Essay about Islam : A Religion Of Discipline And Devotion

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Islam: A Religion of Discipline and Devotion Islam is the second largest monotheistic religion in the world that comes under Abrahamic faith. It consists of one point six billion followers that cover approximately twenty-three percent of the world’s population, and adherents of this faith are known as Muslims. The ideal fundamentals and principles of Islam are often misunderstood in the western society. Even though it is one of the most powerful growing religion in the world, it is perceived to be the faith that promotes violence. The true meaning of Islam can only be educated with the accounts of its origin through prophet Mohammad, the teachings of the Holy Qur’an, the understanding of Islamic beliefs, knowing of the five its substantial pillars, and finally through the characterization of women in Islam. Islam was found in seventh century Saudi Arabia by Prophet Mohammad in the city of Mecca. “Contemplative Muhammad rejected polytheism and believed in monotheism, summarized by the phrase, there is no god but God,” (O’Malley, 87). He began to propagate the messages of Allah in the fortieth year of his life; hence, around the same time Holy Qur’an began to promulgate. According to AllAboutReligion the article entitled “ The Origin of Islam” states, “The Qur 'an was dictated by Muhammad but, according to the Qur 'an, it did not originate with Muhammad. The Qur 'an testifies of itself that it was given by God through the angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad.” Muhammad…

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