November 2, 2010

November 2, 2010 - Arabia with his new religious philosophy...

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During the reign of kind David to king Solomon 1000-900 B.C., there was a separate Hebrew state. Romans destroyed Jerusalem in A.D. 70. The World of Islam 2 nd largest religion in the world 1.3 billion for Islam 2.1 billion for Christianity 18 million for Judaism The Origin of Islam Muhammad Born in 570 A.D. in Mecca Raised as sheppard boy and became a merchant In 613 A.D. at the age of 40 he retired to desert for 6 months to receive spiritual revelations Returned to Mecca and announced that he had been chosen as gods messenger. One god, economic justice, and social concern In 622 A.D. Muhammad and 70 Muslim converts fled to Medina marking the emergence of Muhammad as a social and political leader. Until his death in 632 A.D., 10 years later, Muhammad unified the tribes of western
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Unformatted text preview: Arabia with his new religious philosophy. Precepts of Islamic religion A. In many ways it’s an embellishment of beliefs found in Judaism and Christianity. B. Monotheistic (one god; Allah) C. Revelations occur through the profits; Abraham, Moses, and Jesus D. Earthly and worldly things are profane E. Allah’s will is absolute and all-powerful Model of Islam is in the Quran; holy book containing the teaching revealed by Allah to Muhammad. There are 5 pillars of Islam 1. Repeated expression of the basic creed, called Shahada 2. Ritual daily prayer, Sawat; duty of cleansing while facing Mecca, 5 times a day 3. Almsgiving...
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