Muslims pray toward the Qiblah of Islam to commemorate the prophet Muhammad's journey from Medina to Mecca in 622 C.E. Since 622 C.E., the Qiblah of Islam has remained the direction from anywhere one is in the world that... More »

While the process of learning to pray varies across different belief systems, an essential element is to honestly express your faith. This expression may occur through an internal dialog with a deity or through the repet... More » World View Religion

People pray for the purpose of communicating with a god and thus build a relationship with that god. People pray to a god for many reasons, such as to be thankful for family and friends or to ask a favor, such as good he... More »

The prophet Muhammad founded Islam in or near the city of Mecca, which is located in present-day Saudi Arabia. Traditions state this took place in 610 A.D. More »

The Five Pillars of Islam are important to Muslims because they comprise the mandatory deeds that devote Muslims must practice to manifest their faith. They include a profession of faith, daily prayer, alms-giving, fasti... More »

Islam originates in the Middle East, specifically in Mecca, now part of Saudi Arabia. It's the place where the prophet Muhammad was born, lived and died. The prophet was born around 570 CE and he received the first revel... More » World View Religion Islam

The Five Pillars of Islam are the profession of faith (Shahadah), regulated prayer (Salah), almsgiving (Zakat), fasting (Sawm) and the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj). These pillars are defining ctenets of the Islamic faith. More »