in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Islam. Along with Judaism and Christianity, Islam is
one of the great monotheistic religions. The Quran is the holy book of Islam. The
five pillars of Islam are:
The declaration of faith called "Shahada." Shahada is to witness that
"There is no god except God, and Muhammad is the messenger of God."
Muslims pray five times a day, facing towards Makkah.
Zakat is a form of tithe or charity payable for those in need. The Zakat is an annual
flat rate of two and a half percent of a Muslims assessable capital.
Every year, Muslims fast the month of Ramadan from first daylight until sunset,
abstaining from food, drink, and conjugal relations.
5. PILGRIMAGE (HAJJ):
Hajj is the annual journey to the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah. Hajj is an
obligation to be performed at least once in a lifetime for Muslims who are physically and
financially able. Each year more than two million pilgrims perform the rites of Hajj,
which are of Abrahamic origin.
Saudi Arabia Judicial System
The judicial system of the Kingdom is based on Islamic Law (Shariah) and Decree
Law. "Shariah" is taken from the interpretations of the Holy Quran
and the "Sunna" (tradition of the Prophet Muhammad). Decree Laws are issued to
regulate industrial and commercial affairs.