Definition of Pillar of Islam
1. Noun. (Islam) one of the five religious obligations accepted by all Muslims.
Specialized synonyms: Shahadah, Salaah, Salaat, Salah, Salat, Sawm, Zakat, Hadj, Haj, Hajj
Category relationships: Islam, Islamism, Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism
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Literary usage of Pillar of Islam
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1. Quran: The Final Testament by Rashad Khalifa (2001)
"... Allah" (No god except God) Verse 3:18 states the First Pillar of Islam (Submission): "God bears witness that there is no other god besides Him, ..."
2. Pakistan: A Country Study edited by Peter R. Blood (1996)
"The third pillar of Islam is zakat, the obligation to provide alms for the poor and disadvantaged (see Zakat as a Welfare System, this ch.). ..."
3. Moon-o-theism: Religion of a War and Moon God Prophet, Volume I of IIby Yoel Natan by Yoel Natan (2006)
"That Islam is a war-god religion can be seen from the fact that some consider the sixth pillar of Islam to be Jihad, and a corollary is that the entire ..."
4. The Christian Approach to Islam by James Levi Barton (1918)
"This pillar of Islam rests upon tradition and is based upon the reported example of the Prophet. The word used is " Zakat," which ..."
5. The Achehnese by Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje, Richard James Wilkinson (1906)
"... of the Mohammedan confession of faith, the repetition of which constitutes the first "pillar" of Islam, and explained its meaning in simple language. ..."
6. Islam and Christianity in India and the Far East by Elwood Morris Wherry (1907)
"... truth of the divine unity and of man's dependence upon God, as seen in the throne verse just now quoted. The second great pillar of Islam is the ..."
7. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1889)
"Under the Iranian Samanid dynasty, who ruled for a hundred and thirty years till 1000 AD, it was regarded as a pillar of Islam and as the pride of Asia. ..."