O level Islamic Religious Education Uganda

O level Islamic Religious Education Uganda, Islamic Religion is the second largest religion in the world with over 1.5 billion followers. The most sacred text or book for Muslims is the Holy Quran which Muslims believe is the direct Word of God as revealed to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel.

For Muslims, the prophet Muhammad is the most fundamental figure in their religion. To understand what Muslim life it’s important to think about the five pillars of Islam which is an aspiration that most Muslims around the world have. Get History notes.

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O-level Islamic Religious Education Uganda

Five Pillars of Islam

Below are five pillars of Islam

  1. Shahada or the recitation:  The Faith that there is no god but God and Muhammad is His Prophet
  2. Salat: Prayer five times a day facing Mecca the holiest of Muslim sites
    • Zakat: Giving to the poor a certain percentage of your earnings every year
  3. Ramadan: Fasting during the holy month.
  4. Hajji: The aspiration to undertake a journey to Mecca at least once in a lifetime.

What you will learn about Islamic Religious Education (IRE)

Here is a summary of what IRE notes are all about and the definition of terms;

  • Islamic Religious Education (IRE) subject is taught in some primary and secondary schools in Kenya. The teachings are all about the Islamic religion.
  • Islam: the religion
  • Allah: The Arabic word for God.
  • Muslim: Someone who follows Islam more like a Christian
  • Muhammad: The originator of Islam
  • Mosque: The Holy building or place where Muslims worship. For Christians, it is the Church
  • Imam: Islam leader.
  • Quran: The most sacred book for Muslims. For Christians, it is a bible.
  • Salat: a prayer that Muslims make five times a day
  • Dua: Personal Prayer
  • Kalima: Muslim Faith
  • Wadu: Washing before prayer
  • Ramadan: Fasting period
  • Hajji: Annual journey to Mecca as explained above
  • Hijab: A covering wrap worn by Muslim Women.
  • Isa: Prophet Jesus. The one Christians worship.
  • Shiah: Muslims who have faith that Ali should have succeeded Muhammad
  • Sunni: Muslims who have faith that Abu Bakr should have succeeded Muhammad

Islamic Religious Education (IRE) Notes for secondary schools in Kenya (pdf)

The following IRE notes are available for download;

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