religion. These include the declaration of faith (shahadah), prayer (salat), alms-giving (zakat), fasting (sawm), and pilgrimage to Mecca(Hajj). These five pillars are central to understanding how Muslims live their lives.
Shahadah - Declaration of Faith: This is the belief that there is only one God and Muhammad is his messenger. Salat - Prayer: Prayer is an obligation to Muslims, performed five times daily while facing towards Mecca. Sawm - Fasting: Fasting during the month of Ramadan is a ritual that Muslims partake in as a way to show devotion to Allah. Zakat - Alms-giving: giving 2.5% of their wealth (money earned that year to charity)
The Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca) is one of the largest annual gatherings in the world. Muslims who attend the Hajj must wear During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food, drink and smoking from sunrise until sunset.
Work together in pairs: What is the importance of the fifth pillar of Islam, Hajj, and how does it help to strengthen the faith of Muslims?
Work together in pairs: What are the five pillars of Islam and how do they shape the religious practices of Muslims?
What are the five pillars of Islam?
What is the pillar of Islam representing prayer?
What is the pillar of Islam representing pilgrimage?
What is the pillar of Islam representing alms-giving?
What is the pillar of Islam representing fasting?