Mosque Of Miami Essay

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Islam is one of the most followed religion in the world. According to the Mosque of Miami, Islam means “submission to the will of God”. Islam’s main fundamental beliefs surrounds the legacy of Muhammad, the religion’s main prophet who would preach about believing in one God (Allah), the path of spiritual development, as well as the judgment day. Furthermore, Muslims make use of the Quran, which can be considered as their bible. This holy book is “preserved in its original Arabic form and has never been changed”. Throughout this essay, the Islamic religion will be thoroughly explained as well as retelling my experience in the Mosque of Miami. As stated above, Islam is one of the major religions in the world. According to the Mosque of Miami,…show more content…
One of the major things that I found interesting was the procedure of Wudu. Wudu is the requirement where Muslims need to wash their faces, hands, arms and feet as an act of “purification”. The reason why this act is required before entering a Mosque to perform a prayer is because it is considered as if you are preparing for “an appointment with God”. Even though I’m not Muslim, I thought that this act is something other religions should follow. It shows respect to God or in this case Allah. It also makes people take their own religion seriously. However, one of the things I found interesting is the way the religion has become somewhat Westernized. For instance, I was not wearing a head scarf and it was completely fine. However, I was quite insecure about my choice of clothes. I was wearing jeans and a t-shirt and I didn’t want to be disrespectful towards the religion. Nevertheless, there were women wearing normal western clothes but would also wear a scarf in order to cover their hair. It is quite common nowadays for Muslims to be somewhat Americanized due to the fact that they are currently living in the United States and have developed the same customs as
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