By: Olivia Willemsen
All about Islam
Muslims are the followers of the religion Islam. Muslims have six major beliefs which are the belief in Allah, the belief in angels, the belief in the holy books, the belief in the prophet, the belief in the day of judgement, and the belief in Predestination. Muslims practice the five pillars of faith which are shahada, a public declaration of faith, salat, prayer, zakat, giving to the needy, siyam, fasting, and hajj, the ability to make the journey to Mecca once in Muslims lives. Muslims worship at Mosque, and their worship leaders are called Imams. Muslims holy books are called Korans. Muslims celebrate the two holidays of Ramadan and Eid al Fitr. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and a time when Muslims across the world will fast during the hours of daylight. Eid al Fitr is the festival for the first day after Ramadan. The common holy site for Muslims is Jerusalem, which is the home of the al-Aqsa Mosque, and the home of the Dome of the Rock.
A mosque is a place of worship or sacred building for Muslims.
An Imam is a worship leader or Spiritual Leader for Muslims.
The Moon and the Star
The moon and the star is the Islamic symbol which is usually found on their flags.
The 5 Pillars of Faith
The five pillars of faith are shahada, a public declaration of faith, salat, prayer, zakat, giving to the needy, siyam, fasting during Ramadan, and hajj, being able to take the journey to Mecca once in Muslims lifetime.
The Koran is Muslims holy book or sacred text.
The Dome of the Rock
The Dome of the Rock is located in Jerusalem and is important to Muslims because the Dome of the Rock is where Muslims believe that the prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven.