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Women and Islamic Culture It often seems that in the western world everyone knows about certain religions-- namely Christianity and Judaism However there are numerous other religions that we as a society know very little about even though they are very popular throughout the world One fifth of the world population is composed of Islamic people yet in this part of the world we seem to know very little about this religion Islam is fairly simple and extremely similar to those religions that we do know a lot about Within this widespread culture that we know very little about there is an extremely antifeminist infrastructure that is based on the status of the religion and not the religion itself Allah the most inclusive of the names of God is the same God that is worshiped by Muslims Christians and Jews Islam 101 The name Allah is an Arabic word meaning One who is adorned in worship who creates all that exists who has priority over all creation one who is lofty and hidden who confounds all human understanding Islam 101 Islam itself means Self-surrender to the will of God Islam 101 In order to understand Islamic culture you must first understand their beliefs and rituals Muslims believe that the great prophets such as Abraham Moses Jesus and Muhammad present the guidance of Allah to them Muhammad is Allahs servant and prophet he is the most respected and greatest of all prophets The core of Islamic teachings is the belief that all people should live in peace and harmony with others regardless of race gender or religion Islam 101 All Islamic rituals are centered on the Five Pillars which consist of Iman Salah Zakah Sawm and Hajj Muslims are obligated to live by the five pillars if financially and medically able Iman is their faith Muslims are required to believe in the singularity of God and the finality of his messenger Muhammad Islam 101 Salah
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