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Islam

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Transcript of Islam

Islam
Greeting
Asalamu'alaikum
“May peace and blessings be upon you.”


Reply: Wa’alaikum Salam
“May peace and blessings be upon you
too.”
Who is Allah?
The proper terminology used, in Islam, for God is “Allah"
The term “Allah” means, in Arabic, the one and only universal God or Creator and Provider of the universe
The word “Allah” cannot be turned into
plural form
“Allah” in Arabic has no gender
The Five Pillars of Islam
- basics/foundation of Islam
Alisha Ahmed
Articles of Faith
• One God
• Prophets of God (Adam, Noah, etc.)
• The Books (Torah, Bible, Qur’an)
• Angels
• Day of Judgment
• Predestination
Belief in Prophets
~124,000 prophets- only 25 mentioned in Qur'an
Prophets conveyed divine message of worshiping one God
God sent Muhammad (pbuh) as the final prophet to all of humanity in the 7th century C.E. to restore the divine message of all prophets
Belief in the Prophets
“Say, ‘We believe in God and in what was sent down to us and what was sent down to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and what was given to Moses, Jesus, and all the prophets by their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and we devote ourselves to Him.’”
(Quran, 2:136)
5 Pillars: Shahadah
testimony of faith
“I bear witness that God is one
and Muhammad is His last and final messenger.”
5 Pillars: Salah (Prayer)
- Adthan
- Before Prayer: Ablution
- Face the Qibla
- 5 Daily Prayers:
Fajr-Dawn prayer, before sunrise
Duhur-Afternoon prayer
‘Asr- Late Afternoon prayer
Maghrib- After Sunset prayer
‘Isha- Night prayer
5 Pillars: Zakat
Zakat (Alms-giving) literally means ‘purity’
• Zakat is 2.5 % of your wealth
5 Pillars: Fasting (Sawm)
Fasting in the month of Ramadan
~28-29 days
9th month of the lunar
calendar
fasting from dawn till dusk
extra prayers in Ramadan
first revelation of the Qur'an
ends with Eid holiday
5 Pillars: Hajj
Pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia
• 8th to 12th day of Dhul Hijjah, the
12th and last month of the Islamic
calender
~ around September 25th
~ Sacrifice (Abraham)
~ ends with Eid holiday
Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Qur'an
Literally means: “that which is often
recited”
Written in Arabic, was revealed in 23 years
From God to Angel Gabriel to Muhammad
Will never be changed or added to
1433 years
Kaabah: built by Prophet Abraham and his son Prophet Ishmaeel
Hijab (Headscarf)-- Why?
“With my veil I put my faith on display –rather than my beauty. My value as a
human is defined by my relationship
with God, not by my looks. I cover the
irrelevant. And when you look at me,
you don’t see a body. You view me
only for what I am: a servant of my
Creator.”
–Yasmin Mogahed
Feel free to ask any questions! :)
Hijab Day at St. Francis!
Join the
M
S
A
!
Muslim

Student

Association
for Muslims & non-Muslims!
to learn more about Islam and clear up misconceptions
Salah "connection"
return to God in our daily lives
worshipping & submitting to God
bowing down in humility, to God's magnificence
Allahu Akbar: God is Greater
Adthan: Call to Prayer
Allah is Most Great. Allah is Most Great.

Allah is Most Great. Allah is Most Great.

I bear witness that there is none worthy of being worshipped except Allah.

I bear witness that there is none worthy of being worshipped except Allah.

I bear witness that Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah.

I bear witness that Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah.

Come to prayer. Come to prayer.

Come to Success. Come to Success.

Allah is Most Great. Allah is Most Great.

There is none worthy of being worshipped except Allah.
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