A ncient Māori were expert kite makers and flight controllers. Their kites were usually "tail-less", were gaily decorated, of varied sizes, shapes, names and purposes – from those used for light-hearted entertainment to kites used for highly significant spiritual rituals. Children and adults made kites - to practice whanaungatanga (social relationships), to reinforce tikanga/kawa (tribal lore); to commune with spiritual deities, to produce artwork, to perfection aerial movements, to test skills in competitions (as in Manu Namu and Manu Kopua) and for fun, to add their "touch" of vibrancy to the sky.
There are five basic religious acts in Islam, collectively known as 'The Pillars of Islam' ( arkan al-Islam ; also arkan ad-din , "pillars of religion"), which are considered obligatory for all believers. The Quran presents them as a framework for worship and a sign of commitment to the faith. They are (1) the creed ( shahadah ), (2) daily prayers ( salat ), (3) almsgiving ( zakah ), (4) fasting during Ramadan , and (5) the pilgrimage to Mecca ( hajj ) at least once in a lifetime.  Both Shia and Sunni sects agree on the essential details for the performance of these acts.  Apart from these, Muslims also perform other religious acts. Notable among them are charity ( Sadaqah ) and recitation of the Quran .