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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Syed Saleh said the Malaysian pilgrims performed the Haj, the fifth pillar of Islam, with the assistance of 640 Tabung Haji staff.
Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam and the world's largest annual gathering of Muslims.
"We feel cleansed by achieving this pillar of Islam and meeting people from across the world.
Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam. Hajj season will start this year on August 9 and end on August 18, 2019.
He reiterated the significance of Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam as Allah said, "Let there be no obscenity, nor wickedness, nor wrangling in the Hajj", he added
The directorate stressed the crucial importance of Zakat, a pillar of Islam which achieves social solidarity and cohesion.
Its five-day rituals-filled advent is expected this August, roughly three months after the observance of Ramadhan fasting, another pillar of Islam.
Olagunju emphasised that eligible Muslims must be alive to the duty of executing the third pillar of Islam by regularly paying their zakat and be partakers in the betterment of the lot of their underprivileged brothers and sisters and earn the pleasure of Allah in the process.
'Charity is the third pillar of Islam which purifies our wealth by sharing it to deserving people', a philanthropist Mohammad Amir Said.
Fasting is the fourth pillar of Islam commemorated by abstaining from drinking and eating from dawn to dusk for either 29 or 30 days based on the lunar calendar.
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.