In order to be a good Muslim you must do five things:
1) Recite the creed: “There is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet.”
2) Pray five times a day at certain times.
3) Give to the poor.
4) Fast during the holy month of Ramadan.
5) Make the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Ramdan has begun so now what? Muslims believe that if they do not eat or drink from sun up to sun down during Ramdan that Allah will notice them and they will be more likely to go to heaven. For many Muslims who are not devout, this is the only time they become more serious about their faith. We should especially pray that God will show himself and make himself personal to Muslims during this month! Click here if you would like to download a children’s guide to the 30 Days of Ramdan (or Ramazan as they call it in Central Asia). I like this guide, even though it is for children, because it explains Islam in a way that I can understand. – Noel