Islamic places of worship are called mosques. A mosque is not only a place of worship but a center for the Muslim community. It is also a key place for intellectual and social activities.
There are several rules involved with entering or worshipping inside a mosque. When entering the prayer hall, whether to worship or visit, a person must be clean and remove their shoes. The no-shoes rule may be extended to other parts of the mosque even if they are sections that are not included in the worship services. It is also frowned upon to enter the prayer hall after eating something that smells strongly like garlic.Learn More
According to ReligionFacts, the most prominent symbol in Islam is the star and crescent. It is often on a green background and is heavily used by other countries in the past and present.Full Answer >
Muslims gather to worship at a mosque. It is also called by the Arabic word "masjid," which means "place of prostration." Muslims follow the religion known as Islam, which worships one god, known as Allah.Full Answer >
The major rites of passage in the Islamic religion are birth and marriage. Some of the practices in these rites of passage are similar if not identical to the other religions stemming from Abraham, Christianity and Judaism. In Islam there are four rituals to perform when a child enters into the living world. Marriage is the rite of passage that signifies a child becoming an adult in the Islamic world.Full Answer >
People who follow Islam eat a variety of foods that are shaped by Islamic dietary law. This law forbids the eating and drinking of certain items, but it allows just about everything else. Forbidden foods are called haram, while permitted foods are called halal.Full Answer >