Quick Question activity: Fill in the blanks with the words in the box below.
It’s sometimes amazing to think that if each of us were born in a different part of the world, or with different parents, we would have a very different daily life. When we are looking at the ____1______today (which are the examples of Muhammad that Muslims follow), it will become clear that Islam is a part of daily life for Muslims.
Today, we will talk more about the traditions that all ____2______ must follow. These are called the five pillars of Islam. These are things that—according to the Sunnah—all Muslims must do during their lifetimes. Included in these are the need to express belief in ____3______ (Shahadah), to pray five times a day (Salat), to fast during the Holy Month of Ramadan (Siyam), to give to the poor (Zakat), and to take a Holy pilgrimage to the site of Muhammad’s birth, ____4______.
When you are thinking about the Five Pillars of Islam, it is interesting to compare them to the ____5______ of Catholics, as well as the Ten Commandments of Jews and Christians. In what ways are these similar? In what ways are these different?