Why are the five pillars so important to Islam believers?

Expert Answers info

Colin Cavendish-Jones, Ph.D. eNotes educator | Certified Educator

briefcaseCollege Professor, Lawyer

bookM.A. from Oxford University

bookPh.D. from St. Andrews University


calendarEducator since 2019

write1,256 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Social Sciences

The Islamic faith has no worldwide leader and a myriad of different interpretations. Quite apart from the most significant division into Sunni and Shia Islam, there are various sub-groups, denominations, sects, and derived religions. This means that there are around 1.8 billion people who identify as Muslim, and there is very little on which they can all agree, except for...

(The entire section contains 194 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


check Approved by eNotes Editorial