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The 5 Pillars Myth

The 5 Pillars Myth

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Published by: aqueelpremjee on Sep 14, 2009
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5 PILLARS MYTH
In today's version of Islam, we hear that the religion has been built upon 5-Pillars which, if upheld, grant the person a very high chance of his/hersucceeding in this worldly life and entering paradise...The 5-Pillars are described as follows:1.
 
Witnessing there is no god but GOD, and that Mohammed is Hismessenger;2.
 
The daily Prayer/Salat - 5-times per day;3.
 
The obligatory charity (zakat) amounting to 2.5% per annum;4.
 
Fasting the month of Ramadhan;5.
 
Pilgrimage to Mecca at least once.Although the above has now been taught to over 1-billion people worldwideas being 'Islam'...What perhaps may become obvious to readers of this site isthat GOD Has provided mankind with a SYSTEM (click for 'What is Religion?')and not a set of rituals...In this page we will present the 'true' pillars that all Muslims will unitearound, as well as presenting select articles which will show differentunderstanding of today's pillars.
THE 'TRUE' PILLARS OF ISLAM
"Abraham was a nation, humble to GOD, a monotheist; he was not of thosewho set-up partners. Thankful to what provisions he was provided; Heselected him, and guided him to a Straight Path. And We have given himgood in this world, and in the hereafter he is one of the upright. Then Weinspired you: 'follow the creed of Abraham, monotheism; he was not fromthose who set-up partners." (16:120-123)Monotheism (the path of the One GOD) is directly related to the 'StraightPath':"Say: 'my Lord has guided me to a Straight Path, an upright religion, thecreed of Abraham, monotheism; he was not from those who set-up partners'." (6:161)
THE STRAIGHT PATH
Here now is the LAW which all Submitters are to uphold and honor:"Say: 'come let me recite to you what your Lord Has forbade for you:

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