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1 Linguistic meaning Linguistic meaning SurrenderSurrender PurityPurity PeacePeace What is Islam?

2 Islamic meaning fully surrender to Almighty God alonefully surrender to Almighty God alone worship Him purely as He commandedworship Him purely as He commanded What is Islam?

3 1.Believing in One Unique, Eternal, Single God. 2.Believing in The Angels. 3.Believing in The Revealed Books Including the Bible & Torah. 4.Believing in The Prophets Of God including Abraham, Moses, and Jesus Basics of Muslims Belief 5. Believing in The Day of Judgment, after life, And The Pre-destination & Free Will.

4 1.Al-Shahada: (Declaration Of Faith) 2.Salah: Establishing five Prayers a day 3.Zakat: The payment of a must charity to the poor 4.Sawm: Fasting The full month of Ramadan 5.Hajj: (Pilgrimage to Mecca) once in a life time, when affordable, and health permits The Pillars of Islam

5 I bear witness that there is no God except Allah, and that Muhammad is his messenger I bear witness that there is no God except Allah, and that Muhammad is his messenger Al-Shahada (Declaration of Faith)

6 Salah (Prayer) Obligatory prayers for adults that are performed five times a day: pre-dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, after sunset, nightObligatory prayers for adults that are performed five times a day: pre-dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, after sunset, night These five prescribed prayers contain verses from the Quran, and are said in Arabic, the language of the Revelation. Personal supplications, however, can be offered in one's own language and at any time.These five prescribed prayers contain verses from the Quran, and are said in Arabic, the language of the Revelation. Personal supplications, however, can be offered in one's own language and at any time.

7 God is Great……God is Great. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except God. I testify that Muhammad is the messenger of God. Come to prayer! Come to prayer! Come to success! Come to success! God is Great! God is Great! There is none worthy of worship except God. Athan (the call for the prayer)

8 In Islam, everything belongs to God.In Islam, everything belongs to God. Zakah means both "purification" and "growth.Zakah means both "purification" and "growth. Zakah is a mandatory charity and it is different from voluntary charity.Zakah is a mandatory charity and it is different from voluntary charity. Zakah (Charity)

9 Zakah consists of giving 2.5% of ones accumulated wealth excluding such items as primary residence, car and professional tools.Zakah consists of giving 2.5% of ones accumulated wealth excluding such items as primary residence, car and professional tools. Eligible Muslims pay it on an annual basis. It helps to "purify" their wealth.Eligible Muslims pay it on an annual basis. It helps to "purify" their wealth. Funds collected are distributed to the poor, orphans, and needy in society.Funds collected are distributed to the poor, orphans, and needy in society. Zakah (Charity)

10 Fasting one month a year in Ramadan.Fasting one month a year in Ramadan. Mandatory for all adult Muslims with some exceptions.Mandatory for all adult Muslims with some exceptions. Muslims fast from sunrise until sundown.Muslims fast from sunrise until sundown. Sawm (Fasting)

11 Fasting means abstaining from any food, drink, and sensual pleasures.Fasting means abstaining from any food, drink, and sensual pleasures. Fasting helps Muslim: build will- power, feel compassion, purify their body, and strengthen community relations.Fasting helps Muslim: build will- power, feel compassion, purify their body, and strengthen community relations. Sawm (Fasting)

12 Why Fasting? The fast is performed to learn discipline, and self-restraint, while obeying Gods commandments.The fast is performed to learn discipline, and self-restraint, while obeying Gods commandments. By fasting, Muslims experience just a little bit of the hunger and thirst that millions of people feel every day of the year.By fasting, Muslims experience just a little bit of the hunger and thirst that millions of people feel every day of the year.

13 Once in a lifetime.Once in a lifetime. An obligation only for those who are physically and financially able to do so.An obligation only for those who are physically and financially able to do so. The first call for hajj was made by Prophet Abraham.The first call for hajj was made by Prophet Abraham. Hajj (Pilgrimage)

14 Commemorates the trails of Abraham and his family.Commemorates the trails of Abraham and his family. In Hajj, Muslims dedicate their full time to worshiping God.In Hajj, Muslims dedicate their full time to worshiping God. About 2-3 millions people perform the Hajj annually.About 2-3 millions people perform the Hajj annually. Hajj (Pilgrimage)

15 The most sacred place on Earth for Muslim. The central, cubic, stone structure, covered by a black cloth, within the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.The most sacred place on Earth for Muslim. The central, cubic, stone structure, covered by a black cloth, within the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Kaaba is not worshiped by Muslims.Kaaba is not worshiped by Muslims. Kaaba

16 Built by Prophet Abraham and Prophet Ishmael over 4000 years ago by the commandments of God.Built by Prophet Abraham and Prophet Ishmael over 4000 years ago by the commandments of God. Towards which Muslims face when they pray.Towards which Muslims face when they pray. At which millions of Muslims perform Hajj each year.At which millions of Muslims perform Hajj each year. Kaaba

17 Islamic Terms Sawm : Fasting. Iftar : Evening meal taken after sunset to break the daily fast in the month of Ramadan. Eid : Islamic celebration or holiday. Eid Al-Fitr : A festival at the end of Ramadan in celebration of completing the month of fasting.

18 Islamic Terms Hajj : Pilgrimage to Mecca. Eid Al-Adha : A festival that takes place during the time of Hajj.

19 Islam : Peace through submission to God. Muslim : One who submits to God. Allah : God The same word is used by Arab Christians and Jews. Islamic Terms Islam : Peace through submission to God. Muslim : One who submits to God. Allah : God The same word is used by Arab Christians and Jews. Quran (Koran) : The holy book of Muslims containing Gods revelation to prophet Muhammad. The holy book of Muslims containing Gods revelation to prophet Muhammad.

20 Hadith : The words and actions of the prophet. Salah : Prayer. Masjid : The Muslims house for performing congressional Salah. Islamic Terms

21 Jumuaa : Friday and also the afternoon prayer of Friday. Hijab : Head cover for Muslim women. Dua : Supplication. Islamic Terms

22 Allahu Akbar : God is the greatest. Alhamdo Lellah : Thanks God. In Shaa Allah : God willing. Assalamo Alaykom : Peace be upon you (Islamic greeting). Islamic Terms

23 The Quran is the very exact words of God Almighty. Its a complete record of the exact words revealed by God through the Angel Gabriel to Prophet Muhammad.The Quran is the very exact words of God Almighty. Its a complete record of the exact words revealed by God through the Angel Gabriel to Prophet Muhammad. Qur an

24 The Quran amazingly contained information 1400 years ago that only today are we finding out about scientifically.The Quran amazingly contained information 1400 years ago that only today are we finding out about scientifically. Qur an

25 He is the prophet of God. He is the prophet of God. Muslims do not worship him, but consider him a human, a messenger of god. Muslims do not worship him, but consider him a human, a messenger of god. Muhammad

26 He is the prophet of God. He is the prophet of God. He was known by the honest even before his Message began, and even according to his enemies he never lied. He was known by the honest even before his Message began, and even according to his enemies he never lied. Muhammad

27 Eid Al Fitr: Celebrating the end of Ramadan and asking for the acceptance of the fasting Celebrating the end of Ramadan and asking for the acceptance of the fasting Islamic Holidays

28 Eid Al Adha: Celebrating the end of Hajj, with sacrifices, prayers and the exchange of gifts in Muslim communities everywhere Celebrating the end of Hajj, with sacrifices, prayers and the exchange of gifts in Muslim communities everywhere Islamic Holidays

29 In 2001 the USA issued a stamp to commemorate Muslims Eid.In 2001 the USA issued a stamp to commemorate Muslims Eid. Islamic Holidays

30 Woman is recognized by Islam as a full and equal partner of man. Woman is recognized by Islam as a full and equal partner of man. She is equal to man in bearing personal and common responsibilities and in receiving rewards for her deeds. She is equal to man in bearing personal and common responsibilities and in receiving rewards for her deeds. Woman In Islam

31 She is equal to man in the pursuit of education and knowledge. She is equal to man in the pursuit of education and knowledge. She is entitled to freedom of expression as much as man is. She is entitled to freedom of expression as much as man is. Woman In Islam

32 Woman enjoys certain privileges of which man is deprived. Woman enjoys certain privileges of which man is deprived. Women are not blamed for violating the "forbidden tree," nor is their suffering in pregnancy and childbirth a punishment for that act. Women are not blamed for violating the "forbidden tree," nor is their suffering in pregnancy and childbirth a punishment for that act. Woman In Islam

33 The family is the foundation of Islamic society.The family is the foundation of Islamic society. The peace and security offered by a stable family unit is greatly valued and seen as essential for the spiritual growth of its members.The peace and security offered by a stable family unit is greatly valued and seen as essential for the spiritual growth of its members. Islam & Family

34 A Muslim marriage is both a sacred act and a legal agreement, in which either partner is free to include legitimate conditions.A Muslim marriage is both a sacred act and a legal agreement, in which either partner is free to include legitimate conditions. Islam & Family

35 Parents are greatly respected in the Islamic tradition. Parents are greatly respected in the Islamic tradition. Mothers are particularly honored: the Quran teaches that since mothers suffer during pregnancy, childbirth, and child upbringing, they deserve a special consideration and kindness. Mothers are particularly honored: the Quran teaches that since mothers suffer during pregnancy, childbirth, and child upbringing, they deserve a special consideration and kindness. Islam & Parents

36 In Islam, serving one's parents is a duty second only to worshipping and it is the parents' right to expect it.In Islam, serving one's parents is a duty second only to worshipping and it is the parents' right to expect it. Islam & Parents

37 Women are expected to dress in a way that is simple, modest and dignified. Women are expected to dress in a way that is simple, modest and dignified. Hijab (head cover) gets people to value the inside of a women, show more respect and helps protect the marriage. Hijab (head cover) gets people to value the inside of a women, show more respect and helps protect the marriage. Hijab (Veil)

38 Ethnic breakdown : 82% Non-Arab, 18% ArabsEthnic breakdown : 82% Non-Arab, 18% Arabs Indonesia is the largest country with over 170 million MuslimsIndonesia is the largest country with over 170 million Muslims Muslims Population India/Pakistan/BangladeshAfrica Arab countries Southeast Asia IranChinaEurope North America South America AustraliaWorldwide Million 200 Million 180 Million 170 Million 50 Million 30 Million 10 Million 5 Million 1 Million over 1 Billion

39 Since 1800 s, Muslims have migrated to the US for various reasons from all over the world seeking the same dream all immigrants seek. Since 1800 s, Muslims have migrated to the US for various reasons from all over the world seeking the same dream all immigrants seek. Islam In USA

40 Currently, a little over 7 million Muslims live in the USA with over 2000 Islamic centers all over the States. Currently, a little over 7 million Muslims live in the USA with over 2000 Islamic centers all over the States. Islam In USA

41 Muslims come from different backgrounds: Islam In USA African American South Asian ArabAfricanIranianTurk Caucasian American Others 42.0%24.4%12.4%5.2%3.6%2.4%1.6%8.4%


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