Study Sheet on Islam: World Religions. When we speak of Islam, God is the founder. The question really is through whom did God found Islam? . What do the words 'Allah' and 'Islam' mean? . Be able to trace the ancestors of Muhammad and Jesus all the way back to Adam, showing the connection between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam...

Why is Muhammad called 'The Seal of the Prophets'? . How do Muslims view persons like Jesus, Moses, Noah, and Isaiah? . Why is Abraham so important in Islam? . Know the important events and dates in Muhammad's life, including his early years, his preparation for ministry, and especially The Night of Power and the Migration That Led to Victory... What is the year that begins the Muslim calendar and why? .

What was the initial reaction to Muhammad's preaching and why? . How do Muslims understand the Koran? How was it written? . How do Muslims understand the connection between the Koran and the Old and New Testaments? between Christianity, Judaism, and Islam? . What is the main goal of the Koran? How does Allah speak in it? . What is the Islamic understanding of God, Creation, the human self, and the Day of Judgment? . Know the Five Pillars and be able to explain how each is carried out and why each is important...

Know the differences between Shi " ite and Sunni Muslims and between Sufi Muslims and other Muslims. From the Articles. Be able to explain who Arabs and Muslims are. Are all Arabs Muslim? Are all Muslims Arab? .

Name three beliefs that Muslims, Jews, and Christians have in common... What is the difference between the Muslim understanding of Jesus and the Christian understanding of Jesus? . What are the key aspects of living a life committed to nonviolence? How can nonviolence bring about meaningful change in a violent world? Give some examples of successful nonviolent change. Why were they successful?