A Brief History Of The Religion Essay

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1) A brief history of the religion
Islam is one of the growing religion in the US. The religion appears with its prophet Muhammad in the seventh century in the Arabian Peninsula. Islam is practiced as a monotheistic religion that recognizes only one God (Allah). In a century, it spreads over a part of Asia, North Africa and even Southern Europe. The belief in the oneness of God was of paramount importance and everything flowed from it. The verses of the Qur 'an strongly emphasize the oneness of God, warn against those who reject imminent doom and proclaiming its infinite compassion towards those who submit to its will. They also recall the Last Judgment when God, the Judge, will put in the balance the faith and actions of each person, rewarding the faithful and punishing transgressors. Because the Quran rejected vehemently polytheism and emphasized the moral responsibility of each person.
2) The religion’s major beliefs and practices that could impact the workplace such as holy days, dress, diet, and attitudes about women, racial minorities and gays, etc.
Islamic religion is based and observed five pillars that are:
 Adherence to the belief, “There is no god but God, and Muhammad is his prophet”
 Prayer five times a day
 Giving to the poor
 Fasting from sunrise to sunset during the holy month of Ramadan
 Pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca (in Saudi Arabia), once during a lifetime, for those who are able financially and physically (641).
Islam is like any other…

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