“At the core of Islamic practice stand the five pillars of Islam: the profession of faith, ritual prayer, alms-giving, fasting, and the pilgrimage to Mecca.
Muslims from every culture and country observe these religious requirements. These five pillars, described below, form a framework of life for Muslims and are woven into their everyday activities.
Shahada: The Profession of Faith
The shahada is a two-part statement that articulates the central tenets of Islam. The first part states that there is no god but God, meaning that no other being has the right to be worshipped.
The second part of the shahada professes the belief that Muhammad is God’s messenger or prophet.
Muslims believe that to join Islam, a person must recite the shahada with sincere conviction.” Read More