World Religions - World Religions 1 World Religions Janaya Hoskins HUM 130 Axia College Terry Barnes World Religions 2 Introduction This paper will

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World Religions 1 World Religions Janaya Hoskins HUM 130 Axia College July 24, 2011 Terry Barnes
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World Religions 2 Introduction This paper will present research on the religion of Islam. The paper will express the core beliefs, information about the religion, when the religion developed, who played an important role with the religion of Islam and the history behind the religion. There will provide an interview conducted on a member of the religion of Islam and also describing the place of worship. Also in this paper the subject to compare is the religion of Islam to Christianity and end with a conclusion not only on the religion of Islam or Christianity also expressing the importance of world religion.
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World Religions 3 Summary of Religion The religion of Islam is the world second largest religion today starting around 622 CE. According to Muslims, God sent a number of prophets to mankind to teach them how to live according to His law. Jesus, Moses, and Abraham were respected as prophets of God, but it became more known by the last prophet Muhammad. The religion of Islam was introduced to Muhammad. When Muhammad was in Mecca, an angel paid him a visit reading Muhammad his first revelation which later down the line which started the religion of Islam. Many people believe the religion Of Islam was around way before Muhammad existed. Muhammad was a much known prophet who played a big role in the religion of Islam. Muhammad lived a rough childhood from the death of his father at the age of six and losing his mother a few years later. The rest of his childhood that existed consists of him moving from one difficult situation to another; losing other family members during that time. At the age of 40, Muhammad started to feel a change in his life. Gabriel, the angel, visited Muhammad revealing a message from God and from there Muhammad ordained himself as a prophet and his journey was to change the lives of other people by preaching the truth that was delivered to him from God. His teachings of the religion of Islam began (PBS, 2002). To practice the religion of Islam they have to become a Muslim. Muslims are people who follow the religion of Islam. Muslims believe that there is one God whom they call Allah. They believe that no one is above Allah and his messenger Muhammad. The word Islam stemmed from the meaning of submission, so Muslims must repent from their previous lifestyle and beliefs to worship Allah.
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World Religions 4 The five pillars of Islam serve as the core belief systems that Muslims were to follow. In the Islamic faith, a person who fulfills the five pillars of faith remains in the faith of Islam. To be in the Islamic faith 100%, the member must repent his or her sins in order to be saved. The five pillars of Islam faith is the testimony of faith (Shahada), prayer (Salat), giving (Zakat), fasting (Sawm) and the pilgrimage (Hajj). Each day, Muslims are to say a prayer to confess their sins, starting with purifying their body ending with purifying their soul. Muslims
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World Religions - World Religions 1 World Religions Janaya Hoskins HUM 130 Axia College Terry Barnes World Religions 2 Introduction This paper will

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