In RE today, we learnt about Salah, prayer, the second of the Five Pillars in the Islamic faith.
We were very lucky to have Mrs Butt to teach us all about Salah and to look at a prayer mat, prayer beads and the Qur’an.
Mrs Butt explained how Muslims carry out Salah and here are some of the things we learnt.
Before praying Muslims carry out Wudu – washing.
While facing towards Kaaba in Mecca, Muslims must carry out Salah five times a day.
The Kaaba is the most important monument in Islam. During Hajj pilgrims walk around the Kaaba seven times.
Friday is a special day for prayer.
Muslims can pray anywhere and services are held every day at the mosque. Men pray in a mosque whenever possible and women pray at home.
When people go into a mosque they take their shoes off to keep it clean for prayer.
Prayer is partly about a sense of space and peace. By turning to God five times a day, Muslims unload their worries, ask forgiveness and seek peace of mind.
Salah helps to remember God, stay away from bad deeds, become disciplined and stay on the right path.