five pillars

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Particularly: “This must be a calque of something”

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five pillars (plural only)

  1. The five basic ritual or devotional duties of Sunni Islam, namely: a declaration of faith in God (shahada); five daily prayers (salat); fasting (saum); almsgiving (zakat); and pilgrimage to Mecca (hajj).

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