This KS3 RE quiz asks questions about Islam. With around 1.6 billion Muslims comprising just over 20% of the world's population, Islam is not only the second-largest, but also the fastest-growing religion in the world.
To follow Islam is to commit not only to a set of beliefs, but also a set of practices involving daily life. Daily prayers, for instance, are said five times every day, at dawn, midday, afternoon, sunset, and at night. These prayers are not just the words which are said, but also involve physical actions, such as bowing and ensuring that one is facing Mecca. The faithful Muslim also must wash in a ritual manner before prayer.
In Islam, the year is also shaped by fasts and celebrations, such as Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. Ramadan, which is a full lunar month of each year, involves fasting between sunrise and sunset, when no food or drink might be taken until iftar, the meal which breaks the fast after the sun goes down. Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, on the other hand, might take place only once in a lifetime.
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