Islam Research Paper

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The main/central belief of Islam is Monotheism, the belief in only one God, Allah. According to Islamic followers, God is responsible for four fundamental actions; creation, sustenance, guidance, and judgment. The main objective for someone of Islamic faith is to worship Allah and live a moral lifestyle. Islam teaches that God has sent prophets to teach both individuals and nations correct and moral spiritual behaviors. They believe that Muhammad is the final prophet that was sent to inspire and lead the world.
All Muslims must carry out five essential duties, called the Five Pillars of Faith. 1) A Muslim must acknowledge that “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad his prophet.” 2) A Muslim must pray five times a day facing Mecca: at dawn, noon, in the mid-afternoon, at dusk, and after dark.” Mecca is a city in Saudi Arabia and the birth place of Muhammad. It is the most sacred city in Islam. 3) Each Muslim must pay a Zagat to the government.” The Zagat has become more voluntary in most Muslim states, but is still recognized a duty that should be fulfilled regurally. Zagats were created by Muhammad as way for the rich to help the poor. Every Muslim is encouraged to give generously 4) “A Muslim must fast for the month of Ramadan. During the festival of the month, one must refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, and sexual intercourse from dawn until sunset.” 5) A Muslim must make a pilgrimage to Mecca. Every adult Muslim who is physically and financially able to do so must make this pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime.”
The central beliefs are reflected in the Five Pillars as they help to keep a sense of order, structure and humanity among its believers. These Five Pillars create the restrictions