FC: Islamic Religion | Andi Carlton & Ellie Muetzel
1: Why become a Muslim? | The Islamic Religion is centered on giving rather than receiving. They focus on donating to the needy, praying 5x a day, fasting, and proclaiming their faith. These are known as the "5 Pillars of Faith". The Islamic religion believes that deceased souls will remain in their grave until the day of resurrection. This is much like Christianity, in that there will be a day of judgment.
3: It is against Islamic culture to kill and eat non-domesticated animals such as the zebra as shown in this picture.
4: Islam has few holidays compared to other religions. They usually celebrate with two major festivals ('Id Al-Fitr and 'Id Al-Ahda), a month of daytime fasting (Ramadan), and a day of voluntary fasting ('Ashura, also an important festival) | The Qur'an is the primary sacred text of islam. Mecca is one of the major cities of religion. Islams gather there and pray, and some make a journey to mecca called Hajj.
5: Beliefs *Oneness of god *Oneness of mankind *Oneness of the message *The five pillars (Testify, prayer, fasting, charity, pilgrimage) *The laws of islam *War as a last resort *Jihad *Look at women as an equal *Islam requires proper, decent clothes
6: Born in Mecca ca. 570 C.E., and died in Medina in 632. Muhammad's father died before he was born, and his mother died when he was six years old, leaving him an orphan. Muhammad met a wealthy widow named Khadija, The couple was married for twenty-four years and had at least seven children together, four daughters who survived to adulthood, and at least three sons who died in infancy. Muhammad gathered followers from a variety of segments of Meccan society, from both poor and weak clans, and wealthy ones. All seemed to be seeking something more fulfilling than the materialism offered by Meccan society