In his bag he has brought to show you his prayer mat, prayer cap, prayer beads, Quran and stand, Eid cards and a book explaining the significance of the Quran.
Prayer beads, or 'Tesbih,' with 99 beads symbolize the ninety nine names of God in Islam. Sometimes only 33 beads are used, in this case Tesbih would be cycled 3 times to reach 99. The main phrase repeated through the first thirty three beads is "Suphanallah" which means "Praise be to God." For the next thirty three beads, "Glory be to God," or "Elhümdülillah," and for the final thirty three beads, "Allahuekber" which means God is most great, is repeated. After these repetitions a final prayer is said, bringing the total number of prayers, as dictated by the Quran, to 100.
Quran, Cover and Rack
Muslims believe the Quran to be verbally revealed through angel Gabriel (Jibril) from God to Muhammad gradually over a period of approximately 23 years beginning on 22 December 609 CE, when Muhammad was 40, and concluding in 632 CE, the year of his death.
The Quran speaks well of the relationship it has with former books (the Torah and the Gospel) and attributes their similarities to their unique origin and saying all of them have been revealed by the one God, interestingly, Moses is mentioned more in the Quran than any other individual. Jesus is mentioned more often in the Quran, by name, than Muhammad, while Mary is mentioned in the Quran more than the New Testament.
Embroidered cotton cap worn during prayer.
An assorted set of five Eid greeting cards.
Prayer Carpet and Compass
The compass is used to find the direction of the sacred Ka'bah (house of God). The carpet is to ensure a clean surface to pray on. Size: 100 x 67cm.
My First Quran
A book containing all the best treasured stories of the Quran. Includes 42 easy to read stories, all charmingly illustrated, each with a moral value. An excellent school resource for introducing the sacred book of Islam to your classroom.
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