Muslim believe that the Quran is God’s unaltered words that was revealed to Muahmmad (pbuh) through archangel GabrielA record of the exact words revealed by Allah through Angel Gabriel to Prophet Muhammad. Not one word of its 114 chapters, has been changed over the centuriesIt was memorized by Muhammad and then dictated to his Companions, and written down by scribes, who cross-checked it during his lifetime. The Quran gives the Muslim guidance to lead ones life and relate to God and socienty around him . The Quran talks about previous prophetsBorn in 570 CE in Macca, Muhammad was a descendant of Prophet Abraham and Ismail. He is considered the seal of God’s revelation, the Last Messenger.His father died when his mother was pregnant of him, lost his mother at age of 2, and his grandfatherAt age of 6. Raised by his uncle. His sunna is well documented through what is called as ahadeeth
Muhammad is the last messenger, and no other prophet or messenger between him and Jesus
So what’s the real meaning of jihad?Controlling oneself Serving othersFirefighters saving lives Defending one’s homeland Stopping transgression
Men required to lower their gaze when talking to women!Majority of Muslim's women want an Islamic lawHijab=modestyWho force women to wear Hijab in US or any western country?
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What is Islam?
• 'Islam' means 'submission', and derives from an
Arabic word meaning 'peace'. In a religious
context it means complete submission to the will
• 'Allah' is the Arabic name for God, which is used
by Arab Muslims and Christians alike.
Do Islam and Christianity have
Together with Judaism, they go back to prophet
Abraham, and their three prophets are directly
descended from his sons. Muhammad from the
eldest, Ishmael, and Moses and Jesus from Isaac.
• According to Islam, one is not born
in “original sin’
• No one carries the sin of another
• No salvation by race
• Salvation is through one’s deeds
and Allah’s mercy
Salvation in Islam
• “God forbids you not, with regards to those who fight you not for
[your] faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and
justly with them; for God loveth those who are just.” (Quran, 60:8)
• Islamic law protects the privileged status of minorities and grants
freedom of worship to all religious groups.
• Freedom of conscience is laid down by the Quran itself: 'There is no
compulsion in religion'. (2:256)
• The life and property of all citizens in an Islamic state are considered
sacred whether a person is Muslim or not.
• Racism is incomprehensible to Muslims
Does Islam tolerate other beliefs?
1. The Quran
Sources of Divine Guidance in Islam
This opening chapter of The Quran, the Fatihah, is central in Islamic prayer. It contains the essence of The
Quran and is recited during every prayer.
2. The practice and example of the Prophet
'God has no mercy on
one who has no mercy
'None of you truly
believes until he
wishes for his brother
what he wishes for
'He who eats his fill
while his neighbor
goes without food is
not a believer. '
'The truthful and trusty
associated with the
prophets the saints, and
'Powerful is not he who
knocks the other
down, indeed powerful
is he who controls
himself in a fit of
'God does not judge
according to your
appearances but He
scans your hearts and
looks into your deeds.'
Collected sayings of Prophet Mohammad: the hadith collections of Bukhari, Muslim, and Tirmidhi
Most Muslims are Arabs who live in the
Of more than 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide,
only about 18% are Arabs.
True or False?
Which country has the largest number of
Indonesia - with over 200 million Muslims.
1.6 Billion Muslims(1 in 5)
60,000 Muslims in
True or False?
In Islam, Muhammad is regarded differently
In Islam, Muhammad and Jesus (pbut) are
both messengers of God.
1. Declaration of faith
The Five Pillars of Islam
“There is no god but Allah, and
Mohammed is the messenger of
Allah."2. Five daily prayers
3. Fasting Ramadan
4. Alms: 2.5% of savings
5. Pilgrimage to Makah
1. Eid -ul –Fitr
Holidays In Islam
2. Eid-ul -Adha
Food in Islam
“Your body has rights over you”
….Prophet Mohammad (pbuh)
• Islam forbids the consumption of
pig meat or any kind of intoxicating
• Healthy lifestyle is seen as a
Islam is a cult and Muslims worship a god
Islam is an monotheistic Abrahamic faith,
and Muslims worship God same as
Christians and Jews.
Muslims believe it is OK to kill civilians in a
holy war (“Jihad”).
Killing anyone is a great sin for Muslims.
Allah told us in the Quran: “if anyone slay
a person - unless it be for murder or for
spreading mischief in the land - it would
be as if he slew the whole people: and if
any one saved a life, it would be as if he
saved the life of the whole people”5-32
Jihad = Strive or Struggle
Struggle with oneself against evil and sins
The greatest jihad is speaking the truth in
the face of a tyrant
No “holy war”
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Modesty in Islam is required for both
men and women
Women wear hijab as an act of worship
Most Muslim women are :
Forced to wear hijab (head cover)
Oppressed by society
In Islam women and men are equal, not similar and they complement each
Women have the right to own and dispose of their property and earnings.
A Woman has the right to choose her husband and to keep her own family name
rather than taking her husband's.
Islam gave women their due rights and dignified status over 1400 years ago.
Women didn’t have to fight, sacrifice, or struggle to earn those rights.
Many Muslim women are of great influence and achievements in all walks of life.
Women in Islam
O mankind! We created you from a single soul,
male and female, and made you into nations and
tribes, so that you may come to know one
another. Truly, the most honored of you in God's
sight is the greatest of you in piety. God is All-
Knowing, All Aware (49:13)