The Five Pillars of Islam are five duties that Muslims of all branches of Islam must follow.
Sunni Muslims set the pillars out clearly, as a metaphor of five supporting structures holding up the religion. They keep faith strong, so Muslims try to keep all five pillars to make them a better Muslim and support the religion fully. Shi’a Muslims, on the other hand, add further duties that, along with the Five Pillars of Islam, are known as the Ten Obligatory Acts.
The Five Pillars of Islam are:
The Shahadah is the declaration of faith or the key statement of belief of Muslims. All Muslims know the declaration of faith and it is repeated multiple times during the day.
The Shahadah is usually said a few times a day. It is always said at birth as the first words a baby hears, whispered into its ear. Muslims aim for the Shahadah to be the last words they say or hear before death. The Shahadah forms the foundation of the other four pillars. A person can convert to Islam by saying the Shahadah out loud and meaning it sincerely.
What is the name of the pillar that means fasting during the month of Ramadan?