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Building Character with Islamic Pillars | Infographic

Faith in Islam is not solely based on creed, but also a set of character dispositions that are reflected in the foundation of Islam: the five pillars. In order to fulfill the basic tenets of our faith, there are moral virtues that we have to embody ourselves. What are these virtues, and how are they nurtured through the practice of Islam? Let’s take a look at the five pillars to see how closely Islam and good character are linked.

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Justin Parrott

Justin Parrott

Fellow | Justin Parrott has BAs in Physics and English from Otterbein University, an MLIS from Kent State University, and an MRes in Islamic Studies from the University of Wales. He is currently Research Librarian for Middle East Studies at New York University in Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). Justin embraced Islam in 2004 at the age of 20. He studied Islam from a traditional perspective with local scholars and Imams. He served as a volunteer Imam for the Islamic Society of Greater Columbus until 2013. He is currently the faculty advisor and volunteer Imam for the Muslim Students Association at NYUAD.