‘For me being a Muslim is everything. It gives me peace, happiness and strength. In the Qur’an it says that as people, no matter where we are from, we are all the same.’ – Amir, 27

young_ummahThis display was created with members of the Young Ummah Project, a group for young Muslims in Brighton & Hove.  Using objects and film the young people explore the Five Pillars, the key beliefs of Islam. They discuss how their faith is woven into their everyday lives. The Five Pillars are Shahada (belief in one God and the Prophet Muhammad), Salah (daily ritual prayer), Zakah (charity), Sawm (fasting during the month of Ramadan) and Hajj (pilgrimage to the sacred city of Makka).

This display was generously supported by The British Museum Partnership UK (through its Talking Objects UK programme) and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.