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notes 99 - 9 September 2010 Religion 161: Islam Pillars of...

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9 September 2010 Religion 161: Islam Pillars of Islam: There is one God. Mohammad is his messenger. Every Muslim must perform daily prayer 5 times a day (Salat) 2 courses in morning 4 courses at noon 4 courses in the afternoon 3 courses in the evening 4 courses at night sometimes evening and night, noon and afternoon have been combined however most perform them separately. Both are permissible give a rhythm to daily life in the sense that as soon as we tend to forget God, it's time for prayer again. Prayer defines time. Different types of prayer depending on Shi'ite and Sunni and which school of law most historians believe that during the time of the prophet he used to pray with his hands at his sides Shi'ites do the same thing because of the records of shi'ite imams that say that's how the prophet did it Sunnis hold hands in front of chest to show humility toward God daily prayer is the ascension of the believer the significance of this is not only in the performance as a duty but as a cosmic action in which every single organ of the body participates the presence of the person performing the daily prayer is important the moment of the prayer leaves the world behind by first and foremost making the ablution from the impurities of the world being left behind in order the stand before the king of the universe after performing ablution the Muslim stands facing Mecca Ka'abah
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course REL 161 taught by Professor Faghfoory during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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