Islam has five primary obligations, or pillars of faith, that each Muslim must fulfill in his or her lifetime.
The first pillar of Islam. Muslims bear witness to the oneness of God by reciting the creed "There is no God but God and Muhammad is the Messenger of God."
Prayer, is the second pillar. The Islamic faith is based on the belief that individuals have a direct relationship with God.
Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, is the fourth pillar of Islam. Fasting is an exercise in self-control whereby one's sensitivity is heightened to the sufferings of the poor.
Almsgiving, is the third pillar. Social responsibility is considered part of one's service to God.
The pilgrimage to Makkah, is the fifth pillar and the most significant manifestation of Islamic faith and unity in the world.
Eid al-Fitr, a Celebration At The End Of Ramadan
The history behind Eid-ul-Adha follows the story of the faithful Abraham.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Every day during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast.