Islam: practices – revision questions

    1. What does the word ‘islam’ mean?
    2. What does the word ‘ummah’ mean?
    3. Which two beliefs are stated in the Shahadah?
    4. Which of the 5 pillars emphasises the idea of tawhid?
    5. When may a Muslim hear the Shahadah?
    6. What phrase do Shia Muslims add to the Shahadah?
    1. What is the name of the washing process that takes place before salah?
    2. What parts of the body are washed during wudu?
    3. How does a Muslim know it is time to pray?
    4. What is salah?
    5. Up to how many times a day might a Muslim pray?
    6. Where can a Muslim pray?
    7. In which direction will a Muslim face when praying?
    8. The most imprtant prayer of the week takes place on Fridays. What is it called?
    9. What are the main body positions in Muslim prayer?
    10. How may Shia prayer differ to that of Sunni Prayer rituals?
    11. How is salah (prayer) connected to islam (submission to God)?
    12. How does salah contribute to a sense of belonging to the ummah?
    13. Approximately how many Muslims perform salah (prayer)?
    14. What is sawm?
    15. Who is excused from sawm?
    16. How does sawm (fasting) link with the idea of islam (submission to God)?
    17. How does sawm (fasting) connect with the idea of ummah (community)?
    18. Approximately how many Muslims fast?
    19. What is zakah?
    20. When is zakah given?
    21. What does the word ‘zakah’ mean?
    22. What is zakah paid on?
    23. What is Khums?
    24. How much is Khums?
    25. How does zakah (alms) link with the idea of islam (submission to God)?
    26. How does zakah (alms) connect with the idea of ummah (community)?
    27. Approximately how many Muslims give zakah?
    28. What is the Hajj?
    29. How many times are Muslims are expected to perform hajj?
    30. When taking part in the hajj pilgrimage, pilgrims will wear white cloths. Why do they do this?
    31. Part of the hajj pilgrimage is tawaf. Why is tawaf performed?
    32. Perhaps the most important part of hajj is wuquf.Why is wuquf performed?
    33. Another important part of the hajj pilgrimage takes place at the Jamarat pillars. Why do Muslims go to the Jamarat pillars?
    34. How does going on hajj connect with the idea of islam (submission to God)?
    35. How does going on hajj connect with the idea of ummah (community)?
    36. Approximately how many on Muslims go on hajj?
    37. What is the name of the 10 actions a Shia Muslim must do?
    38. One of the Ten Obligatory Acts is jihad. What are the two types of jihad?
    39. What is Greater Jihad?
    40. What is Lesser Jihad?
    41. Which of the Ten Obligatory Acts are also part of the Five Pillars?
    42. One of the Ten Obligatory Acts is tabarra. What is tabarra?
    43. One of the Ten Obligatory Acts is tawallah. What is tawallah?
    44. What is the festival celebrated at the end of Ramadan to mark the end of fasting?
    45. What festival is known as the festival of sacrifice and takes place during the hajj pilgrimage?
    46. What are Muslims likely to do during Id-ul-Fitr and Id-ul-Adha?
    47. For Shia Muslims, what does the festival of Ashura commemorate?
    48. For Sunni Muslims, what is the focus of the festival of Ashura?
    49. How does joining in with festivals connect to the idea of islam (submission to God)?
    50. How does joining in with festivals connect to the idea of ummah (community)?

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