Islam and Basic Beliefs

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Your beliefs have a strong impact on your life. Muhammad created the Islamic beliefs. The new beliefs have impacted many people lives. The followers of Islam are called Muslims. Some topics I will be talking about are founders, major events, and basic beliefs of Islam.

The first topic I will be talking about is the founder of Islam, Muhammad. Muhammad was born into an important family in the city of Mecca around 570 B.C. Islam all began when Muhammad meditated in a cave and saw the angel Gabriel. Gabriel told Muhammad to tell the Muslims to stop worshipping idols and to worship the one and only god, Allah. Whenever he was concerned, Muhammad would meditate in the mountains for hours at a time.

My second topic is about some major events. The Islamic armies are a main participant in these events. Abu Bakr became the next leader of the Islam after Muhammad’s reign. The Islamic armies won many stunning battles. When the Muslims conquered lands, they had to set certain rules for the non-Muslims that lived there.

Finally I would like to talk about the basic beliefs of the everyday Muslim. Muslims believe in only one god; Allah. Sunnah, meaning clear and well trodden, refers to the way Muhammad lived and is required of the modern day Muslims. The five pillars of Islam, made framework of the Islamic religion by the Sunni Muslims, are five required laws of worship.

Now that you know a bit about Islam, you can also be an expert. You know who Muhammad is, and what he did for the Islamic religion. You also know a few major events that happened and the basic beliefs of Muslim.
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