WELCOME TO ISLAM

FOLLOW THE FIVE PILLARS

Mosque

This is the place where we worship. There is no official creed to be Muslim. Muslims are the followers of Islam. The Muslim has to believe and recite the Shahada. We believe that there is no God but God. We believe in after life like heaven or hell. Humans have the free will to obey and serve God.

Prayer and the Five Pillars

We pray to communicate with our God. We pray five times a day. At dawn, mid-morning, afternoon, sunset, and at bedtime the Muslims pray to Allah, their God. The five pillars include shahada (confessional of faith), salat (daily prayer), zakat (alms tax), sawm (fasting during Ramadan), and haji (pilgrimage to Mecca).

IMAGES DEPICTING ISLAM

Holy City

Mecca

We go to Mecca to show all is equal and to worship the Ka'bah which is made by Muhammad. Haji is the pilgrimage that Muslims will make on their religious journey.

Holy Songs, Sacraments and Traditions

These are songs which are sung at the Mosque and on holidays like Ramadan, Eid al-Adha (festival of sacrifice) and Hija (begins first Muharran).

COMMON FIGURE TO ISLAM, CHRISTIANITY AND JUDAISM

God, Abraham and the prophets were common figures in all three religions.

VIEW OF GOD TO ISLAM, CHRISTIANITY AND JUDAISM

All three religions believe in one God. They may have different names for their one God but He remains as only one.