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Presentation Of Islam

  1. 1. Islamic Cultural Awareness Course Welcome! Kaushar Tai Director - Aksaa
  2. 2. <ul><li>Respect each other </li></ul><ul><li>Open minded </li></ul><ul><li>Not about them and us </li></ul><ul><li>Not here to convert </li></ul><ul><li>Participate/Contribute </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from each other </li></ul><ul><li>No politics </li></ul>Ground Rules
  3. 3. <ul><li>Early contacts with Islam </li></ul><ul><li>Shortage of labour after World War II </li></ul><ul><li>Work industries: Textiles, Buses, Foundries, Health Service </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Overt Racism </li></ul>Background to Muslims
  4. 4. Gold Coin Of King Offa of Mercia (757-96CE)
  5. 5. <ul><li>Earlier Mosques and Madressahs </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose built Mosques </li></ul><ul><li>Second generation of Muslims </li></ul><ul><li>Third Generation of Muslims </li></ul><ul><li>Islam second largest faith </li></ul><ul><li>Charities </li></ul><ul><li>Islam and Culture </li></ul>Background to Muslims
  6. 6. Two Sources of Guidance Quran Hadith
  7. 7. <ul><li>Shahada (Declaration of Faith) </li></ul><ul><li>Salaat (The daily Prayer) </li></ul><ul><li>Zakaat (The Poor Due) </li></ul><ul><li>Fasting in Ramadan </li></ul><ul><li>Hajj (The Pilgrimage) </li></ul>The five pillars of Islam
  8. 8. <ul><li>Shahada (Declaration of Faith) </li></ul>The Five Pillars of Islam “ There is no God except Allah and Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) is the Messenger of God”
  9. 9. <ul><li>2. Salaat (The daily Prayer) </li></ul>The Five Pillars of Islam
  10. 10. <ul><li>Zakaat (The Poor Due) </li></ul>The Five Pillars of Islam
  11. 11. <ul><li>4. Fasting in Ramadan </li></ul>The Five Pillars of Islam
  12. 12. <ul><li>5. Hajj (Pilgrimage) </li></ul>The Five Pillars of Islam
  13. 13. <ul><li>Belief in Allah </li></ul><ul><li>Belief in the Angels </li></ul><ul><li>Belief in Allah’s Books </li></ul><ul><li>Belief in the Prophets </li></ul><ul><li>Belief in the Last day </li></ul><ul><li>Belief in Predestination </li></ul><ul><li>Belief in Life after Death </li></ul>Articles of faith
  14. 14. <ul><li>Diet </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing/Headscarf </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Ablution facilities/Toilet facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Naming System </li></ul>Issues relating to Muslim sensitivities
  15. 15. <ul><li>Ramadhan/Eid festivals/Hajj visits </li></ul><ul><li>Family visits abroad </li></ul><ul><li>Hand shaking </li></ul><ul><li>Madrassah </li></ul><ul><li>Family life </li></ul>Issues relating to Muslim sensitivities
  16. 16. <ul><li>What are the key factors that you need to take into account when providing a service to the Muslim community in light of what you have learnt in the previous sessions? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the key issues that you need to consider concerning Muslims in the workplace? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there any additional questions that you would like to bring to the main group or the course leader? </li></ul>Workshops
  17. 17. <ul><li>Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar </li></ul><ul><ul><li> Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar </li></ul><ul><li>Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest </li></ul><ul><li>Ashhadu al-laa ilaaha illallaah </li></ul><ul><li>I bear witness that there is no god but Allah </li></ul><ul><li>Ashhadu al-laa ilaaha illallaah </li></ul><ul><li>I bear witness that there is no god but Allah </li></ul><ul><li>Ashhadu anna Muhammadar-Rasulullah </li></ul><ul><li> I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah </li></ul><ul><li>Ashhadu anna Muhammadar-Rasulullah </li></ul><ul><li> I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah </li></ul>The Adhaan
  18. 18. <ul><li>Hayya ‘alas-salaah </li></ul><ul><li>Come to Prayer! </li></ul><ul><li>Hayya ‘alas-salaah </li></ul><ul><li>Come to Prayer! </li></ul><ul><li>Hayya ‘alal-falaah </li></ul><ul><li>Come to Success! </li></ul><ul><li>Hayya ‘alal-falaah </li></ul><ul><li>Come to Success! </li></ul><ul><li>Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar </li></ul><ul><li>Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest </li></ul><ul><li>La ilaaha illallaah </li></ul><ul><li>There is no god but Allah </li></ul>The Adhaan
  19. 19. Ka`bah
  20. 20. Makkah
  21. 21. Madinah
  22. 22. Dome of the Rock (Opp Masjid Al Aqsa)
  23. 23. <ul><li>Invite (all) to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious; for your Lord knows best who have strayed from His path and who receive guidance. (Quran, 16:125) </li></ul><ul><li>And dispute you not with the People of the Book (Jews & Christians) except with means better (than mere disputation), unless it be with those of them who inflict wrong (and injury): But say: “We believe in the Revelation which has come down to us and in that which came down to you; our God and your God is One; and it is to Him we bow (in Islam). (Quran, 29:46) </li></ul>Propagation of Islam
  24. 24. <ul><li>Let there be no compulsion in Religion: Truth stands out clear from error; whoever rejects evil and believes in God has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that never breaks. And God hears and knows all things </li></ul><ul><li>(Quran, 2:256) </li></ul>No compulsion in Religion
  25. 25. <ul><li>“ No world peace, without peace amongst religions, no peace among religions without dialogue between the religions, and no dialogue between the religions without accurate knowledge of one another.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Hans Kung – Christian Theologian) </li></ul>The importance of Dialogue
  26. 26. <ul><li>For further information please contact </li></ul><ul><li>Sue Magrath on: 01924 466 117 </li></ul><ul><li>email: </li></ul><ul><li>website: </li></ul><ul><li>Aksaa Ltd, 64 Bradford Road, Dewsbury, WF13 2DU </li></ul>AKSAA Ltd Contact Details
  27. 27. Any Further Questions?