Pillars of Islam: Meaning and Definition of

Pil'lars of Is'lam

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  1. the five bases of the Islamic faith: shahada (confession of faith), salat (prayer), zakat (almsgiving), sawm (fasting, esp. during the month of Ramadan), and hajj (the pilgrimage to Mecca). Also calledCf.,
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