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Overview of Islam.

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Overview of Islam Islam was founded during the late 17th century in Arabia by a man named Muhammad. In this religion there are five "pillars". Shahadah The basic creed or tenet of Islam is found in the "two testimonies". "I testify that there is none worthy of worship except God (Arabic:Allah) and I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of God." As the most important pillar, this testament can be considered a foundation for all other beliefs and practices in Islam. Children are taught to recite and understand the shahadah as soon as they are able to do so. Muslims must repeat the shahadah in prayer, and non-Muslims must use the creed to formally convert to Islam. ...read more.

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This activity is intended to allow Muslims to seek nearness to God as well as remind them of the needy. Hajj The Pilgrimage Mecca is an important practice for Muslims to perform. The Hajj is a pilgrimage that occurs during the month of Dhu al-Hijjah in the city of Mecca. The pilgrimage is required for all Muslims who are both physically and financially able to go and is to be done at least once in one's lifetime. Muslims believe the Quran is only perfect as revealed in the original Arabic text. Translations are the result of human effort, and are deficient because of the differences in human languages. ...read more.

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Islam is the second largest religion in the world. The Muslim population is estimated at about 1.4 billion-Only 18% of Muslims live in the Arab world; 20% are found in Sub-Saharan Africa, about 30% in the South Asian region of Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. The largest population is in Indonesia. Their also Muslim populations in China, Europe, Central Asia, and Russia. If Muhammad was here today he will shocked to see his religion literally scattered. Muhammad's teachings were diffused across the region as they spread across the region. Islam is broken into different groups and there is civil war between certain groups especially the Sunnis and Shia's. In conclusion the religion of Islam has been continually altered, but some of the basic beliefs stand to this day and that is what keeps the different denominations intact. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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