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Beginners' Course on Islam 2, Lesson 1.

My first BCI 2 class kicked off on the 8th of October 2012. This class is aimed to assist students to see how Islam is practiced and applicable till today.

Though more than 1400 years have passed, Islam remains as religion that can be practiced and the values are universal that transcended beyond space, time and community.

Videos from slides are can be found from these links:

- Slide 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kzKtYEj_KA&feature=related

- Slide 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEms8quvjKA&feature=g-upl

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Lesson 1

  1. 1. Beginners’ Course on Islam II Speaker: Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed taufiq07@hotmail.com Lesson 1
  2. 2.  Understanding Islam and being a Muslim Going back in time… 1. Arabia before Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him); 2. The emergence of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him); 3. Arabia after embracing Islam. Re-cap: The Essence of Islam Is Islam applicable today?Lesson Outline
  3. 3. Lets answer these questions: What is a religion? ◦ According to Oxford Dictionaries: The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power Do we need a religion? ◦ Yes? ◦ No? ◦ Why?Understanding Islam and being aMuslim
  4. 4.  Is Islam just a religion?  What is the important message of the religion?Understanding Islam and being aMuslim
  5. 5.  A Muslim is someone who submits to Allah.  Muslims do what is commanded and refrained from what is prohibited.  Muslims observe their duties to: 1. Their Lord; 2. His creation.  However, Allah knows that His creations has needs and is hoping for those needs to be fulfilled.Understanding Islam and being aMuslim
  6. 6.  What do you want in life? What do you actually need in life? 1. Physical needs; 2. Emotional needs; 3. Societal needs; 4. Environmental needs What have Islam presented to address these needs?Understanding Islam and being aMuslim
  7. 7. Islam before today: Pre-Islamic era; The emergence of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) After the coming of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)…Lets go back in time…
  8. 8.  What was the situation back then before the coming of Islam? What is the environment of the society that prophet Muhammad was sent to? 1. Arabia was divided into tribes and cities; 2. Survival of the fittest; 3. Basic human rights were not available; 4. Etc.Pre-Islamic Era
  9. 9.  Who is Muhammad? What did he offered? How did Islam managed to spread so fast in less than 100 years?The Emergence of ProphetMuhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)
  10. 10. The Emergence of ProphetMuhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)
  11. 11. What did Prophet Muhammad brought to the community? 1. Arabian was united into 1 nation; 2. Islam initiated and propagated good values i.e. mutual respect consideration, helping each other, etc.; 3. Adorn education and advocated the importance of knowledge; 4. Giving the rights:  To human beings;  To animals;  To the environment.After the Coming of ProphetMuhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)
  12. 12.  Islam is a combination of:What is Islam?
  13. 13.  Islam is a combination of:What is Islam?
  14. 14.  Islam is a combination of:What is Islam?
  15. 15. The creed of the Muslim belief:1. Belief in the oneness of God;2. Belief in the Angels;3. Belief in the revealed scriptures;4. Belief in the Last Day;5. Belief in the absolute predestination/ will of Allah.Islam’s Belief System
  16. 16. As Muslims who have attained faith, we must observe thesebasic obligations:1. The testimony of Faith (the is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His prophet);2. Observing the five daily prayers;3. Give out Zakat (obligatory charity);4. Fasting during the month of Ramadan;5. Pilgrimage to Makkah.The Basic Practices of Islam
  17. 17. “…He has chosen you and has not placed upon you in the religion any difficulty…” Quran, 22:78Is Islam applicable today?
  18. 18. • Thank you for your kind attendance and participation.• Any questions?END…