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Islam:The history and misconception.By: Aziz Zayniev						Ms. Oren.
Thesis There are lots of religions in the world and Islam is one of them. Islam like any other religions loves peace in the world and doesn't allow violence, but many people that don't know about Islam define it in a wrong way. This results in many misconceptions and stereotypes about Islam and Muslims.
Relevance  Islam is my religion and I want to show what it is about and what it really means. It’s something that we and most Muslim people believe in. So you don’t have to agree with me.
Overview  Islam and its meaning. 	Islamic principles. Islamic prayers and believes. 	Islam vs. Terrorism. Application  Class activity  Conclusion
Ground Rules No violence  Stay away from forbidden things Respect each other Participate/Contribute                                                                   (Yuan)
Meaning of Islam Silm and Salam which means peace. Submission to God.  A Muslim is supposed to live in peace and harmony with its environment.                                                       ( Jelloun )
Muslims - The followers of Islam Muslims – the followers of Islam.  Muslims are not to be confused with Arabs. An Arab could be a Muslim, a Christian or an atheist.  Arab - any person who adopts the Arabic language.  Quran (the Holy Book of Islam) is written in Arabic.                                                                           (Sakr)
Muslims More than 70 branches Same believes but different ways Different types of muslims  Their differences 							(Williams)
Learning Islam Special schools Mosques  Neighborhood  Families 				(Turner)
Allah Allah is the name of the God. Allah is the Creator of all human beings.  Muslims worship Allah.                                                              (Tanzil)
Prophet Muhammad (saw) Muhammad is the messenger of god. He was born in 570, common era, in Makkah, Arabia.  Muhammad is the very last Prophet of God to mankind.  There were 124 prophets in total including Muhammad (saw).                                                          (Alkoutali)
The Sources of Islam Qur'an Hadith Sunnah are the Prophet's sayings and deeds.                                      				(Bakhtiar)
Prophecies “There will be a time, when people will start drawing pictures on their bodies.” (Hadith)
Islamic Principles Continued Oneness of God Islam rejects the idea of multiplicity of Gods Oneness of mankind. People are created equal in front of the Law of God.  There is no superiority for one race over another.  No one can claim that he is better than others. 				(Sakr)
Islamic Principles Continued Oneness of Messengers  Oneness of the Message.  All 124 prophets had the same message and teachings Misunderstanding of people Believe in Angels Day of Judgment                              				      (Sakr)
Practices of Islam God instructed the Muslims to practice what they believe in. In Islam there are five pillars, namely:  Shahada – Creed Salat – Prayers Saum – Fasting  Zakat – Purifying tax. 							        (Baines)
Pilgrimage (Hajj)
Celebrations (Eid) Muslims have two celebrations (Eid) The Eid of Sacrifice The Eid of Fast-Breaking  							(Baines)
Holidays The holy day of the Muslims is Friday.  Gather in Mosques to practice a prayer A must thing to do                  						(Baines)
Diets Allowed: Healthy foods	  Forbidden Pork and its by-products Alcohol  Narcotic or addictive drugs.   							(Quran)
Place of Worship Mosque or Masjid  						(Tanzil)
                      Mosque of Kaaba in Makkah 						(Namedonam)
Mosque of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) in Madinah
Masjid Aqsa in Palestine.
Place of Worship Allowance to pray any place
Miracles
Miracles Baby with the recitation of Quran on its body.
video
Terrorism The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons. 						(Islam)
Islam vs Terrorism Islam – love, mercy and peace. Terrorism is the total opposite of Islam. Terrorists are disbelievers.  							(Hadith)
Islam vs Terrorism “O you who believe! Do not kill yourselves, for truly Allah has been to you most merciful. If any do that in rancour and justice, soon shall We cast him into the Fire” (Quran 4:29-30) 							(Khalid)
Islam vs Terrorism Can a real muslim be a terrorist? Where do they get the idea of going to heaven if they kill themselves and hurt innocent people? Al – Qaeda  							(Khalid)
Misconception Women have no rights.  Four wives.  Jihad – Holy war. 						(Quddus)
Misconception Jihad
Application.
Class Activity Hello Marhaba Goodbye MA'a salama
Class Activity.
Conclusion Throughout my research I understood that one person cannot represent his race, religion or the society he lives in. But most people aren’t like this that’s why there are so many stereotypes about different races and religions.
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Work Cited http://www.turntoislam.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2269 http://www.islam-guide.com/ch3-11.htm http://www.religioustolerance.org/islam.htm http://www.islam.com/ramadan/RamdanQuran.html Alafasy, MisharyRashed, perf. "Recitation by Sheikh MisharyRashedAlafasy."      Recitation by Sheikh MisharyRashedAlafasy. M&A, 2006. Web. 2 Dec.      2009. <http://www.al-islam.com/eng/>.  Bakhtiar, LalehMehree. Ramadan Motivating Believers to Action. Chicago: Kazi     Publications, Inc, 1995. Print.
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Work Cited Islam. New York: Marshall Cavendish , 2007. Print.  Islam. New York: DK Publishing, Inc, 2002. Print.  Islam Explained. New York: The New Press, 2002. Print.  "Tanzil Quran Navigator." Tanzil Quran Navigator. Tanzil, 2008. Web. 2 Dec.      2009. <http://tanzil.info/>.  Yuan, Margaret Speaker. Women in Islam. Farmington Hills: Thomson Gale, 2005.      Print.  Allah, the God of Islam; Moslem life and worship. Fitch, Florence Mary, 1875-1959. Published 1950 Islam without illusions : its past, its present, and its challenge for the future Hotaling, Edward. Edition: 1st ed. Publisher, Date: [Syracuse, N.Y.] : Syracuse University Press, c2003., 2003
Work Cited http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/religion/islam/beliefs.html http://islam.about.com/ The world of Islam. Ries, J. (Julien). Published 2002 http://www.beconvinced.com/archive/en/main.php Islam & world peace : explanations of a Sufi. Muhaiyaddeen, M. R. Bawa. Published 2004 http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/religion/islam/history.html http://www.islam-guide.com/ Islam.  Lunde, Paul, 1943. Edition: 1st American ed. Publisher, Date: London ; New York : DK Publishing, c2002., 2002

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Presentation Islam

  • 1. Islam:The history and misconception.By: Aziz Zayniev Ms. Oren.
  • 2. Thesis There are lots of religions in the world and Islam is one of them. Islam like any other religions loves peace in the world and doesn't allow violence, but many people that don't know about Islam define it in a wrong way. This results in many misconceptions and stereotypes about Islam and Muslims.
  • 3. Relevance Islam is my religion and I want to show what it is about and what it really means. It’s something that we and most Muslim people believe in. So you don’t have to agree with me.
  • 4. Overview Islam and its meaning. Islamic principles. Islamic prayers and believes. Islam vs. Terrorism. Application Class activity Conclusion
  • 5. Ground Rules No violence Stay away from forbidden things Respect each other Participate/Contribute (Yuan)
  • 6. Meaning of Islam Silm and Salam which means peace. Submission to God. A Muslim is supposed to live in peace and harmony with its environment. ( Jelloun )
  • 7. Muslims - The followers of Islam Muslims – the followers of Islam. Muslims are not to be confused with Arabs. An Arab could be a Muslim, a Christian or an atheist. Arab - any person who adopts the Arabic language. Quran (the Holy Book of Islam) is written in Arabic. (Sakr)
  • 8.
  • 9. Muslims More than 70 branches Same believes but different ways Different types of muslims Their differences (Williams)
  • 10. Learning Islam Special schools Mosques Neighborhood Families (Turner)
  • 11. Allah Allah is the name of the God. Allah is the Creator of all human beings. Muslims worship Allah. (Tanzil)
  • 12. Prophet Muhammad (saw) Muhammad is the messenger of god. He was born in 570, common era, in Makkah, Arabia. Muhammad is the very last Prophet of God to mankind. There were 124 prophets in total including Muhammad (saw). (Alkoutali)
  • 13. The Sources of Islam Qur'an Hadith Sunnah are the Prophet's sayings and deeds. (Bakhtiar)
  • 14. Prophecies “There will be a time, when people will start drawing pictures on their bodies.” (Hadith)
  • 15. Islamic Principles Continued Oneness of God Islam rejects the idea of multiplicity of Gods Oneness of mankind. People are created equal in front of the Law of God. There is no superiority for one race over another. No one can claim that he is better than others. (Sakr)
  • 16. Islamic Principles Continued Oneness of Messengers Oneness of the Message. All 124 prophets had the same message and teachings Misunderstanding of people Believe in Angels Day of Judgment (Sakr)
  • 17. Practices of Islam God instructed the Muslims to practice what they believe in. In Islam there are five pillars, namely: Shahada – Creed Salat – Prayers Saum – Fasting Zakat – Purifying tax. (Baines)
  • 19. Celebrations (Eid) Muslims have two celebrations (Eid) The Eid of Sacrifice The Eid of Fast-Breaking (Baines)
  • 20. Holidays The holy day of the Muslims is Friday. Gather in Mosques to practice a prayer A must thing to do (Baines)
  • 21. Diets Allowed: Healthy foods Forbidden Pork and its by-products Alcohol Narcotic or addictive drugs. (Quran)
  • 22. Place of Worship Mosque or Masjid (Tanzil)
  • 23. Mosque of Kaaba in Makkah (Namedonam)
  • 24. Mosque of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) in Madinah
  • 25. Masjid Aqsa in Palestine.
  • 26. Place of Worship Allowance to pray any place
  • 28. Miracles Baby with the recitation of Quran on its body.
  • 29. video
  • 30. Terrorism The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons. (Islam)
  • 31. Islam vs Terrorism Islam – love, mercy and peace. Terrorism is the total opposite of Islam. Terrorists are disbelievers. (Hadith)
  • 32. Islam vs Terrorism “O you who believe! Do not kill yourselves, for truly Allah has been to you most merciful. If any do that in rancour and justice, soon shall We cast him into the Fire” (Quran 4:29-30) (Khalid)
  • 33. Islam vs Terrorism Can a real muslim be a terrorist? Where do they get the idea of going to heaven if they kill themselves and hurt innocent people? Al – Qaeda (Khalid)
  • 34. Misconception Women have no rights. Four wives. Jihad – Holy war. (Quddus)
  • 37.
  • 38.
  • 39.
  • 40.
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  • 43. Class Activity Hello Marhaba Goodbye MA'a salama
  • 45. Conclusion Throughout my research I understood that one person cannot represent his race, religion or the society he lives in. But most people aren’t like this that’s why there are so many stereotypes about different races and religions.
  • 46. Work Cited http://crudeoilcrisis.com/t4_shite_suni_files/image002.jpg http://www.ajlan-alajlan.com/Makkah/Pics/kaaba1.jpg http://cdn6.wn.com/o25/ar/i/d7/c670ce8165cfce.jpg http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_uLo2jpR2wvc/SlrPfnMmxUI/AAAAAAAAYZI/Yfvf2yXUowY/s400/MOSQUE-ON-WATER_edit.jpg http://www.islamconcepts.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/muslim_prayer.jpg http://www.theeveninginn.com/uploads/articles/article81/pig550x550.jpg
  • 47. Work Cited http://www.medinaportal.net/portal/multimedia/image/gmflt8n4iib94.jpg http://media2.englishbaby.com/dynamic/my_photo/image/0000/0001/1563/1563771_1259159285_000402.jpg http://filamern.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/ali_in.jpg http://cristianos.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/lens7656212_1256066334ali_yakubov.jpg http://nyenoona.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/tattoo-bride-photo-by-nahpan-at-flickr.jpg http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_IA5nokOFh84/SWscW292iPI/AAAAAAAACzU/A6alqWLtx2E/s400/mickey+rourke+bad+plastic+surgery.jpg http://www.bartendingschoolma.com/images/Drinks2.png
  • 48. Work Cited http://www.onenationforall.org/ http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/engagement/resources/texts/muslim/index.html http://www.thenagain.info/WebChron/islam/islam.html http://www.understanding-islam.com/ http://www.ramadan-greetings.com/ Islam. Wilkinson, Philip, 1955. Publisher, Date: London ; New York : DK Pub., 2005., 2005 Islam : a thousand years of faith and power. Bloom, Jonathan (Jonathan M.) Publisher, Date: New Haven, [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2002., 2002
  • 49. Work Cited http://www.turntoislam.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2269 http://www.islam-guide.com/ch3-11.htm http://www.religioustolerance.org/islam.htm http://www.islam.com/ramadan/RamdanQuran.html Alafasy, MisharyRashed, perf. "Recitation by Sheikh MisharyRashedAlafasy."      Recitation by Sheikh MisharyRashedAlafasy. M&A, 2006. Web. 2 Dec.      2009. <http://www.al-islam.com/eng/>. Bakhtiar, LalehMehree. Ramadan Motivating Believers to Action. Chicago: Kazi     Publications, Inc, 1995. Print.
  • 50. Work Cited. Hawting, G. R. (2000). The First Dynasty of Islam: The Umayyad Caliphate AD 661–750. Routledge. Koprulu, MehmedFuad; Leiser, Gary (1992). The Origins of the Ottoman Empire. SUNY Press. Smith, Jane I. (2006). The Islamic Understanding of Death and Resurrection. Oxford University Press. Turner, Colin (2006). Islam: the Basics. Routledge (UK). Williams, John Alden (1994). The Word of Islam. University of Texas Press. Watt, W. Montgomery (1974). Muhammad: Prophet and Statesman (New ed.). Oxford University Press. Islam: a short history. Karen Armstrong www.whyislam.org http://www.friesian.com/islam.htm
  • 51. Work Cited Islam. New York: Marshall Cavendish , 2007. Print. Islam. New York: DK Publishing, Inc, 2002. Print. Islam Explained. New York: The New Press, 2002. Print. "Tanzil Quran Navigator." Tanzil Quran Navigator. Tanzil, 2008. Web. 2 Dec.      2009. <http://tanzil.info/>. Yuan, Margaret Speaker. Women in Islam. Farmington Hills: Thomson Gale, 2005.      Print. Allah, the God of Islam; Moslem life and worship. Fitch, Florence Mary, 1875-1959. Published 1950 Islam without illusions : its past, its present, and its challenge for the future Hotaling, Edward. Edition: 1st ed. Publisher, Date: [Syracuse, N.Y.] : Syracuse University Press, c2003., 2003
  • 52. Work Cited http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/religion/islam/beliefs.html http://islam.about.com/ The world of Islam. Ries, J. (Julien). Published 2002 http://www.beconvinced.com/archive/en/main.php Islam & world peace : explanations of a Sufi. Muhaiyaddeen, M. R. Bawa. Published 2004 http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/religion/islam/history.html http://www.islam-guide.com/ Islam. Lunde, Paul, 1943. Edition: 1st American ed. Publisher, Date: London ; New York : DK Publishing, c2002., 2002

Editor's Notes

  1. Ok lets start with the ground rules:1. The most important rule in the Islam is no violence. By violence we imply to no hurting, no forcing and NO KILLING. The Islam is a very
  2. The name of this religion is Islam, the root of which is Silm and Salam which means peace. Salam may also mean greeting one another with peace. One of the beautiful names of God is that He is the Peace. But Islam is more then this. It means submission to the God and to live in peace with the Creator, within one&apos;s self, with other people and with the environment. Thus, Islam is a total system of living. A Muslim is supposed to live in peace and harmony with all these segments
  3. Muslims may be Arabs, Turks, Persians, Indians, Europeans or anybody in the world. However, the language of the Qur&apos;an (the Holy Book of Islam) is Arabic. Muslims all over the world try to learn Arabic so that they may be able to read the Qur&apos;an and understand its meaning. They pray in the language of the Qur&apos;an, namely Arabic. ; hence, a Muslim is any person anywhere in the world whose obedience, allegiance, and loyalty are to God, the Lord of the Universe.
  4. In Islam Allah is the name of the God.Muslims worship God whose name is Allah. They put their trust in Him and they seek His help and His guidance.
  5. Muhammad is considered to be the summation and the culmination of all the prophets and messengers that came before him. He purified the previous messages from falsificationand completed the Message of God for all humanity. He was entrusted with the power of explaining, interpreting and living the teaching of the Qur&apos;an. He was chosen by God to deliver His Message of Peace, namely Islam.He was entrusted with the Message of Islam when he was at the age of forty years. He is the final Messenger of God. His message was and is still to the mankind. The revelation that he received is called the Qur&apos;an, while the message is called Islam. He was sent to those religious people to inform them about the true mission of Jesus, Moses, Jacob, Isaac, and Abraham.
  6. Qur&apos;an and the Hadith is the legal sources of Islam are the. The Qur&apos;an is the exact word of God; its authenticity, originality and totality are intact. The Prophet&apos;s sayings and deeds are called Sunnah. Hadith is the report of the sayings, deeds and approvals of the Prophet Muhammad (saw). The HAdith is the writings of followers of Muhammad (saw) about the life of the Prophet. Hence, it is the life history of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) which provides examples of daily living for Muslims.
  7. These book has been created 1400 years ago, and people back then didn’t have any idea about tattooing. And here it is saying that eventually one day people will make drawings, tattoos on their bodies.
  8. He is One and the Only One. He is not two in one or three in one. This means that Islam rejects the idea of trinity or such a unity of God which implies more than one God in one. God made us of different colors, nationalities, languages and beliefs so as to test who is going to be better than others. No one can claim that he is better than others. It is only God Who knows who is better. It depends on religiousness and righteousness.
  9. Muslims believe that God sent different messengers throughout the history of mankind. All came with the same message and the same teachings. It was the people who misunderstood and misinterpreted them. Muslims believe in Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Ismail, Jacob, Moses, David, Jesus, and Muhammad. Muslims believe that there are unseen creatures such as angels created by God in the universe for special missions. Muslims believe that there is a Day of Judgment when all people of the world throughout the history of mankind till the last day of life on earth, are to be brought for accounting, reward and punishment it also the day when everybody will face God.The date is unknown
  10. Creed (Shahada): The verbal commitment and pledge that there is only One God and that Muhammad is the Messenger of God, is considered to be the Creed of Islam. It is a first step of converting to IslamSalat – Prayers The performance of the five daily prayers is required of Muslims. Fasting (Saum): Fasting is total abstinence from food, liquids and intimate intercourse (between married couples) from dawn to sunset during the entire month of Ramadan. Purifying Tax (Zakat): This is an annual payment of a certain percentage of a Muslim&apos;s property which is distributed among the poor or other rightful people who are in need.
  11. The fifth pillar of Islam, a religious duty that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so. The Hajj is a demonstration of the solidarity of the Muslim people, and their submission to God (Allah in the Arabic language). The pilgrimage occurs from the 7th to 13th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th and last month of the Islamic calendar. Because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, 11 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar used in the Western world. Pilgrimage (Hajj): The performance of pilgrimage to Makkah is required once in a life time if means are available. Hajj is in part in memory of the trials and tribulations of Prophet Abraham, his wife Hagar and his eldest son Prophet Ishmael.
  12. The Eid of Sacrifice is in remembrance of the sacrifice to be by Prophet Abraham of his son.The Eid of Fast-Breaking comes at the end of the month of fasting, Ramadan.
  13. It is considered to be sacred and the Day of Judgment will take place on Friday. Muslims join together shortly after noon on Friday for the Friday congregational prayer in a Mosque. A leader (Imam) gives a sermon (Khutba) and leads the congregational prayer. It is a must thing to do. But God has allowed people to pray later if they had a good excuse not to pray it on time.
  14. Islam allows Muslims to eat everything which is good for the health. It restricts certain items such as pork and its by-products, alcohol and any narcotic or addictive drugs.
  15. The place of worship is called Mosque or Masjid. Here muslims gather and practice their prayers. Some people practice 5 times a day but others less, depends on whether you are available or not at that time and place. Because prayers need to be done on time.
  16. . There are three holy places of worship for the Muslims in the world. These are: Mosque of Kaaba in Makkah, Mosque of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) in Madinah, and Masjid Aqsa, adjacent to the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.
  17. A Muslim may pray any where in the world whether in a Mosque, a house, an office, or outside as long as it is on a clean ground. The whole world is a place of worship. It is preferable that Muslims pray in a congregation, however, he/she may also pray individually anywhere.
  18. La IlahaIlla Allah - means &quot;There is no god but Allah&quot; picture above shows the trees in Germany form this sentence. This scenery alone has converted many people to Islam.
  19. Ayats of the Koran appear from time to time on the body of a newborn baby in Dagestan. When the ayats appear, the temperature of the baby reached 40 degrees. Ali was born in Krasno-Oktyabrsk village of Kizlyar region. The baby’s mother MadinaYagubova said a bruise first appeared on his jaw.“Then we saw the word “Allah” in Arabic in the place of the bruise.
  20. Although these groups have no formal connection with governments, they usually have the financial and moral backing of sympathetic governments. Typically, they stage unexpected attacks on civilian targets, including embassies and airliners, with the aim of sowing fear and confusion. So it could be any person from any religion.
  21. Any person In this case so called muslim, who doesn’t like peace in the world is considered to be a non-muslim or nonbeliever.
  22. If a person would be a real muslim he would read the Quran and understand it real ideas, then he wouldn’t attempt to kill himself and hurt innocent people.
  23. Of course not. If a person who is a real muslim then he wouldn’t even think of harming a small insect. They usually get this idea from people who are considered as a leaders and mostly naturally evil and don’t have any idea about islam. These followers don’t know anything about arabic language either. So these leaders pretend to be a muslim scholars who know everything about quran in order to convince their followers to commit different acts. Which gives a bad name for muslim people.First it was a formal group by that time: &quot;basically an organized Islamic faction, its goal is to lift the word of God, to make His religion victorious.&quot; Established around 1988 by bin Laden, al-Qaeda helped finance, recruit, transport and train thousands of fighters from dozens of countries to be part of an Afghan resistance to defeat the Soviet Union.A list of requirements for membership itemized the following: listening ability, good manners, obedience and making a pledge to follow one&apos;s commands.
  24. Jihad is often mistakenly described as &quot;holy war.&quot; The translation of the Arabic word &quot;Jihad&quot; has been distorted and twisted to such an extent , that it no longer gives meaning to the original term. The word &quot;jihad&quot; means &quot;striving ; exerting oneself in any endeavour; going the extra mile; endurance in the face of obstacles.&quot; For example , a student who is studying for his exams , is performing Jihad , because he is striving to succeed in his/her studies. Jihad is simply the process of &quot;exerting the best efforts,&quot; involving some form of &quot;struggle&quot; and &quot;resistance,&quot; to achieve a particular goal. In other words, jihad is the struggle against, or resistance to, something for the sake of a goal.