World Religion Project-Jakob Nordstrom

1. Most Important Belief in Islam

The most important belief for Muslims is the belief in god, the belief that there is only ONE god and that god is Allah.

2. Why they believe in Allah

Because it is gods will to believe in only one god, and since Muslims are so faithful they only believe in Allah.

3. What Makes Believers Follow Islam's Teachings?

The reason why a lot of people follow Islam is because they want to find peace, and love and meaning in this world. It also ties back to that primal feeling of wanting and needing to be in a group and knowing you have the comfort of having people to support you in times of need.

4/5. ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)

There is a group of Islamic extremists called ISIS or ISIL. They are a horrible group that has given one message to the world, CONVERT or DIE. ISIS has taken territory in Iraq and Syria and is posed to take more. They have beheaded captives and murdered countless people. They say it's in the name of Allah and they're just following his instructions, but they've cast a dark shadow on Muslim's around the world.
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6. Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan of the Mughal empire in memory of his third wife Mumtaz Mahal. Today Taj Mahal is widely recognized as a jewel of Islamic art and is visited by 3 million people each year.

7. My Greatest Need is You- By: Rabi'ah al-Adawiyyan

Your hope in my heart is the rarest treasure

Your name on my tongue is the sweetest word

My choicest hours are the hours I spend with you

O Allah, I can't live in this world without remembering you

How can I endure the next without seeing your face

I am a stranger in your country and lonely among your worshipers

This is the substance of my complaint.

I believe this poem represents the love Muslims have for Allah. It represents what Islam is about, the surrender to god which is what the word Muslim means.