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  1. 1. Muslims and Arabs
  2. 2. True or False? <ul><li>The word “jihad” means holy war. </li></ul>True False
  3. 3. FALSE <ul><li>“Jihad” means, “struggle” and refers to the internal struggle to resist temptation and maintain one’s faith. It may also be a peaceful struggle with words or a physical struggle to defend themselves if under attack. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Wrong Answer!! Try Again
  5. 5. 2 nd Try. . . True or False <ul><li>Mary, the mother of Jesus, is very highly </li></ul><ul><li>regarded in the Qu’ran. </li></ul>True False
  6. 6. Wrong Answer!! Try Again
  7. 7. TRUE <ul><li>Mary, the Mother of Jesus, holds a very special position in Islam, and God proclaims her to be the best woman amongst all humanity, whom He chose above all other women due to her piety and devotion </li></ul>
  8. 8. True or False? <ul><li>Women are allowed to choose their marital partner under Islam </li></ul>True False
  9. 9. Wrong Answer!! Try Again
  10. 10. TRUE <ul><li>Contrary to popular misconceptions, the woman has the right to choose her husband; Islamic law does not permit her to be forced into any marriage. The wife also has the right to retain her family name and to keep and manage her own money from her work, inheritance, investments, gifts or other sources. It is her right to keep her money separate from her husband’s, and he has no right to it </li></ul>
  11. 11. True or False? <ul><li>Islamic law prohibits divorce. </li></ul>True False
  12. 12. Wrong Answer!! Try Again
  13. 13. FALSE <ul><li>While men and women should enter into marriages with the intention of it being permanent, Islam recognizes that people do sometimes make poor decisions or change. Thus, divorce and remarriage are allowed as a last resort after estranged couples have attempted to reconcile their differences with the help of family or other counselors </li></ul>
  14. 14. True or False? <ul><li>Women are required by the Qu’ran to wear Hijab or a veil to cover their heads. </li></ul>True False
  15. 15. Wrong Answer!! Try Again
  16. 16. FALSE <ul><li>There are some who believe that there is no support for the wearing of a veil to cover the head in the Qu’ran and that it is a misinterpretation of the text </li></ul>
  17. 17. True or False? <ul><li>12 Million Arabs are not Muslim </li></ul>True False
  18. 18. Wrong Answer!! Try Again
  19. 19. TRUE <ul><li>Westerners often confuse the religious group, Muslims, with the ethnic group, Arabs. Many Arabs are Christians, or even atheistic. Arab Americans participate in many religions and have moved to areas all over the U.S.A. </li></ul>
  20. 21. True or False? <ul><li>Most Muslims are Arabs. </li></ul>True False
  21. 22. Wrong Answer!! Try Again
  22. 23. FALSE <ul><li>85% of Muslims are not Arab. There are many Muslims in Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Americas. </li></ul>Muslim Populations Around the World
  23. 25. True or False? <ul><li>Out of the 3 million people of Arab Ancestry living in the U.S., most are from either Saudi Arabia or Iraq. </li></ul>True False
  24. 26. Wrong Answer!! Try Again
  25. 27. FALSE <ul><li>The largest single source of ancestry for Arab Americans is Lebanese, followed by Syrian, Egyptian, and Palestinian. </li></ul>Arab Population in the United States
  26. 28. The Five Pillars of Islam <ul><li>1.) Testimony of faith. “There is one God Allah and Mohammed is his prophet.” </li></ul><ul><li>2.) Prayer. Muslims pray five times a day to Mecca . The prayers take only few minutes but allow Muslims a direct link to God. </li></ul><ul><li>3.) Giving zakat , or alms, to the poor. </li></ul><ul><li>4.) Fasting for the month of Ramadan . This is seen as a period of self-purification. (Similar to Christian Lent.) </li></ul><ul><li>5.) Pilgrimage to Mecca . (In Saudi Arabia) An obligation for all Muslims who are physically able to do it. </li></ul>Muslim Family Life
  27. 33. Islam in the Family <ul><li>1.)Islam views the family as the basic unit of society. Stability and harmony within the family extends to society as a whole. </li></ul><ul><li>“ The peace and security offered by a stable family unit is greatly valued, and it is seen as essential for the spiritual growth of its members. A harmonious social order is created by the existence of extended families and by treasuring children.” </li></ul><ul><li>2.) Caring for the elderly is considered to be an honor and a privilege in Islam. </li></ul><ul><li>“ In Islam, it is not enough that we only pray for our parents, but we should act with limitless compassion, remembering that when we were helpless children, they preferred us to themselves. Mothers are particularly honored. When Muslim parents reach old age, they are treated mercifully, with kindness and selflessness” </li></ul>Islamic and Arab Dress
  28. 34. Islamic and Arab Dress <ul><li>“ In some Arabic-speaking countries and Western countries, the word hijab primarily refers to women's head and body covering, but in Islamic scholarship, hijab is given the wider meaning of modesty, privacy, and morality.” </li></ul><ul><li>Women : A woman should cover her body, and walk and dress in a way which does not draw sexual attention to her. In many cases, this is everything save the eyes. In many Muslim and Arab cultures, young girls are not required to wear a hijab. Many feel ‘safer’ in these clothes- contrary to Western beliefs of their restrictions. </li></ul><ul><li>Men : Most mainstream scholars say that men should cover themselves from the navel to the knees. A significant minority also consider that men should wear long sleeves in public, covering the arms up to the wrists. According to some hadith, Muslim men are asked not to wear gold jewelry or silk clothing and must cover their heads, specifically when in God’s presence in prayer . </li></ul>Today
  29. 35. Traditional Arab and Muslim Women’s Clothing
  30. 36. Traditional Arab and Muslim Men’s Clothing
  31. 37. Conclusion <ul><li>Westerners have developed a large number of prejudices and false pre-conceptions about Muslims and Arabs out of fear of the work of the Extremist sects of Islam. </li></ul><ul><li>Overall, they are family oriented faithful people, not unlike many other immigrants and natives of the U.S. </li></ul>The End