Islam

There Followers are called Muslims

Common Holy Site

For Muslims the Dome of the Rock is in Jerusalem.

Mecca is in Saudi Arabia.

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dome of the rock

Holy Book

Qu'ran (Koran)
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Bible or Holy Book

Key Beliefs

Friday prayers at mosque. Declaration of Faith: first pillar of Islam
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place of worship

they pray in their

Practices and Rituals

Five pillars include: Faith statement that there is only one god named Allah and Mohammed is his messenger;pray facing Mecca five times daily,charity,fasting (abstaining from food and drink during daylight hours during Ramadan. Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca at least once).

No eating of pork


Place of Worship

Mosque (mosque is tower for call to prayer)

Worship Leaders

Imams= prayer leader, mullah= teacher

Muezzin leads call to prayer, traditionally from high atop minaret.

Loudspeakers are often used today

Most Common Sects

Sunni

Sectarianism

Holidays, Holy Days, Worship days

Ramadan= celebrates Allah giving Muhammad message.

Eid al Fitr= celebrates end of Ramadan; gifts, food, family, thanks.

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Islam symbol

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Holy Cities

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Worship Leader

leads prayers
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Celebrates Allah giving a message to Muhammad