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01%20358%20Introduction-Islam - Islamic Faith and Practice...

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Islamic Faith and Practice Islamic Faith and Practice Dr. Hong Qu Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies
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Islam: overview Islam: overview 2nd largest world religion belongs to family of great monotheistic faiths - a branch of Abraham’s family believe in One God number: 1.2 billion believers
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Overview Overview geographical: from N. Africa to SE Asia Arab Muslims: 20% non-Arab Muslims: 80%, most in Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India and Nigeria Indonesia: largest Muslim country in terms of population
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overview overview fast-growing religion in the West: 2nd largest religion in France & Germany 3rd largest one in UK and USA
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Muslims in America Muslims in America
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overview overview 2 main branches Sunni: orthodox ---majority 85% ---Middle East, S.E Asia, S. Asia, and N. Africa Shi’a: minority ---15% ---Iran, Iraq, Bahrain
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Some terms Islam: an Arabic word, submission or surrender to God Muslim: one who follows Islam
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