pillar of Islam


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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"
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He commended in a press statement today the ongoing efforts being exerted by the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for receiving pilgrims from all over the world to perform Hajj rituals and provide all capabilities and services to ensure their performance of this great pillar of Islam easily and comfortably.
The day falls on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah, the 12th month of the Islamic calendar, and is an integral part of the pilgrimage of Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam.
This is the fifth pillar of Islam, known as the Hajj, or pilgrimage.
Fasting, during this blessed month, is the fourth pillar of Islam.
He underlined the importance of the expo for inter-cultural and religious dialogue and informing about the fifth pillar of Islam.
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.
The lecturer explained the pillars of Hajj and its rules in Sunnah as well as the benefits of the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah, the Day of Trawiyyah and the Day of Arafat, highlighting the lessons that can be derived from this great pillar of Islam.
Haj, the fifth pillar of Islam, would be performed on Monday when pilgrims would ascend Mount Arafat.
However, for many people, such privileges do not help Muslims cement their relations with fellow Muslims and defeat the spirit of togetherness promoted by the Haj pilgrimage, the fifth pillar of Islam.
On his part as the Honorable Member of Parliament and the Imam of the Muslims in the parliament of Uganda, Sebaggala said that, it's the right of Muslims to perform this very pillar of Islam.
He added that the Fund was considering adding new categories of deserving persons of zakat, the third pillar of Islam, through projects based on the legal channels of zakat.
ATPC was founded in 2011 by local DC Metro residents, and its mission is to provide basic essentials to those in needs, in accordance with the third pillar of Islam "zakat.