Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Muslims Great Lifestyle

The Hajj of Muslims

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The 20th of January 1:40pm I interview our principal Mrs. Fatimar Macarona in her office to find out what is the Lifestyle of Muslims and what are the Five pillars of faith or the five pillars of Islam. Mrs. Macarona also went to Mecca to have a hajj for almost staying a 3 months out side our country.

Every religion has a different lifestyle like Catholic, INC(Iglesia ni Christo), Baptist, and also Muslims who are the most existing religion in Mindanao. Muslim are one of the religion who has a different lifestyle in praising or thanks giving in there creator. Unlike Catholics the Muslim go to there church 5 times a day. The Muslims has a five pillars of faith or the five pillars of Islam.

The five pillars or the five duties are the, Shahadah (profession of faith), Salah (prayers), Zakat (giving of alms), Sawm (fasting, specifically during Ramadan and Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca. Most of Filipinos who are not Muslims Ramadan and Hajj is one of the common or they know about it. You know that Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Every day during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast. During the blessed month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during the daylight hours. As a time to purify the soul, refocus attention on God, and practice self-sacrifice, Ramadan is much more than just not eating and drinking.

Second is the Hajj. We know that Hajj is considered one of the five "pillars" of Islam. Muslims are required to make the pilgrimage once in a lifetime, if they are physically and financially able to make the journey to Mecca. Every year, millions of Muslims from around the world make the journey to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, for the annual pilgrimage (or Hajj). Dressed in the same simple white clothing to represent human equality, the pilgrims gather to perform rites dating back to the time of Abraham.

If you're wondering what is mecca??? Mecca is the holy place of Muslim and this is the place were we could find there church or the Muslims called it "KABAA."