5 Pillars of Islam
By: Savannah Edmisten
Pillar Two~ Salat
Before prating Muslims have to wash their hands, nose, mouth, face, feet and arms. Islam requires it's followers to pray five times a day: At dawn, noon, later afternoon, sunset, and night. They are supposed to pray in a clean location such as a mosque. Muslims face towards the direction of Mecca when they pray.
Pillar Four~ Sawm
The fourth pillar of Islam is fasting. This means that Muslims cannot eat food or drink water after sunrise to sunset at the time of Ramadan. This happens in the ninth month of the lunar calendar. Muslims do this to share the sufferings of the poor.
PIllar Five~ Hajj
At least once in their lifetimes, Muslims are required to make a pilgrimage to Mecca. 3 million Muslims make this trip yearly. They travel to Mecca because the, Ka'bah, which was the first house of worship, was built their.