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2 Brain Wetting Questions What are the Islamic scriptures called? What are the five books within the Hebrew Bible called?

3 Our Objectives: 1.To demonstrate an understanding of the significance of studying other religions – Islam 2.To identify misconceptions that are found regarding Muslims 3.To demonstrate an understanding of the foundations of Islam

4 Perception of Muslim Faith How do we understand the Muslim faith? Where do we gather our understanding? –Video clip from CBC jihadist movhttp://www.cbc.ca/clips/mov/milewski- jihadist mov

5 Islam & Media How did this clip demonstrate the significance of studying Islam? –Do a majority of news clips portray the Islam faith in a similar manner? Why or why not?

6 Welcome to “Discovering Islam”

7 Introduction to Islam Islam derives from the root word –“__________________” or “__________________” –What can we conclude is the main focus of Islam? The name Muslim refers to –“one who __________________” –What are ways in which Muslims and Christians alike can submit to Allah/God?

8 Fast Facts on Islam (based upon the film) True or False Islam is the one of the world’s largest religions. __________________ Islam is the __________________ and __________________ growing religion in the world. (based on the film) True or False Muslims revere (respect) Jesus Christ, Mary and the Jewish prophets? –__________________ - Islam is deeply __________________ in the biblical tradition, and it reveres J.C. and the great prophets of Judaism.

9 3 Foundations of Islam Primary Sacred Text and the earthly center of their faith? –Qur’an Secondary foundation of Islam faith – Prophet Muhammad who received the contents of the Qur’an from Allah and who’s life provides Muslims with an example of human perfection Tertiary foundation of Islam faith –Teachings: Gathered from Qur’an and Muhammad’s life

10 Pause = P.E.C. Brainstorm, write and then we’ll discuss Explain the significance of studying world religions. What does Nostra Aetate state about World Religions? Explain the relationship that exists between Islam’s three elements of faith and Catholicism’s elements of faith.

11 The Prophet Muhammad Born 570 A.D. Qur’an was dictated to Muhammad by the Archangel Gabriel

12 Muhammad Cont’d Event occurred in 610 A.D. Celebrated as the Night of Power and __________________ Marked Muhammad’s career as a prophet

13 The Qur’an Role for Islam can be compared to __________________ role for Catholics –Considered sacred presence in the world –Source of __________________ teachings Written in __________________ and is not translated –Believed to contain the direct words of __________________ therefore it cannot be translated

14 Qur’an Continued Qur’an means “__________________” –Miracle of God because Muhammad was considered __________________ –How does this relate to the Christian Bible?? –Begins with a prayer called the Opening:

15 Prayer: Opening In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful Praise be to God, the Lord of the Universe, The Compassionate, the Merciful, Sovereign of the Day of Judgment! You alone we worship, and to You alone we turn to for help. Guide us to the straight path, The path of those whom You have favored, Not of those who have incurred Your wrath, Nor of those who have gone astray. (Qur’an 1:1- 9)

16 Islam’s Primary Teachings Lack of agreement btwn. Muslim theologians therefore Islam tends to be somewhat diverse Allah “the __________________” –__________________ is the most emphasized teachings of the Qur’an –Recall: what is monotheism?

17 Islam’s Primary Teachings Allah __________________ –Immanent and personal –Genderless –Avoid artistic representation of Allah that in evoke human characteristics

18 P.E.C. 1.Explain the relationship that exists between Muhammad and Jesus 2.Explain the relationship that exists between Jesus and the Qur’an 3.Explain the difference between the Christian Bible and the Qur’an

19 Our Objectives: 1.To demonstrate an understanding of the significance of studying other religions – Islam 2.To identify misconceptions that are found regarding Muslims 3.To demonstrate an understanding of the foundations of Islam


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