Beliefs and practices[ change change source ] Men praying in a mosque. The Qur'an is the holy book to Muslims. They believe it holds the revealed word of Allah Main article: Five Pillars of Islam According to Islamic tradition, there are five basic things that Muslims should do.
They are called "The Five Pillars of Islam": The Testimony faith in English is the core of the Muslim belief that there is no god but Allah himself, and that Muhammad is his last messenger. Muslims pray five times per day, at special times of the day. When they pray, they face Kaaba, a large cubic structure located at the holy city of Mecca.
Salat is namaz in PersianTurkish and Urdu. Shia Muslims can pray the afternoon and evening prayers right after each other. Fasting during Ramadanthe ninth month of the Islamic year. Muslims do not eat or drink from dawn till sunset for one lunar month.
After Ramadan, there is a holiday called Eid al-Fitr which means "festival of end-fast" in English.
On Eid al-Fitr, Muslims usually go to the mosque in the morning for a special religious service, and then have a party with families and friends.
Hajj Pilgrimage in English: During the month of Zulhejja, the 12th month of the Islamic Calendar is the pilgrimage season where many Muslims go to Meccathe holiest city of Islam.
However, should a Muslim is financially unable to perform the Hajj, he or she is unnecessary to do so, as those who possess great financial capacity were the most obligated to perform the Hajj. Quran[ change change source ] In Islamic belief, the Quran is the holy book of Islam and contained to words of Allah and is conveyed to the Prophet Muhammad by the archangel Jibraeelwho had been tasked since Adam as the conveyor of the words of God as guidance to mankind.
The Quran is the central point of reference and is a link which connects humanity with God. The Qur'an contains many passages and chapters which covers the entire aspect of humanity, down to the most minute detail.
From the creation and conception of human child to the details of the Earth and beyond. In the aspect of human life it contains stories and tales of old civilizations and past prophets and their life chronicles.
The Quran also contains the Syaria' law or hudud, and emphasizes the equal rights man and women alike with mothers given special status where it is sinful to even glare to them.
The Qur'an has a total of 30 juzuks. In each juzuk, contains many surahs or verseswith surahs which begins with Surah al-Fatehah The Beginning and ended with Surah an-Naas Humanity. A Hafeez is a Muslim who have commit the Quran to memory and can accurately recite every word in the Quran without flipping a single page an apply them to daily life.
Other important teachings in Islam are the Sunnah which tell about Muhammad's life and the Hadith which are collections of dialogs of conversation that Muslims believe Muhammad said.
The Qur'an is considered in Islam as a manual to all of humanity and its teachings are to be implemented and shared by its readers. Muslims pray in a place of worship called the mosque.
A mosque is called a masjid in Arabic. Most mosques were mostly recognized having at least a single domeand some have one or more towers.I grew up reading biographies of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) more from the traditional, Islamic scholarly perspective.
This work is from a very different perspective--not timeline/event's based. Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, was also a truly great general. In the space of a single decade he fought eight major battles, led eighteen raids, and planned another thirty-eight military operations.
Narrative history at its most compelling, After the Prophet tells the tragic story at the heart of the ongoing rivalry between Shia and Sunni -- an unforgettable epic as alive today as when it first happened. Grippingly written and deeply moving, this is the book that allows Western readers to grasp the scope and power of the Shia-Sunni split as never before.
The oldest Islamic biography of Muhammad, written in the mid-eighth century, relates that the prophet died at Medina in , while earlier and more numerous Jewish, Christian, Samaritan, and even Islamic sources indicate that Muhammad survived to lead the conquest of Palestine, beginning in islam is the greatest crime and sin ever committed by man against god islam is evil in the name of god ™.
killing prophet muhammad (book below). In his book, "Islam and Terrorism", the former professor of Islamic history at Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt (pen name: Mark A.
Gabriel, PHD) says on Page "Even the prophet of Islam, Muhammad, practiced his faith in .