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Week 7 Discussion: Islamic Belief and Practice 73 73 unread replies. 113 113 replies. Required Resources Read/review the following resources for this activity: Textbook: Chapter 10 Lesson Minimum of 1 scholarly source Initial Post Instructions For the initial post, respond to one of the following options: 1. List and briefly describe the Five Pillars of Islam. Select one of the pillars to examine in more in depth. How do Muslims express this pillar? How do Sufis express this pillar differently from other Muslims? Explain why you choose this particular pillar. 2. Define Sunni and Shia. Choose one of these two forms of Islam and explain their core beliefs in greater detail, including their history, countries where this form of Islam is practiced, and sub-sects within each branch. Conclude with a brief analysis about the ways in which these two school's differences continue to influence Islamic culture and politics in the modern world. Follow-Up Post Instructions Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Respond to a peer who chose an option different from the one you chose. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. Writing Requirements Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up) APA format for in-text citations and list of references Grading This activity will be graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric. Please review the following link: Link (webpage): Discussion Guidelines Weekly Objectives (WO) WO6.12-6.15 Due Date for Initial Post: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Wednesday Due Date for Follow-Up Posts: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday
o Hi Professor, I thoroughly enjoyed this article. It succinctly describes Islam and Muslim understanding throughout the world, especially in the West. I appreciate the authors notation on the spectrum of attitudes and respect toward women withing Islamic culture. I believe this is a source of contention for Americans when trying to understand Muslim culture. Too often, it is the extremes of treatment toward women that causes Americans to develop an unfavorable view of Islamic culture. The irony is that this is a political and cultural difference that divides the West from certain Islamic cultures (but Muslims as a whole); and Muslims have the same difficulties in understanding Western and American culture and politics. Misunderstanding and immediate judgment causes us all to develop negative opinions and focus on extremes in each of our cultures, losing sight of the beauty of the religions and actual people that make up the majority of these labels. Reply Reply to Comment Collapse Subdiscussion Ashley Martir Ashley Martir WednesdayFeb 20 at 3:15pm Manage Discussion Entry Hello Professor Salyer and Class, Muhammad was born in Mecca and performed sermons. There are two Muslim sacred books, the Qur’an “recitation and Hadiths “recollections” (Molloy, 2013). There are five Pillars of Islam which are Shahadah, Salat, Zakat, Sawm, and Hajj.

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