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Assignment (To be completed at the end of Lesson 12) Answer the following questions: 1. What does the word Islam mean in Arabic, and why is that a religious term? Submission to the will of God 2. What does the term Jahiliya mean from the Islamic perspective? Was thought of as the time of ignorance which was right before the time of Muhammad 3. What are the Five Pillars of Islam? Is a codification of policies started by Muhammad to bring about religious and social reform to the community which are the following: Shahda-proclamation of the Islamic creed, Salat- religious prayers, Zakat-gives of alms to the poor, Fasting at Ramadan, and Haji- annual pilgrimage to Mecca. 4. Who were Hanifs? They were a group of people within the Meccan community that accepted the ethical monotheism of Judaism and Christianity without joining either group. 5. Why is the year 622 CE important for the Muslim calendar? It is the first year of the Islamic calendar and celebrates Muhammad’s emigration to
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course RELIGION 001 taught by Professor Suchismitasen during the Spring '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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