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RE 11- Islam

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Melissa Damur

on 15 February 2018

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Transcript of RE 11- Islam

By the end of the presentation you will...
-Explain the basic beliefs of Islam
-Understand the beautiful lessons we can learn from Islam

Islam at a Glance
Jesus in the Eyes of Islam
Qur'an rewrites the story of Jesus
Very different than Christian understanding
Believe that the Gospels were not transmitted correctly:

-Islamic tradition holds that it is the house of Allah
-the center of the Earth - the point at which God's creation began , directly below God's throne in heaven
- Rebuilt by Abraham and his son Ishmael
-Became an annual pilgrimage site holding
360 deities
-630 A.D. Muhammad restored it by cleansing out
the deities
-Holiest place for Muslims
-Heart of the hajj (pilgrimage) is in the center of the
great mosque Masjid al-Haram

Islam after Muhammad
- Could not agree who should succeed Muhammad led to a split:

Meaning of the term Islam is....& the objective of Islam?

What are the three largest religions of the world?
1.5 billion? 950 million? 2.18 billion?

Muhammad's Revelation
Retreats to Mt. Hira to meditate
610 A.D. received his first revelation when the angel Gabriel visited him and commanded him to begin reciting
Uttered direct words of Allah to Muhammad while he was in a state of ecstasy so he would later recall
Continued to receive these revelations until his death
Revelations collected and recorded in the Qur'an "recitation"
Dome of the Rock
-Islamic monument built 685 and 691 A.D.
- Oldest existing Islamic building
- Marks the place where Muhammad is thought to have risen into heaven on a winged horse

Leadership should be passed down through the direct descendents of the Prophet;
Majority population in Iraq & Iran
Emphasize leaders and their authority
-Community leaders
do not
have to be descendents from the Prophet
-Sunni comes from Sunna which is a collect of Muhammad's words, actions and practices transmitted by his
inner circle of family
-Majority of Muslim pop
-Focus on relationship with Allah
- Month of purification
-Night of Power
-Eid al-Fitr
Catholic Connection
When are we called to abstain?

A means for believers express their membership in the Muslim community = Umma
Friday Prayer
Top 5 Most Beautiful Mosques
Jesus will return day of Judgement & destroy enemies of Islam
He will die after establishing K.O.G. on earth and be buried next to Muhammad in Medina
Shariah Law "a clear path to the oasis"
= avoiding moral dangers
-Set out by Allah
-Path for devout Muslims to live out a devout life
Based upon:
-how to live a good life
- collection of Muhammad's sayings, actions
- collection of Muhammad's sayings, actions written by others

-Men should also be covered from the navel to the knees
What can we learn from Islam?
- Faithfulness in Prayer, fasting and almsgiving
-Sacredness of family and children and hospitality
-Absoluteness of moral laws and demand to be just and charitable
-Absoluteness of God and the need for submission
Name that Famous Muslim
A member of the famous Jackson five and known for her great abs
One of the greatest NBA centers
Famous African American comedian
Bit someone's else during a fight

Struggling or striving in the way or sake of Allah.
Takes a very important status in the doctrine of Islam and is one of the basic duties for every Muslim.

570 A.D. born in Mecca
Orphan and was cared for by uncle Abu Talib
Nomad, title "trustworthy" & "righteous one"
Married a wealthy widow and had 6 children
Allah has no shape or form...
Allah can't be seen.
Allah can't be heard.
Allah is neither male nor female.
Allah is just...
Allah rewards and punishes fairly.
But Allah is also merciful.
Wanted to change the surrounding polytheistic culture
Pictures of Medina -Al Masjid-e-Nabawi
i.e. Divinity of Jesus, another person was substituted for Jesus on the cross and Jesus was taken to heaven not Resurrected
One man's experience of Hajj...
Pillars of Islam
Review video
Missing: Jesus Christ, Grace ?
Is the hijab a symbol of female oppression?
How do we respond to the Islamic faith in light of ISIS attacks?
'You Christians, you kill us': Nun reveals words of ISIS knifemen who forced elderly priest, 84, to kneel at altar as they slit his throat on camera after invading Mass - before police shot them
Dances like a butterfly and stings like a bee
What is nearby?
-Wailing wall
-Place marked for the crucifixion of Jesus
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