I think it would be an interesting topic to explore different kinds of religions and the principles that each follow. The first religion I’ll be looking into is Islam. I better start things off by putting out a disclaimer that the Islamic faith or any other beliefs. I will be writing about in post or in future posts aren’t the faith that I grow up in.
All the information I have now came from research. Although I have to say that I’ve taken all the classes of A ‘level religion, I never took the full exam for a lot of personal reasons. Hence, yes, while looking things up, my memory kicked in. The Islamic faith seems to be based on five principles these are:
- Shahadah – Allah is the only God and Muhammad is his messenger.
They need to accept that as their personal truth and obey all the commitments of Islam in their everyday life.
- Salat – carry out ritual prayers five times a day.
The times are dawn, before sunrise, midday, after the sun passes its highest, the late part of the afternoon, just after sunset and between sunset and midnight.
- Zakat– paying alms (or charity) tax to benefit the poor and the needy
- Sawm – fasting during the month of Ramadan (their lent)
This means that during daylight in the month of Ramadan, no food or drinks are consumed, no smoking or sexual activity.
- Hajj – a pilgrimage to Mecca.
A person of Islamic is asked to go to a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their life if they can afford it.
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