Pillars of Islam Learning Resources

What are the five pillars of Islam?
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
Allah's Apostle said: Islam is based on (the following) five (principles):

1. To testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad is Allah's Apostle. 
2. To offer the (compulsory congregational) prayers dutifully and perfectly. 
3. To pay Zakat (i.e. obligatory charity) . 
4. To perform Hajj. (i.e. Pilgrimage to Mecca) 
5. To observe fast during the month of Ramadan. 
Saheeh Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 7


Article: Planning a Unit Study on the Pillars of Islam (TJ Homeschooling)

The Pillars of Islam (TJ) (PDF)
There are pillars in  nature, pillars in space, 
pillars in Italy, 
pillars in England....
and there are pillars of Islam...

This was, at one time, a PowerPoint presentation and is currently in PDF format.

Posters/Anchor Charts

Pillars of Islam Definitions Poster - Arabic text, English transliteration and English translation of the pillars.

Pillars of Islam Definitions Poster

Pillars of Islam Terms Poster  - Arabic text and English transliteration

Pillars of Islam Terms Poster
Please note: I realized when I was reposting this resource that in the poster it says "sawmi Ramadan" with the "sawm" written with a kasrah (i)ending. Technically, in the poster, it stands alone so it should read with a "dammah." In the context of the hadith of Ibn Umar about the pillars, it actually takes the kasrah then....

This is one of the first Islamic Studies computer printables I made for my kids. When I started homeschooling in 1998, I made most of our stuff by hand.
Pillars of Islam Poster


Pillars of Islam Activities

Pillars of Islam Writing Practice

Pillars of Islam Writing Practice Worksheet

Student reads the clue and fills in the blank with the pillar that matches.

Pillars of Islam Worksheet

This printable is really versatile as students can match up many things in it. They can match a picture of a pillar to its term in English and/or Arabic; they can match a definition to the term or picture, etc, so it makes it adaptable for different ages and literacy abilities, in shaa Allah.

In this Pillars of Islam Sort, your student will read clues and sort the clue cards under the correct pillar which the clue describes.
Pillars of Islam Sort
Please note: On the third card (middle card) of the third row it says "On the day of Judgment, no one will accept this." There was a typo and it should not say "on the Day of Judgment." This is one of the signs of the approaching of day of Judgment, but the hadith  did not say on the Day of Judgment.

Also, the sorts are great for file folder activities.

Note: In the posters with the shahadah, the word "Muhammad" Arabic has an alif on the end that does not belong. Tip: White out before photocopying/presenting to student. (I no longer have the original to edit)

10/2012: A visitor pointed out that the second Meem in Muhammad (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam is missing)

Pillars of Islam File Folder Game from Umm Abdul Basir’s Creative Corner


A lapbooking/scrapbook kit I made up for the pillars of Islam. It contains lots of different elements to color, cut out, and paste.....

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Pillars of Islam Unit Cover

I made up a learning file folder to hold my Pillars of Islam activities and worksheets and this was the cover for it.  The picture could be cut out and used for a lapbook or title page for notebooking.

Pillars of Islam Lapbooks from around the 'net

Pillars of Islam Crafts/Projects

And my BFF, Umm Abdul Basir, who is so talented in my book, alhamdulillah, made a beautiful one for her kids and you can download the files from her site: Pillars of Islam Mobile

Pillars of Islam Mobile

Pillars of Islam Craft from Crayola.com

TJ's Pillars of Islam Pinterest Board:
Links checked: 10/4/17