Islam

by Camryn Wernli

All About Islam

Islam is one of the oldest religions. It's followers are called Muslims. Muslims believe in the Sabbath. The Sabbath is Friday prayers at the Mosque. Their six major believes are the belief in Allah, the belief in angels, the belief in the holy book, the belief in prophets, the belief in The Day of Judgment, and the belief in Predestination. The sacraments or practices they do are the five pillars of faith. They are the Shahada (the declaration of faith), the Salat (the prayer), the Zakat (doing charitable work), the Siyam (fasting), and the Journey (hajj). Muslims go to a Mosque to worship every Friday. The person the leads the ceremony is called the Imam. The holy book that the teach off of is the Qur'an. Some of their holy days or holidays are Ramadan and the Eid al Fitr. The Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and a time when Muslims fast. Also, they celebrate the verses of the Qur'an. The Eid al Fitr is the festival in which Muslims celebrate the first day of Ramadan. Jerusalem is a very significant city to Muslims because it is home to the Dome of the Rock. The Dome of the Rock is the place that Muslims and Jews believe Abraham sacrifices Isaac. Also Jerusalem is where the Al-Aqsa Mosque is located. The Al-Aqsa Mosque is where Muslims believe Muhammad ascended.

The God they all Believe in

All three religions; Christianity, Islam, and Judaism: are monotheistic and believe in the God of Abraham.