Presentation on theme: "ISLAM Alyssa Quinn, Ally Latham, Sydney Crowe. Origin of Islam Originated in the 7 th century Muhammad was said to be a prophet of God around 610."— Presentation transcript:
Origin of Islam Originated in the 7 th century Muhammad was said to be a prophet of God around 610 AD Islam began in Muhammad's birth place: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
What Muslims Believe 1. There is one God (Allah) 2. Muhammad was a prophet of God. 3. There is an afterlife. 4. Five Pillars of faith that all Muslims try to reach: 5. Humans aren’t created in the image of Allah.
Universal Religion Islam is a universal religion It can be practiced anywhere in the world and is easily accessible
Autonomous Religion There are 2 branches but they are not organized Followers of Islam do not need to report to anyone There is no required place of worship, only following the 5 pillars.
Diffusion and Distribution of Islam Islam began in Mecca Expansion diffusion through South and East Asia and North Africa Now a universal religion There are followers on every continent Clustered in Asia and Africa
Sacred Spaces & Places Mecca The Kabbah, which is the destination of the pilgrimage is located here Believed to be the first place on earth made Direction of 5 daily prayers Is where “heavenly bliss and power touches earth” Mosque For group prayers and community within the religion An indicator of the direction of mecca, and prayers, is always located here
Citations "Muhammad and Islam." Lard Bucket. Web. 4 Dec. 2014. "The Signifigance of Mecca." The Major Religions of the World. Web. 4 Dec. 2014. "World Map Showing the Distribution of Islam." Kids Maps. Web. 4 Dec. 2014.