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    Kaaba And Islam

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    The Kaaba is believed by Muslims to have been built by Abraham and his son Ishmael. Tradition states that after Abraham’s death, the structure was used to house pagan idols. Once Muhammad returned to Mecca, he cleansed the building of the pagan shrines, leaving only the black stone that was given to Abraham by the angel Gabriel. One picture was a close up of the Kaaba, and another showed the entire courtyard at Masjid al-Haram that surrounds the Kaaba. In the latter picture, Muslims were gathered in prayer while facing in the Kaaba’s direction. Another sacred place pictured was Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, Muhammad’s burial site in Medina. The most notable part of this masjid’s architecture was the numerous minarets around the exterior walls of the mosque. The imam elucidated that the minarets were used by criers to call those in the vicinity to prayer five times a day. It is no longer manned by a person, but a loud speaker serves the same purpose still today. The masjid…

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    The Black Stone In Islam

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    the Black Stone went missing whether that will render or cause hinderence in Tawaaf and Pilgrimage, and this is one important historic question as there have been accounts where the Muslims became doubtful, under such circumstances the law of Shariah, maintains that Hajj and Tawaaf can be performed without the presence of the Black Stone. Because pilgrimage is obligatory in Islam for all believers and the presence of the stone cannot render it. The time of Hajj is of symbolic importance to…

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    2012). While in the article Giving Practices in Islamic Societies, it explains that with out including this pre-Islamic Arabian tradition, that has such an important role in shaping Islamic societies and communities. Without this fundamental aspect, it would be hard to fully understand their culture either in the past or present day (Singer, 2013). Pilgrimage is the fifth Pillar of Islam, requiring that every follower make a pilgrimage to Mecca if they are capable, and if they can not then they…

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    and everybody was performing the “wudhu” ritual, which is to wash parts of your body before a Muslim prays. The “wudhu” practice is required by Shari’a law, but most importantly, it is within the institutional belief system of Islam. In addition, during prayer time at Masjid-Miami Mosque, everybody was facing towards Mecca, the right side of the Mosque. This is a certain type of prayer a Muslim performs because its institutionalized in their ideology. Furthermore, in my opinion, the…

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    This essay is based on the events that lead to the change of Qiblah. I would examine the importance of changing the Qiblah for our importance for our prophet (pbuh) as well as examining the controversies after the change of Qiblah. In this essay I will be explaining the similarities between the Muslim Jews and Christians. History of Masjid Haram and Masjid Aqsa Masjid Al Haram also called ‘the sacred mosque”. Masjid Al Haram is the largest mosque in the world. It is Islam’s holiest place.…

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    Islam Assignment

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    Homework Assignment 3 The religion of Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. However, there are still misconceptions about the Islamic faith and its followers. This goes back to the theory of worldviews. That the lack of information on a topic can have negative effects on how someone interprets the world around them. In today’s society, Islam is in the spot light due to current events like the Hajj happening in Mecca. This is why it is important to research and understand the…

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    Mecca Research Paper

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    Mecca is sometimes referred to as the “Mother of Cities”. It is the holiest place in the Islamic world. Mecca was the place where Muhammad was born. ( 570 CE to 632 CE). Muhammad was a prophet, a messenger of God. He was the founder of Muslim faith.According to the Islamic faith, Muslims must pray at least five time a day, bowing down in the direction of Mecca. Mecca is physically located 45 miles east of Red Sea port of Jeddah, a city surrounded by the Sirat Mountains. Mecca is an Arabian…

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    Salat is closely related to Hajj in that they both deal with the Kaaba and Mecca. Hajj is the pilgrimage to Mecca and Kaaba, at least once in a person’s life during the month of Dhu al-Hijjah. Mecca, and specifically the Kaaba are so important to Muslims because of Abraham, Muhammad, and the angel Gabriel. It is believed the prophet Abraham and his son constructed the Kabba, which was later cleansed of pagan idols by Muhammad and houses the Black Stone that is believed to have been a gift from…

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    The heart and soul of the pilgrim should move around Kaaba, the symbol of the House of Allah, in a way that no worldly attraction distracts him from this path. Only Tawhid should attract him. Tawaf also represents Muslims’ unity. During Tawaf, everyone encircles Kaaba collectively. There is no individual identification of men or women, black or white, red or yellow. The movement has transformed one ‘person’ into the totality of ‘people’ establishing the universality of Islamic community with the…

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    Christianity has sacred locations as well, such as Jerusalem is where Christianity was originated, and Nazareth, where Jesus Christ’s childhood home is located. Nazareth has a lot of Biblical shrines and provides the tourism for Christians and more. Another Sacred Site is the Sea of Galilee. This is where Jesus taught and gathered his disciples and Jesus also performed the miracle by walking on water. All these places are sacred to the Christian Faith. Some of the sacred places in Islamic…

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