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Basic Instructions for Converts!

Basic Instructions for Converts!

Posted on 13th July 2017

Although Islam is a simple religion and easy to follow, people who are new to the faith might be overwhelmed by the religion's seemingly alien or difficult ritual practices. In this section of our website, we will give you brief references on how to go about the basic rituals of Islam. After familiarizing yourself with them, you will learn that they were not so difficult after all!

Instructions on Minor Ritual Ablution (Wudhu)
Before you pray, you must make sure you have made wudhu (minor ritual ablution). Learn when you must do wudhu by reading this short article. You can see a video instruction on how to do so by clicking here.

Instructions on the Major Ritual Ablution (Ghusl)
Sometimes wudhu is not enough to put you in a state of ritual purity, to learn more about the rulings of ghusl (major ritual ablution) in Islam click here. See the following video on how to perform ghusl.

Instructions on Perform the Call to Prayer (Adhan and Iqama)
Before praying, it is recommended that Muslims do the call to prayer. See the following article to learn more about the call to prayer. See the following video on how to recite it.

Instructions on How to Pray (Salat)
Islam has five prayers a day that are mostly preceded by a call to prayer called the adhān. Click here on instructions on how to pray. If you want to see video instructions on how to pray, see them in the following order:

1) Fajr (Morning Prayer)

2) Dhuhr (Noon Prayer)

3) Asr (Afternoon Prayer)

4) Maghrib (Evening Prayer)

5) Isha (Late Evening Prayer)

Instructions on How to Fast (Siyam)
Fasting is one of the pillars of Islam, although its rules are simple, they are important to follow. See the following basic do's and dont's of fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan.

Instructions on How to perform Hajj
Muslims must go on a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lives during the Hajj season. If you're traveling to Mecca, make sure you know its basic rules by clicking here.