Week 4 Essay.docx - Converse Connecting the Universe Introduction Many Muslims come to America in hopes of a better life Although this is great and they

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Converse: Connecting the UniverseIntroductionMany Muslims come to America in hopes of a better life. Although this is great and they are welcomed, most of them tend to criticize the American religion/ ways of living. This program is designed to help Muslim children and adolescence understand other religions. It is not designed to make them believe in any other religion, but to educate them in being more knowledgeable of other religions, as we have many religions here in America. The goal is for them to be aware of other religions and cultures as well as us being educated on theirs. So that these individuals can feel comfortable around those who do not share the same beliefs as them. We chose this specific group because many Americans misunderstand these individuals and as stated earlier, Muslims tend to be critical of Americans due to their strict and streamlined rules coming from their religion based off the Quran. Literature ReviewWe understand that there will be some obstacles that will be difficult to maneuver around. This program will not be as difficult to understand as American history itself (war, slavery, politics). Muslim parents will be hesitant to enter a course in which another religion/ culture is taught. In the Quran, there is no verse on being educated on other religions, just not practicing them. This also stays true to that of Christian, Catholic, Judaism, and many other religions."There has come to you enlightenment from your Lord. So whoever will see does so for [the benefit of] his soul, and whoever is blind [does harm] against it. And [say], "I am not a guardian over you." -Quran, 6:104 ( -say-about-other-religions) "Say (to people): Obey Allah and obey the Messenger. But if you turn away, he is responsible forthe duty imposed on him, and you are responsible for the duty imposed on you. And if you obey him, you go aright. And the Messenger's duty is only to deliver (the message) plainly."-Quran, 24:54 (-religions). We also understand there will be much tension as many Americans are uneasy around Muslims thanks to a small group named ISIS. “Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, political issuesrelating to Muslim Americans have filled headlines, and more recently have been the subject of heated rhetoric and competing claims in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Researchers,
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