A Muslim prayer is done after a series of preparations, including cleansing and preparing a clean place to pray. Prayers are done five times daily while facing the direction called the qiblah, which represents the locati... More »

Muslims pray five times a day because prayer is considered an essential part of their spiritual diet. Just as a person needs to eat several times a day, their souls need to pray five times per day, according to Islamic b... More »

The purpose behind the ritualized washing, known as Wudu', or ablutions, is to cleanse the body prior to presenting oneself for worship or prayer. At the time of Islam's inception, the concept of hygiene was relatively f... More »

The purpose behind the ritualized washing, known as Wudu', or ablutions, is to cleanse the body prior to presenting oneself for worship or prayer. At the time of Islam's inception, the concept of hygiene was relatively f... More »

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 »

Muslims face Mecca to pray five times a day. These prayers occur at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset and nightfall. This ritual is sometimes known by its Arabic name, "salah." More »

There are lots of Muslims who happen to be famous, like American converts Dave Chappelle and Shaquille O'Neal and international political figures such as Benazir Bhutto, the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan. There... More »