pillar of Islam


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pillar of Islam - (Islam) one of the five religious obligations accepted by all Muslims
pillar - a fundamental principle or practice; "science eroded the pillars of superstition"
shahadah - the first pillar of Islam is an affirmation of faith
salaah, salaat, salah, salat - the second pillar of Islam is prayer; a prescribed liturgy performed five times a day (preferably in a mosque) and oriented toward Mecca
sawm - the third pillar of Islam is fasting (primarily during the month of Ramadan); Muslims abstain from food and drink and gambling and all sensuous pleasures from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan
zakat - the fourth pillar of Islam is almsgiving as an act of worship; "the zakat is earmarked for the poor and disabled"
hadj, haj, hajj - the fifth pillar of Islam is a pilgrimage to Mecca during the month of Dhu al-Hijja; at least once in a lifetime a Muslim is expected to make a religious journey to Mecca and the Kaaba; "for a Muslim the hajj is the ultimate act of worship"
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
References in periodicals archive ?
The last issue from Wednesday contained a cartoon of theologian Tarik Ramadan, against whom two rape complaints were filed, with trousers deformed by an enormous penis in an erection and text: "I am the sixth pillar of Islam.
Summary: Nasrallah said his installation was intended to teach people about the history and importance of Haj, the fifth pillar of Islam, and to try to collect donations for the poor people so they also get the opportunity to go on a pilgrimage to Makkah.
A number of them expressed deep thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for hosting them to perform the 5th pillar of Islam.
After performing the devil-stoning ritual, pilgrims leave Mena for Makkah to move around Al-Kaaba seven times to end their Haj, the fifth and final pillar of Islam.
Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam, is a mandatory religious duty for adult Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime.
The ambassador wished the pilgrims a safe journey, while the pilgrims in turn expressed their gratitude to the UAE and the Zayed Foundation for the opportunity given to them to perform Haj and fulfil a mandatory pillar of Islam.
The pilgrimage, a pillar of Islam that capable Muslims must perform at least once, will take place in the first week of September.
The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor has called on the International Association for Religious Freedom to ensure that Saudi Arabia does not use the fifth pillar of Islam Haj "pilgrimage" to achieve political gains through the religious freedom of the people of Qatar.
It is the Fifth Pillar of Islam, a religious duty that must be carried out by every able-bodied Muslim at least once in their lifetime.
The ASG, in their desire to gain a huge amount of money and create terror in the country, they contrast a very important pillar of Islam which is to spread peace and to love another, Fajardo said.
This is the fifth pillar of Islam, known as the Hajj, or pilgrimage.
Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam, a religious duty that must be carried out at least once in one's lifetime by every healthy Muslim who can afford to do so.