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Bryan McCarthy Chapter 10 journal Muhammad was the founder of Islam, although Allah was thought of divinely by different sects of religions. Muhammad was born in Mecca which today is located in Saudi Arabia. Most of what we know about Muhammad comes from hadiths, or remembrances from his early followers. Allah was not associated with a central religion or cultural rituals. People would already pilgrimage to Mecca before Muhammad because there was a temple there. Muhammad was 40 when he first received spiritual revelation.
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Unformatted text preview: This came through a revelation appearing on a piece of cloth which he was skeptical of at first but after talking about it with his friends and family realized it was a true sign from Allah. Muslims follow the 5 pillars of Islam which is the code they live by. Prayer, charity, creed, fasting during Ramadan, and pilgrimage are the 5 pillars. When Muhammad died there was confusion over who would be his successor. The caliphs did, and the Muslim faith grew rapidly, and expanded from Arabia into Asia and Europe....
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course RSTD 203 taught by Professor Schweig during the Spring '08 term at Christopher Newport University.

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