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5 Pillars of Islam: Shahadah: sincerely reciting the muslim profession of faithSalat: performing ritual prayers in the proper way 5 times each dayZakat: paying in alms(charity) tax to benefit poor and needySawm: fasting during the month of RamadanHajj: pilgrimage to Mecca

Mosque- where muslims worshipEach have a place to remove shoes & place where they can carry out the Wudhu- ritual washing required before prayerMuslims believe pictures & statues are blasphemous, since there can be no image of Allah, who is wholly spirit.A niche in one of the walls, called a mihrab, shows direction to face towards Mecca.Many mosques have a minaret, a tall thin tower, a muezin stands at the top of the tower & calls Muslims to prayer at the 5 ritual times of the dayWomen sit separatly from men for modesty and to prevent distraction, women usually pray at home

Allah as the one and only God.Belief in angelsBelief in the prophets Adam, Abraham,Moses, David, Isa(Jesus)Muhammad is the final prophetBelief in great day of judgementAllah is just...rewards and punishes fairly, also merciful.

Birth Rites & Rituals

"God is great, there is no God but Allah. Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. Come to prayer" are the 1st words a newborn Muslim baby should hear. Whispered in right ear by father.Baby's 1st taste should be something sweet. Usually use a date. Digestive systemsAfter 7 days the baby's head is shared (a tradition also carried out by Hindus)Muslims weigh it & give the equivalent weight in silver to charityIt is also tradition to choose the child's name on the 7th day


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IslamCarol Mukorombindo

Origin & History

5 Pillars of Islam Video

Islam Overview

Prayer & Worship

The root "slm" in Arabic means "to be in peace, to be an integral whole.""Islam," "to surrender to God's law and thus to be an integral whole.""Muslim," a person who so surrenders

Muslims believe that Islam is God's eternal religion, described in the Qur'an.The Qur'an claims that the proper name "Muslim" was given by Abraham.Islam originated in Arabia in the early 7th century CEIslam was revealed to humanity by the prophet Muhammad.Those who follow Islam are called Muslims.Muslims believe there is only one God.The Arabic word for God is Allah


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