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The congregational worship performed on Fridays in place of the midday worship. On this special day, Muslims make a extra effort to go to their local masjid to listen to the khutbah (community address) by the imam (worship leader) and to perform the formal worship with their fellow Muslim brothers and sisters.
An empty cube-shaped structure located in the city of Makkah (in modern-day Saudi Arabia). Built by Prophet Abraham and his son Prophet Ishma'il about 4,000 years ago, the Ka'bah stands as the first building dedicated to the worship of the One God. The Ka'bah is made of stone, and is covered by a black and gold cloth embroidered with verses from the Qur'an.
the first house of worship built for mankind. It was originally built by Adam and later on reconstructed by Abraham and Isma'il. It is a cubed shaped structure based in the city of Mecca to which all Muslims turn to in their five daily paryers. (Source:MSA-USC)
a speech or sermon. It is sometimes used to refer to the sermon given during the Friday cogregational prayer. (Source:MSA-USC)
The weekly community address given by an imam immediately prior to the Jum'ah (Friday) midday worship service. The address serves as a venue for leaders to share with members of the congregation religious insights, to discuss Islamic viewpoints on important contemporary issues, and to reinforce teachings of Islam.
The meaning of this expression is:There is no power and no strength save in Allah.This expression is read by a Muslim when he is struck by a calamity, or is taken over by a situation beyond his control. A Muslim puts his trust in the hands of Allah, and submits himself to Allah. (Source:MSA-USC)
This expression is the most important one in Islam. It is the creed that every person has to say to be considered a Muslim. It is part of the first pillar of Islam. The meaning of which is:There is no lord worthy of worship except Allah.
The second part of this first pillar is to say:Muhammadun Rasul Allah,which means:Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. (Source:MSA-USC)
Laylat al-Qadr(layl-at al-cud-er)-
Literally, "Night of Power." This term is used in reference to the night in Ramadan, 610 C.E. on which Prophet Muhammad received the first revelations of the Qur'an, during his retreat in the cave of Hira above Makkah. Muslims commemorate this night, believed to be the 27th of Ramadan (though unknown for certain), by offering additional prayers and supplications late into the night.