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There are three official holidays in Islam: Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha. Eid Al-Fitr is celebrated at the end of Ramadan (a month of fasting during daylight hours), and Muslims usually give zakat (charity) on the occasion. Eid Al-Adha is celebrated on the tenth day of Dhu Al-Hijjah and lasts for four days, during which Muslims usually sacrifice a sheep and distribute its meat in 3 parts: among family, friends, and the poor.
The 5 pillars of Islamic Worship
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5 Pillars Of Islam
There are five aspects of Islam which every Muslim must practice
- Shahada, or Belief - The belief that Allah is the only God
- Salat, or Prayer - Every Muslim must pray 5 times per day
- Zakat, or Charity - Give 2.5 percent of what you own to eradicate poverty
- Sawm, or Fasting - Every Muslim ( unless they are under 12 or have a medical condition) must not eat food from dawn to dusk during the month of Ramadan
- Hajj, or Pilgrimage - All Muslims must go to the Muslim holy place of Mecca at least once in their life (unless they are impoverished)
Place of Worship
All Muslims worship in a mosque. Many mosques have elaborate domes, minarets, and prayer halls, in varying styles of architecture. The mosque serves as a place where Muslims can come together for salat (meaning "prayer") as well as a center for information, education, and dispute settlement. The imam leads the congregation in prayer.