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