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1.Five Pillars 2.The Quran 3.The Sunnah 1.Declaration of faith in the oneness of Allah & finality of Muhammad 2.Five scheduled daily prayers 3.Almsgiving.

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2 1.Five Pillars 2.The Quran 3.The Sunnah

3 1.Declaration of faith in the oneness of Allah & finality of Muhammad 2.Five scheduled daily prayers 3.Almsgiving 2.5%) 4.Fasting (compulsory during Ramadan) 5.Pilgrimage to Mecca for those who are able

4 Ablution (water or earth): washing hands, mouth, nose, arms, face, hair, eyes, feet, x 3 in that order Timing: 1.Near dawn 2.Just after midday 3.In the afternoon 4.Just after sunset 5.Around nightfall Facing the Imam & Mecca (even after being dead & buried)

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6 a)Lifting my hands; b)my right hand around my left wrist; c)bending in my hips, my hands on my knees; d)standing right, to e)fall down on my knees, forehead and hands to the ground; f)lifting my upper body, sitting on my heels, with hands on knees; g)bowing down again, forehead and hands to the ground; h)upright to a sitting position. i)turning my head to the left j)and right to greet the angles and my fellows in faith

7 Mosque Rules: shoes off, gender separation, cleanliness, modest dress

8 Hajj Pilgrimage: Muslims walk counter clockwise around the Kaaba 7x. It was purportedly the original centre of worship by Adam and then reconstructed by Abraham. Pilgrims may kiss the Black Stone (SE corner) as Muhammad did.

9 A collection of revelations from Allah to Archangel Gabriel to Muhammad over 23 years (starting when Muhammad was 40 till his death) 114 suras (chapters), compiled by the Caliph Abu Bakr and is about as long as the Bible’s New Testament Some of the Mosaic Law, Prophetic Books, the Psalms and the Gospels are also mentioned in the Quran

10 In Islam, Muhammad is not divine or worshipped but is considered to be the exemplary role model His words, habits, practices, and silent approvals make up the Sunnah and are recorded in biographical reports called the Hadiths. Muslims consult the Hadiths after the Quran and closely follow Muhammad’s example

11 JudaismChristianityIslam Nature of God One God, known as or Jehovah One God who exists as a : the Father, the Son & the Holy Spirit One God, known as Founder Holy TextTanakh Jesus Christ The Son of God who paid for the of man on the cross A prophet sent by Allah, born of the Virgin Mary, rose from the dead and will judge all on the Day of Judgment Salvation Through , no assurance By grace through in Jesus Christ, complete assurance Through , no assurance

12 JudaismChristianityIslam Nature of God One God, known as Yahweh or Jehovah One God who exists as a Trinity: the Father, the Son & the Holy Spirit One God, known as Allah FounderAbrahamJesusMuhammad Holy TextTanakhBibleQuran Jesus Christ Blasphemer and heretic The Son of God who paid for the sins of man on the cross A prophet sent by Allah, born of the Virgin Mary, rose from the dead and will judge all on the Day of Judgment Salvation Through good works, no assurance By grace through faith in Jesus Christ, complete assurance Through good works, no assurance

13 Born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, AD570, Muhammad’s parents and grandparents died early and he was raised by his uncle. He grew up to believe in the pure Monotheism of Abraham. At that time, other Arabs practised Judaism, Christianity and pagan religions as well. He later became a shepherd and married Khadija, a wealthy and respected widow. He took over her business of trade caravans and became a successful merchant. As time passed, Muhammad spent more time in contemplation and meditation and would pray for extended periods of time in the caves outside the city

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15 1.610 AD: Revelations in a cave at age 40 (hallucinations?) 2.Preaching Islam (oneness of Allah) in Mecca & later persecution by the pagan authorities AD: Fleeing to Medina. Uniting the 8 tribes and the growth of Islam (Animosity between Medina & Mecca) AD Return to and conquest of Mecca 5.Jihad (struggle to live/defend the faith) against the neighbouring regions and the spread of Islam through Arabia AD Death of Muhammad (fever) & election of the first Caliph (head of state of the Muslim community), Abu Bakr

16 The Blitzkrieg of Islam & Muhammad’s three choices: 1.Believe in Islam 2.Men to be killed, women & children captured and raped 3.Become a dhimmi (slaves) and pay taxes (extortion fee)

17 Depicts Muhammad as being A Bastard A Paedophile Incestuous Polygamous Homosexual Mass murderer/violent Rapist Extortionist Mentally unstable

18 Muhammad’s father died before he was born. His mother died shortly after. Paedophile: marriage to Aisha (aged 9, Muhammad 54) Incest: marriage to his adopted son’s wife Zaynab, Sura 33 (Muhammad’s actions would thereafter ban the noble custom of adoption in Islam) Polygamy: marriage to many women (11 – 13 wives) Homosexual: Muhammad kisses the tongue and lips of a man in one of the Hadiths. Sura 56 mentions that martyrs will enjoy an orgy of virgins and boys. The emphasis on ‘effeminacy, handsomeness and freshness’ of the boys implies homosexual sex Mass murderer, slave driver, rapist and extortionist to all those who opposed Islam, Sura 9

19 PLAY The Innocence of Muslims PLAY 7.30 Report

20 Sura 3:151: We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they set up with Allah that for which He has sent down no authority, and their abode is the fire, and evil is the abode of the unjust. Sura 9:111, Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Quran Sura 47:4, Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks; At length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them): thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom: Until the war lays down its burdens.


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