Class Project - World Cultures - Walsh Middle School
What is Islam?
Some worship leaders for the Islam religion are Imams, Marjas, and a Muezzion. An Imam is a prayer leader who leads the mosque in prayer 5 times a day. A Marja is the label provided to Shia authority, a Grand Ayatollah with the authority to make legal decisions within the confines of Islamic law for followers and less-credited clerics. Finally a Muezzion is the caller for prayer although in recent years it has been replaced with alarms. The holy books for Islam is the Qur'an which includes the Torah, Psalms, and the Injil. Some holidays for Muslims are Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, Dhu Al-Hijja, and Al-Hijja. Ramadan takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic year which Muslims observe with fasting during daytime hours. Eid-ul-Fitr is the celebration the day after Ramadan ending. Eid-ul-Adha is the second most important holliday in Islam. It celebrates the end of Hajj. Dhu Al-Hijja is the month which marks the annual pilgramige to Hajj. Al-Hijja is the Islamic new year. The holy city for Islam is Mecca which Muslims try to travel to during Hajj once in a lifetime.
The common figure for all 3 religions is Abraham. All three religions are monotheist which shows they all have the same view on God
This picture is the symbol of the religion of Islam.
A mosque is the Muslim place of worship which requires strict rules.
This is a worship leader for Islam whose name is an Imam who leads prayer.
Traditions for Islam
This is Hajj the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
This is the Qur'an which includes all the holy books for Islam.
This is Mecca the holiest city for any Muslim.