Islam means surrender to Allah's (God's) will and followers are referred to as Muslims. The Qur'an (Koran), the Islamic key holy book, contains the stories of a number of prophets also contained in Jewish and Christian texts. These include Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus. Muslims view the Prophet Muhammad as the final prophet and the teachings given to him by Allah are contained in the Qur'an.
Islam in Ireland
There are now several mosques in the main cities.
The Muslim community of Ireland is a multi–cultural community comprising of Muslims from various countries such as Pakistan, Malaysia, Somalia, South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, Libya, Bosnia and Ireland itself. There are mosques in various parts of the country e.g. Limerick, Galway, Ballyhaunis, Cavan and Letterkenny as well as in
In 1983 larger premises for a mosque at 163 South Circular Road, were acquired.
Construction of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland (ICCI) began in 1993. On November 16th 1996 the ICCI was officially opened by President Mary Robinson and Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum.
Ahlul- Bayt Islamic Centre, commonly known as Hussainia, is a purpose built National Irish Shi’a Muslim Islamic Centre. It is the only Shi’a Muslim Islamic Centre in Ireland including the Northern Ireland and was officially opened in September 1996. Its aims and objectives are to serve the social , cultural and spiritual needs of the entire Shi’a Muslim population of Ireland. There are about 1000 Shi’a Muslims working, studying and living in Ireland.
Words of Faith
Islam is an Arabic word which means surrender, submission, commitment and peace. Islam can be defined as a path to attain complete peace through voluntary submission to the divine will.
The Five pillars of Islam are the basic rules all muslims should follow.
1.The Shahadah (declaration of faith) - Trusting and understanding the words of the Shahadah. The Shahadah means there is no other god except Allah (One God)and Prophet Muhammad is the messenger
2. Prayer(salat) praying five times a day
4. Charity or alms-giving (Zakat)
5. Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca
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If you are grateful, I shall certainly give you more