Five Pillars of the Islamic Faith: Overview, the Quran & Sharia Law


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Which major faith is based on the Laws of Moses?

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1. Your best friend is a Muslim who is setting out on a pilgrimage to the city of Mecca. This sort of religious pilgrimage is known as the _____; it is required of all devout and able-bodied Muslims as one the Five Pillars of Islam.

2. Someone who converts to Islam must make the Shahada, which is the _____ that is the first pillar of Islam.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Like all major world religions, Islam has rules and requirements that serve as a guideline for faithful adherents. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the names and meanings of the Five Pillars of Islam.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The meaning of the Shahada
  • The tradition of Islamic prayer
  • The definition of the Hajj
  • Requirements for Muslims during Ramadan
  • The origin of the Law of Moses

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts- make sure you can accurately explain the main points, such as Shahada and Ramadan
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about Islam and the rules that govern the daily lives of Muslims
  • Making connections- use your understanding of the Five Pillars of Islam to understand similarities with other faith-based traditions

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on the Five Pillars of Islam. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Provide an overview of the codes of behavior in major world religions
  • Examine the intent behind the Five Pillars of Islam
  • Understand the importance of the Quran as the source of Islamic teaching
  • Explore the role of Sharia law in Muslim life
  • Explore cultural identity instilled through the Five Pillars of Islam