Islam Ben Step.

Origins

The Origin Of Islam began in 610 A.D. when Muhammad, the founder of Islam started his teachings after visiting Hira, a cave in Mount Jabal Al-Nour near Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Inside the cave Muhammad is said to have received divine revelation to advocate worshiping Allah. Islam is also connected to Judaism and Christianity due to Abraham being one of their prophets.

Major Beliefs

The Qur'an, holy book for Muslims, revealed in stages to the prophet Muhammad. The Qur'an is also regarded by Muslims as the sacred word of God. Muslims believe in one, in other words "Allah" which translated from Arabic means "God". Communal worship for Muslims is in a building called a mosque. Ancient Islamic places: Tomb of Prophet of Uzair, Karbala, Mada'in Saleh and Masjid of Abdullah bin Abbas and more.

Sections of Islam

Sunni- 84%-90% of all Muslims are Sunni. Sunni means “tradition,” and Sunnis regard themselves as those who emphasize following the traditions of Muhammad. Shi'ite- 10%-16% of all Muslims are Shi'ite. Shi'ites are the “party of Ali” who believe that Muhammad’s son-in-law Ali was his designated successor and that the Muslim community should be headed by a designated descendant of Muhammad.

Holidays of Islam

There are two official holidays in Islam. Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha. Eid Al-Fitr is celebrated after Ramadan and Muslims, on occasion would give to charity.vEid Al-Adha is celebrated on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts for three days and during the days Muslims would usually sacrifice a sheep and separate and give the meat to family, friends, and the poor.

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