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  • 1. Islam
    By: Alexis Osorno
  • 2. Holy writings
    *The holy text of Islam is the Koran
    *The Koran includes the Torah(Judaism) and the Old and New Testament (Christianity)
  • 3. Rituals & rites of passage
    *The 5 pillars are the rites of passage
  • 4. Stories of origin
    *One of the stories is the story of Muhammad
    *Muhammad is a prophit of God in the Koran
    *He was born in Mecca and was visited by an angel named Gabriel and he became a great figure and Islam was born
  • 5. Holy places & places of worship
    *A Muslim’s place of worship is called a Mosque.
    *It’s like a church or temple but for Muslim’s.
    *A holy place of Islam is the Ka’bah which is located in the city of Mecca
  • 6. Symbols and objects
    *A minaret which is part of a mosque is important because it reaches to God.
    *Another holy object is a minbar and it is where the leader of prayer stands at a mosque
  • 7. Celebrations & holidays
    *One of the big holidays of Islam is Eidal-Fitr. It concludes the month of Ramadan which you fast for a month.
    *The other big holiday is Eidal-Adha which concludes the pilgramage to Mecca also known as the Hajj
  • 8. Core beliefs
    *Islam’s core beliefs are called the 5 Pillars
    *Shahada is saying once a day there is no god but Allah
    *Zakat is giving money to charity
    *Sawm is fasting during the month of Ramadan
    *Salat is praying 5 times a day
    *Hajj is a pilgramge to Mecca