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Discuss the claim that the 5 Pillars unite the Muslim community

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Discuss the claim that the 5Pillars unite the Muslim community (20 marks) A Muslim is someone who submits to the Will of Allah and an example of this is by performing the 5 Pillars of Islam. A Pillar supports the community of faith just like a stone Pillar supports a building. The 5 Pillars of Islam are the framework of a Muslims life; they separate a Muslim from a non-Muslim, The Five Pillars of Islam are shahadah, Salah, Saum, Zakat and Hajj. ...read more.

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Saum, fasting through the month of Ramadan unites Muslims as it gives an opportunity to empathise with the less fortunate and Muslims who are showing commitment to God through this personal struggle - Greater Jihad. Salah, prayer 5 times a day also unites the Muslim Community because the practice of these 5 daily prayers, at the same time all over the world gives a sense of identity and especially at Jummah Prayers on a Friday where all Muslims have to congregate at the Mosque brings the community together to worship. ...read more.

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Hajj the pilgrimage to Makkah is preformed once in a lifetime it unites the community through a sense of brotherhood, every member has to wear the same simple white robe, which symbolizes unity and equality of all beilievers, but Hajj doesn't always unite the community because the rich manage to separate themselves by wearing a silk Ihram and thy also use transport to complete the pilgrimage rather than on foot. On the whole you can say the 5 Pillars unite rather than divide the Muslim Community ...read more.

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