Islam

Mosques (where Muslims worship)

Mosques (where Muslims worship)

Muslims can pray anywhere in the world. But the first choose should be to pray at the mosque. Mosques often have a minaret which is like a small tower. In some countries, when it is time for prayers, a person calls people to prayers (call Azaan) from the minaret. There are separate prayer areas for men and women. On one wall of the mosque, there is a special place which shows the direction you face for praying. Mosques are beautifully...

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Rules about food

Rules about food

  The Quran tellls Muslims what food they can eat and what food is not permitted. Food that Muslims are allowed to eat is called Halal. This means permitted. Food which they cannot eat is Haram. this means forbidden.          

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Islamic clothing

Islamic clothing

Islam teaches that it is important to be modest and respectful. This also applies to the way men and women dress. Islam teaches that showing off your body is wrong. In Islam, men should at least be covered from the waist to the knees.  Women should wear a loose-fitting, full-length dress. women also have to wear a hijab (hijab is a scarf or veil).

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Life events

Life events

                Saying The Adhan To A Baby As soon as a muslim baby is born first words he or she will hear is the Adhan, the call to prayer. This has special meaning, as it means that the first words the baby hears are about the One God and the relationship, as a muslim, to God. As soon as the baby is born the parent or an adult will whisper the words in the baby’s right ear. Allahu Akbar God is...

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Learning about islam

Learning about islam

Muslim children begin to learn about Islam when they are very young. Their parents teach them the basics about their religion   They learn how to recite the Qur’an, how to memorise short passages from it, the proper way to pray and how a Muslim should behave.         Fast Fact Some Muslim children go to weekend school to learn about Islam. The weekend school is usually held at the local mosque. Children learn to...

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Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr

Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and is called the holy month. While traditionally a sacred period devoted to prayers, fasting, and charity.  Its a time of the year to renew one’s spiritual commitment to his religion. Ramadan is an important time for Muslims all over the world. Muhammad received Allah’s message during Ramadan. Allah revealed the Quran, to prophet Muhammad during the holy month of Ramadan. If any...

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