Islam

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Islam Definition


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Islam is a monotheistic religious tradition that developed in the Middle East in the 7th century C.E. Islam, which literally means "surrender" or "submission," was founded on the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad as an expression of surrender to the will of Allah, the creator and sustainer of the world.

Definitions

followers- Muslim

Beliefs- The Quran, the sacred text of Islam, contains the teachings of the Prophet that were revealed to him from Allah. Essential to Islam is the belief that Allah is the one and true God with no partner or equal.

Traditions- Ramadan

Place of Worship- Mosque

Worship Leaders- Iman

Holy Book- Koran

Holy Days- There are two official holidays in Islam: Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adah. Eid Al-Fitr is celebrated at the end of Ramadan (a month of fasting), and Muslims usually give zakat (charity) on the occasion. Eid Al-Adha is celebrated on the 10th day of Dhu Al-Hijjah and lasts for four days where Muslims usually sacrifice an animal and distribute its meat among family, friends and the poor.

Holy cities - Mecca

Common figure- Abraham

View of God- The single most important belief in Islam, and arguably the central theme of Islam, is that there is one God. The Muslim name for God is Allah.

Islamic Call to Prayer - [Islam Calls You]
Beautiful Islamic Call to Prayer at Dawn