Islamic Holiday (Ramadan) Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which strict fasting is observed from sunrise to sunset. During Ramadan for 1 whole month Muslims will completely stop drinking fluids and eating foods. Ramadan is used to re-evaluate their selves lives and to make peace with the people that have wronged them in the past, they also use this time to help strengthen their family as a whole and to do away with their bad habits. During Ramadan, every single part of their body must be restrained. The tongue must be restrained from backbiting and gossip. The eyes must restrain themselves from looking at bad things. The hand cannot touch anything that does not belong to them. The ears must refrain from hearing bad words and listening to other peoples conversations. And last the feet must refrain from walking to sinful places. So in a way, every part of the body observes the fact. According to Islam, one night during the month of Ramadan in the year 610 A.D. when Muhammad was 40 years of age and was passing the month in meditation in Mount Hira, he had a vision of an angel appearing before him. This angel introduced himself as Jibril and revealed that Muhammad was the messenger of Allah and was born to be a prophet to his people. The angel asked Muhammad to recite what he said: "Recite in the name of your Lord who creates. Creates man from a clot. And your Lord is the most bountiful who teaches by the pen, He teaches man what he does not know." With a confounded mind, Muhammad descended from Mount Hira and told everything to his wife Khadijah. He feared that he had had an encounter with an evil spirit. But Khadijah stopped his fears and reminding him of his good conduct until then and that it was impossible for him to be visited by a demon. She took him to her old cousin Waraqa ibn Nawfal and told the latter everything about Muhammad's meeting with the angel. Waraqa ibn Nawfal was a much learned man and was well-versed in various sacred texts concerning different religion. The lettered man convinced Muhammad that he was indeed a messenger of God and the angel who visited Muhammad was the same divine messenger Gabriel who had also visited the
Five Pillars of Islam
February 20, 2015
Five Pillars of Islam
Every religion is built around a central core of beliefs and in the case of Islamic faith they are called The Five Pillars of Islam. The Qur’an, collection of Islamic Holly Texts, is the source of that foundation on which the faith was built. Muslims believe that the Qur’an contains lessons on how to act with respect, peace and purity and that every human being should work on making the world a…
Fasting is intended to teach “self restraint” and discipline to the individual (verse 183). The teachings about fasting are meant to help the person and he/she will receive more of out of the experience if it can be completed out of “one’s free will”. One’s fasting should be for a certain amount of days and the only reprieve one should take is in the case that the person is sick or on a trip. The days that the individual has to stop his/her fasting should be made up at a later…
of religious observances known as the Five Pillars of Islam.
The Five Pillars of Islam are the five basic aspects of life that the Muslim faith’s framework is built on. They are identified as the confession of faith, prayer, giving to the poor, fasting and the pilgrimage to Mecca.
Shahadah, or declaration of faith, is to say “there is no god but God.” It is a way for a person to show that they believe there is nothing more worthy of their praise and worship than Allah. It is also an understanding…
religion would be Islam. It has approximately 1.3 billion followers in the world and is most popular in the Middle East and south Asia. A follower of Islam is known as a Muslim meaning a submitter. Islam itself means a submission to God and his will. Islamic practices, beliefs, and culture have some similarities and many differences to other Abrahamic religions we are familiar with such as Christianity, Catholicism, and Protestantism.
Muslims believe that their life should be devoted to God’s way of…
life. To practice the five pillars include the creed, prayer, charity, fasting, and the pilgrimage.
3. Describe the practices of Islam.
According to, (spiritualworld) (Within Islam itself, every Muslim, every believer, has to practice certain worship, some personal practices, and five prayers every day. Every male and female is expected to perform prayers five times a day. Also, we fast during the month of Ramadan. Fasting is a very important, highly spiritual practice that you can go through…
common religion or belief in Allah. Islam in the West display their religious practices and symbols by daily praying, fasting, and wearing headscarves and follow an Islamic diet. Their teachings and way of living is written in the Quran. The Quran is the heart of Islam that is the religious text written in Arabic language. It is the revelation from God to Prophet Muhammad.
The Islamic culture is central to the traditions and customs that are embraced by Muslims. These cultures are unique to Arabia…
The Muslim Religion |
Marlia J. Kegler |
Hum 130 Religions of the World |
Professor John L. Meeks |
Religion has become one of the biggest diverse topics in today’s society. Throughout the last weeks we have taken the journey to learn about different religions and in this paper I will attempt to take you on that journey with me learning about the Muslim religion. The Muslim religion dates all the way back to 570 BC when the prophet Muhammad was said to be born. Muhammad…
The main/central belief of Islam is Monotheism, the belief in only one God, Allah. According to Islamic followers, God is responsible for four fundamental actions; creation, sustenance, guidance, and judgment. The main objective for someone of Islamic faith is to worship Allah and live a moral lifestyle. Islam teaches that God has sent prophets to teach both individuals and nations correct and moral spiritual behaviors. They believe that Muhammad is the final prophet that was sent to inspire and…
Islam "There is no god however God, and Muhammad is the messenger of God" is the fundamental center idea in the Islamic religion. Islam assigns "accommodation (to God)" in Arabic. Islam is a monotheist religion whose followers are withal kenned as Muslims. This paper will be clearing commonplace myths in the Islamic religion, explaining the five pillars, and giving depictions of Ramadan, Islamic groups and religious practices
Five Pillars of Islam
While the convictions of Muslims around the globe…
Islam is an Abrahamic religion. Islamic teaching emphasizes submission to the will of one GOD. Islam came out from the desert of Arabia, and has spread out to the whole world. There are three subject to talk about Islam: the life of the messenger of god, Muhammad, the birth of Islam, and the five pillars.
First, Muhammad is the founder of Islam. He was born in 570 in the Arabian city of Mecca. He was orphaned at an early age, and brought up under the care of his uncle Abu Talib…