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Bahrain Maps
Bahrain Map

(26º1'39"N 50º33'0"E)

Bahrain Flag
Bahrain Flag

Middle East Map
Middle East Map

Sheikh Isa Bin Sulman Causeway Manama, Al Manamah, Bahrain, Photographic Print
Sheikh Isa Bin Sulman Causeway Manama, Al Manamah, Bahrain, Photographic Print

The Kingdom of Bahrain is located on a 33 island archipelago in the Persian Gulf, east of Saudi Arabia. Bahrain is connected to Saudi Arabia by a 25 km causeway, a second causeway is planned for connection to Qatar.

Bahrain is a constitutional monarchy based on Islamic law and English common law. Bahrain citizens over 18 are granted universal sufferage. The capital is Manama.

The historic economy of Bahrain was fishing and pearling, today Bahrain economy is dominated by oil refining, and with declining oil reserves is becoming an international banking center and popular tourist area.

The word Bahrain means “two waters” referring to the fresh water from springs and the surrounding salt water. Populated since prehistoric times Bahrain has been suggested to be the Bibical Garden of Eden.

Bahrain, about 3 times the size of Washington, DC, is mostly flat desert with droughts and dust storms. Man-made hazards include damage to coastline resources from oil spills. The Bahrainian climate is arid; the winters are pleasant, the summers are very hot and humid.

Manama, Bahrain, Photographic Print
City in late afternoon,
Manama, Bahrain,
Photographic Print

(26º13'0"N 50º35'0"E)

Manama, Al Manamah, the largest city of Bahrain, has been the captial since 1971. Manama, mentioned by Islamic chroniclers at least as far back as 1345, was conquered by Portugal in 1521 and then by the Persians in 1602.

World Religions - Islam Wall Poster

World Religions -
Islam Wall Poster
“Know that every True Believer is the brother of every other True Believer. ...Remember that Faith is in the heart.” Qur'an

The Arabic word “Islam” means peace, purity, acceptance and commitment. People who follow the Islamic religion are called Muslims. Islam in monotheistic that is, Muslims believe there is only one God. They believe Muhammad is the final and most important prophet, or messenger, of God, who is called Allah. But Muslims do not think of Muhammad as God. Muhammad lived from 570 to 632. He established Islam in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. His followers spread Islam from Mecca throughout the Arab world and beyond. The early Muslims converted people who lived in the lands the controlled in Arabia, North Africa, and Spain. Today, Islam is the world's second-largest religion – more than one billion Muslims live in the Middle East and around the world.

Muslims believe that Muhammad received the Qur'an [kuh-RAN], the Islamic holy book, from Allah. The Qur'an defines Islamic religious belief and practice. Overall, Islam teaches that a moral life can be led through complete submission to the will of Allah. In many Islamic nations, Islam is the state religion. In these countries, the law of Islam is the law of the land.

The Qur'an lists five duties that all Muslims must fulfill – these are known as the Five Pillars of Faith. Performing these duties makes up much of the day-to-day religious practice of Muslims. The first duty is shahadah, or testimony that "There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his prophet!" The next is salah, or prayer. Devout Muslim pray five times daily. The third duty is zakah, the giving of alms, or charity, to the poor. The fourth duty is sawm, or fasting. Muslims fast during the month of Ramadan, the time when Muhammad received the Qur'an. The final duty is hajj, or pilgrimage. If they are able, Muslims must visit the holy city of Mecca at least once in their lives.

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Freshwater Biome Poster
Desert Biomes Poster

Desert Biome
Poster Text: Deserts are harsh environments found all around the world, covering about one-fifth of the planet. Characterized by low rainfall, deserts receive less than 25 centimeters of rain per year. ...

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