10 Interesting Facts about Islam Religion

The second largest religion in the world will be explained on Facts about Islam Religion. Approximately, there are over 1 billion followers of Islam, called Muslims. They believe that there is only one God “Allah”. Islam was found by the Prophet Muhammad in the early seventh century in Mecca, Arabia. Whereas the Quran is the holy book of Islam. That is why as a muslim we have to put the Quran in a high place in our homes. Even items or things cannot to be placed on top of the Quran. Besides, Islam has a special name for each period where all muslims do salat. They are Fajr, Dhuhr, Asr, Maghrib, and Isha. Here are ten interesting facts about Islam religion.

Facts about Islam Religion 1: Muhammad

Muhammad is the last prophet which was sent by Allah to mankind. He taught mankind how to live according to Allah law.

Facts about Islam Religion 2: Mecca

Mecca is the holy city for Muslim. There is also holy mosque in the Mecca which has Ka’bah ( a cube-shaped building ) in the center of the mosque. 

Mecca

Mecca

Facts about Islam Religion 3: The Hadith

Additional texts of Muhammad’s action and words that are not recorded in the Quran is called as the hadith.

Facts about Islam Religion 4: Mosques

The place of worship for Muslims is called as Mosque. It is a large prayer room which is used to pray for Muslims. Mosque has a domed roof and minaret. Minaret is a kind of tall tower which is used to call Muslims for praying. Besides, take off the shoes while enter the prayer room is a must because it is a holy place. It is also aimed to keep the mosque clean. Women and men are separated in the different room.

Mosque

Mosque

Facts about Islam Religion 5: The Five Pillars of Islam

The Five Pillars of Islam are the basic acts of Islam framework. They are Shahadah, Salat or Prayer, Zakat, Fasting, and Hajj.

Facts about Islam Religion 6: Shahadah

The declaration of faith (basic creed) of muslims is called as the Shahadah. It is usually recited each time when they pray. Besides, people who want to join with Islam also has to says “shahadah”. The two sentences of shahadah is ‘Asyhadu an laa ilaaha illallāh wa asyhadu anna Muhammad Rasuulullāh.’ Whereas the English translation is “I bear witness that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.”

Facts about Islam Religion 7: Salat or Prayer

As we know thay every Muslim has a duty to pray five times each day which is called “salat”. Before praying, all muslims have to wash themselves. Besides, they also have to face the direction of the Kaaba while doing salat. They also use prayer mat while praying. Besides, an imam is the leader of prayer.

Facts about Islam Religion 8: Zakat

In Islam, giving the alms to the poor is known as Zakat.

Zakat

Zakat

Facts about Islam Religion 9: Fasting

Fasting has should be done by Muslims during the month of Ramadan. They cannot eat or drink during fasting in a month. However, sick people, young children, and pregnant women are not required to fast during Ramadan.

Facts about Islam Religion 10: Hajj

The Hajj is a pilgrimage to Mecca. Every muslim who has enough/ good financial can go to Mecca once in their lifetime.

Hajj

Hajj

 

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