- Shahada (Faith)
- Salah (Prayer)
- Zakat (Almisgiving)
- Sawm (Fasting)
- Hajj (Pilgrimage)
“There is no true God worthy of worship but God and Muhammad is the last and final Messenger of God.”
This simple yet profound statement expresses a Muslim’s complete acceptance of and total commitment to Islam.
Ramadan is also a joyful month. Muslims break their fast at sunset with a special meal, iftar, perform additional nocturnal worship, tarawih, after evening prayer; and throng the streets in moods that are festive and communal. The end of Ramadan is observed by a day of celebration called Eid Al-Fitr, the feast of the breaking of the fast. Customarily, it is a time for family reunion and the favoured holiday for children who receive new clothing and gifts.