30% live in the Indian subcontinent; 20% in Sub-Sahara Africa, 17% in Southeast Asia, 18% in the Arab world, 10% in the states of the former Soviet and others in China, Latin America, Europe, Australia, and the U.S
The Eid means “recurring happiness” in Arabic. There are two Eids celebrated every year. Eidul-Fitr which celebrates the completion of Ramadan and Eidul-Adha which celebrates the completion of Hajj
Jumu’ah means “congregation” in Arabic and is the most important day of all days to Muslims. Jumu’ah prayer is every Friday, generally just past midday.
1)Belief in one god(Allah), Prayer five times a day to the One God, Fasting during the Month of Ramadan, Charity (zakat), making the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj) one in your life.
A compilation of Prophet Muhammad’s life example and practices which constitute the second most important source for Muslims
The Sunnah is Prophet Muhammad’s life example. (Prophet Muhammad was described by his wife, Aishah, as the Qur’an walking)
The Holy Qur’an is the last revelation from God and the primary source of a Muslims faith.
There are over 1 billion Muslims worldwide (one out of every five persons on earth). There are approximately 8 million Muslims in the USA
A person becomes a Muslim by making a public declaration (usually at the Masjid, but can be anywhere) that “there is no god but Allah (one God), and that Prophet Muhammad is the last messenger of God
A Muslim is a person who submits to the will of God. Muslims believe that everyone is born a Muslim; however, it is there environment that makes them something else.
Al-Islam is a way of life. Islam means “submission” and is derived from the Arabic word meaning “peace”.