Islam has 5 major pillars. They are:
A Muslim is required to observe all of them.
Lowering the gaze doesn’t mean looking down when walking and not being able to see where one is going, but implies that one should avoid lustful gazes, evil thoughts and intentions. As far as dress requirement are concerned, the following guidelines apply to both men and women.
Islam encourages the seeking of knowledge at all times, regardless of ones age. The Quran pushed Muslims to seek knowledge. This Muslim started to travel the globe centuries ago seeking knowledge. Others came to cities like Baghdad to continue their research. It so happened that as a result of this “explosion in knowledge” Arabic became the language of international scholarship and the best scholars were graduated from Muslim Universities.
The first University in the world, "University of Al Quaraouiyine" in Morroco which was established by a Muslim woman "Fatima al-Fihri", still exist as a major centre of learning. Muslims excelled in many fields of knowledge – art, architecture, astronomy, geography, oceanography, history, languages, literature, medicine, maths, physics, chemistry, philosophy and so on.
Algebra, algorithm and Zero (0) are examples of common Muslim contributions to the world. The astrolabe and quadrant which enabled European discoveries are also Muslim contributions. Muslims also made detailed navigational and world maps. Some prominent Muslimc ontributor’s are: