Islam And Islam: The Five Pillars Of Islam

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The Islamic religion began in 610 AD. It is one of the first religions to believe in one god, also known as a monotheistic religion. This religion teaches that prophet Muhammad was called upon by God. The Angel Gabriel came to him bearing a message from Allah; the message read was, “There is one God Allah, and Muhammad is his prophet.” In Mecca, where Muhammad was born, this was not a popular idea because people living there believed in multiple gods, also known as a polytheistic religion. Overtime Muhammad convinced his family, and many others to follow the monotheistic ways. After a long battle of teaching followers and others about monotheism, it finally started to expand and all of Mecca followed this religion by 622 A.D. after Muhammad …show more content…
The Five Pillars of Islam consist of faith, the committing of yourself to the religion, god, and the prophet Muhammad. Prayer takes place five times a day and one must submit fully to god. Alms which is the giving of two and half percent of Muslims income to provide for the poor. Fasting which occurs for one month, Ramadan, throughout the daytime, and lastly pilgrimages where at some time in a Muslim’s life, they must venture to Mecca. The Five Pillars of Islam are duties that each Muslim carries out daily. Secondly, the religion of Islam intertwines with laws and religious beliefs, and the Koran, the holy scripture of the Islamic faith, holds the moral values of the Muslims. Muslims live by the Koran. The Koran consists of the Five Pillars of Islam, prohibitions, and morals that all Muslims follow constantly. To add, each Muslim has a personal relationship with god. In addition, Muslims worship and admire Allah. An example of the love and respect they hold for god is how they believed it was disrespectful to illustrate living things because he is the creator of all life; therefore, it became prohibited. This shows how dedicated Muslims are to their God. These religious beliefs occur frequently in the daily activities of each Muslim …show more content…
In the Koran, there are many marital rights that both men and women have. For example, polygyny is permitted for men; this is when a man can have more than one wife. Although this is acceptable, many do not participate in this, and it is forbidden for women. In the Islamic faith marriage is a mutual contract between a man and a woman. Women have marital rights, such as the free will to accept or refuse a marriage, but many marriages are arranged in some Muslim nations. A women’s earnings in a marriage are hers and do not belong to her husband; the husband is accountable for his family’s finical needs. Furthermore, modesty also is important to many Muslims. Modesty is encouraged to not only women but men too. Women usually wear hijabs, a headscarf, and men also wear conservative clothes. This is to ensure that neither men nor women are having improper thoughts. Many Islamic women view modesty and the hijab to demand respect of men; this makes them feel powerful and respected. Although many nations encourage modesty, others do not require it. In a family setting, it is important that the mother is educated because she will teach her children and family members morals, knowledge, and religious beliefs. Family relationships are highly valued in the Muslim faith. The Islamic faith also gives women rights in

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