FINAL DRAFT ` 2
There were many religions I was interested in for my final project. The only religion Icould find someone to interview was Muslim. I know a woman from my old town that hadswitched to Muslim when she was 18 years old.Muslim is not a new religion or anything, but they do believe that god revealed himself through all of his prophets to everyone. According to islamicity.com, for a fifth of the world¶spopulation, Islam is both a religion and a complete way of life. Mostly, Muslims follow areligion of mercy, forgiveness, and peace. One billion people from a vast range of races, cultures,and nationalities across the world are united by their common Islamic faith. 18% live in the Arabworld. The world¶s largest Muslim community is in Indonesia, some parts of Asia, and most of Africa.Muslim beliefs are bound by one god; in the angels created by him; in the prophetsthrough whom his revelations individual accountability for actions. Muslims believe in a chain of prophets starting with Adam and including Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Job,Moses, Aaron, David, Solomon, Elias, Jonah, john the Baptist, and Jesus.Attached to the Muslim religion are the five pillars of Islam. Included in these pillars are:1.) Faith, the declaration of faith is called the shahadai, a simple formula which all the faithful ispronounced. 2.) Prayer, Salat is the name for the obligatory prayers which are performed fivetimes a day, and they are a direct link to God from the worshippers. The five prayers containversus from the Quran, and are said in Arabic, the language of the revelations. The prayers aresaid at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset, and nightfall. These prayers determine the rhythm of that particular day. A translation of the call to prayer is: God is most great. God is most great.