Islam Diversity Centre Visit
13.3.2017 Islamic Diversity Centre Visit By Timmy & Oscar – Y5
Today we had two visitors from Islamic Diversity Centre. They came to talk to the Year 5 about Islamic life and religion. When they got to Year 5 they talked to us about the “5 Pillars of Islam”.
They were :
The 5 pillars represent:
Shahadah – faith of Allah.
Salah – praying 5x a day.
Zakat – you give 2.5 percent of your earnings to charity.
Zawm – giving up food for 19 hours in summer and different hours in different seasons.
Hajj – Their long travel usually called pilgrimage to the Ka’baa to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
Oscar wore a special type of clothing for praying. They normally pray in a Mosque. They washed their feet, nose, ears, shoulders, neck before they pray.
They pray to Allah their God 5 times a day, they pray before sun rise and then they pray at half 12; after that they pray at about half 3, they also pray before sun sets and finally they pray at 8 o’clock.
When its time to pray an Islamic man sings out Arabic words that means its time to pray to the one and only god, Allah. He is the only god they believe in.
Muslims are not allowed to celebrate birthdays Easter and they are not even allowed to celebrate Christmas. They only celebrate Eid 2 times a year and that is the only celebration across the year.
We really enjoyed the information and the time they spent with us, we all loved it.