|The Qur'an or Koran is the holy book of Islam. The
was written in Arabic.
|The crescent moon and stars are symbols associated with
Islam. Islam has a lunar calendar, hence the cresent. Stars are signs
|Both Muslim men and women try to dress modestly. Some women
cover their entire bodies when outside the home.
|Muslims stop to pray five times a day. If they are not
in a mosque, they pray in a clean place or spread a prayer mat on the
floor. The prayer position represents submission to God's will or obedience
|A mosque is the house of worship for Muslims. The worship
of images of Allah, people or animals is forbidden in Islam. For this reason,
Islamic art and architecture uses geometric shapes and patterns.
|The tower of a mosque is called a minaret. A muezzin calls
Muslims to prayer from the minaret.
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