When it comes to Muslim men and women the culture and views of society are greatly different from just your ordinary religion. First off Islam and its religion is based off the religious teachings a book called the “Qur’an” and the literal meaning of Qur’an is submission to God. A Muslim is someone who submits themselves to God. Based on Islam and its teachings as a religion they’re five duties a Muslim must practice within their community.
Islam is a dominate religion in the Middle East, and some parts of Asia, and North Africa. The most important Muslim practices are the Five Pillars of Islam. The Five Pillars of Islam are the five obligations/duty that every Muslim must do in order to live a good and responsible life and these Pillars consist of.
Shahadah: sincerely reciting the Muslim profession of faith, Salat: performing ritual prayers in the proper way five times each day, Zakat: paying an alms (or charity) tax to benefit the poor and needy, Sawm: fasting during the month of Ramadan, and Hajj: Pilgrimage to Mecca. Being real devoted is the key to carrying out the Muslim religion and the Five Pillars and it also demonstrates that the Muslim man/woman is putting their faith first and not just trying to fit it in with their worldly lives. Muslims have six main beliefs. They believe in the Day of Judgement, which is the day when the life of every human being will be assessed to decide whether they go to heaven or hell. The belief in Predestination: Allah has the knowledge of all that will happen but that doesn’t stop them from making free choices. Allah: the name Muslims use for the supreme and unique God who created and rules everything. The belief that there is one and only God and that he is alone. Angels: they believe that in heaven an angel is nobody in particular but has the likeness of a man and has the ability to take human forms in some circumstances involving common people.
Holy Books: as I talked about earlier the Qur’an is their holy book and what Muslims abide by. Prophets: Ibrahim, Musa, Isa (Jesus) Muhammad. Ibrahim was seen as the father of the Arab people as well as the Jewish people. Musa was an important prophet in the Muslim faith and Christianity. Jesus: is the God that we all worship. Muhammad: peace be upon him, he is the last and final prophet and Muslims believe that the final and complete revelation of their faith was made through the prophet Muhammad.