Youth View of Prayer
Anas Koshak, Anthony Mohammed, and
Status of Prayer in Islam
Muhammed-peace be upon him-said,"Islam has been built on five
[pillars]: testifying that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammed is
the messenger of Allah, performing the prayers, paying the zakat, making
the pilgrimage to the House, and fasting in Ramadan." (related by Bukhari
Praying is an important practice for a muslim youth.
Profession of giving to the Pilgrimage
Prayers during Ramadan
faith poor to Mecca
How Muslims Pray
Face the Qibla
Make Niyaah: The intention to pray
Performing the prayer
A prayer usually takes 5 minutes
Jewish and Christian prayers
The people of the book or Islam, Christianity and
Jewdeism all have some sort of prayer.
The Jewish prayer is almost identical to the muslim way of
praying.They start of standing strait up then they bend there
back a little bit forward. Then they git on the ground and put
there head to the ground as a sign of humillity.
The Christian prayer places specific emphasis on prayer and
worship like muslims. Weekly gatherings are common and
muslims have them too.
Jewish times for prayer
Shacharit Morning Prayers
Mincha Afternoon Prayers
Ma'ariv (or Arvit) Evening Prayer
Friday Night Services Friday Night
Musaf Evening Prayer
Saturday Afternoon Saturday Afternoon
Christian Worship- Practices
Christian faith consists of-
Fasting during Lint
Speaking in Tongues
Worship through song and dance
Youth issues about praying
Since muslims pray five times a day, they will need to
pray the Zhur prayer (Prayer just after midday) in
In some public schools, students leave classes
momentarily to pray and some wait to pray when they
Muslim prayers in public schools: Akram Shami, from the
Islamic Center of Southern California in Los Angeles, said"We
pray to God, we worship God, and we recite verses from the
Koran. Prayer is typical at noon or 1 p.m. but there are five daily
prayers." [Randy Dotinga, The Christian Science Monitor,
scmonitor.com, July 12, 2007]
The school can give students 10 minutes of free time or
recess for some students to pray.
There can be an empty classroom for prayers in school or an
islamic club in school.
Friday prayer is a community prayer for muslims every
friday during midday in mosque.
It usually takes 30 to 45 minutes.
Most students are in school during Friday prayer.
Friday prayer at the university of
Schools can allow students to be excused for the time
required to attend a local masjid and to let them be able to
make up any missed work.
Schools can allow students to leave during lunch or during
Independent research period that can be put in a specific
period chosen by the students to be with the time of friday
The U.S. supreme court and praying in schools
The U.S. supreme court has forbidden public schools and
other agencies of the government to interfere with
Americans' constitutional right to follow their own
consciences when it comes to religion.
Guide lines were sent to every public school, stressed that
students have the right to pray or to discuss their religious
views with their peers so long as they are not disruptive.
Jewish and Christians dealing with
praying in school
Students already have the right to pray and read the Bible in
public schools; no one is suggesting that right be taken from
them. Rather, the question is, should the government lead
students in prayer in public schools?