When studying Islam, it is important to understand the essential elements of the faith, how they are practiced, and the distinctions among the three branches: Shiite Islam, Sunni Islam, and Sufism.
Write a 1- to 2-paragraph response for each of the following directives and note where there are differences among the three branches of Islam.
1. Explain the meaning of the name, Islam. Surrender or submission. Giving you to god. Living by god’s law. This means to live a simple life share with the less fortunate.
2. Explain the basic concept of Islam the main one is there is only one god. ( This in Arabic means Allah ) No worshiping to statutes or goddesses or idols. Also judgment day. This day is believed to come and you will be judged on what good deeds you accomplished in life. Not what royalties you pose. Islam followers are taught to believe they owe their existence to god. So then they must worship and appreciate him. Prophet Mohamed is the messenger of god
3. Describe the practices of Islam. Fasting the month of Ramadan .worshiping five times a day. Before worshiping doing a ritual cleanse with water or sand. Washing hands, face, neck, feet.
4. Describe the goals of Islam. To follow the rules of Islam some are submission to god to worship, do good deeds for the community shared what you are blessed with.
5. Describe the view of authority in Islam.
The Qur’an serves as the primary source of information and authority for Muslims, much as the Bible does for Christians. With this in mind, evaluate Islam’s historical influences on law, philosophy, and the arts in the Muslim world. Write a 1- to 2-paragraph response for each of the following questions. Provide examples to illustrate your thinking.
1. What is the legal ideal in Islamic law? How does the Qur’an inform and guide Muslims in attaining this ideal?
2. What is the relationship between philosophy and...