Islam - Beliefs

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a.) Describe what happens during Muslim prayer (Salat).

Muslims prepare for prayer in a special way, this includes being dressed properly, and being cleansed through Wudu. There are five prayers each day for Muslims: Fajr, Asr, Zuhr, Maghrib and Isha. Before each one a Muslim must ritually prepare.

Before Wudu is performed a Muslim must be dressed properly. They must have removed their shoes, as a sign of respect. They must also be cleanly and decently dressed. Women cover their bodies and wear a headscarf. Men tend to be covered at least waist to knees, they also wear a prayer cap.

Muslims must wash in a particular way before prayer to make themselves ritually clean - this is known as Wudu. Before washing, a Muslim…


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