Muhammad's Five Pillars

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Muhammad’s creation of the Five Pillars and the example of his life helped to promote the idea of “one” . Muhammad’s creation of the Five Pillars, a set of obligatory practices, contributed to the promotion of the idea of “one”. The example of his life, as the messenger of God, helped to promote the idea of “one”. Muhammad's creation of the Five Pillars of Islam, a set of obligatory practices promoted the idea of “one” by putting the most focus on God. Muhammad prayed salat five times a day; daybreak, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset and evening. Due to the physical act of praying in complete submission five times a day, Muhammad sacrificed his time which limited any time for distractions in his life. Muhammad recited the Shahadah "There …show more content…
Muhammad lived as an orphan, his uncle took him in when his parents died. Since Muhammad lived as an orphan during a time when status was kin-based, Muhammad experienced how it was like to be unaccepted and felt for others like him. Muhammad enforced women's rights to own property, receive inheritance, and divorce their husbands. The act of enforcing women's rights allowed Muhammad to remove some inequalities between men and women, thus raising women's status. Muhammad handed charity to the poor, anonymously in order to purify himself and the community. The distribution of charity allowed for people not to worry about any financial struggles and thus remained focused on God. After being treated disparately, the Arabian people accepted Muhammad's idea of one because egalitarianism created equality for everyone. Muhammad promoted the idea of “one” in response to the conflicts he saw between the Bedouins and the people of the Coastal Rim. It was during this time period that the Bedouin tribe had began to domesticate the camel. This led them to declare war on the trade routes with the people of the Coastal Rim. Muhammad brought a religion, unifying all Arabian people around a common deity, giving them a purpose for their life. The idea of “one” was promoted to the the Arabian Peninsula, a region that was divided into “two”, both geographically and