Reflection Paper for Inside Islam

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Reflection Paper Two
On the film
Inside Islam

Submitted to: Prof. Elma M. Lumantas
Submitted by: Cresinte Gumilao
Subject: History 3
Day and Time: T-Fr 4:00-5:30
School: MSU-GSC
Date: March 10, 2011

Part 1.
Summary
Inside Islam’s background comes from this often misunderstood faith back to its tradition origins before and within the Hebrew Bible, also providing information about on how the religion's central constituents helps spread Islam religious belief throughout the world. This video provides information on what the Qu'Ran says about topics ranging from violence to suicide, and how many aspects of Islam have been distorted by religious cons. Experts such as Khaled Abou el Fadl, author of -Speaking in God's Name, offered his insights regarding on the challenges facing this controversial religion nowadays, among them being a crisis in authority and deep divisions among many subparts. Islam is the second largest of the world's predominant religions, as well as the fastest growing.

Topics include Islam's connections with Judaism and Christianity, the life of Muhammad, the Five Pillars of Islam (the profession of faith, prayer, charity, fasting during Ramadan, and the pilgrimage to Mecca), the history of Islam, women in Islam, European colonialism, Islamism, the Nation of Islam, and jihad.

The facts presented in this film are indeed very useful for the undergraduates and high school students as it presented Islam in an open-minded yet holistic teaching approach.

Part 2.
Reaction
The documentary film “Inside Islam” provides a clear and utmost view and perception of the true definition of the religious belief Islam, also it gives a vivid introduction and an intense analysis to the views and beliefs of Muslim people--- believers of Islam.

This is a very informative presentation on Islam. It presents the history of the religion in a chronological pattern. There is an evident objective to express the differences and similarities between...
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