Abrahamic Religions

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Islam has grown immensely over the years and is recognized as one of the three Abrahamic faiths that derived from the Middle East. Being a monotheistic religion, “Islam traces its history to the worship of one God instituted by Abraham in the second millennium BC” (Muck, 5). The most important thing to note while learning about Islam is that they believe that there is one God who speaks to his people with the help of prophets. Similar to Judaism and Christianity, Islam is familiar with prophets such as Noah, Moses, Abraham, Jesus, and Muhammad. Muslims understand their faith by committing themselves. Their experiences in faith are unique and though they are often misunderstood, Muslims still live out their lives with peace and prosperity. …show more content…
The treatment these people receive, from individuals who are uneducated in Islam, is unacceptable “Muslims follow a religion of peace, mercy, and forgiveness, and the majority have nothing to do with the extremely grave events which have come to be associated with their faith”(Islamic Texts Society). Misconceptions are the number one competitors that lead to inaccurate facts about Islam. Commonly, they are mistaken for violent terrorists or even extremists. The Islamic faith is in no way connected to terrorism, in fact, the holy text, the Qur’an, mentions nothing but hope and peace for its people. Another misconception is that the religion itself treats women poorly when in reality the oppressions are set within the local culture’s traditions and Islam is in no way connected to that (Worksheet). In fact, Muhammad was a feminist in his day. The doctrine he shared, which was the word of God, gave great respect towards the women of that time. For a long time in certain societies, women were treated as though they belonged to their husbands almost like an object. Islamic law banned the burial of unwanted newborn girls and stated that women had the right to an education as well as owning land. Muhammad also decreed that women were entitled to sexual satisfaction (Beyer, 73). Therefore it is incorrect to assume that Islam as a religion restricts women in any way when the most respected …show more content…
“It is obligatory for all Muslims to follow the Shari`ah, and anyone who does not follow it holds a false concept of man’s relationship with God. Regarding people’s relationship with God, the basic Islamic principle is that people should do their best to act in line with divine attribute”(Relationship with God/Allah). Every day, Muslims work hard towards their relationship with God. Through hard work and dedication, their relationship will functions in ways they didn 't even know was possible. God and his relationships bring hope into the lives of his followers. Muslims respect God and everyday hope to grow closer to

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