pillar of Islam

Definitions of pillar of Islam
  1. noun
    (Islam) one of the five religious obligations accepted by all Muslims
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    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
    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
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    pillar
    a fundamental principle or practice
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