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The main purpose of this site is to provide the true picture of Islam to all nations irrespective of color, cast and religion. We see in our surrounding that people who are recognized as Muslims are doing Shirk deliberately or otherwise. Being a true Muslim it’s our duty to teach them politely and provide awareness, we have tried to place the article, which will give you the sense of Islam in the light of Quran and Sunnah. The Pillars of Islam (arkan al-Islam; also arkan ad-din, “pillars of religion”) are five basic acts in Islam, considered obligatory for all believers. The Quran presents them as a framework for worship and a sign of commitment to the faith. They are (1) the shahadah (creed) (2) daily prayers (salat) (3) almsgiving (zakah) (4) fasting during Ramadan and (5) the pilgrimage to Mecca (hajj) at least once in a lifetime. The Sunni and Shia sects both agree on the essential details for the performance of these acts.

  1. The Shahadah, which is the basic creed of Islam that must be recited under oath with the specific statement: “‘ašhadu ‘al-lā ilāha illā-llāhu wa ‘ašhadu ‘anna muħammadan rasūlu-llāh“, or “I testify that there is none worthy of worship except God and I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of God.” This testament is a foundation for all other beliefs and practices in Islam. Muslims must repeat the shahadah in prayer, and non Muslims wishing to convert to Islam are required to recite the creed.
  2. Salah, or ritual prayer, which must be performed five times a day.
  3. Sawm or fasting during the month of Ramadan. Muslims must not eat or drink (among other things) from dawn to dusk during this month, and must be mindful of other sins.
  4. Zakah, or alms-giving, which is giving a fixed portion of accumulated wealth by those who can afford it to help the poor or needy, and also to assist the spread of Islam.
  5. The Hajj, which is the pilgrimage during the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah of in the city of Makkah. Every able-bodied Muslim who can afford it must make the pilgrimage to Makkah at least once in his or her lifetime.