The 5 Pillars of Faith
The Five Pillars of Faith
Once a Muslim, each member must carry out five essential duties,
called The Five Pillars of Faith. They are listed below:
A Muslim must acknowledge that "There is no God but
Allah and Muhammad is his Prophet"
A Muslim must pray five times daily facing Mecca: at dawn, at noon, in the midafternoon, at dusk, and
Each Muslim must pay a zagat
to the government.
A Muslim must fast for the month of Ramadan.
During the fasting month, one must refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, and sexual
intercourse from dawn until sunset.
A Muslim must make a pilgrimage to Mecca.
Every adult Muslim who is physically and financially able to do so must make this
pilgrimage at least once in his or her lifetime.