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Assess Islam as a living religious tradition in the life of its adherents
Islam the complete 'surrender to Allah' is a living religious tradition with the principal belief in one God - Allah. Islam has remained the same in its principle beliefs of Allah, His Angels, His Prophets, His Books, The Last Day and his complete authority over destiny and has also changed over time to ensure that Islam remains a living religious tradition. Over its history Islam has had many significant people including Al Ghazali and Aisha Bint Abu Bakr who have ensured that Islam remains living in the hearts and minds of its adherents. In addition to significant individuals participation in the Five Pillars e.g. the Hajj ensure that Islam will continue to be the living religious tradition that it is.
From Muhammad in the 7th century, Islam initially grew and expanded and interpreted principal beliefs and teachings to enable it to continue to today as a living religious tradition. Over time religious traditions must be interpreted and lived out in the context of time. In the Middle Ages tensions grew between the sciences and religion which impacted significantly on Islam. There was vast social
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