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For a fifth of the world's population, Islam is both a religion and a complete way of life. Muslims follow a religion of peace, mercy, and forgiveness, and the majority have nothing to do with the extremely grave events which have come to be associated with their faith.
Islam Prayers are chanted 6 times a day and have movements. This is Sala:
Sala prayer

I)Allah is Great.
(A) Praise and glory be to you O Allah. Blessed be Your Name, exalted be Your Majesty and Glory.
There is no God but You.
(B) I seek Allah's shelter from Satan, the condemned.
(C) In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
(D) Praise be to Allah, The Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds; Most Gracious, Most Merciful; Master of the Day of Judgement Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek,
Show us the straight way, the way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace,Those whose(portion) is not wrath, And who go not astray.
(E) "Glorified is my Lord, the Great".
(F) Allah Listens to him who praises Him"
(G) "Our Lord, praise be for you only".
(H) "Glorified is my Lord, the Exalted"
(I) O my Lord forgive me and have Mercy on me"
(J) "All our oral, physical and monetary ways of worship are only for Allah. Peace, mercy and blessing of Allah be on you, O Prophet. May peace be upon us and on the devout slaves of Allah. I testify that there is no God but Allah and I testify that Muhammad is His slave and messenger".
(K) "O God send your mercy on Muhammad and his posterity as you sent Your mercy on Abraham and his posterity. You are the Most Praised, The Most Glorious".
(K) "O God, send your Blessings on Muhammad and his posterity as you have blessed Abraham and his posterity. You are the Most praised, The Most Glorious".
(L) "Our Lord, grant us the good of this world and that of the Hereafter and save us from the torture of hell.
(M) Peace and mercy of Allah be on you"


Visit The Blue Mosque & hear the evening Call to Prayer
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Call To Prayer
5 times a day, there is It is the call to the Muslims for prayer. It is the public announcement to tell them it is time to pray. The Call To Prayer is chanted from the loudspeakers on mosque towers, called minarets. The mosque is a big temple or church. Here's a picture of one ~
see the tall minarets?

The man who makes the call to prayer is called muezzin. The muezzin used to climb up to the balcony of the minaret five times a day just before prayer times. While chanting, the muezzin would tour the balcony so that he calls in four directions. 

Thanks to today's technology, instead of climbing up the minaret and touring the balcony, a microphone and loudspeakers makes the muezzin's job easier and more affective. 


Call To Prayer
Allah is the most great. 
Allah is the most great.
Allah is the most great. 
Allah is the most great.
I testify there is no God but Allah. 
I testify there is no God but Allah.
I testify that Mohammed is the messenger of Allah. 
Come to prayer! Come to prayer!  
Come to success! Come to success!  
Allah is the most great.
Allah is the most great.   
There is no God except Allah. 

Bismillah I Am A Muslim
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Islamic Holy Days

The Islamic calendar is a Lunar Calendar so the dates of their holy days & observances shift year to year. In 2018, Hajj Days are August 19-24. This marks the time of one of the largest pilgramages in the world; a time when Muslims journey to Mecca, Saudia Arabia. Based on the ancient pilgrimage of Abraham, it is the 5th pillar of Islam & thereby required by all Muslims at least once in a lifetime. It is done in solidarity of the Muslim people and in submission to Allah (God). During Hajj days, there is Day of Arafat whereby all pilgrims & muslims worldwide are in a Day of Prayer, devotion & fasting; the pilgrams are gathered in the place where Muhammad gave his Farewell Sermon. Often there is much repentance & crying for forgiveness and Allah's mercy. At the end of Hajj Days, there is a Muslim Holiday: Eid al-Adha or Festival Of Sacrifice. As part of this observance, often an animal is slaughtered ~ sacrificed ~ with 1/3 of the meat being eaten with family, 1/3 given to friends & 1/3 given to the poor. Sacrifice is seen as an attitude & practice of piety to be closer to Allah. Eid al-Adha will find Muslims praying at the Mosque in the morning, then visiting with family and friends with the exchange of gifts. At some point, the family will visit a local farm or otherwise arrange for the sacrifice of the animal. The meat is distributed on the holiday or shortly thereafter.
Hajj ~ Mecca & Arafat
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Islam Pillars:
The Qur'an presents them as a framework for worship and a sign of commitment to the faith:

  • 1. Shahada (Islamic creed)
    2. Daily Prayers (Salat)
    3. Almsgiving (Zakāt)
    4. Fasting during Ramadan (Sawm)
    5. Pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj)
    at least once in a lifetime.

    5 Pillars Of Islam Animation
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