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A Journey Through the Islamic Culture! Kory Bremer Haley Johnson Julie Knight Paloma Maldonado Brandon Meade Justin Perryman Jacob Wyman Islam means peace through submission to God. There are Six Articles of Faith in Islam. These are the basic beliefs one must have in order to be considered a true Muslim. 6 Articles of Faith- There is One God The Muslim people believe that there is one God and only One God. 6 Articles of Faith- All the Prophets of God One of the most important Prophet to the Muslim people is Muhammad. Muhammad is believed to have been directly spoken to by Allah himself. 6 Articles of Faith- Keeping the Original Scriptures Since the "Qur'an" (Or Koran) is God's most recent and final word, it is viewed as superior to all other writings. 6 Articles of Faith - The Angels The chief angel is Gabriel, who was instrumental in revealing the visions to Muhammad. There are millions of angels but only Allah knows the exact number. 6 Articles of Faith- the Day of Judgment and the Hereafter On Judgment day the dead will be resurrected. Allah Judges the people and sends them to Heaven or Hell. For some men, the Heavenly Gardens is the best part. 6 Articles of Faith - The Divine Decree (Destiny) The Qur'an proclaims, " Knowest thou not that Allah knows all that is in heaven and on earth? Indeed it is all in a Record, and that is easy for Allah." 5 Pillars of Islam- Shahadah A short statement declaring the greatness and oneness of Allah. 5 Pillars of Islam - Salah A prayer that is offered 5 times daily. Prayed by every person who is able to. 5 Pillars of Islam- Sawm Sawm is the fast that takes place during Ramadan. 5 Pillars of Islam- Zakat A religious tax that is offered to the sick, poor, and others less privileged in the community. 5 Pillars of Islam- Hajj An annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Historical Background In 610 AD, the Qur'an was revealed to Muhammad. In 622 AD, Muhammad traveled to Yathrib. 624 AD, Muslims successfully attack Meccan caravans at Badr. Historical Background (continued) In 630 AD, Muhammad and his followers took over Mecca without resistance. 632 Death of Muhammad. Abu Bakr chosen as caliph. Late 900s West Africa begins to convert to Islam. Basic Beliefs The Qur’an is the direct word of Allah, their only God. Their prophet is Muhammad. Muslims must pray 5 times a day at very specific times. Significant Figures Muhammad- He got his first revelation in Mount Hira Cave from Gabriel, this started Islam. He received the Qur’an Moses- He received the book of Torah. Solomon- He is one of the prophets. It is said that God gave him power over all creatures. Social & Political Influence Islam influences west Africa and Syria. It has a long history in west Africa as elsewhere. It has influenced the economy, politics, education, social, and gender relation. Facts Islam is a complete way of life including: moral, spiritual, social, political, economical, intellectual, etc. Muslim women wear the head-covering (hijab) in fulfillment of God's decree to dress modestly. Arranged marriages are allowed in Islam but are not required. Works Cited http://www.mnsu. edu/emuseum/cultural/religion/islam/beliefs.html http://www.xenos.org/essays/islam.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hajj http://www.religionfacts.com/islam/timeline.htm http://www.xenos.org/essays/islam.htm