Five obligations towards a Muslim.
There are five duties that every Muslim is obliged to perform. These are called ‘The five pillars of Islam’.
These pillars help Muslims put their faith into action.
Saying: “I bear witness that there is no god, but God; I bear witness that Muhammad is the prophet of God.” By reciting this, one enters Islamic faith.
Muslims are required to pray five times a day.
Zakat: giving a fixed proportion of your wealth to charity
Muslims are required to give away 2.5% of their earnings every year to those less fortunate, regardless of their religion.
Saum: fasting during the month of Ramadan
Muslims fast for one month each year, during the Islamic month called Ramadan. They are not allowed to eat, drink or have sexual interaction.
Hajj: pilgrimage to Mecca
If it is financially possible, Muslims are required to travel to Mecca once in their lifetime.