Islam News

By: Kelsey and Jaden

Origin of Islam

Islam is a religion that was formed by Muhammad and was known to be the last prophets of god. Islamic people or muslims are very cultural. The Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar meaning that it changes by the way the moon looks rather than how many times we go around the sun to make a year. Muslims enjoyed the visual arts such as ceramics, painting, and architecture. Architecture had a large aspect to the Islamic way of life. The Islamics architecture was a mixture of many different types of architecture such as the roman and the spanish. Islamic clothing is very different to what we wear now days. Women are fully clothed in long dresses that are very baggy. They also wear a cloth around head covering their mouths and noses. They are never to take this off in front of a man unless they are wed. Islamic men on the other hand where clothing a lot like ours and they wear a hat that is oval shaped.


Principles

Islam is a monotheistic religion not polytheistic. An example of a polytheistic religion is Hinduism, and we have already covered that. Allah is the Arabic word for God. It is used mainly by Muslims to refer to God in Islam. Muhammad was a man from Mecca and was a messenger to whom Allah revealed the Quran. The Holy Book was a book with texts which many religious traditions think are sacred, or that are important to their religion. Allah is the creator of every man and woman. Which means that every man is his servant that will worship and to cherish and to be in praise of him. The Five Pillars of Islam are five basic acts in Islam. They make up these things : Muslim life, prayer, concern for the needy, self purification and the pilgrimage.


Religion Comparisons

Islam is a lot different than other religions but it also has many things in common. Islam and christianity are alike because of the places that they worship. Christians worship in churches, chapels, and cathedrals. Muslims worship in anywhere that was a clean place. Islam and Judaism are quite different on the other hand. Judaism was started in Israel while the Islamic religion was started in Saudi Arabia. There are also many differences between Islam and Hinduism, Hindus worship in temples while the Islamic people worship wherever there is a clean place found. The number of gods that are worshiped in religions is also sometimes the difference between religions, like Islam and confucianism for example. Islamic people believe in one god while the others believe in multiple. The teachings of Islam are more likely to be experienced Taoism is more likely to be experienced as either tradition and as principles. Therefore, Islam is not like most religions. It does many things differently than the average religion.