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Intro to islam vers2

Intro to islam vers2



Basic overview of the main ideas of Islam

Basic overview of the main ideas of Islam



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    • Introduction to Islam
    • Why Should We Know About It?fastest growing faith in the world---1.2 billion followersthird largest faith in the United States and growing...U.S. government is spending millions to fight wars in IslamiccountriesTime to end stereotypes and misconceptions!
    • Key TermsIslam = submission or devotion to GodMuslim = one who submits to God (Allah)jihadQuransunnahummahcaliphimam
    • What do they believe?Five Pillars = basic guidelines for followers 1. Shahadah = Profession of faith 2. Salat = Ritual Worship 3. Zakat = alms 4. Sawm = Fasting 5. Hajj = Pilgrimage
    • Different Branches of Islam Sunni Shia, Shii, Shi’ite Shiite (Wahhabi) Sufi (whirling dervishes)
    • What they do NOT support• random violence or terrorism •fundamentalists • Wahhabi Islam-----------> Qu’ran clearly states violence must be proportional to the threat
    • Who Started It? Muhammad • “the praised one” •brief bio •preaches around 613 C.E. •initial reaction• unintentional revolutionary http://z.about.com/d/atheism/1/0/x/e/MuhammadTeaching.jpg
    • The Qu’ran, Quran or Koranmeans “to recite”114 chapters or suras which aredivided into versesin Arabic = language of Godcontests
    • What do they believe about the af terlife? God judges *individuals* from the Book of Deeds Heaven: mansion w/garden, rivers, and beautiful ppl Hell: endless pain, suffering and torment
    • Where did it start? Story of Abraham and Sarah Old Testament and Quran Islam and Judaism are cousins Muhammad was born in Mecca
    • Where is it practiced?Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, and the United States ***the ummah***
    • Where do they worship?the mosque: religious center,school and sometimes a courtno pictures, statues orimages on the wallsinscriptions 2,000+ mosques in the U.S.nichesinksseparation of genders
    • Similarities to Christianitymonotheism some Muslims support saintsbelieve in Abraham,J.C.*,Mary, Moses and Adam judgement daydifferent branches weekly holy dayeternal Heaven and Hell “people of the book”angels (2 per person!) God’s #1 attention extremists