Muslims beliefs about Allah.
- He has 99 names - e.g The Creater, The Merciful, The Guardian
- Muslims believe he is the most supreme being, he is everything.
- 100th name only the 'magic camel' knows because Muslims can never fully know Allah.
- Muslims believe in one God - Allah. Idolatry is prohibited, it is a sin - a shirk.
- the belief there is only one God
- Allah is the creater and controls everything
- Allah unites everything
Muslims may express this belief through art, worship and everyday living.
The Five Pillars of Faith
Explain and define the Five Pillars.
Shahadah - Declaration of Faith.
The statement 'there is no God but Allah and Muhammed (pbuh) is the messenger of Allah.
Salah - Prayer.
Should be done five times a day; dawn, noon, mid-afternoon and nighfall .
Zakah - Compulsory payment.
2.5% of a muslims yearly earning should be given to charity to benefit the poor, purify the donator and worship Allah.
Sawm - Fasting.
Each year during the Islamic month of Ramadan no food, drink, smoking or sex within daylight hours 9dawn until sunset.
Hajj - Pilgramige to Mecca.
Once in their lifetime, providing they are fit and healthy enough and can afford it, a muslim should visit mecca during the month of Dhul.
What happens at a Muslim Funeral?
- At death, people gather around the dying person and recite the Shahadah.
- They then hope for a life in paradise.
- The eyes are closed.
- The body is washed in a special way - ghusl - by a member of the same sex.
- Wudu takes place.
- The body is perfumed and traditionally wrapped in three white cloths, five for a female, following the example of Muhammed.
Often these are ihram - the sheets worn during Hajj.
- No coffin (but have to in Britain). No cremation - body is needed.
- Only men attend the funeral.
- Judgement day arrives - Heaven or Hell?
- Salut-ul-Janazah - The prayer that is recited at the Graveside.
- Dua al mayyit - Perseonal Prayer.