Islam is a religion that has existed that begins as the faith of a small community of follower who called “Muslims” in Arabia in the seventh century, Muhammad, a rich businessman who eventually married a rich widow in Mecca. In his middle age he began to receive revelations from the God that have been preserved in the Qur’an and spread it believe and teaching to the rest of the world. The basic message of Islam is Jackson J.S (2009) “there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his prophet”, which mean the submission of human to the only God who called as “Allah” The only one who created the universal and Muhammad is the messenger of God. Essentially, the Qur’an contains Muhammad revelations of a heavenly book written by secretaries, consisting of 114 chapters as a guidelines of ethics and law for it followers of Allah. In Muslims, Only Allah has the right to responds to it follower’s prayers, whether to accept or reject one sin, no one ever else can interfere with the fate of others or even with his own fate. Islam was a direct and simple faith, emphasizing the need to obey the will of Allah with a basic ethical code that consisting Five Pillar of Islam. Which is belief in Allah and Muhammad as his Prophet- It is considered the most important out of the five pillar where Allah is their only god and Muhammad is his messenger; standard prayer five times a day and public prayer on Friday at midday to worship Allah- Muslim must worship Allah and practiced it five time a day and also on Friday midday; observance of the holy month of Ramadan by fasting from dawn to sunset- Muslims must fast during the holy month of Ramadan to experience the poor feeling on every ninth month on the Muslim calendar; making a pilgrimage to Mecca in one’s lifetime if possible- Muslim are expected travel to Mecca at least once if they can afford it; and giving alms to the poor and unfortunate- help those who were poor and unfortunate if they able to. The faithful who observed the five...
Cultural Discussion |
[A discussion and Identification of the history and location of the second largest religion and culture in the world, Islam and the followers of the faith, Muslims. A look at and description of the positive and negative points of the culture as well as ways in which Islam have affected and contributed to society.] |
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Social Science 101-The Human Behavior Perspective
May 12, 2013
Cultural Discussion Paper
Islam, a culture that I am least knowledgeable on, began in Mecca in western Saudi Arabia during the seventh century. Even though it is believed that this faith began with a small group of followers Islam is now one of the largest religion and culture practiced in the world today. It is said that Islam began with the prophet Muhammad during 570-632 AD when he was visited by an angel and received the message of Islam which believes “Allah is the only god” (Wuthnow 383). Those that submit themselves to this faith and Allah are called Muslims.
Muhammad a business man from Mecca and the founder of Islam was born 570-571 AD (Rieber). He was born into one of the most powerful and influential tribe of the time, Quraish. Muhammad’s father was a successful merchant...
Your beliefs have a strong impact on your life. Muhammad created the Islamic beliefs. The new beliefs have impacted many people lives. The followers of Islam are called Muslims. Some topics I will be talking about are founders, major events, and basic beliefs of Islam.
The first topic I will be talking about is the founder of Islam, Muhammad. Muhammad was born into an important family in the city of Mecca around 570 B.C. Islam all began when Muhammad meditated in a cave and saw the angel Gabriel. Gabriel told Muhammad to tell the Muslims to stop worshipping idols and to worship the one and only god, Allah. Whenever he was concerned, Muhammad would meditate in the mountains for hours at a time.
My second topic is about some major events. The Islamic armies are a main participant in these events. Abu Bakr became the next leader of the Islam after Muhammad’s reign. The Islamic armies won many stunning battles. When the Muslims conquered lands, they had to set certain rules for the non-Muslims that lived there.
Finally I would like to talk about the basic beliefs of the everyday Muslim. Muslims believe in only one god; Allah. Sunnah, meaning clear and well trodden, refers to the way Muhammad lived and is required of the modern day Muslims. The five pillars of Islam, made framework of the Islamic religion by the...
...Topic: the basic teachings of Islam
Religion is one way of helping people establish a meaningful way of life, ground on promoting humanity’s personal growth and the concerns of others. Religion is not a simple term to define because different people from different societies, cultures and contexts may give different meanings and interpretations of religion. Roger Schmidt in his book, Exploring Religion, comments that, “religion is a set of beliefs, practices, and social structures, grounded in people’s experience of the holy that accommodates their emotional, social, intellectual, and meaning-giving needs.” There are thousands of religions that have existed in the world; some of the major religions are composed of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism. In this paper, I would like to choose the Islam religion as my topic, and I will describe the basic teaching concepts of Islam.
Islam is one of the world’s largest religions as well as the youngest of the world’s great religious traditions with almost one billion followers. Islam, as other major traditional religions, has also sought converts across the lines of kinship, nationality, and religious affiliation and tries to bond the follower into a holy community on the basis of doctrine. Before discussing the beliefs and the practices of this universal religion, one must understand...
ISLAM 570 C.E. – 1500 C.E.
SUBMISSION TO ALLAH: MUSLIM CIVILIZATION BRIDGES THE WORLD
The thesis of Chapter 11 is clearly stated by Howard Spodek on page 334: “Islam was not only a faith, not only a system of government, not only a social and cultural organization, but a combination of all four.” This, it might be argued, could be said about any of the “world religions” during at least some stage of their development, but is perhaps more true of Islam than the others, owing to the simplicity of its basic teachings, the lack of a true priesthood and the dual religious and political roles assumed by Muslim elites, and the reliance on the Quran – viewed as the literal word of Allah (God) as revealed to the prophet Muhammad – as both the sole source of religious truth and the sole source of law. The chapter begins with a summary of the life of Muhammad and discussion of the early development of Islam, including the origins of the split between its two principal groups, Sunni and Shi’a. It reviews basic tenets of Muhammad’s teachings, the “Five Pillars” of Islam; and the importance of the concept of the umma or community of believers; and shari’a, or Islamic law; and then discusses the ways in which Islam was transmitted throughout Eurasia and Africa and transformed from a regional Arab sect into a world religion and cosmopolitan cultural...
...World APH 205
Some people have described Islam as a religion of ‘hate and violence’. Using your study of this religion, assess this statement.
Name : Hazard
Lecturer: good one
Date : 19/10/2013
Islam is one of the most controversial and most misinterpreted religions in the world. For many years Islam has been termed a religion of hatred and violence. Islam is accused of promoting and advocating for violence. These misconceptions have come out as a result of misinterpretation of the Qur’an by those who sought to suppress the religion. Some of the misinterpretations comes from the name Islam itself, jihad, just wars and Islamic view of justice, the notion of Islam towards war, the assertion that Islam was spread by violence, the recent bombings in many countries by Islamic groups, the high rate of Islamic suicide bombs among others. This paper seeks to outline the aspects which are frequently referred to by many misinterpreters of Islam and try to illumine their peaceful aspects. However, one cannot deny the existence of some form of violence in Islam but that does not submerge the peaceful nature of the Islam religion.
The first misconception is mostly on the name of the Islamic religion. Many scholars agree that Islam means ‘submit’ but some uses the term submit to claim that...
...Islam: Field Study Research
Professor Jonathan Pedrone
REL212: World Religions-Summer
September 4, 2011
Islam: Field Study Research
After interviewing a member of the Islamic faith, I came to the realization that there are very many misconceptions about the religion of Islam and that these misconceptions are very hurtful, disrespectful, and inhumane. In this paper, I will first discuss several misconceptions that I had about the Islamic faith. I will then analyze how my prior understanding about the religion was altered through interviewing a member of the Islamic faith. Next, I will discuss my beliefs on misconceptions about other people’s religion being common or not. Lastly, I will recommend steps that can be taken to minimize misconceptions people have about religions that are not their own.
I had many misconceptions about Islam before speaking with a member of the religion. The first was that Islam oppresses women. When I thought about women in Islam, I thought of the image of a woman wearing a veil, and other heavy, dark clothing, where no skin would be visible, even in the hot summer months. I thought about how women were forced to stay home, and were not allowed to drive vehicles. I also believed that the Muslim’s God, Allah, was not the same as the God in Christianity, and was a false god. I...
...IslamIslam is not only considered to be a spiritual connection to God, but it is a way of life; how one remembers God on day to day basis by not only praying five times a day but also by abiding to the rules and regulations that he has bestowed upon adherents for prevention of sin. The quote “If you want to be free of all affliction and suffering, hold fast to god, and turn wholly to him” is accredited to Abū Ḥāmid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazālī (c. 1058–1111), a highly significant Islamic Scholar during the “Islamic Golden Era”.
Abū Ḥāmid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazālī is recognised as a significant scholar throughout the Islamic faith, particularly to both Sunni and Sufi members. Firstly, his ability as a Fiqh scholar (Islamic jurisprudence) was great; through his study of Islamic Fiqh sciences, he was able to come up with various approaches, which significantly impacted upon Islam. From his ability as a Fiqh scholar, he was able to form judgements objectively.
Al Ghazali’s impact on the development of Islam can be seen in his accomplished synthesis of the areas of; theology, philosophy, law and mysticism. He has made significant contributions to each of these disciplines yet what is often referred to as his most significant contribution was his ability to bring out the best from all these disciplines and strands of Islam in a way that provided strength and maturity to Islamic thought....
...Islam is a tradition of love and submission to God that ultimately strives for peace. The ancient religion emerged in the seventh century and was able to appeal to the public through its deeply entrenched attitudes to peace. Islam’s constant endeavour for peace can be presented through its ancient traditions and sacred texts, history and historical events and current practices and contemporary events of the religion.
The sacred texts of Islam are the Quran, which contains the revelations from Allah and the Hadith, which outlines the way of the prophet Muhammad. These sacred texts are fundamental to Islam and it is through these texts that Muslims formulate an understanding of peace. This is reflected through the Quranic statement:
“O ye who believe! Come, all of you, into complete peace and follow not the footsteps of evil. Surely he is your open enemy.” (2:208)
Despite the world of violence and belligerence that Muhammad was born into, his approach to the ethics of war and peace differed from the prevailing tribal culture of the time. Muhammad’s attitude with regards to the concept of peace was one of active non-violent resistance and open defiance of persecution by non-believers. The essence of this is represented in the Quranic verse:
“The recompense of evil is punishment like it, but whoever forgives and amends, he shall have his reward from Allah; surely he does not love the unjust.” (Sural al-Shura 42:40-43 ‘The...