Five Pillars of Islam

Religion and Theology / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
Examines Islamic teaching from the Koran and describes the five pillars and their purpose.

“It is estimated that about 1 billion people worldwide follow Islam, with Indonesia claiming the largest Islamic population, 88 percent of its 206,491,000 people (Yost, 1998, 11).

“The term “Islam” is derived from an Arabic word “salaama” (submission) and is generally agreed to mean submission to Allah’s will and obedience to Allah’s law. The Muslim (adherent of Islam) believes that everything in the world (with the exception of man) is ruled by Allah-made laws. The writings of Islamic teaching discuss Five Pillars of Islam, each of which is described below. The Five Pillars are:
“1. The act of “witnessing” that there is only one God and his name is Allah, and Mohammad is His messenger.
“2. The establishment of prayers”


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