WORLDVIEW/RELIGION ANALYSIS PAPER Mike Michaels APOL 500 May 10, 2012 Introduction There are many ‘Worldviews’ regarding religion. The topic of this paper will discuss the Worldview known as Islam. Islam claims to be the only true religion, bringing the purest message of Allah and could have succeeded. This paper will contain a summary of Islam, a critique, a plan as to how Christians can share the gospel and a conclusion. Summary of the Worldview of Islam Islam, to surrender, is a worldview religion founded by Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Allah ibn “Abd al Muttalib ibn Hashim; or more commonly known, Muhammad.
That being said, not everyone who is Muslim had a hand in the devastation of 9-11 and they do not deserve to be discriminated against and hated for simply practicing their religion. In America we boast about freedom of speech and freedom of religion, yet we decide to condemn and judge people by how they look, talks and what religion they practice. In this paper I plan on doing extensive research so that I too can fully understand the Islamic culture. I want to research both the radical side of Islam but also cover the everyday people who simply practice a religion and worship their God. I will specifically compare the Islamic culture and teachings to the ways of Christianity and Judaism.
Islam vs. Christianity Muslims believe in one God or Allah. They believe that the purpose of existence is to love and serve Allah. Muslims also believe that Islam is the whole and universal form of an ancient faith that was shown at many times and places before, including through Abraham, Moses and Jesus, whom they consider to be prophets. Muslims consider the Qur’an to be the true revelation of God. Muslims practice the five pillars of Islam, which are required acts of worship.
They also share the Jewish first commandment, which states "You shall put no other gods before me." All three are monotheistic. Islam and Judaism do not believe in the Trinity, unlike Christians, who believe in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Nosotro). They hold that prayer is a way to speak and be close with God. Muslims believe the Kaaba was built by Abraham and his first son Ishmael and is the first mosque.
A STUDY ON ISAIAH 9:1-7 BY DIANIA SPORISKY A STUDY ON ISAIAH 9:1-7 The Bible comforts and reminds those of us who have come to trust in Jesus Christ not to despair as if there was no hope. We have the revelation of our Lord that not only announces His sovereign reign but also charts the course of world events. One of the most significant revelations is found in Isaiah 9. Against the background of the prophecy of war and destruction, darkness and gloom (chapter 8) Isaiah gave this prophecy about the Messiah—the glorious coming king. “Messiah” is a Hebrew term that means “anointed one,” that is, the anointed king.
Therefore he converted to Christianity and preached the word of the Lord to the people of his time. As a result of this he was murdered by the Romans and therefore became a martyr and gained the title Saint Paul. I think that the fact that this documentary has given the viewers a clear image of how the characters are could affect somebody’s belief in God it gives people learning about the faith to understand these characters in more depth. Also the fact that the series is presented by a Muslim may affect someone’s belief in God because it has taken a non biased approach. This then allows us to make our own minds up and because of free will we can make our own choices meaning that we can choose if this will strengthen our belief or weaken it.
Followers of the Christian faith believe that Jesus is the Messiah, so it's doctrine is based on the life and teachings of Jesus. These scriptures are referred to as the New Testament- which explains the concepts of faith, hope and love. The Islamic religion considers Abraham as the founder of monotheism, and recognizes Moses, Jesus and many others as prophets. Islam also has it's own set of laws which is known as the Five Pillars of Faith. It consists of 5 obligations a person has to do in order to convert into a Muslim, declaring your faith and devotion.
Research Question: Compare and contrast the Christian views of salvation versus the Islam views of salvation. With much candour and respect given to religion and the study of religion, over the years, humankind has searched for the need to belong and be a part of something big. Salvation is that which has brought the commencement of such an activity. The word salvation is one taken from the Latin word salvatio; the Greek word sōtēria and the Hebrew yeshu'ah. The significant connection in all three words is in its meaning, which the Oxford Dictionary has defined thoroughly, “preservation or deliverance from harm, ruin, or loss; deliverance from sin and its consequences.” The essence therefore is to be saved, salvaged, or redeemed.
Both Christianity and Islam have a communitarian dimension: what the church is to Christianity the "umma" is to Islam. Despite these significant similarities, however, these two world religions have a number of significant differences as well. I will discuss 3 topics and go into detail about their moral teachings, roles and responsibilities (duties) and social justice issues, I will also be discussing their similarities and differences. The prophet Muhammad said: "I have been sent to perfect the morals". The Quran is the criterion (furqan).
Many Muslims or followers of the Islam religion believe the origin of the Islam religion can be traced back to 7th century Saudi Arabia. In 610 A.D., the prophet Muhammad introduced Islam after an angelic experience with an angel named Gabriel. The Qur’an was dictated by Muhammad, which is the holy book of Islam. Muslims believe the Qur’an to be the preexistent, perfect words of their God Allah. These dictations were influenced by the revelations of the angel Gabriel.