SOC 367 Islam

SOC 367 Islam - Sunni (85%) s The Shia Muslims believe that...

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Major world religion that began in the same region as Judaism Believes Muhammad to be the sealing (final) prophet Background Holy scripture written in arabic Missionary religion, and Qur'an written in many languages Organized differently from the Bible - easier to take out of context The Qur'an The differences between Sunni Islam and Shi'ite sects started out as political, but the distinction has become more and more theological. Emphasize the direct relationship with God Sunnis Muslims agree with the position taken by many of the prophet's companions, that the new leader should be elected from among those capable of the job Abu Bakr, became the first Caliph of the Islamic nation
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Unformatted text preview: Sunni (85%) s The Shia Muslims believe that following the Prophet Muhammad's death, leadership should have passed directly to his cousin/son-in-law, Ali Shia Muslims have not recognized the authority of elected Muslim leaders Shi'ite (Shia) s Difference lies in who was believed to take leadership after the death of Muhammad Types of Muslims The Arabic word "Jihad" means struggling or striving and applies to any effort exerted by anyone Continual inner struggle for submission to Allah Idea of this as Holy "war" is accepted by very few Jihad Islam Monday, February 25, 2008 12:42 PM Class Page 1 Class Page 2...
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