Muslim Celebrations

Muslims have two major annual celebrations called Eid, which means ‘recurring happiness’: Eid-ul-Fitr (Eid of Fast-Breaking) and Eid-ul-Adha (Eid of Sacrifice). Eid-ul-Fitr (Eid of Fast-Breaking): Eid-ul-Fitr is an Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. Fiṭr means "to break the fast" and therefore symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period. [...]

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Prayers in Islam

To an English speaking person the word "Prayer" usually connotes uttering certain words as a ritual at a particular occasion. However, Muslims have 3 different words in Arabic language that encompass a broader understanding of prayer in daily life. To a Muslim, every good action he or she does, whether communicating with God, volunteering at [...]

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Five Pillars of Islam

These five pillars of Islam are the framework of the Muslim life: faith, prayer, concern for the needy, self-purification, and the pilgrimage to Makkah for those who are able. They ‘support’ the structure of Islamic practice in a Muslim’s life. 1) SINCERE PROFESSION OF FAITH (Shahada) There is no god worthy of worship except God [...]

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What are the Basic Beliefs of Islam?

1. GOD. Muslims believe that there is only one God alone who is without spouse, children, partners or equals. He begets not, nor is he begotten. And there is none like unto him. He alone deserves to be worshiped. The Muslim confesses: There is no God but Allah. Allah is the Arabic name for God. [...]

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