Islam Unit
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by Dario Rodriguez
| 3 Questions
Note from the author:
Assessment
1
1 pt
After reviewing the the two pictures above, write a paragraph that explains how people in the Arabian Pennisula lived a nomadic and sedentary lifestyle. I want you to think about the climate, physical landscape, family life, economic wealth, and religion. Your paragraph needs to have a minimum of six sentences.
2
1 pt
Muhammads Last Sermon
O People, NO PROPHET OR MESSENGER WILL COME AFTER ME AND NO NEW FAITH WILL BE BORN. Reason well, therefore, O People, and understand words which I convey to you. I am leaving you with the Book of God (the QUR'AN*) and my SUNNAH (the life style and the behavioral mode of the Prophet), if you follow them you will never go astray.

After reading the following paragraph, what inference can your draw from the reading.
Islam is a monotheistic religion.
Islam requires it's believers to attend church once a week.
Islam is a relgion that believes Jesus Christ was the messiah.
Islam requires it's believers to forfit their life to Allah.
3
1 pt
Read the following paragraphs and write a short essay that describes how the major religions are alike and different.

Christianity
Christianity is the largest religion in the world with 2 billion followers.  It was founded around 33 A.D. in Palestine.  The holy city for Christians is Jerusalem.  Christians are monotheistic; they believe in only one God.  The name of their God is Yahweh.  The founder of Christianity is Jesus.  Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God.  Their holy book is the Christian Bible.  Christians’ main day of worship is on Sunday.  They worship in churches, cathedrals, and chapels.  Christians believe that a good afterlife would be going to heaven, while a bad afterlife would be spent in eternal hell.  They believe that they get salvation by correct belief, faith, good deeds, and sacraments.  Christians believe in giving 10 percent of their income to charity.  Christians believe that Judaism is a true religion while they believe that Islam is a false religion.
Islam 
Islam is the world’s second largest religion with 1.3 billion followers.  It was founded in Saudi Arabia in 622 A.D.  The Holy city for Muslims is Mecca.  Muslims are monotheistic; they believe in only one God.  The name for their God is Allah.  The founder of Islam was Muhammad.  Muslims believe that Jesus is a prophet of God.  Their holy book is the Quran.  Muslims main day of worship is on Friday.  They worship in a mosque.  Muslims believe that a good afterlife would be spent in eternal paradise, while a bad afterlife would be spent in eternal hell.  They believe that they get salvation by correct beliefs, good deeds, and by following the Five Pillars.  Muslims believe in giving 10 percent of their income to charity.  Muslims are not supposed to eat pork or drink alcohol.  Muslims view Jews and Christians as “People of the Book” but that they do have some incorrect beliefs.
Judaism 
Judaism is the world’s 12th largest religion with 14 million followers.  It was founded in Palestine by Moses or Abraham.  The Holy city for Jews is Jerusalem.  Jews are monotheistic; they believe in only one God.  The name for their God is Yahweh or Elohim.  Jews believe that Jesus was a false prophet.  Their holy book is the Torah.  Jews’ main day of worship is Saturday.  They worship in synagogues.  There are varying views on afterlife in Judaism.  Some believe in heaven while others believe in no afterlife at all.  They believe that they get salvation through belief in God and good deeds.  Jews believe in giving 2.5 percent of their income each year to charity.  Jews are not supposed to eat pork.  Jews believe that Islam and Christianity are false religions. 

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