Islam MUslims

Muslims: About 1.6 billion people are muslims they mainly live in the Asia-Pacific region, Indonesia, Pakistan, and India

  • Islam began officially in 610 A.D.
  • the prophet Muhammad claimed to receive divine revelation from the archangel Gabriel
  • Began in Mecca

Founder Muhammad the prophet

Through the Muslim holy book

Believe in one god There are five pillars of practice in Islam. 1.) Declaration of faith in One God and that Muhammad is a prophet of God. 2.) Formal prayer five times a day. 3.) Poor-due "tax" - 2.5% of one's excess wealth given to the needy once a year. 4.) Fasting during the daylight hours in the month of Ramadan. 5.) Pilgrimage to Mecca at least once, if physically and financially able.

The Quran is the central religious text of Islam

Islamic places of worship are called mosques

The star and crescent symbol was the emblem of the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century

There are two official holidays in Islam Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha.

Facts

  • "Islam" means "surrender" or "submission".
  • "Muslim" means "anyone or anything that surrenders itself to the true will of God".
  • Islam is not a new religion or cult. It is a universal way of life and civilization.

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