Each community has its own fundamental pillars, whichare based on them, as well as Islamic community that is based on Islamic Law.
The rules of Islamic Law have been revealed by God to Prophet Muhammad to teachit to the people. People who wish to enter Islam must know these basic rulesthat move from the circle of infidelity to the circle of Islam, so what are thepillars of Islam? Faith – Shahadah: is the first pillar of Islam. Aperson cannot be a Muslim without worshiping God alone and Prophet Muhammad ashis messenger. Also, believing that God alone is the creator and the ruler ofall matters of life such as present and absent.
Prayer – Salat/Salah which is the second pillar ofIslam. It is the pillar of religion and it is not correct for a human to get inIslam without believing in the necessity of performing it and any shortfall bythe human will be held accountable on the Day of Resurrection. God imposed onthe Muslims five prayers a day and the more the Muslim prays the more he gets areward from God.Charity: Zakat is the third pillar of Islam. It iskind of charity giving treated in Islam as a religious obligation or tax, andit is important pillar after prayer pillar. It is a religious obligation forall Muslims who have the necessary standard of wealth.
It is a specificpercentage of someone’s extra wealth above the necessities of life that must begiven to the poor people and those in need.Fasting – Sawm: is the fourth pillar of Islam. Fastingis the abstention from the thing, whether it is eating, drinking, bad words,desires, and bad deeds. The rule of fasting is obligatory on Muslims, and theconditions of fasting include an adult, sane and pure. There are circumstancesthat allow Muslims not to fast like elderly people who are unable to bearfasting, pregnant women, breastfeeding, sickness and long-distance travel.Pilgrimage or Hajj is the fifth and final pillar ofIslam. It is visiting Mecca and performing Hajj.
It is a duty that must beperformed when capable. It is obligatory for every Muslim who is capable andshould undertake it at least once in life. It is one of the most belovedpillars of God. When Hajj is properly performed by a Muslim, he is pure fromsins just like he was just born. In my opinion, all the pillars of Islam are importantbecause they prove that one is well and obedient to god.
All pillars continueone another and the pillars of Islam differentiate it from other religions.Moreover, Each pillar works to strengthen the Muslim’s faith and helps it toobey Allah including all aspects of a Muslim’s life from his morals, relations,behavior, even food, and clothing. Furthermore, No Muslim is considered to be aMuslim unless he comes to these pillars and believes in them, and these pillarsare distinguished by their visible appearance.