The revelations that Muhammad received are now considered to pivotal text included within the Islamic Qur’an (Islamic bible). It is important to note when trying to understand Islam, that around 631 A.D. Muhammad was able to enter into the city of Mecca and convert all the Arabic tribes to Islam. Islam and Christianity are similar in many ways, however the main difference in the religions lies in their beliefs that God is singular, Jesus was just a prophet, Jesus was not crucified, heaven can be obtained by the works of man (doing good deeds, or bad deeds), and the concept of Trinity is unconceivable. Muslims believe that Allah will judge everyone in the afterlife based on whether or not they had a good belief system, and whether they fulfilled their obligations to Islam. Muslims are obligated to do the
The nature of disciplines is joy, but without submitting to God joy can never happen. According to the author prayer is the avenue uses to transform us (Ibid, 33). In our prayer one should ask the things that God wants not the opposite. The next part of the author’s book deals with fasting according to the author biblical fasting always centers on spiritual purposes (Ibid, 49). The author also states, in scripture fasting involves abstaining from all food, solid or liquid, but not from water (Ibid).
Fasting 5. Hajj Following the five pillars ensures that a person will lead the pure and morally correct lifestyles that have been set forth by Allah. The first of the five pillars is Belief and Witness. A follower of Allah must believe the word of Islam and must witness this word to others. By doing so the word of Allah is spread, thus promoting more followers to take part of his peaceful and pure journey on earth.
Shahadah: This is the belief of all Muslims that Allah is one, he is the only god, and Muhammad (PBUH) is his messenger. This meaning that Allah is a unique being and that Muhammad is Allah’s greatest prophet; 2. Salat (Prayer): This is the physical act of worship. Muslim’s are expected to pray five times a day facing towards Mecca. This depicts Muslim’s submission to Allah.
The First Pillar of Islam The first of the five pillars is called the Shahadah. This is defined as “The Islamic profession of faith, there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger” (Shahadah, n.d.). This pillar defines that there is only one God and has sent Muhammad as his spokesperson. A Muslim must confess this in order to be part of the community. It must be recited daily (Religion Facts, 2005).
Analyzing Religion Tiffany Sanford Argosy University Hum215 Mounir Zalloua April 17, 2014 Islam and Mormon’s In comparing and contrasting world religion from an anthropological perspective, this individual selected Islam and Mormon religion. This individual will explain the various social customs and cultural issues. Describe each religion’s belief systems. Islam and Mormon’s how the two religions live together in a globalized world. According to Cultural Anthropology Schultz and Lavenda, Islam religion originated from the teaching of the prophet Muhammad which begins as far back as the 7th century
Role of Orality in the Quran “Al-Quran” literally means the recitation. In the Quran, Allah is reciting his words to mankind through intricate patterns of Arabic text. Prophet Muhammad (s) received this revelation in the Arabic language and passed it down to his followers through oral recitation. Muslims are required to recite Quran verses at least five times a day, in their daily prayers. This is known as Salah, through which, one creates a spiritual link with Allah through reciting His words during prayer.
These texts are responsible for teaching, as it is a guide used to relay direction and knowledge for its followers. The texts are also used to assist the passing on of teachings about that particular religion. For the Islam nation, that most sacred text is the Qur’an. It was not until 610 A.D. that Islam’s Holy Qur’an was revealed to Muhammad, whom was Islam’s greatest Prophet. The Qur’an came through a series of revelations to Muhammad, from the angel Gabriel when Muhammad was 40 years old, away on one of his common retreats for solidarity in the city of Ramadan.
Christians and Muslims believe all humans are born sinless, but human weakness leads to sin. Both faiths teach that one must seek out forgiveness from God through prayer. Muslims have a requirement to pray five times a day and Christians have no set amount of prayers. Christianity and Islam both give us the knowledge to know right from wrong, both gives us the choice to live the right way. Muslims believe in the Day of Judgment, heaven and hell just as they do in Christianity.
It purifies one's spirit, and through it, constant remembrance of Allah delivers one of the self that incites to evil. God created man to worship Him and prayer is the most excellent kind of worship. Another very important form of worship is fasting. It is obligatory for each Muslim, apart from some exemptions, to fast in the month of Ramadan. During the hours of fasting, food and drink and sexual relations between husband and wife are forbidden.