• Islam Mosques Mosque Prayer Muslims
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    Mosques mosque is a Muslim's house of prayer. Mosques are not only the center of religious prayer among Muslims but also the center of the Muslim community in the area. However, Muslims feel it is not necessary to pray in mosques, Mohammed taught that Prayer can be held anywhere to Allah. Muhammad also taught that whoever builds a mosque will go directly to heaven because it pleases Allah greatly. Mosques usually contain a place for washing and enriching oneself, a main hall where prayers are d...
  • Islam Religion Muslims Muhammad Jesus
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    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 ...
  • Fundamentalism Islamic Strength
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    In The Name Of Allah The Most Beneficent The Most Merciful FUNDAMENTALISM By Maulana Muhammad Masood Azhar We are under threat from the Fundamentalists! The Fundamentalists are a threat to the worldwide peace mission! We should unite in our efforts against eh Fundamentalists! There is no existence of such a thing in Islam called Fundamentalism! If the wave of Fundamentalism is not stopped, nobody will be saved from becoming it s next target. These are some of the headlines which appear regularly...
  • Islam The Straight Path
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    Islam The Straight Path An evaluation of the book by John L. Esposito: Islam The Straight Path. In this book, Esposito provides a succinct, up-to-date survey of the Islamic experience, an introduction to the faith, belief, and practice of Islam from its origins to its contemporary resurgence. He traces the emergence and development of this dynamic faith and its impact on world history and politics. He discusses the formation of Islamic belief and practice (law, theology, philosophy, and mysticis...
  • Al Aqsa Mosque Muhammad Muslims Dome
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    The Noble Sanctuary is a significant site with a sacred mosque and a sacred shrine within its walls, held in Jerusalem, for the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic religions. The Noble Sanctuary, which includes the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque, represents the sacrifices and hardships many people have faced throughout the decades that formed our world in to what it is today. The Jews and the Christians have a special place in their heart for The Noble Sanctuary, but the magnitude and relevance ...
  • Islam Muslims God Allah
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    Islam began when Muhammad went away and saw the angel Gabriel. He told Muhammad that he was Allah's; it is how Muslims call god, Prophet. At first people didn't believe he was the Prophet of Allah. It was until after Muhammad died did Islam start to truly spread. Islam also teaches that there is only one God. Muhammad calls all people to worship Allah, because He is merciful and fair. On Judgment day, he will come and judge everyone according to his or her actions. It is pretty much like the Ca...
  • Chaos In India Muslims And Hindu
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    India is the center of a very serious problem in the world today. It's a very diverse place with people from many different religious backgrounds, who speak many different languages and come from many different regions. They are also separated economically. Two of the country's religious sects, Muslims and Hindus, have been in conflict for hundreds of years. Their feelings of mistrust and hatred for each other are embedded in all those years and will not leave easily. What's most disturbing is t...
  • Prophet Muhammad Muslims Salat Allah
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    Meeting Islam's Challenge: The 5 Pillars of Islam Background The Quran is the book of guidance as revealed to the prophet Muhammad. It is the main source of guidance for Muslims. The word Quran means that which should be read. It was revealed in Arabic. It has been translated into many languages, but is still read in Arabic to retain its true meaning. The Hadith are the collection of the prophet Muhammad's sayings. These are the second source of guidance for Muslims. The word Hadith means sayin...
  • Islam In Era Of Globalization
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    ISLAM IN ERA OF GLOBALIZATION A primary question imposes itself. Do we (muslims) represent an umma in the contemporary world? What is meant by the question is not the umma as known in the political geography asa nation recognized by international law, but the umma is meant here as a concept of universal communal based on self awareness of the concerned entity about its identity on side, and the acceptance of the distinctive identity of the muslims on the other side. Muslims are supposed to be a ...
  • The 5 Pillars Of Islam
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    Maria WelschBill Haley Phil. 1043 March 2004 Five Pillars of Islam In order to follow the right path in the Islam religion its followers, Muslims, are required to practice its five pillars, or duties. Each of these duties is mentioned in the Quran; however, scholars have found a more detailed explanation in the Hadith. The five pillars are uttering the Shahada, prayer, , participating in the fast, and a pilgrimage to Mecca. The first of the five duties is uttering the Shahada, a phrase that decl...
  • Bubonic Plague God Christians People
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    Christians and Muslims both believed that the plague was sent by a higher power. Ironically, they both also believed that it was God sending a message to punish the people for what they had done wrong. During the time of the plague, many people could not understand where it came from. Initially people believed that it was caused by an alignment with planets. Some other theories were that the Jews came to poison the Christians, evil demons were about in the towns, and the earth was letting out fu...
  • Muslims Hajj Allah Family
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    Muslims go on Hajj to cleanse and purify themselves; not just physically but mentally. Another reason is because its a test Allah has set to show their devotion to Him. Hajj helps bring Muslims closer to Allah and also each other. Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam; God ordered it to be done in the Quran. Muslims believe that they gain forgiveness from Allah on Hajj. To go on Hajj is a great experience for Muslims, there is a sense of personal achievement and it also promotes ummah. Muslims migh...
  • Eid Ul Fitr Sacrifice God Ibrahim
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    This marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting, and is a festival of great celebration. In Islamic countries it is a public holiday. The first Eid was celebrated in 624 CE by the Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) with his friends and relatives. Muslims are not only celebrating the end of fasting, but thanking Allah for the help and strength that he gave them throughout the previous month to help them practice self-control. The festival begins when the first sight of the new moon is seen in the sky. M...
  • Sin In World Religions
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    Islam's teaching of sins is in their sacred text Qur " an. Qur " an teaches Muslims how they should live, behave, what they should do. It means that Qur " an is their way of life. Qur " an defines main tenets ways of life, which teach how to avoid sins. 1. Muslims must believe that God is the only one who is worthy of being worshiped. It means that it is capital sin for Muslims not to worship the God. They should worship five tomes per day. (Hunter 2002) 2. Muslims must believe in the Angels. ...
  • Failure Of The Crusader Muslims Crusades Muslim
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    Another important reason for failure of the Crusader states was the capture by the Crusaders the city of Jerusalem, which was lost by Muslims and represented a great value for them. While most of the European historians considered the capture of Jerusalem great event in the history of the Crusades, actually it became an incentive for the Muslim world to put force their best efforts and throw the Christians away. The city of Jerusalem contained the Islamic sacred shrines: the Aqsa mosque and the ...
  • Jihad Islam Muslims Allah
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    These days whenever you turn on the news, or pick up a newspaper, just about every time, you will hear something about the Muslims. Which would normally be a plus, but unfortunately that is not the case here. Anytime you hear the word Islam or Muslims you also you hear terrorist and bombings along with it. Islam is receiving a bad name all around the world. Even before these recent attacks, Non-Muslims have tried to spread the notion that Islam is not only bad for the United States, but for the...
  • Indonesia Indonesians Have To Want To Change
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    This was for an Anthropology Class The Spice Islands are home to Indonesians divided by religion. In January 1999 a civil war began between Christians and Muslims. Although more than 80 percent of the population is Muslim, the war began when a letter announcing Christian uprising was circulated amongst the Muslims. Although Indonesia s former corrupt President Suharto is no longer in office, the country is not benefiting as thought. The same ruler that was resented because of his strict policies...
  • Comparision Of Christians And Muslims In The Crusades
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    I spoke; and at once the Crusaders have multiplied to infinity. Villages and towns are now deserted. You will scarcely find one man for every seven women. Everywhere you see widows whose husbands are still alive." -St. Bernard of Clair vaux St. Bernard was referring to the reaction to his calling for a Second Crusade. The Crusaders were Christian men who gathered together as an army and went to the Middle East on a series of attacks known as the Crusades. The Crusades were a series of attacks o...
  • September 11 Causing The Spread Of Religion Through Media
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    Ever since the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, the Western Religions have been the target of criticism. The Taliban has created a bad name for the Muslims that live in Afghanistan, because of the terrorist attacks they have committed. In the United States we view all Muslims as terrorists when we shouldn't. Actually, it is against their religion to commit suicide. Some articles that are in the nation's newspapers the nation show how peaceful Muslims are, and how they do not wan...
  • The Crusades Byzantine Holy Land
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    The Byzantine Empire controlled most of the land on the Mediterranean Sea in the AD 500's. In the 600's, Arab Muslims conquered Palestine, which included Jerusalem and other sacred Christian areas. However, the Arab Rulers allowed Christians to visit the shrines. Later, in the 1000's, Seljuk Turks from Central Asia conquered this area. The Turks destroyed the Byzantines in 1071 and the Turks became Muslims. They made it hard for Christian Pilgrims to get to the holy places. In 1095, the emperor...