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Islam World Religions:. Islam World Religions: “I (Jesus) am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6.

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Presentation on theme: "Islam World Religions:. Islam World Religions: “I (Jesus) am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6."— Presentation transcript:

1 Islam World Religions:

2 Islam World Religions: “I (Jesus) am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

3 Islam World Religions: Islam is the world’s second largest religion with a following of over 1 billion people. What is Islam?

4 Islam World Religions: The word “Islam” means “submission to God”. The word “muslim” means “one who submits to God”. Islam = religion Muslim = follower What is Islam?

5 Islam World Religions: Islam has spread across the whole world, but the largest populations of Muslims are found in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, in an area known as the 10/40 Window. Where is Islam?

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8 Islam World Religions: Percentages by nationality: Asian – 60% Arab – 22% Sub-Saharan Africa – 12% Eastern Europe – 5% Other – 1% Where is Islam?

9 Islam World Religions: Islam was founded in 610AD by a man named Mohammed. Mohammed was a merchant/trader who lived in a polytheistic area/culture. Origin

10 Islam World Religions: At the age of 40, Mohammed received a vision from the angel Gabriel, who gave him the “shahada” – “There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is his messenger.” Origin

11 Islam World Religions: Mohammed began preaching his message, but gained few followers early on, and was actually persecuted in his home area (Mecca). He and his followers fled to Medina. Origin

12 Islam World Religions: In Medina, Mohammed united conflicting tribes, and later returned to Mecca with 10,000 followers and conquered it. By the time of his death in 632AD, most of Arabia had converted to Islam. Origin

13 Islam World Religions: Mohammed reported receiving “ayah” (revelations) from Allah until his death. These revelations form the verses of the Qur’an (Koran), the Muslim “bible”. The Qur’an

14 Islam World Religions: Muslims also consider the Torah (first five books of the Old Testament) as sacred and divinely given by Allah. The Qur’an

15 Islam World Religions: Islam has seven fundamental beliefs that every Muslim must accept: Beliefs

16 Islam World Religions: 1.Belief in Allah 2.Belief in the angels (good and bad) 3.Belief in the “books of god” 4.Belief in the prophets (Mohammed, Adam, Abraham, Moses, etc.) Beliefs

17 Islam World Religions: 5.Belief in the “last/judgment day” 6.Belief in the divine measurement of human affairs (Allah’s justice) 7.Belief in life after death. Beliefs

18 Islam World Religions: Muslims also believe in Satan, heaven, and hell. They also believe that Ishmael (the father of the Arab world), not Isaac (the father of the Jewish world) received the promise of God’s covenant. Beliefs

19 Islam World Religions: About God/the Trinity: Muslims reject the Christian belief in one God in three Persons. Islam teaches that there is one god and his name is Allah, not Yahweh (the God of the Bible). Beliefs

20 Islam World Religions: About Jesus: Muslims believe that Jesus (Isa al Masih) existed, but He was just another of Allah’s prophets, not God- in-the-flesh. Though Jesus is respected and revered, Mohammed is considered a greater man and prophet than Jesus. Beliefs

21 Islam World Religions: About the Bible: Muslims recognize parts of the Bible as true, but believe that most of the Bible is corrupted and inaccurate. Beliefs

22 Islam World Religions: Muslims believe in a works-based salvation. In other words, there are certain things you have to do to earn your salvation. Salvation

23 Islam World Religions: To be saved, Muslims must completely obey Allah, the Koran, and the “Five Pillars of Islam”. Salvation

24 Islam World Religions: The Five Pillars of Islam: 1. Shahada (Affirmation) – Consistent recitation of and belief in the creed that “there is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet/messenger”. Salvation

25 Islam World Religions: The Five Pillars of Islam: 2. As-Salah (Prayer) – Praying toward Mecca (the holy city) five times a day. Salvation

26 Islam World Religions: The Five Pillars of Islam: 3. Zakah (Almsgiving) – Giving a minimum of 2.5% of their income to the poor. Salvation

27 Islam World Religions: The Five Pillars of Islam: 4. Siyam (Fasting) – Fasting from dawn to dusk every day during Ramadan (the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, when Mohammed received his first revelation from Allah). Salvation

28 Islam World Religions: The Five Pillars of Islam: 5. Al-Hajji (Pilgrimage) – Traveling to Mecca (the holy city) at least once in their lifetime, if they are financially able. Salvation

29 Islam World Religions: -All Muslims are terrorists/extremists. -All Muslims believe in Jihad (violence/war against unbelievers). -All Muslims oppress women. -All Muslims are Arabic. Misconceptions

30 Islam World Religions: Islam is similar to Christianity in many ways: -Belief in one god. -Belief that Jesus existed. -Belief in afterlife. -Belief in benevolence. Similarities

31 Islam World Religions: There are some pretty big differences between Islam and Christianity. Based on what we’ve learned so far, what do you think are some of those differences? Differences

32 Islam World Religions: Jesus – Muslims believe that Jesus existed and was a great prophet. Christians believe that Jesus was the Word made flesh, the Son of God, the Messiah, and that He is part of the Trinity – He is God! Differences

33 Islam World Religions: The Bible – Muslims believe in only parts of the Bible. Christians believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God. Differences

34 Islam World Religions: Salvation – Muslims believe they are saved by what they do. Christians believe they are saved by Who they know. Differences

35 Islam World Religions: Relationship with God – Muslims believe in knowing Allah through the Koran, through prayer, etc. Christians believe that when they believe in Jesus, the Holy Spirit (God) takes up residence in them and they know Him intimately. Differences

36 Islam World Religions: Many people say that Christians and Muslims worship the same god. What do you think? Is Allah the same as the God of the Bible? Think about it...

37 Islam World Religions: Muslims regard Jesus (Isa al Masih) as a divine prophet (messenger from Allah). What do you think – is that enough? Is it okay to think Jesus was just a good teacher, prophet, etc.? Think about it...

38 Islam World Religions: Will Muslims go to Heaven? Think about it...

39 Islam World Religions: If you ever have a chance to have a conversation or become friends with a Muslim, here are some tips! Relate

40 Islam World Religions: -LISTEN. -Be a good friend. Many Muslim cultures put a high value on friendship/hospitality. -Do NOT tear down their faith or beliefs. -Ask lots of questions. Relate

41 Islam World Religions: Here are some good questions to ask: -What led you to believe/follow Islam? -What have you been taught about Jesus? -How do you know you’ve done enough in Allah’s eyes to be saved? in Allah’s eyes to be saved? Relate

42 Islam World Religions: Do you have any thoughts/questions? Wrap-Up

43 Islam World Religions: “I (Jesus) am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6


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