Definitions for "Five Pillars of Islam"
Keywords:  hajj, pilgrimage, shahadah, zakat, sawm
A proscribed system of worship and social conduct concerning the declaration of faith (Shahadah), prayer (Salat), fasting (Sawm), charity (Zakat), and pilgrimage (Hajj).
Islam is based on five cornerstones of faith and worship. These are faith (shahaddah), prayer (salat), obligatory alms (zakat), fasting (siyam) and the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj).
A term referring to the five core religious practices incumbent upon all Muslims, and which demonstrate a Muslim's commitment to God in word and in deed. They are as follows: Shahadah (declaration of faith), Salah (formal worship), Zakah (mandatory alms-giving tax), Sawm (fasting during Ramadan), and Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah).