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Qur'an

the holy book of Islam

Sunnah

the example that Muhammad set for Muslims about how to live

five pillars of faith

prayer, charity, fasting, making, and pilgrimage to mecca

jihad

Muslims struggle with internal and external challenges as they strive to please god

shari'ah

Islamic law

shahadah

the first pillar of faith, the profession ( declaration ) of faith

salat

the second pillar of faith, daily ritual prayer

zakat

the third pillar of faith, or almsgiving

siyam

the fourth pillar of faith, or fasting (going without food)

hajj

the fifth pillar of faith, the pilgrimage to the holy city of mecca

torah

the jewish scriptures , or bible. the word torah is often used to mean to the first five books of the bible , traditionally said to have been written by Moses

hadith

accounts of Muhammad words or actions that are accepted as having authority for Muslims

imam

a leader of prayer in a mosque

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