" أركان الإسلام الخمسة "
The Five Pillars of Islam
FAITH ( الشهادتين )
" There is no god worhy of worship except God and Muhammad is His messenger ".
PRAYER PERFORMANCE ( إقام الصلاة )
Salat is the name for the obligatory prayers
which are performed five times a day , and are a direct
link between the worshiper and God.
GIVING THE " ZAKAT " ( إيتاء الزكاة )
One of the most important principles of Islam is that all things belong to God , and that wealth is therefore held by human beings in trust .
THE FASTING OF RAMADAN ( صوم رمضان )
Every year in the month of Ramadan , all Muslims fast from first light until sundown , abstaining from food , drink , and sexual relations .
THE PILGRIMAGE HAJJ ( الحج )
The annual pilgrimage to Makkah - the Hajj - is an obligation only for those who are physically and financially able to perform it .