Humanities
INT244 Grand Canyon Five Pillars of Islam and Christian Community Essay

INT244

Grand Canyon University

Question Description

Write an essay of 1,000-1,250 words that analyzes the Five Pillars of Islam.

  1. Describe each of the five pillars and reflect on why they are referred to as Pillars of Islam.
  2. Make a detailed analysis of how one of the pillars would function in the life of a particular Muslim individual.
  3. Identify one Christian community living or serving in an Islamic context. Analyze the principles and practices of the group in light of the Five Pillars.

A minimum of three academic resources is required.

Final Answer

Attached.

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Running head: THE PILLARS OF ISLAM

The Pillars of Islam
Institutional Affiliation
Date

THE PILLARS OF ISLAM

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Islam as a religion and culture is based on some basic doctrines or principle, referred to
as pillars. There are five pillars of Islam, which refer to the religious tasks/duties which every
Muslim is required to perform, as a sign of loyalty to Allah and the Islamic faith. These five
pillars are mentioned thoroughly throughout the holy book of Quran and have been identified as
the points for anchoring all Muslims in the universe. They are universal principles which give
Muslims a sense of belonging to the faith. Muslims around the world believe that these five
pillars are the determinant factors for the rewards that they receive in the current life and in the
spiritual life to come (Kamal-ud-Di, 2010). This paper provides an in-depth discussion of the
five pillars of Islam, the function of prayer as an Islamic pillar to the life of an individual
Muslim, and the practices of Christian communities living in an Islamic context in light of the
Islamic pillars.
The first pillar is the testimony of faith which Muslims observe in the form of reciting the
shahada statement. For one to be considered a Muslim, he/she should be able to recite the
confession prayer that “there is no true god but God (Allah), and Muhammad is His messenger
(prophet). “There is not a true god but God(Allah) translates that other than God (Allah), no one
else deserves to be worshiped and that He has no son or partner. This prayer phrase should be
recited in the Arabic language, and anyone who cannot recite the prayer cannot be considered a
Muslim. The shahada, as referred...

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