Questions tagged [five-pillars]

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, and fasting in Ramadhan.

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Can I believe in Allah without being muslim?

I believe in Allah, the prophet Muhammad and the five pillars but, I don't think I'm ready to covert just yet. I'm confused and I don't know what to do.
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Islamic architecture

Does the architectural style typical of most traditional Mosques represent the five pillars of Islam? Prime example, the four towers in corners and a central point? I don't literally mean "pillars", ...
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Why are there so many uncertainties and differences in the performance of Salah?

Why are there so many uncertainties and differences in performing the Salah? One school says this, another says the other, Some group of people believe this to be true, the other believes something ...
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Why is “doing righteous deeds” not a pillar of Islam?

Doing righteous deeds is mentioned a zillion times in the Qur'an, e.g.: And give good tidings to those who believe and do righteous deeds that they will have gardens [in Paradise] beneath which ...
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Is it permissible for Muslims to receive subsidy for performing Hajj?

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 ...
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What are the “core” beliefs of Islam outside of the 5 pillars?

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 ...
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What are the “Five pillars of Islam”? [closed]

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 ...