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Refers to any set of beliefs of any community or nation, concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of life and the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a supernatural or divine agency.

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Meaning "festival" in Aramaic or Syriac. The two major Islamic festivals are 'Id al-Adha and 'Id al-Fitr.

Id al-Adha

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One of the two major Islamic festivals, 'Id al-Adha means "Feast of the Sacrifice," which signifies the hajj's end.


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Hijira is the flight Muhammad took to Medina in 622 AD; the beginning of the Muslim calendar.


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One of the Five Pillars, hajj means "pilgrimmage," representing the requirement that every able Muslim must make a pilgrimmage to Mecca at least once during his/her lifetime.

Five Pillars

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The Five Pillars represent faith, and are the five duties that every Muslim should adhere to: profession of faith, ritual prayer, faster during Ramadan, pilgrimmage to Mecca, and ...


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A chapter of the Qur'an. The Qur'an is divided into 114 suras.


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The basmala is the collective Islamic phrase that is recited before each sura, with the ninth sura exempted. The phrase bismillahi ar-rahmani ar-rahim means "in the Name of Allah ...