Presentation on theme: "MODERN ISLAM ADHAN Close your eyes! Who is Mohammad? What is the Quran? What are people called that practice Islam? What are the two divisions?"— Presentation transcript:
Who is Mohammad? What is the Quran? What are people called that practice Islam? What are the two divisions? What are the Five Pillars? WHAT DO WE REMEMBER ABOUT ISLAM?
Declaring that there is no God except God, and Muhammad is God’s Messenger 1. DECLARATION OF FAITH/TESTIMONY (SHAHADAH)
Ritual prayer five times a day Called from the mosque Face towards Mecca “Allah is the greatest, Allah is greatest I bear witness that there is no God but Allah I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah Hasten to worship. Hasten to success. Prayer is better than sleep God is greatest. There is no God but Allah.” For Orem, UT it would play at these times: 6:27 am. 7:41 am. 1:37 pm. 4:57 pm. 7:32 pm. 8:47pm 2. PRAYER (SALAT)
Completed in 691 A.D. (1323 years old!) Is placed over a rock (Foundation Stone). Built on the Temple Mount (where the Jewish temple of Solomon was built). The rock is the spot where Muhammad ascended up to heaven, with the angel Gabriel. Located in Jerusalem. Very sacred worship place in Islam. DOME OF THE ROCK
How many wives can a man legally have in Islamic law? How many wives do you think the average man has? Traditional gender roles In some countries a woman cannot board a plane or check into a hotel without written permission by a male member of her family. MARRIAGE AND WOMENS’ RIGHTS
Different types: Monarchies Kuwait, Saudi Arabia Dictatorship Iraq Democracies Theocracy? Iran War in Iraq “spreading democracy” Resources and Conflicts Over Oil OPEC Water Embargoes Desert Storm Iraq invaded Kuwait Kuwait was “stealing” Iraqi petroleum GOVERNMENTS AND RESOURCES IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Short story: Jewish Diaspora Arabs came in Jews spread throughout Europe/America WWII Zionism grows and Jews desire to return to their homeland Conflict with the Arabs already there War Borders/Security Freedom of Movement Control of Jerusalem Settlements Water Rights PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI CONFLICT
Israel became a nation in 1948 as a result of peace treaties. Palestinians aren’t recognized as such, but are called Arabs. “Palestine” isn’t legally recognized by most countries How do you think it would feel to be a Muslim in Israel? A Jew in Israel? A Christian in Israel? CONFLICT
Pull out a piece of paper and write down: 5 new things you learned about Islam that you didn’t know before Then answer, in a paragraph, a response to one of these questions: 1. What solutions do you have for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? 2. How has what you learned today changed or not changed your perspective on Muslims? How will it change the way you interact with Muslims in the future? CLOSING
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