The five pillars are the basic building blocks of Islam and they are: Testifying that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, establishing the salah (prayer), paying the zakat (obligatory charity), making the hajj (pilgrimage) to the House, ...
It's a known fact that Hajj is fard only if one is physically and financially able, as the Qurán says it in Al-e-imran : "In it are clear signs, the standing place of Ibrahim, and whoever enters it ...
What are the beliefs of Islam that are shared across all (or 99.9999%) the varying sects, not including the 5-pillars? Coming from a Christian perspective, we all (mostly) share the same scriptures ...
What is the importance of these five pillars? What happens if one of them is missing in someone's practice? I understand that each of these five ibadats/pillars actually exist in Islam, but why do ...