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Five Pillars of Islam


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(more literally, Pillars of the Faith, Arab., arkān ud-Din).

These are the fundamental constituents of Muslim life. They are (i) ash-Shahāda, the witness;(ii) ṣalāt, formal prayer;(iii) zakāt, tithe for the poor;(iv) ḥajj, pilgrimage to Mecca;(v) sawm, fasting during Ramaḍān.

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Subjects: Religion — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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