Creation Story for Islam
• In the beginning there was nothing.
*Then they believed their god Allah was created.
*They believe he created the sun, the moon, heavens,
and the stars.
*Then they believe Allah created angels to help him
with his duties.
*Allah ordered the angel to help him create the earth.
*Allah then told the angel to go down to earth and
grab some soil from the earths ground.
*Allah then created the first human name "Adam."
*Allah then created Eve and sent them to paradise to
make more humans.
Original Sin-Adam and Eve in Eden
that people are bad,
and need help from
god to be good.
Muslims believe people can be both
good and evil
Christians and Muslims believe that
Jesus will come again someday
The Christian Holy Trinity
Father, Son and Holy Ghost
How many followers?
• Buddhism- 300 million
• Islam- 1.3 billion
• Christianity- 2 billion
Where do they worship?
When did they start?
• Christianity- 30 a.d. in Jerusalem
• Islam- 622 a.d. in Mecca
• Buddhism - About 530 b.c. in Nepal
Different Kinds of Muslims
Two main kinds: Sunni and Shia
Shia Muslims believe the family of Muhammed should
Muslims do a Salat prayer five times every day.
They must face towards Mecca.
The Five Pillars of Islam
• SHAHADAH. This Pillar is believing and saying the words. “There is no god
except Allah, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah”.
• SALAH. This Pillar is praying five times a day. There are set prayers which
Muslims should say, and all Muslims should face Mecca in Arabia when
praying, and should pray on a prayer mat. People should wash before they
pray. There are fixed movements, which include kneeling with the
forehead placed on the ground in front. This expresses the servant status
of the human being in relation to Allah.
• ZAKAH. Each year, Muslims are supposed to give a fixed proportion of
their savings for endeavours such as helping the poor. In this way, they
believe that their wealth is “made pure”
• SAWM. Refraining from food and drink during the month of Ramadan
during daylight hours.
• HAJJ. This is making a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in your life, if it
can be afforded.