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This section contains very comprehensive information about Islam: its history and development, sects, basic beliefs, sacred writings, sacred symbols, worship, observances and pilgrimages, everyday living and the influence of Islam. It also has a glossary of key words throughout.
This section contains very comprehensive information on Islam and religious life: its history, central doctrines, sacred books and symbols, houses of worship and holy places, holidays and festivals, mode of dress, dietary practices, rites of passage, rituals and other related topics. It also has a glossary of key terms throughout.
Discovering Sacred Texts. Islam
The British Library 2019. Discovering sacred texts: Islam. Online video, 2 October. Duration: 7 min.
Explore four of the five pillars of Islam – the Muslim profession of faith (shahada), prayer (salat), charity (zakat), and fasting during Ramadan (sawm) – and how Muslims in Britain follow them today.