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5/28/08 Islam: Absolute Monotheism (Pure Monotheism) Abrahamic faith Spiritual roots and lineage of its central prophet to Abraham Condemns polytheism, idolatry, Trinitarian Christianity, commercialism of religion Idolatry- the making if religious idols I. Terms Islam- surrender or submission to God Salaam- peace; the consonants from Islam form this new word Muslim- one who surrenders or submits; a practitioner of Islam; same consonants Allah- Arabic word, means God or Lord; same God as in Christianity and Judaism Qur’an- the sacred text in Islam; means recitation; meant to be read out loud Muhammad- central prophet in Islam; through him, God’s perfect will is revealed o God’s will got corrupted in Judaism and Christianity o God had to show his will a final time, through Muhammad 5 major prophets of Islam- Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad; all are equal 124,000 prophets total first prophet is Adam II. Muhammad; 570-632 C.E.
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