From the Hearth of the Eastern Mediterranean. Islam – originated on Arabian peninsula about 1500 years ago. * monotheistic religion, revelations Muhammad received from Allah, Five Pillars. sacred text: Qu’ran founder: Muhammad
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originated on Arabian peninsula about 1500 years ago.
* monotheistic religion, revelations Muhammad
received from Allah, Five Pillars.
sacred text: Qu’ran
sacred sites: Mecca, Medina, Jerusalem split in the church:
* shortly after Muhammad’s death, split into Sunni Muslims (great majority)
Shi’ite Muslims (concentrated in Iran)
diffusion: across Arabian peninsula, across North
Africa, into Spain and also east into Southeast Asia
Reading the Koran, Brunei
Islam is considered the fastest growing religion in America. Only a small part of this growth is from black Muslims and the Nation of Islam.
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.~ Chief Seattle
indifference to or rejection of organized religious affiliations and ideas.
- Where is secularism on the rise and why?