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ISLAM: Submission to the Will of Allah. The Judeo-Christian Foundations of Islam. Islam An Abrahamic Religion. Muslims are strict monotheists. They believe in the Judeo- Christian God, which they call Allah .

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Islam submission to the will of allah

ISLAM:

Submission

to the

Will of Allah


Islam submission to the will of allah

The

Judeo-Christian

Foundations

of Islam


Islam submission to the will of allah

IslamAn Abrahamic Religion

  • Muslims are strict monotheists.

  • They believe in the Judeo- Christian God, which they callAllah.

  • Muslims believe that the Torah and the Bible, like the Qur’an, is the word of God.

Peoples of the Book


Islam submission to the will of allah

Abraham’s Genealogy

HAGAR

ABRAHAM

SARAH

Ishmael

Isaac

12 Arabian Tribes

Jacob

Esau

12 Tribes of Israel


Islam submission to the will of allah

The Prophetic Tradition

Adam

Noah

Abraham

Moses

Jesus

Muhammad


Islam submission to the will of allah

The Qur'an:

God's Last

Revelation

English spelling: KORAN


Muhammed founder of islam

Muhammed: Founder of Islam

Born in Mecca c570CE

Worked in caravan trade.

Married a businesswoman, Khadijah.

Often spent time alone and in meditation.


Islam submission to the will of allah

The Origins of the Qur’an

  • Muhammad received his first revelation from the angel Gabriel in the Cave of Hira in 610.

  • 622 Hijrah  Muhammad flees Mecca for Medina.* The beginning of the Muslim calendar (1 A.H.)

  • Muhammad’s revelations were compiled into the Qur’an after his death.


Islam submission to the will of allah

Return to Mecca, 630 CE

Muhammad and his followers - 10,000 - marched to Mecca.

Mecca’s leaders surrendered (their power had weakened over time).

Muhammad destroyed the idols in the Ka’aba and had the call to prayer made on the roof.

Most Meccans converted to Islam and pledged loyalty to Muhammad

Muhammad died two years later at age 62; made strides in unifying the entire Arabian peninsula under Islam.


Islam submission to the will of allah

Core Muslim Beliefs

Main belief: there is only one God, Allah.

All others follow from this belief.

There is good and evil.

Each individual is responsible for the actions of his or her life.

Each person will stand before Allah on a final judgment day and enter either heaven or hell.


Islam submission to the will of allah

The Qur’an

  • Muslims believe it contains the word of God.

  • 114 suras (chapters).

  • In the name of Allah, the compassionate, the merciful.

  • Written in Arabic.


Islam submission to the will of allah

The

Five Pillars

of

Islam


Islam submission to the will of allah

1. The Shahada

  • The testimony.

  • The declaration of faith:

There is no god worthy of worship except God, andMuhammad is HisMessenger [or Prophet].

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Islam submission to the will of allah

2. The Salat

  • The mandatory prayers performed 5 times a day:* dawn* noon* late afternoon * sunset * before going to bed

  • Wash before praying.

  • Face Mecca and use a prayer rug.

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Islam submission to the will of allah

2. The Salat

  • The call to prayer by themuezzin in the minaret.

  • Pray in the mosque on Friday.

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Islam submission to the will of allah

3. The Zakat

  • Almsgiving (charitable donations).

  • Muslims believe that all things belong to God.

  • Zakat means both “purification” and “growth.”

  • About 2.5% of your income.

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Islam submission to the will of allah

4. The Sawm

  • Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.

  • Considered a method of self- purification.

  • No eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan.

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Islam submission to the will of allah

Eid Mubarak

End of the Ramadan holiday.


Islam submission to the will of allah

5. The Hajj

  • The pilgrimage to Mecca.

  • Must be done at least once in a Muslim’s lifetime.

  • 2-3 million Muslims make the pilgrimage every year.

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Islam submission to the will of allah

5. The Hajj

  • Those who complete the pilgrimage can add the titlehajji to their name.

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Islam submission to the will of allah

Hajj

All wear identical garments, so that all stand as equals before God.


Islam submission to the will of allah

Symbol of the oneness and centrality of God, the Ka'bah stands in the courtyard of Mecca's Sacred Mosque where at the season of the hajj the faithful gather for rituals that precede and end their pilgrimage.


Islam submission to the will of allah

The Dar al-Islam

The Worldof Islam

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Islam submission to the will of allah

The Mosque

  • The Muslim place of worship.


Islam submission to the will of allah

The Dome of the Rock Mosque in Jerusalem

Mount Moriah Rockwhere Muhammad ascended into heaven.


Islam submission to the will of allah

Other Islamic Religious Practices

  • Up to four wives allowed at once.

  • No alcohol or pork.

  • No gambling.

  • Sharia body of Islamic law to regulate daily living.

  • Three holiest cities in Islam:* Mecca, Medina, Jerusalem.


Islam submission to the will of allah

Essential Question:

Why was Islam able to spread so quickly and convert so many to the new religion?


Islam submission to the will of allah

The Spread of Islam

  • Easy to learn and practice.

  • No priesthood.

  • Teaches equality.

  • Non-Muslims, who were “Peoples of the Book,” were allowed religious freedom, but paid additional taxes.

  • Easily “portable”  nomads & trade routes.

  • Jihad(“Holy War”) against pagans and other non-believers (“infidels”).


Islam submission to the will of allah

Muslims in the WorldToday


Islam submission to the will of allah

Countries with the Largest Muslim Population

* Arabs make up only 20% of the total Muslim population of the world.


Islam submission to the will of allah

Islam

in

America


Islam submission to the will of allah

Muslims in America


Islam submission to the will of allah

Muslim Culture in NYC

The Islamic Center, New York City


Islam submission to the will of allah

Islam

in

America

After

September 11?


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