50 nations in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia 35 countries’ population is 80% Muslim Second largest in Europe; third largest in U.S.
The History Of Islam The Arabian peninsula had very little relevance to the world Mecca’s claim to fame was the black meteorite found in the Ka’aba Muhammad was born in A.D. 570-571 to the powerful Quraysh tribe in Mecca
The History Of Islam Muhammad received his revelation from Gabriel and wrote Surah 96:1-5 He moved to Medina and became a relent- less warrior, intent on spreading by force When he died in 632, he was the accepted prophet and ruler in Arabia
The Rise Of Militant Islam Since 1980, there has been enormous growth in religious fanaticism Muslims believe the mosque and the state should be completely intertwined Many Muslims assert that Jesus wielded a physical sword
The Rise Of Militant Islam Muhammad not only endorsed the sword, he also used one The Qur’an contains 64 specific calls to fight against the Jew and the Christian Not all Muslims believe in the use of deadly force
The Articles Of Faith Faith in Allah Angels Holy Books Prophets Predestination Day of Judgment
The Five Pillars The shahada or profession of faith The salah or formal prayer The zakah or alms-giving The sawm or fast during Ramadan The hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca