Mosque. Aim: To know what is in a Mosque and why it is an important place for Muslims. Why is the Mosque important?.
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Aim: To know what is in a Mosque and why it is an important place for Muslims
Muslims believe that they can worship Allah anywhere. Muslims feel though that it is important to have a special place for worship. This place is called a MOSQUE. Many Muslim men go to the Mosque several times a week but the most important is Friday lunch time prayer. Friday is the Muslim holy day.
Women are expected to pray either at home or at the Mosque. When they go to the Mosque they stay separate from the men. Muslims believe this allows both men and women to stay concentrated on Allah.
This is the Jamia Mosque. It is set on an angle to ensure that the main prayer hall faces Mecca. MECCA is the holy city of Islam.
This is the MINARET. This is a tower where the ‘Call to prayer’ is read from by the MUEZZIN. The MUEZZIN is someone who says the ‘Call to prayer.’
When you enter the Mosque you walk into the entrance hall. Here you may see information and also verses from the Qu’Ran.
Before people pray they wash. Here are the washing facilities in this Mosque. This washing is called WUDU. Why do you think Muslims wash before praying?
Homework.: Learn spellings and meaning on sheet provided.