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ISLAM. TID BITS. One of the fastest growing religions in the world. Followers are known as Muslims. Strong in the middle east. Over 1200 mosques in US Right at 2 billion Muslims in the the world. Over 3 million in US. HISTORY. Revolves around Muhammad (founder)

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Islam

ISLAM


Tid bits

TID BITS

  • One of the fastest growing religions in the world.

  • Followers are known as Muslims.

  • Strong in the middle east.

  • Over 1200 mosques in US

  • Right at 2 billion Muslims in the the world. Over 3 million in US


History

HISTORY

  • Revolves around Muhammad (founder)

  • Became frustrated with Polytheism

  • Was interested in monotheism (one god)

  • He began having visions and were later recorded in what we now know as the Quran (Koran).

  • His wife encouraged his visions and she was his first convert.


History1

HISTORY

  • These visions mark the start of Muhammad's call from Allah.

  • Received these visions the next 22 years, until his death in 632 A.D.

  • The revelations or visions were not from himself but from God.

  • They began to be recited in the worship.


History2

HISTORY

  • Mecca was Muhammad's hometown, but at first they didn’t buy into this belief.

  • So they (him and his followers) fled to another place known as Medina.

  • This Hijira (means flight) marks the turning point in Islam and they mark this date, July 16, 622 as their beginning.

  • Later Muhammad and his followers took over Mecca and made it Islam the main religion.


Different divisions

Different Divisions

  • A power struggle after Muhammad's death produced sects.

  • Sunnis- the main division

  • The Shia

  • The Sufis

  • What do we hear about most today?

  • Through this though Islam became stronger.


Teachings of islam

TEACHINGS OF ISLAM

  • Comprised of Faith and Duty

  • Quran

    • Word of God in Islam

    • Mohammed’s teachings and other sayings

    • Only Muhammad's sayings are really important. Far above any others?


Five articles of faith

FIVE ARTICLES OF FAITH

  • Main doctrines of Islam

    • God- Allah- one true God. He is all knowing and all powerful but he is not a personal God.

    • Angels- Angels are imperative in their beliefs.

    • Scripture- Not just Quran but Torah, Psalms of David, Gospel of Jesus.

    • Prophets- Six greatest- Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad.

    • Last days- Follow Allah- paradise, if not hell.


Five pillars of faith

FIVE PILLARS OF FAITH

  • Every Muslim must observe:

    • Creed- “There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah”. One must state this loudly to be a Muslim.

    • Prayer- Pray often (5 times a day)

    • Almsgiving- Required to give one fourth of their income to the destitute.


Five articles of faith1

FIVE ARTICLES OF FAITH

  • Fasting- (Ramadan) Faithful Muslims fast from sun up to sun down each day during the holy month. No food or drink may be consumed during the daylight hours.

  • Pilgrimage- Must make a trip to Mecca. An essential part of their salvation.


Jesus is a part

JESUS IS A “PART”

  • They believe in Jesus, but:

    • Not crucified

    • Not son of God

    • Not as great as Muhammad


Sin and salvation

SIN AND SALVATION

  • Man can do wrong. However, salvation is based on the previous pillars and articles and seeking Allah.

  • Sin is lack of obedience to Allah.


Heaven and hell

HEAVEN AND HELL

  • One's eternal destination depends on balance of good to bad deeds in life. On the Last Day, resurrected humans (meaing not in heaven in hell at death) and jinn will be judged by Allah according to their deeds. They are either granted admission to Paradise, where they will enjoy spiritual and physical pleasures forever, or condemned to Hell to suffer spiritual and physical torment for eternity.


Heaven and hell1

HEAVEN AND HELL

  • The day of judgment is described as passing over Hell on a narrow bridge in order to enter Paradise. Those who fall, weighted by their bad deeds, will remain in Hell forever.


Heaven and hell2

HEAVEN AND HELL

  • The Quran specifies two exceptions to this general rule:

  • Warriors who die fighting in the cause of God are ushered immediately to God's presence (2:159 and 3:169); and:


Heaven and hell3

HEAVEN AND HELL

  • "Enemies of Islam" are sentenced immediately to Hell upon death. Explains the killings and violence with Islam!!!

  • http://www.religionfacts.com/islam/beliefs/afterlife.htm


Islam reject

ISLAM REJECT:

  • The Trinity

  • Deity of Christ

  • Christ’s death and resurrection.

  • Grace alone by faith in Christ one is saved.

  • Bible as only authoritative book.


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