Islam is the second most practiced religion in the world, being observed by almost two billion people around the world.
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General Islam Resources
The Golden Age of Islam
From the larger site Teaching the Middle East, this section on Islam covers the background and areas of achievement of classical Islamic civilization from 610 to 1258 CE.
Islamic Golden Age
The Islamic Golden Age is traditionally dated from the mid-7th century to the mid-13th century at which Muslim rulers established one of the largest empires in history. During this period, artists, engineers, scholars, poets, philosophers, geographers and traders in the Islamic world contributed to agriculture, the arts, economics, industry, law, literature, navigation, philosophy, sciences, sociology, and technology, both by preserving earlier traditions and by adding inventions and innovations of their own.
"Your best source for Islam (Submission) on the net".
The 5 Pillars of Islam
A brief explanation for younger students
A Short Summary of Islamic Beliefs and Eschatology
A collection of comments and links; good basic information.
A beginners short course on Islam.
The Islam Project: Lesson Plans
American Muslim Teens Talk offers ordering information, lesson plans, discussion guides, and support materials.
An excellent resource from PBS that explores the history and practice of Islam
Islamic Observances and Holidays
Islamic Holidays - Eid-ul-Fitr, the Festival of Fast-Breaking
Eid al-Fitr is a significant Islamic festival that marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting.
Islamic Holidays - Eid-ul-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice
Eid al-Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice is the second of the two main holidays celebrated in Islam.
Islamic Holidays - Ramadan, the Month of Fasting
The holy month of Ramadan is the 9th month in the Islamic lunar calendar. It is a month of fasting, worship, service, communal gathering, and spiritual development.
Islamic Observances - Hajj, the Pilgrimage to Makkah
The Hajj is a sacred journey that each Muslim completes at least once in their life.
Ramadan on the Net
"Welcome to a celebration of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers."
Ashura (also spelled Aashurah, Ashurah or Aashoorah), is an Islamic holiday observed on the 10th of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic year. The word Ashura means "10," denoting the date of the holiday.
September 16, 2009, called the "Night of Power" commemorates the night in which the Prophet Muhammed received the first revelation of the Qur'an. Shia Muslims believe that their fate for the upcoming year will be decided on this night, so they pray to Allah throughout the night and ask for forgiveness and salvation.