Jordan is an ideal destination for those seeking cultural knowledge and spiritual enrichment. Jordan values its ethnically and religiously diverse population, consequently providing for the cultural rights of all its citizens. This spirit of tolerance and appreciation is one of the central elements contributing to the stability and peace in Jordan. The majority of Jordanians are Muslims, with approximately 2-3% being of Christian faith. The majority of Christians belong to the Greek Orthodox Church; but there are also Greek Catholics, Roman Catholics, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and a few Protestant denominations.  

As Jordan is predominantly an Islamic country, one may explore the principles of Islam through direct interaction with the people of this monotheistic religion. As the capstone of a long tradition beginning with Judaism and Christianity, Muslims believe that Islam completes the revelation of God's message to humankind. Islam is an assertion of the unity, completeness, and sovereignty of God.  

Islamic tradition observes five fundamental creeds, or "pillars", that identify and strengthens the bond of all Muslims. The five pillars consist of: Pronunciation of the two testimonies (The Confession of Faith), Daily Prayer (five times per day facing Mecca), Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, Almsgiving (donating), and the Pilgrimage to Mecca.

Pro-Tip: Greeting people with “As-Salam Alaikum” is very common amongst Muslims and non-Muslims; and is a very friendly way to begin any conversation. So, feel free to use it.

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