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The Life of the Egyptian Bedouins The Bedouin people of Egypt can easily be described as a people with no place to call a home Studying the Bedouins show that they have a deep and unique culture They do not get involved in politics and they live a humble and modest life The Bedouin Nomads of Egypt are predominantly Muslim Therefore their beliefs practices and rituals will be the same as that of a common Muslim I will discuss the doings of Muslims but more importantly I will concentrate on the beliefs and other aspects that make the Bedouin people unique and different from other Muslims In Islam there is something known as the five pillars These five pillars detail how to carry on your religious duty The five pillars of Islam start off with the belief in the oneness of God and Muhammad as his prophet as well as belief in all other prophets before Muhammad The next pillar is prayer Prayer must be carried out five times a day The first prayer called Fagr streak of light must take place between when the first light of the day is seen until 1000 am The second prayer called al-duhr noon prayer should be done between noon and the next prayer which is the asr afternoon prayer The fourth prayer of the day is the Maghrib sundown prayer The last prayer is called the Isha night prayer If any prayer is missed at any time of the day for any reason it can be made up at a later time The next pillar of Islam is al-sowm the fast Muslims must fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan Muslims engage in this practice in order to gain endurance and compassion for the poor The fourth pillar of Islam is zakah charity every Muslim is asked to give a fraction of their money to the poor This fraction is usually a percentage of their wealth
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