ISLAM

Muslim

Followers of Islam are called Muslims. They are Monotheistic people believing in one God, Allah. The messenger of Allah is a prophet named Muhammad. The Holy Book to the Muslim people is the Qur'an. Muslims beliefs are found in the Five Pillars of Islam. These are the basic acts of worship that include declaration of faith, prayer, charity, fasting and making pilgrimage to Makkah. Islamic followers follow the teachings of the Five Pillars by practicing hospitality to their guest, children honoring their parents, mercy on living things, kindness to neighbors, working for justice, and forgiving others. Muslim places of worship are called a Mosque where everyone sits on the floor and faces Makkah. Muslims gather on Fridays for their special day of prayer. Muslim worship leaders are called Imam. The sects of Islamic people are Shia and Sunni. Holidays celebrated by Muslims are Eid al-Fitr, takes places when Ramadan ends, and Eid al-Adha, a festival at the end of hajj in Makkah. The Holy site for Muslims is Jerusalem.