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Five Pillars of Islam

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Submitted by Laina Farhat-Holzman (United States), Mar 5, 2015 at 13:30

Religion also has the function of Community. If one needs that, Islam could modernize by keeping the Five Pillars of Islam and jettisoning all the texts to the status of history. There is nothing in those Five Pillars that would not work within a modern framework.

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Jettisoning much of the Shari'a is indeed the challenge.

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