The beginning studies of Islam

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The beginning studies of Islam

Post  Brock M. Hay on Sat May 12, 2012 6:32 pm


This post is going to cover the power point presentation from class based on our new chapter. It all began in the trade city of Mecca located in the south western part of the Arabian Peninsula when a merchant by the name of Muhammed who lived in the years 575 to 632 began preaching his own teachings. Apparently Muhammed was approached by god through an angel, his teachings were extremely similar to Judaism, in fact Islam had many of the same prophets. Also Islam denied or rejected the thought that Jesus was the son of god, and Muhammed taught that the rich and poor should be treated the same, and that we should give to those who are poor. Once these teachings became attractive and Muhammed began to have followers it began to threaten the traditional pagan religion of the city. The city threaten Muhammed and his followers and banned them from the city. Muhammed and his followers traveled to Midna which was a 250-300 mile hijra on foot. When Muhammed arrived at Medina his idea were welcomed and flourished with the people, soon enough he was well known of and considered a prophet. Muhammed's house became the first ever mosque, or Islamic place of worship. Eventually Muhammed returned to Mecca, where he was welcomed back like a king and Islam became the official belief of Mecca as well. Before he died Islam had spread beyween tribes and cities all accross the entire Arabian Peninsula, and the book that had kept all of Muhammed's teachings is known as the Quran. The Quran's teachings include that there is a final day and definite end to the world when god judges us, it teaches that we should give freedom to all, inlcuding slaves, it also said that women had rights to own property and earn money, it also spoke of jihad, which is the eternal struggle of life inside us to keep faithful to our duties and obligations. Other holy writings include the Sunnah, speaking more on how we should splecifically follow the religion and what we must do, like a terms of use. And the Shariah, which is the law book based on the Quran and the Sunnah, a law code like any other that has consequences if not followed. The five main pillars of Islam are also spoken of. The first is saying "there is no god but god, and Muhammed is his prophet", the second one is praying five times a day, the third is giving to the poor and needy, the fourth is fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, and finally the fith pillar is traveling to Mecca at least once on a hajj. This concludes my notes on Mr.Fisher's power point presentation from this week.
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Re: The beginning studies of Islam

Post  LauraNoaBassano on Sun May 13, 2012 12:29 pm

Thank you Brock for this amazing post! It helped me a lot! Smile

What I learned:
Like a Star @ heaven The city of Mecca is located in the south western part of the Arabian Peninsula.
Like a Star @ heaven A merchant named Muhammed (575 to 632) began preaching his own teachings.
Like a Star @ heaven His teachings were extremely similar to Judaism.
Like a Star @ heaven It began to threaten the traditional pagan religion of the city.
Like a Star @ heaven Muhammed and his followers traveled to Medina which was a 250-300 mile hijra on foot.
Like a Star @ heaven At Medina he was considered a prophet.
Like a Star @ heaven His house became the first ever mosque.
Like a Star @ heaven Before he died Islam had spread beyween tribes and cities all accross the entire Arabian Peninsula.
Like a Star @ heaven The book that had kept all of Muhammed's teachings is known as the Quran.
Like a Star @ heaven Other holy writings include the Sunnah, and the Shariah.
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