What is Islam? The religion of the Muslims a monotheistic faith regarded as revealed through Muhammad as the prophet of the Allah. The ones who follow Islam are known as Muslims.
Islam has relatively few holidays compared to other religions, but they are very important to them. (EID) is celebrated at the end of Ramadan, Ramadan is the month of fasting which is where they can not eat or drink while the sun is up. Traditionally Muslims celebrate 2 major things, the "Id Al-Adha" and "Id Al-Fitr." But there is a popular festival they celebrate called "Mawlid an-Nabi," which celebrates the birthday of the prophet Muhammad.
Id Al-Fitr (another name): This celebrates the end of Ramadan and Id Al-Adha: A major festival celebrated at the end of tiajj (the festival of sacrifice). There is something in their religion called the "Five Pillars of Islam" which includes; fasting, prayer, share to charity, declaring their faith, and making a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their life.
There are more than 1.5 billion Muslims in the world, while it is also the fastest growing religions in the world.
Muslim and Arab are not the same religion, Arab is a member of a group who speaks the Arab language. There Arabic text in the sacred text, the Quran, that tells Muslims to worship one god and how to treat each other. But, alike Judaism and Christianity, Islam teaches that there is one god in the universe. Other prophets are important to Islam. Much like Christianity, Islam believes that there is a "Day of Judgment" which means after you die you will be sent to heaven or hell. Islam sees Judaism and Christianity as earlier versions of Islam.
Islam rose in the early seventh century (1600's) in Mecca, a place in Arabia. Muslims place of worship is known as the "mosque," a place where they go to pray. Muslims praying up to 5 times a day.
In Islam there are 2 sacred texts, the Quran and the Haddith, both teaching and illustrating Islamic beliefs, values, and practices. The Quran is the most sacred, believed to be the word of God as revealed to Muhammad, and the Haddith is "traditonal" that includes sayings of Muhammad and his people.
The branches of Islam include the Sunni, the Shia, and the Sufism. Sunnis believes that anyone can become the caliph, but Shias believed in the exact opposite. Sunnis emphasize Gods power in the material world while Shia's value in suicide and sacrifice. Sunnis are majorly found Turkey and Pakistan and the Shia's are usually found in Iran, Iraq etc.
How men dress in the Islam religion.
How woman dress in the Islam religion.
Jackie Schramm and Mark Orszulak