The origin of Islam can be traced back to 7th century Saudi Arabia. Islam is thus the youngest of the great world religions. The prophet Muhammad (circa 570-632 A.D.) introduced Islam in 610 A.D. after experiencing what he claimed to be an angelic visitation. Muhammad dictated the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam, which Muslims believe to be the pre-existent, perfect words of Allah.
Muhammad is the center prophet of the Islam faith. Muhammad is regarded by them as the greatest of all the prophets. Also his established religion as the only accepted religion to god.
Is this religion monotheistic or polytheistic?
Monotheistic, the religion of Islam is based on one core belief, that there is no god worthy of worship but Allah. When a person embraces Islam or a Muslim wants to renew or confirm his or her faith, they profess their belief that there is no god worthy of worship but Allah and that Muhammad is His final messenger.
What rank is Islam?
Islam ranks second largest religion
The geography, The people, and how the religion began
Islam developed in the middle east in the 7th century in the arabian peninsula, between the persian gulf to the east and arabian sea to the south. red sea from the west 3 major regions- mountains from the west fertile farming - east desert- in the center (largest) islam is the 2nd largest religion and is monotheistic. 1,500,000,000 followers. Islam means to surrender and was founded on the teaching of the prophet muhammad as an expression of surrender to the will of allah, the creator and sustainer of the world. 2 main kinds of people - Sunnis and shiites
Who is Allah
proper name for the supreme being, literally means god.
What does Islam teach about Allah's relationship with man?
thats allah guides.
Five Pillars of Islam
1. Allah wanted you to have no other gods but allah
2. pray 5 times a day, facing towards mecca
3.give charity to the poor
4.take trip to mecca sometime in your life (the Haj)
5.fast during ramadan, the holy month.
diffusion of Islam
Diffusion means on how it spreads in 300 years happened by conversion or by force. by the 7th century muslims spread from arabia to damascus, jerusalem, cairo, then invaded spain and entered india.
Islam to Confucianism
Difference: Chinese ethical and philosophical system devolved from the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius.
Similar: Both believe in one God.
Islam to chistianity
All revere Abraham in scriptures. Both believe in one god. Eternal Heaven, Eternal paradise
Differences: Islam is monotheistic and believes in a transcendent god who is not of this world. Toasim is not monotheistic and it believes in a variety of deities and spirits which may or may not paginate from this world.
Similar: Islam is monotheistic Taoism is not monotheistic.
Islam to judism
Differences: Islam is the religion followed by Muslims, Judaism is followed by Jews, Based on the Koran- ethics is a pattern from Tanakh, Islam is governed by Allah & muhammed, while Judaism is rooted from the convector of god and albaham