Presentation on theme: "A Study of Islam The Kaaba and the Al-Haram Mosque in Mecca."— Presentation transcript:
A Study of Islam The Kaaba and the Al-Haram Mosque in Mecca
Muslims are before us today. What do we really know about them? What is their religion? Is Islam dedicated to the destruction of all other religions? Or to the Western World? Are all Muslims by nature fanatical and bent on destroying Christianity and/or Western Culture?
Why Study Islam? It is a major world religion Conflicts: not just our armies, but also culturally and religiously Islam is misunderstood – Illiteracy – Muslim women do not feel oppressed (even U.S. Muslim women) – How do they view Jesus?
Basics of Islam Islam is the religion, Muslims are the followers God is Allah (same as Jehovah) Muhammad is Allah’s prophet
Life of Muhammad Born in 570AD, in Mecca The Angel Gabriel sent him messages from Allah = Qur’an Qur’an and the Bible