Religion In Tunisia. Muslim. Ninety-nine percent of Tunisians are Muslim. Most of them are Sunni. Shiites are the second-largest group. The Shiites split from the Sunnis in 632 when Muhammad died. Mosque.
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Mecca or Makkahis the birthplace of prophet Muhammad, peace is on him. In the center of the mosque in Mecca, is the cube-shaped building called a Kaaba (Ka'bah. All Muslims face the direction of the Kaaba during ritual prayer (Salat).
Every Muslim family, no matter where they live, knows what direction the Kaaba is from their house.
Muslims believe that there is only one God, called Allah. Allah is the name Muslims use for the supreme and unique God, who created and rules everything. The heart of faith for all Muslims is obedience to Allah's will.
The prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him ), who was born in A.D. 570 at Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, is often regarded as the founder of Islam. He was the last prophet to be sent by Allah. Muslims believe that Muhammad (pbuh) is the last in a line of prophets that includes Moses, Abraham, and Isa (Jesus). Muhammad proclaimed that the Quran was the last Book of God, and that he himself was the last Prophet. Muhammad interpreted the words in his daily life. Therefore many of the things which Muhammad did and said were remembered and carefully recorded. The stories and sayings help Muslims to understand the Quran and put what it teaches into practice in their daily lives
There were many prophets before Muhammad including: Adam, Noah, Abraham (Ibrahim), Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Job, Moses (Musa), Aaron, David, Solomon, Elias, Jonah, John the Baptist, and Jesus (Isa), peace be upon them.
The Muezzin is the chosen person at a mosque who leads the call to prayer (adhan) at Friday services and the five daily times for prayer from one of the mosque's minarets. In most modern mosques, electronic amplification aids the muezzin in his task.
The Christian community is composed of the Roman Catholic Church, Protestant Church, Russian Orthodox Church, Reformed Church of France, Anglican Church, Seventh-day Adventists, and Greek Orthodox Church.