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What is Islam?

Mr. Kim's World History
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Daniel Kim

on 20 October 2017

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Transcript of What is Islam?

What is Islam
By Mister Kim
Is
a major Monotheistic religion with 1.6 BILLION followers,

making it the
second largest religion
in the world
Christianity
Number
One
33.2% of World Population
Hinduism is at number
Three
13.26% of World Population
Buddhism
at
number
four
5.84% of the World
Theism
14.09%
Muhammad was told repeatedly that
Allah
was the one
true and supreme God and that the Arabian people needed to change their ways to live in
paradise after death
While Muhammad and his close relatives accepted his new faith, the
leaders
of the trade city,
Mecca
rejected his

message and Muhammad was forced to flee to Medina
.
Mecca
.
Medina
This famous journey from Mecca to Medina is known as the
Hijra
In Medina, Muhammad gained a large number of
followers known as Muslims
, and eventually returned to Mecca in victory after winning many battles
After establishing his political power through military force, Muhammad also enforced his

religious dominance by
destroying many idols
, and issuing a tax on foreign worship
While Muhammad could not
read or write
, his followers wrote down many of the teachings he

passed through from Allah. This became the sacred text known as the
Qur'an
Within the Qur'an there are basic rules to
follow known as the

Five Pillars of Islam
Profession of Faith
: There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of God
Charity
: Helping the poor or needy people with a small donation of one's income
Five Daily Prayers
: Prayers throughout the day facing Mecca
Fasting
: No food or drink in the daytime during the month of Ramadan
The Hajj
: A pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca at least once in your life
Islam was founded in 610 AD when the
Angel Gabriel
visited a merchant by the name of
Muhammad
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