In this essay, I will be discussing the role and function as well as the main features of the mosque in the Muslim community. The word mosque is defined as a ‘Muslim place of worship’. It is very important in Islam because it is the place where Muslims humbly face their lord, prostrate to him and ask from him. Muslims gather in mosques to pray their 5 times daily prayers in congregation. This is a symbolism of Muslim unity and brotherhood.
Then, Prayer is one of the five fundamental requirements that a Muslim is obligated to perform and given the highest priority in the Holy Quran. In addition, prayer also is a religious observance that believers are commanded to perform throughout the course of their lives, the times of which have been stipulated. Such as, praying five times a day is Morning (Fajr), Zuhr, Asr, Maghrib and Isha’. There are many benefits of Prayer described in the Holy Quran. It is enjoined on the Muslims as an obligatory act by Allah as can be noted from the following verses of the Holy Quran ; “Establish regular prayers at the sun’s decline till the darkness of the night, and the morning prayer”.
In it is manifest Signs; it is the place of Abraham and whoso enters it is safe. Pilgrimage to the House of Allah is a duty which people, those who can afford the journey, owe to Allah. He who rejects this should know that Allah is independent of all creatures." (3:97-98) In the early days of Islam the Muslims, under Divine command, used to turn their faces towards the temple of Jerusalem during the prayers, but the Holy Prophet of Islam had a desire that the Qibla should be changed to the Kaab... ... middle of paper ... ...erior Muslim is continually trying to please Allah and one way a good Muslim could do that is by attending the mosque. A good Muslim would attend the mosque for only one reason and that is earning himself reward, through, praying in jam at (congregational prayer-more rewarding), reading Qur'an, doing Dhikr (remembrance of Allah) etc devoting himself and submitting to Allah.
To conclude, many other people and myself will agree that going to the Mosque is not what will make a good Muslim. The person’s thoughts and feelings are what will really matter at the day of judgement when they are asked what they did in their lifetime. The worship of God is mostly about being honest and sincere to oneself, it no to be for anyone else but that single Muslim. Whenever possible, as much as possible, Muslims must go to the mosque, but this on its own is not what will get a person into the good graces of Allah.
The steps to perform Salat are to warm up chant bow and warm down all while doing this they are praying to Allah. They perform Salat 5 times per day. The prayer of Salat is so important to Muslims because it is the most important pillar to Islam. http://www.ask.com/question/why-is-salah-important-to-muslims. The purpose of Salat is an act on an a persons connection and total submi... ... middle of paper ... ...
Hypothesis: Islamic Rituals are important to the Islamic tradition. Characteristics of Islam rituals include: purification, charity, fasting and prayer. The individual believer finds Islamic rituals important. Chairs and Prayer are two of the main rituals. Introduction: The Islamic tradition finds rituals extremely important.
The Muslims are expected to (Molloy, page 432, 2010: • Have no other god before Allah, believing that no other God exist except Allah, and that Muhammad serves as Allah’s messenger. • Prayer is central, praying five times per day. • Charity to the poor is essential • Participate in the Holy day Ramadan • A trip to Mecca is expected in one’s lifetime, unless prevented by extenuating circumstances. 3. Describe the practices of Islam.
It is only in devotion to god’s ways that Muslims differ. Devotion in any religion is often characterized by prayers... ... middle of paper ... ...utonomy. A main goal of Islam is to improve the community, but it takes every individual’s effort to do so. Personal identity comes from a Muslim’s choice in the ways to aid the umma and his/her path to Allah. Mass amounts of literature (the Koran, haddith, and sunnah) provide specific guidance to one’s daily life, thus shaping a Muslim’s culture.
The Qu’ran lays down the principles of human rights, women, beliefs and equality of all people or culture. The Muslim God, Allah, knows that humans are aware of their ability to differentiate between good and evil but it’s their decision to practice what they know. The Muslims follow the five pillars, which are basic concepts and obligatory acts of worship that touch every aspect of life and society. The Five Pillars provides guidance on many topics such as testimony, prayer, almsgiving, fasting and pilgrimage. Most Muslims gather o... ... middle of paper ... ... one god.
The pilgrims make their way to Mecca and perform many ritual activities. The five pillars are the core of a Muslim's duty to worship God. While the Five Pillars and the Sharia remain the common basis of faith and practice for all Muslims, at the same time, Islam has incorporated a variety of beliefs and activities that grew out of religious and historical experience and the needs of specific Muslim communities.