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Definition of Islam?

Surrender to God

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Definition of Muslim

Someone who surrenders to God

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What do you acquire by surrendering to God?

Peace

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Why is Islam so appealing in modern times?

? Just think

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Unit theme of Islam?

ONE

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What was the costal rim like?

Farming, Trade

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What was the empty quarter like?

Empty! Desert! Too hot to stand, too cold to survive at night. Very little water (Arabian desert)

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Trade routes?

North to Constantine, west to Alexandria, east to India and even China!

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What is the one center of Islam lifestyle?

Faith in God!

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How do the five pillars strive towards divine unity?

A) Observances- things you do/ritual action
B) They unite all Muslims do to the fact they all share that
C) Distinguish Islam from other world religions

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What is Pillar #1?

Shahadah

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Define Shahadah (Pillar 1)

Declaration! Quote the "truth"
There is no other God but Allah
The "One" = God
Calligraphy in mosques, no art for implications of this!

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What does messenger mean? (Muhammed)

Prophet! (Someone who "warns"/tells future to help change way of society) never see God, but has heard his words

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Is Muhammed a divine being?

Nope! Not a God! Just a human

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Why is M the perfect example of how to live life?

He helps society and follows the five pillars serving as a prophet, yet he isn't above anyone.

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What is Pillar #2?

Salat!

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Define Salat (Pillar #2)

Prayer or better yet... "Worship"!

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How many times a day do Muslims following the second pillar pray?

5! At dawn, noon, mid afternoon, sunset, and evening! You're always focused on God, he's a constant presence.

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What is Pillar #3?

Zakat!

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Define Zakat (pillar #3)

"Purification" - the giving of Alms for yourself and others .
Idea? Source of all wealth = God!

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How often and when are Alms given?

1 time of year during month of Ramadan 2.5% of someone's total wealth is taxed

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Is Giving of alms voluntary?

No. Islamic Law

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What is the idea of giving Alms?

Everyone who's received gift from God must give back. (Which is everyone!)

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What is pillar #4?

Sawm!

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What is Sawm (pillar #4)?

The fast!

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When does Sawm take place?

Month of Ramadan, 30 days! (You fast during daylight hours, no drinking or sexual activity either)

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What is the Sawm fast for?

To raise spirituality of course but also For rich people to know what it feels like to be poor.

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Where did the word breakfast come from

Breaking the fast! (Sawm)

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What is Pillar 5?

The Hajj!

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Define The Hajj!

The pilgrimage to Mecca for 1-2 weeks to seek spirituality and God