Islam Assignment

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Homework Assignment 3
The religion of Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. However, there are still misconceptions about the Islamic faith and its followers. This goes back to the theory of worldviews. That the lack of information on a topic can have negative effects on how someone interprets the world around them. In today’s society, Islam is in the spot light due to current events like the Hajj happening in Mecca. This is why it is important to research and understand the basic principles and ideals behind this faith. I have pulled different aspects of the Islamic culture such as from the scripture of the Quran, the words of the prophet Muhammad in the Hadith, the Five Pillars of Islam, and the Islamic law to form a more
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To begin, the Quran is the sacred scripture and foundation of Islam written by God through the prophet Muhammad. In this book the faith is defined, and rules and examples are given to help its followers live the faith of Abraham in the light of the Lord and away from sin and darkness. One of the things it talks about is the holy city of Mecca and the importance to pay homage to it in 3:95-97:
‘God speaks the truth, so follow Abraham’s religion: he had true faith and he was never an idolater.’ The first House to be established for mankind was the one at Mecca. It is a blessed place; a source of guidance for all people; there are clear sign in it; it is the place where Abraham stood; whoever enters it is safe. Pilgrimage to the House is a duty owed to God by people who are able to undertake it. Those who reject this God has no need of
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A pilgrimage is a journey of spiritual significances and respect. In Islam this principle is found in the Hajj. It takes place every year in according to the Islamic lunar calendar. Pilgrims travel to Mecca’s Grand Mosque, Mina, Muzdalifah and the Mount Arfart. They circle the Ka’aba, pray, throw rocks, and read during the pilgrimage to become anew and deepen in their relationship with God. The Hajj is so important in the Islamic faith that all Muslims are required to take this journey at least once in their

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