Five Pillars of Islam
The Five Pillars of Islam (arkān al-Islām أركان الإسلام; also arkān al-dīn أركان الدين "pillars of the religion") are five basic acts in Islam, considered mandatory by believers and are the foundation...
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Saudi Arabia Hajj Disaster Death Toll At Least 2,121
The crush and stampede that struck the hajj last month in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2,121 pilgrims, a new Associated Press tally showed Monday, after officials in the kingdom met to discuss the tr...
Stampede Near Saudi Holy City Kills More Than 700 On Hajj Pilgrimage
A stampede among Muslim worshipers near the Saudi holy city of Mecca left more than 700 people dead and hundreds more injured Thursday at the height of the annual hajj pilgrimage — the backdrop for si...
Hajj 2012, a Sacred Journey
The Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam and one of the largest religious pilgrimages in the world, is currently taking place in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Shahada
The Shahada (Arabic: الشهادة‎ aš-šahādah "the testimony"; also aš-šahādatān (الشَهادَتانْ, "the two testimonials")) is an Islamic creed declaring belief in the oneness of God and the accept...
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Salat
Salāt ("prayer", Arabic: صلاة‎ ṣalāh or gen: ṣalāt; pl. صلوات ṣalawāt) is the practice of ritualistic prayer in Islam as opposed to dua, which is the Arabic word for supplication. Its import...
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Sawm
Sawm (Arabic: صوم‎, plural: Siam) is an Arabic word for fasting regulated by Islamic jurisprudence. In the terminology of Islamic law, sawm means to abstain from eating and drinking during d...
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Zakat
Zakāt (Arabic: زكاة‎ [zæˈkæːt], "that which purifies") is the taxation of income and wealth of a Muslim. It is a form of obligatory alms giving, and the collected amount is paid to poor Musl...
Hajj
The Hajj (/hædʒ/; Arabic: حج‎ Ḥaǧǧ "pilgrimage") is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime...
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Ancillaries of the Faith
In Twelver Shia Islam, the ten Ancillaries of the Faith (furūʿ ad-dīn) (فروع الدين} are the ten practices that Shia Muslims must perform.According to Twelver doctrine, what is referred to as pillars ...
Seven pillars of Ismailism
The Ismā'īlī Shi'a – the Nizari, Druze and Mustaali – have more Pillars than those of the Sunni. The Shahadah (profession of faith), is not considered a Pillar and is instead seen as the foundation u...
Wudu
Wuḍūʾ (Arabic: الوضوء‎ al-wuḍūʼ  [wʊˈdˤuːʔ]; Persian: آبدست‎ ābdast  Urdu: وضوء‎ / ALA-LC: wuz̤ūʾ [wʊzuː]; Turkish: abdest ; Bengali: ওযু ozū...
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Jihad
Jihad (/dʒɪˈhɑːd/; Arabic: جهاد‎ ǧihād [dʒiˈhæːd]) is an Islamic term referring to a religious duty of Muslims. In Arabic, the word jihād is a noun meaning "struggle" or "resisting". A perso...
Nahi-Anil-Munkar
Forbidding what is evil (Arabic: النهي عن المنكر‎ Nahy ani l-Munkar), is a part of Islam and means, for example, to oppose injustice. In a more political and social context, Muslims are divi...
Amr-Bil-Ma'ruf
Commanding the just (Arabic: امر بالمعروف‎ Amr bi l-Ma‘rūf) is a part of Shia Islam's Branches of Religion. It refers to encouraging people to do the necessary good in life even when they ha...
Raka'ah
A rakat, or rakʿah (Arabic: ركعة rakʿah‎, plural: ركعات rakaʿāt), consists of the prescribed movements and words followed by Muslims while offering prayers to God (Allah).After performing th...
Sixth Pillar of Islam
Shi'a Islam tends to incorporate the Sixth pillar of Islam, referring to an addition to the universally held Five Pillars of Islam.
In his book on Islam, Khaled Abou el Fadl says that in earlier t...
Tabarra
Tabarra (Arabic: تبرأ‎) is a Shia Muslim doctrine that refers to the obligation of disassociation with those who oppose God and those who caused harm to and were the enemies of the Islamic...
Ghusl
Ghusl (Arabic: غسل‎ Ġusl , [ˈɣʊsl]) is an Arabic term referring to the full body washing ablution required, if the adult loses the state of body cleanness, in Islam for adults prior t...
Khums
In Islamic tradition, Khums (Arabic: خمس‎ [xums], literally 'Fifth') refers to the historically required religious obligation of Muslim army to pay one-fifth of spoils of war, booty collecte...
Ihram
Ihram (إحرام iḥrām, from the triconsonantal root Ḥ-R-M) is, in Islam, a sacred state which a Muslim must enter in order to perform the major pilgrimage (Hajj) or the minor pilgrimage (Umrah). A pilgri...
Tawalla
Tawallá "Loving the Ahl al-Bayt" (Arabic: تولّى‎), is a part of the Twelver Shī‘ah Islām Aspects of the Religion and is derived from a Qur'anic verse.Furthermore, the Sunni and Shī‘ah Hadith...
Standing in salah
Standing (Arabic: قيام‎) is an integral part of the Islamic salat. The prayer begins in the standing position and some prayers only require the standing position, such as Salat al-Janazah.
Salaat-ul-Istikhaarah
Salat al-Istikharah (Arabic: صلاة الاستخارة ‎) is a prayer recited by Muslims when in need of guidance on an issue in their life. The salat is a two raka'ah salat performed to completion fol...
Salat al Eid
Eid prayers, also known as Salat al-Eid (Arabic: صلاة العيد‎) and Salat al-Eidain (Arabic: صلاة العيدين‎), is the special prayer offered to commemorate two Islamic festivals. Both ...
Witr
Witr (Arabic: وتر‎) is an Islamic prayer (salat) that is performed at night after isha'a (night-time prayer) or before fajr (dawn prayer). According to the Hanafi Fiqh witr prayer is wajib. ...
Nafl salat
According to the Religion Islam Supererogatory prayer i.e. Nafl Salat (Arabic: صلاة نفل‎) is a type of optional Muslim salat (formal worship). As with sunnah salat, they are not considered o...
Niyyah
Niyyah, (variously spelled niyah, niyya, niyyat or niyat (Arabic: نیّة) is an Islamic concept referring to the intention one evokes in one's heart to do an act for the sake of Allah (God).According to...
Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى‎ ʿīd al-aḍḥā [ʕiːd ælˈʔɑdˤħæ] meaning "Festival of the sacrifice"), also called the Feast of the Sacrifice (Turkish: Kurban Bayramı; Bosnian: Kurban B...
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Sunnah salat
Sunnah salat (Arabic: صلاة السنة‎) are optional prayers that can be performed by Muslims at almost any time of the day. These prayers are performed in addition to the five daily prayers, whi...
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