By: Daniel Sung
Terms, facts, and explanations.
- Shadaha- public declaration of one's faith
- Salat- prayer
- Zakat- generosity to the poor and needy
- Slyam- fasting during the ninth month of the islamic calendar
- Hajj- journey to Mecca at least once in one's life
The average Muslim usually goes to worship at a mosque, and are led in worship by a Imam or a Mullah. Their holy book, the Quran, was believed to be given to Muhammad (pbuh) by Allah himself. Some Islamic holidays include Ramadan and Eid al Fitr:
- Ramadan- the celebration of Allah giving Muhammad the Quran
- Eid al Fitr- celebrates the closure of Ramadan
One of the most holy places for Muslims is the Dome on the Rock in Jerusalem; it is where Muhammad is said to have ascended to heaven. Abraham is also an important common figure in Islam. Abraham is also important in Christianity and Judaism. All three religions believe in monotheism.
The Crescent Star
The Crescent Star is a common sign for Muslims. It is important because Ramadan is showed by the lunar calendar.
The Mosque is where the Muslims go to worship and pray.
An Imam is an Islamic worship leader.
The Quran is the Holy Book for Muslims. It is said to be given to Muhammad by Allah himself.
Dome on the Rock
The Dome on the Rock is located in Jerusalem. It is said to be where Muhammad ascended into Heaven.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. They fast and pray during Ramadan. Then, at the end of the month, they celebrate with Eid al Fitr.