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Unformatted text preview: drink during daylight hours. Giving money to the poor. Making at least one pilgrimage to Mecca. Messages that Mohammed received from Allah comprise the Islamic scriptures, called the Koran. (Koran derives from the Arabic term meaning to recite.) Because the prophet could not write or read, he memorized Allah's words and later relayed them to his students. After Mohammed's death, his followers wrote down these revelations. The Koran sets forth standards of daily behavior and the Pillars of Islam. Islam has grown to more than 600 million adherents throughout the world. Most Moslems live in the Middle East, Pakistan, and parts of Africa....
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course SOCI 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.
- Fall '09