Islam. Can anyone tell me what this is?. By Sonia Kendal. Today you are going to learn …. About the Islam faith. The place of worship for the Islam religion. Islam is the religion of people called Muslims.
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Can anyone tell me what this is?
By Sonia Kendal
About the Islam faith
The place of worship for the Islam religion.
Muslims believe that someone is more important than themselves and they obey them. Muslims believe this person is God, whom they call Allah.
Muslims believe that there is one God and he is eternal.
The last and most important prophet was a man called Muhammad.
This picture is of Muslim Children
Muslims believe that Muhammad received messages from Allah, given to him by an angel.
Muslims believe that these messages were the words of Allah and can never be changed.
They were collected together to form the Muslims’ holy book which is called the Qur’an.
There are over 1.2 billion Muslims in the world today, living in almost every country in the world.
About 3 million Muslims live in the USA, about 1.5 million live in Britain, and about 220,000 live in Australia
In most of the countries in northern Africa and the Middle East, over half of the population are Muslims.
In Europe, Islam is the second largest religion after Christianity.
In the entrance of the mosque there is a row of clocks to inform them of the prayer times for the day.
Muslim take off their shoes before they enter the mosque.
Muslims then perform wudu, washing to make themselves fit for prayer.
Muslims pray in this room at prayer times
Muslims pray facing in the direction of Mecca
Muslimsmay use prayer mats
Muslims prayers involve standing, bowing and kneeling
Alcove or arch set into the wall
Shows the qiblah
Pray leader usually stands in from of the mihrab
Raised platform next to the mihrab
The imam stands on it when he preaches
Some minbars are very decorated, others may just be a simple flight if stairs
It raises the imam so that everyone can hear him clearly
Allah. – The Muslims God
Qur’an.- Muslim holy book
Mosque.- Place of worship
Wudu – the wash before prayer
Mihrad – Alcove or arch in prayer hall
Minbar – platform or stairs where the prayer leader preaches
qiblah – direction of Mekkah
Mekkah – can be known as Mecca. A place in Saudi Arabia
Imam – Muslin leader or teacher