The Muslim faith is one of the five major religions in the world. It boasts a following of well over a million. Religion is one of the most controversial topics in the world, and can spur different emotions when discussed. One can even go as far as killing or dying for ones religions to show devout faith. Many people can get offended when one other might be trying to express their opinion, and show why they believe what they believe. Here you will read on how the Muslim faith is told to act towards Christians, Jews, and “non-believers.” The Koran is the way of life for the Muslim people. It states in there the ideal goals and virtues to follow through life. “The majority of Muslims (Sunni) believe that the Koran is the eternal, uncreated word of God, and the Shia’ite believe that it is created” (Mutei 207). With this in place you can obviously figure that there are different interpretations of the word. The Koran states that it is a “copy of the original Book of teaching, which is preserved in Paradise” (Mutei 208). “Muslims believe that it is from the mother book in paradise that all books sent down to the Prophets were derived. And the Islamic revelation is progressive and points to the coming of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam (Mutei 208). Unlike the other sectarian prophets who were sent to their respective nations, “Muhammad was the seal of the prophets who was called as a messenger to all humanity” (Mutei). So therefore the Koran that was sent to him is not for a particular people but for all humanity. The Koran states “Unbelievers are those who declare: “God is the Messiah, the son of Mary” (Koran 5. The Table). These unbelievers ultimately make up the Christians and Jews, whose prophet’s revelations were corrupted. According to Islamic doctrine, Islam was the primordial religion of mankind, professed by Adam. At some point, a religious split occurred, and God began sending prophets to bring his revelations to the people. In this view, Abraham, Moses,...
...The Koran Summary:
The Koran or Qur’an is the bible of the Islamic religion, in the excerpts from their holy book, The Opening, Power and Daybreak, Arthur J. Arberry translates to us the scripture of Allah. Each story in the Koran are called Surahs or chapters much like the equivalent of the Christian’s Bible’s verses. In the three Surahs that are excerpted they all have the first line in common “In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate” then each continues into its own lesson or prayer. “The Opening” is an Islamic prayer, the most recited and memorized one in all of the religion, simply praising god and asking for help throughout life. In “Power” it talks about “the Night of Power” and very briefly states what happens during that night. The third Surah “Daybreak” is esentually just saying when you come across bad or evil things in the world just go to god for protection.
The Koran Anaylis:
The Koran is the word of Allah, the one true god to the Muslimfaith; it is the most important book in the world to people who practice Islamic religion. They believe that the Koran was reviled to their prophet Muhammad (Mohammad). It is said that it first started coming to Muhammad while he was meditating in Mecca when the angel Gabriel appeared to him, he then was commanded and began to recite the scripture in Arabic. The "Opening", the most memorized...
By definition Islamic faith is a monotheistic religion characterized by the acceptance of the doctrine of submission to God and to Muhammad as the chief and last prophet of God. Muslims are the people who practice this faith. There are five basic pillars of Islam. These pillars are said to be the framework of the Muslim life. These are the principles which they follow: the declaration offaith, Prayers, Zakah, which means purity, fasting during the month of Ramadan, and Hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca). It is also documented that the Islamic religion is the second largest in the world and it is said to be the fastest growing.
There are many different perceptions and stereotypes regarding Muslims and their religion. Two of the biggest misperceptions made by Americans are that most Muslims are Arabs and that most live in the Middle East. The two largest countries in the Middle East are Turkey and Iran, however neither is Arab. Nearly 80% of Muslims are Asian or African. The largest populations of Muslims are residing in Asia. (Cooper, 2013) One issue that has much controversy surrounding it is racial profiling in airports. The Transportation Security Administration is said to screen 1.8 million passengers a day. This is done in over 450 TSA airports that fall under homeland security. It is said that it is...
...Examining Issues in the Koran
Terry W. Spade
The Koran provides guidance and moral direction for the followers of Islam. This paper examines how the Koran addresses several societal and cultural issues including: the status and treatment of women, the use of alcohol, suicide, the charity and help for the needy, dietary restrictions, and the justification of jihad. These are all specifically addressed in theKoran and this paper will cite the specific Sura from the English translated version of the Koran written by N.J. Dawood (2003). Conclusions will be drawn as to the nature of the Koran.
To Muslims, the Koran is believed to be The Word of God written down by the Prophet Muhammad over 1400 years ago. The Koran is a source of answers to many common questions concerning faith, God, life, death, and the after-life. Guidance for living everyday life can also be found in the Koran. Social issues are specifically addressed and include the treatment of women and the needy, the use of alcohol and dietary restrictions. This paper explores how the Koran specifically addresses these issues and several others and draws some conclusions as to the nature of the Koran itself.
The Koran outlines rules that all followers of Islam are required to obey....
October 16, 2013
The six basic faith affirmations
Muslims have been taught to practice their religion through these six basic faith affirmations. This religion was instituted through a prophet named Mohammed and his Muslim people. Muslims believe that these six basic faith affirmations are very essential to the religion and obtaining God’s Grace. Muslims believe there is only one God and the word for God is Allah. This brings us to the first basic faith affirmation, the belief in Allah. It is said in the book ok Quran that, “He is the One God. God the Eternal, the Uncaused Cause of All Being. He begets not, and neither is He begotten; and there is nothing that could be compared with Him” (Quran 112: 1-4). The purpose of this first affirmation is to recognize Allah and His almighty power. Once Muslims understand the power of Allah and that He is the one who they should be following they can truly devote all of their worship and praise to Him and Him alone. It is important to understand the difference in how Muslim’s view God and how other Christians view God. Other Christian view God as the trinity, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost, while Muslims view God as beyond our sight and understanding. This concept is further explained in the Quran where its states, “Indeed, they disbelieve who say,...
Awareness of the Muslim Culture
The Muslim culture is becoming more prevalent in the United States. It is also widely misunderstood. Since the terrorist attack in New York City on the Twin Towers on 9/11, there has been an increase in discrimination on this culture. Generalizations of the Islamic religion are made and people of this culture are seen as evil and terroristic in nature. Discrimination occurs from lack of knowledge and understanding of a culture that is different from our own. To become educated on various cultures promotes understanding and acceptance of others that are different from us.
There are many commonalities amongst the Islamic, and Judaism religions. Christianity has a wide range of practices and beliefs, making it difficult to compare to other religions (Comparing and contrasting Christianity and Islam, 2014). All believe in one God. All religions believe in angels and demons. The way to salvation is through good deeds. Islam follows the prophet of Muhammad, Judaism follows the prophet Abraham. Both reject Jesus as God’s son, which is the major difference between Islamic, Judaism and Christianity (beliefnet, 2014).
The Muslim culture varies slightly in each country it is practiced. The fundamental of the culture remain the same....
...the enthusiasm of the Muslim members, nor has it stopped the Islam religion from growing. Obviously, with over one billion members worldwide, Islam is one of the largest religions in the world today.
What is Islam, who is Muhammad, and how does Islam compare to Christianity? If Islam was founded by a mere man, what motivates people to not only join Islam, but remain faithful members?
If one were to research the answer to these questions based upon media interpretation, the answers provided by the media would make Islam appear to be a religion of hatred and violence. On the contrary, as stated by Robinson (2007) the Islam religion is divided into many subgroups. Of those subgroups, “a very small, radical, hate-filled, extremist, Fundamentalist, terrorist wing does exist. So too does a much larger peaceful, moderate wing” (Islam: Is It a Religion of Violence or of Peace?, ¶3).
The lack of knowledge about Muslims by non-Muslims has caused a dangerous and growing unease between the two groups. Therefore, it is important to research carefully the Islam religion to discover what Islam has to offer (Miller, 2005).
I conducted my research on the Islam religion by using the Internet as well as the library. In addition, I visited a local mosque to experience firsthand a Muslim prayer service. Finally, I interviewed a coworker to discover an inside view of the Islam religion from someone who practices the...
Religion is one of the most diverse topics in the society today and no one is normally right or wrong whenever it comes to religion issues. The Muslim religion is a religion that began in Arabia and it is believed to have been revealed to humanity by Prophet Muhammad. A Muslim is a person who has submitted to God’s will or is a follower of the religion. The religion has spread rapidly in the world throughout the centuries and it is now one of the largest religions in the world. Muslims have only one book that they cherish and also follow all the teachings from the book known as Quran. The religion has many beliefs such polygamy; they believe that a man should have a maximum of four wives. The belief also has a condition that the man has to have the means to treat all of his wives fairly.
They also believe in Jihad which is literally means struggle the Muslim religion uses different efforts to describe the Jihad. The struggles are; building a good Muslim society, the holy war, that is the struggle to fight for the religion even if it by force. The last struggle is the internal effort of the believer to live out the faith of the Muslim as better as possible. The reason for Jihad is that it is for self-defense, to strengthen the religion, punish an enemy who has gone against their oath, to correct...
Reflective Essay 2
Muslim Mosque vs. Christian Basilica
There are many differences between the muslim and christian Basilica as well as many similarities. They also have so many things that make them unique in their own way. Taking a further look at each belief helps us have a clearer understanding of the Mosque and the Basilica.
The word Islam is Arabic and means "submission to the will of God." Islam teaches that one must submit to God in Arabic in order to achieve true peace of mind. Allah is God, the same God Christians and Jews worship.The word Muslim means one who submits to the will of God, regardless of race, nationality or ethnic background. Muhammad is believed to be the final prophet. Human beings are not believed to be sinful, but are seen as capable of both good and evil. Muslims believe God has given people free will. It is known “One's deeds and actions measure one's faith”. Islamic teachings encompass all aspects of life and ethics; consciousness of God is encouraged in all aspects of human affairs. Worship in Islam is not limited to religious rituals. Muslims believe the Qur'an has been perfectly preserved in both its words and meaning in a living language. God's final revelation to humankind was publicly recited in front of both Muslim and non-Muslim communities during the lifetime of the Prophet.The Qur’an's main message is submit...