Islam - Islam - youngest religion in the world and one of...

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Islam - youngest religion in the world and one of the largest (more than 1 bill.) - in Middle East, Africa and Asia - one god called Allah; one life to live - 17 th century – prophet Muhammad Pre Islamic Arab religion - Begun in the 17 th century - Hey had different religions before it, Christianity, Judaism (in Medina) and Zoroastrianism - Pre-Islamic re had one supreme God (Allah) and minor deities belonging to different tribes + angels, fairies and demonic creatures. Also characterized by animism - Mecca story of the meteorite stone for which the Ka’ba was built. Life of Muhammad - borne in 570 C.E into the tribe of Quraish, who controlled Mecca. orphan - entered into contact with other rel while traveling with the caravans - married Khadija - bla bla The Qur’an - reading or recitation - is the word of God: eternal, absolute and irrevocable. - Contains then exact words of Allah to Muhammad from the first revelation to the end of his life. -
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