Islam - Islam Monotheistic Islam is the religion and Muslim...

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Islam Monotheistic Islam is the religion and Muslim means the one who believes in the religion of Islam 2 nd largest religion in the world o About 1 billion in the world Comprised of o 1. 22 Arab countries (20% of Muslim population) – 200 million o 2. Largest segment of Muslim population is in Indo-Pakistan subcontinent – 200 million o 3. Indonesia is the largest Muslim country – 100 million o 4. Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan each has 50 million, 50 million, and 40 million – 140 million o 5. 5 Republics of former Soviet Union – 50 million o 6. China (?) – 50 million o 7. Africa: Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya – 100 million The Muslim World o Comprised of diverse groups of people Race, ethnicity, languages, local customs and traditions o United by the Religion of Islam Evidence in performance of Pilgrimage to Mecca by Muslims Ex: Malcolm X Islam o Islam mean submission to the will of God o Monotheistic religion, falls within Judaic Christian tradition o The Church of Abraham Jews, Christians and Muslims
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Origins of Islam traced through son Ishmael Animal Sacrifice – relates to willingness to sacrifice his son o God of Jews, Christians, Muslims is same: He is Jahweh is Judaism Theos (Greek) Deos (Latin) Allah (Arabic) El (Elohim) in Hebrew o Similarities and Differences between Islam and Judaism/Christianity 1. Monotheistic 2. Prophets 3. Scripture (Quran) 4. Day of Judgment 5. Heaven and Hell Heaven a geographical place; Paradise Hell also a place 6. Angels and Lucifer 7. Jesus in Judaism, Christianity and Islam In Islam, a prophet, not God incarnate Arabia before Muhammad o At the time before Muhammad was born: 1. They were idol worshippers. It is said there were 360 pagan gods. Some goddesses were cherished highly – They are: al-Lat al-Manat al-‘Uzz
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2. Used to hold onto customs of forefathers, had tribal mentality. Were
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course REL 2300 taught by Professor Kassim during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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