Islam Assignment

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Islam is the second major religion in the world, its monotheism or believes in a single God. Its original language is Arabic. In Arabic the word Islam means peace or submission. A follower of Islam is called a Muslim, which in Arabic means to a person who submits himself or herself to the will of God. Islam was founded on 622 A.D it is say that Muhammad the prophet found it, but there are some Muslims that believe that Islam existed before. Islam in still growing and fast is expected to become the most popular religion.Muhammad was born in Mecca his parents die young; he was raised with his uncle. Muhammad was raised as merchant. Later he found some trouble in Mecca. In 610 he began to have visions of the angel Gabriel. Then he became a prophet. He began to preach, many people oppose his teachings and he left on 622A.D to Medina because of persecution in Mecca. In Medina he became a powerful leader. Later he bec ...view middle of the document...

It is dived in 114 chapters, the organization of its chapters are mostly from long to short. The Qur'an explain to Muslims almost all they need to know about life, they turn to the Qur'an and the life of the prophet Muhammad as guidance about how to live every detail of their life.Muslims also practice the five pillars. It is like the summary of that Islam believes and practice or what they need to believe or practice. They are 1.To recite at least once during their lifetime the shahadah (the creed: "There is no God but God and Muhammad is his Prophet"). 2.To perform the salat (prayer) 5 times a day. 3. To donate regularly like 2.5% of your income to the church. 4. To fast during the month of Ramadan (first revelation of the Qur'an from God to Muhammad). 5. To visit Mecca at least once in his\her lifetime. This 5 pillars or beliefs are explain the Qur'an and are very important to the Muslims.The second pillar is to make 5 payers a day. These prayers are during noon; in late afternoon; immediately after sunset; and at night, and before midnight. During these five prayers they must face to Mecca. The prayers involves a series of ritual acts, as well as repeating the chapter of the Qur'án a certain number of times it also includes lowering the head to the knees and prostration. And on Fridays is the big weekly prayer where everybody goes to mosque.Muslims are extremely monotheism, or believe in one god. The god that they belief is the same god that Christians and other religions belief. Muslims believe that God communicates to humanity be chosen ones, like Muhammad, Jesus, and Abraham. Muslims belief that God is the creator of the entire universe, and the earth, the belief that God can create just by saying Be! Muslims belief that God knows it all.Muslim is growing very fast, it is all over the 5 continents, there are over 1.2 billion Muslims today. they represent 22% of the world's population. And Christianity is 33% of the population in the world, at the rate that Islam is growing is expected to become the most popular religion in the globe in 2023. Islam grows in a rated of 2.9% per year. Muslim is mostly concentrated on the middle east, and Africa.


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