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      1. The Profession of Faith—The Shahada

      The Profession of Faith, the shahada, is the most fundamental expression of Islamic
      beliefs. It simply states that “There is no God but God and Muhammad is his
      prophet.” It underscores the monotheistic nature of Islam. It is an extremely
      popular phrase in Arabic calligraphy and appears in numerous manuscripts and
      religious buildings.

      2. Daily Prayers—Salat

      Muslims are expected to pray five times a day. This does not mean that they need to attend
      a Masjid to pray; rather, the salat, or the daily prayer, should be recited
      five times a day. Muslims can pray anywhere; however, they are meant to pray
      towards Mecca. The faithful pray by bowing several times while standing and then
      kneeling and touching the ground or prayer mat with their foreheads, as a
      symbol of their reverence and submission to Allah. On Friday, many Muslims
      attend a Masjid near midday to pray and to listen to a sermon, khutba.

      3. Alms-Giving—Zakat

      The giving of alms is the third pillar. Although not defined in the Qu’ran, Muslims
      believe that they are meant to share their wealth with those less fortunate in
      their community of believers.

      4. Fasting during Ramadan—Saum

      During the holy month of Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, Muslims are
      expected to fast from dawn to dusk. While there are exceptions made for the
      sick, elderly, and pregnant, all are expected to refrain from eating and
      drinking during daylight hours.Hundreds throng around the Kaaba at the start of
      Hajj (photo: Al Jazeera English, CC BY-SA 2.0)

      Hundreds throng around the Kaaba at the start of  (photo: Al Jazeera English, CC
      BY-SA 2.0)

      5. Pilgrimage to Mecca—Hajj

      All Muslims who are able are required to make the pilgrimage to Mecca and the surrounding
      holy sites at least once in their lives. Pilgrimage focuses on visiting the
      Kaaba and walking around it seven times. Pilgrimage occurs in the 12th month of
      the Islamic Calendar.

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      Mashallah , thanks for great post … God bless you

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