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  1. Explain the origins of the Quran and the importance with which it is regarded by Muslims

    Muhammad started preaching in Mecca in about 610. During that time Muhammad (peace be up on him) used to spend nights in a cave in mount hira to pray and meditate, he was praying in mount because in Mecca the people were worshipping different idols and people were doing bad things such as gambling etc. In year 610 in month of Ramadan when Muhammad was meditating he had a vision and angel Gabriel said to him iqraa which means recite. But Rasulullah (peace be up on him) didn't know how to read or write so he said I cannot read.

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  2. Explain how Muslim teaching affects Muslim attitudes to the created world

    Muslims are obliged to follow the teachings of their creator who says that he has placed every Muslim as a 'Khalifah' which is the second concept. This means they are Allah's stewards on Earth to nurture, guard and look after every aspect of it and if they the intention to do this isn't from the heart they should do it to show gratefulness and respect for the earth he has supplied for them. This is also shown in (Surah 6:165)

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  3. The Festival of Ramadan

    This is often eaten very early, and some Muslims return to bed afterwards. The fast is ended with a small meal called "iftar," which is taken as soon as possible after the sun has set. Iftar often comprises of dates and a glass of water, following the example of Muhammad (pbuh). However, physical restraint is far from the only aspect of Ramadan. It also involves many spiritual restraints; Muslims must strive to avoid cheating and lying, whilst also making extra efforts to be charitable and to appreciate what they have. Despite these restrictions Ramadan is not only a time of restraint, as fasting, self-control and moderation alone cannot make someone a good person or a good Muslim.

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  4. Islam as a living religious tradition

    There was vast social upheaval for the Muslim's which led to religious and social crisis. Without Al Ghazali (1058) a Muslim theologian, philosopher and mystic the development and expansion of Islam wouldn't have continued and Islam wouldn't be a living religious tradition it is now. Al Ghazali stimulated Sufi Muslims with his mystical approach to faith which led to the recognition of Sufi traditions into Islam. Al Ghazali an academic with his theologies derived from an Ash'ari school of thought gave out his affluence and went on a spiritual journey to discover the unquestionable reality.

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  5. Human Rights in Islam

    Allah has created us all from clay, as equals, none more important than another...in fact; Allah mentions this in suratul Insan when he says, "there surely came over man a period of time when he was a thing not worth mentioning." Infact these rights are not only mentioned in Islam, but also in the Universal Declaration of Human rights which clearly states that "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights." It also states that "Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person".

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  6. Existance of God

    The main differences between these two religions are their beliefs about God. One of these differences is that according to Christians even though they are known to be a Monotheistic faith, is that God can be found in three forms, more formally known to be the Trinity, God the spirit, God the son and God the Holy Ghost. Muslims totally disagree with this, and declare it wrong. Muslims believe that God can only be found in one state and God has no relatives what so ever. The Christian belief also states that Jesus was God's son (God the son)

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  7. Should Euthanasia be made legal in the UK.

    Withdrawing treatment is when someone doesn't do a surgery which may prolong the life of the patient. There are also another two categories of euthanasia. There is voluntary euthanasia and Non-voluntary euthanasia. Voluntary is when someone asks for help with dying or when someone asks to have their medical treatment to be stopped, so the person wants to die and says so. Non-voluntary euthanasia is when a person is in a coma and their family switches off their life support machine or when a person is senile, so the person cannot make a decision or cannot make what they want known.

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  8. This essay will be discussing Ramadan and what Muslims have to do during Ramadan.

    In this way, they believe that their wealth is "made pure" * Sawm: Refraining from food and drink during the month of Ramadan during daylight hours. * Hajj: This is making a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in your life, if it can be afforded. The Islamic belief requires that Muslims should perform five central duties in order to strengthen their faith. The purpose of fasting is that it teaches self-control, encourages a focus on prayer and the life of the spirit. Muslims fast because it allows practitioners to devote their attention to worship, and draw closer to God.

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  9. Ramadan Coursework GCSE Reliogious Studies Education

    If they still are unable to fast, they are required to give some form of charity, usually the cost of two meals to the poor for each day of fasting that they miss. Those who purposefully break the fast and are unable to resist temptation are expected to pay for 60 meals for poor people. Children may fast for only half a day at first, just to get them used to the effects of fasting. But once they become twelve years old, they are expected to fast along with the adults.

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  10. Muhammad In Islam

    Why does the Qur'an call Ibrahim Muslim? Ibrahim is called Muslim because a "Muslim" is someone who submits to the one of God. 6. Islam teaches that we are all born as Muslims. How does this make you feel? In my opinion I think that it is right as God known what is going to happen in your life and only he knows. If you a child you don't really know what religion you are unless you are told.

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  11. Islam and human relations

    This hierarchy is the natural order as Allah intended humans to live. Though men and women have different roles, Islam teaches that men and women are equal and will only be judges by Allah by how they have lived their life, not their gender. To ensure that women are valued for who they are by men, rather than their bodies and looks, many Muslim women wear clothing that leave only the hands and eyes uncovered. This full body garment is called 'niqab'. The Quran says that "they should cast their outer garments over their persons" (Surah 33:59).

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  12. Islam Coursework

    A typical day for an average secondary school child during the month of Ramadan can become very difficult and exhausting. The first thing they do is wake up a couple of hours before sunrise and eat an energizing meal which keeps them alive through out the day, this meal is called Sahoor. Then they read a prayer to close the fast and read the Qur'an as well as read the first prayer of the day which is Fajr. Then they may decide to back to sleep for the remainder of time until its time for them to get ready for school.

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  13. The Mousque

    And anyone can pray anywhere if the put a mat down on the floor where it is clean and for example someone can pray in the side of the road or pray at home, therefore anyone can prostrate themselves to Allah. Such as the Musjid describe the practise of prostrate their selves to Allah. And Islam also means peace and blessing to Allah and it also brings peace in their people's lives. In the same countries you can recognise there mosque's because you can probably have a traditional and external features of a domed roof and minaret, and some mosques have elaborated mosques.

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  14. Essay on Death and Life After Death

    The head is left uncovered and prayers are said. Both the rich and the poor are treated the same as they are equal before Allah. The body is then taken in procession to be buried in a cemetery. In Muslim countries a coffin is not used and the grave is therefore dug to fit the size of the body. This is because muslims believe that it is important to be in contact with the earth. However, if the body is buried in a non Muslim country and a coffin is used, the lid is usually left off.

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  15. Muslim Views on Marriage in Modern Day Society

    Young Muslims face most problems, as in modernised countries such as Britain, it is normal for people to date. However Muslims are not permitted to date and so when they live in these countries it is hard for them to resist as every one around them does it. They may start to feel alienated and become withdrawn from their friends and due to this they may be pressurised into having a relationship to blend in with others. In Muslim countries like Pakistan all Muslims have arranged marriages, but the couple must agree to the match or it cannot go ahead, because if a couple are forced to marry it is believed that the marriage is doomed to failure.

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  16. Islam Family Life coursework

    This continues until the parent's death. However the parents do expect this to happen, and expect their children to obey them, because for what they have done for them all their life, which is why Muslim families are so tightly bonded with each other. Children are expected to treat their elders, and parents with high respect: * They should listen when they speak * Not to walk in front of them * Not to sit down before they do * Do not speak badly of them or any others parents.

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  17. The beliefs and practices of Christianity and Muslims

    It is prohibited in 2:173, 5:3, 6:145 and 16:115. Christians are allowed to eat all meats and to drink alcohol. Muslims are not allowed to drink alcohol because it is stated in the Quran that they are banned to do and Quran?s words Muslims follow as the law. 1. Muslims have to stick to their Dress Code because that is their religious belief and they should respect their religion as they law. Where in Contrast, Christian people does not have any dress code that they have to follow.

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  18. The Hijab is not a political flag, nor a sign of extremism. Its a symbol of self-respect and modesty

    The Hijab is simply a piece of cloth which covers a woman?s hair, neck and bosom. Literally, Hijab means veil, which is a barrier. In a sense, our Hijab is a barrier between us and the public eye. It is meant to protect us from the dangers of society. The command for Hijab is addressed in Surat Nur of the Qur'an. Allah (SWT) says: ?Say (O Muhammad) to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty that is more purer for them; and Allah is well acquainted with all that they do.

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  • Can you be a muslim without going to the mosque? Discuss

    "In conclusion, I think that you can be a Muslim and not go to the mosque. This is because Muslims living in non-muslim countries may not get time off work to visit the mosque to pray. Also because some Muslims may wish to worship at home with their families, rather than praying in a mosque. And finally, as a mosque was never mentioned when Muhammad (pbuh) was told to worship five times a day, some Muslims may believe that there is no need to worship in a mosque."

  • Assess the view that Hadith are not useful " Muslims only need the Qur(TM)an.

    "In conclusion some may view the hadith as necessary because it sometimes goes in detail where the Qur'an does not , may give extra useful guidance to Muslims and allow them to learn more about Muhammad's way of life. But on the other hand , hadith may add to any confusion present, and may even contradict the Qur'an , and also perhaps lessen the authority of the Qur'an when the Qur'an explicitly says it is a detailed book and easy to understand."

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