By: Lauren Silver 2nd period

About Islam

Islamic followers are called Muslims. The word Muslim by definition means one who surrenders and submits to the laws of God. Muslims believe that the word "salam" means peace and you can only achieve true peace by submitting to God and live according to His Divinely revealed Law. Some traditions of Islam are holidays like Ramadan which is a whole month of fasting during all daylight hours. Another tradition would be the five pillars of faith which include, Belief, Fasting, Annual haji, Charity, and Prayer. Muslims do this so they can stay balanced and true to their God. A place of worship for Muslims are called a mosque but in Arabic it is called, masjid. It means "place of prostration." Normally in a mosque you can find something known only as the Qur'an, this is the holy book of Muslims and it holds very important rules about their beliefs. Holy days of Muslims are taken very serious in Islam culture some examples, (other than Ramadan), are days like Eid ul Fitr and Eid ul Adha. Both of these days are enforced to celebrate by Islam law. A holy place for Muslims is Jerusalem because that is where the Dome of the Rock is. This is where Muhammad ascended to heaven and back. Last but not least, there is a similar common figure to all 3 religions this is only known as Abraham. All three religions had one view about God in common, that there is only one true God.