Muslims are people who follow or practice Islam, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion. Muslims consider the Quran, their holy book, to be the verbatim word of God as revealed to the Islamic prophet and messenger Muhammad.
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For Muslim women, wearing a veil or head covering acts as a show of obedience to the Qur’an and to Allah, as well as being a symbol of modesty and womanhood. Islamic head coverings vary stylistically from culture to culture, each culture interpreting qur’anic tradition in slightly different ways. Whether it is the way women pin their scarves in place, the amount of coverage a hijab provides, or the colors and fabrics they choose, Muslim women’s dress is not just a fashion statement. It is also an expression of faith.
According to Prophet Muhammad, the only thing that separates Muslims from non-believers is the prayers. It is the second pillar of Islam after the declaration of faith. Islam is based on five pillars and if one is missing then the whole building collapses. There is no other religion which instructs its followers to pray five times a day therefore Salah is the identity of Muslims.
There are two official holidays in Islam: Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha. Eid Al-Fitr is celebrated at the end of Ramadan (a month of fasting during daylight hours), and Muslims may invoke zakat (charity) on the occasion which begins after the new moon sighting for the beginning of Shawal.