Islam In The United States

opinion Essay
2032 words
2032 words

The Islamic Religion
What is Islam? Islam is a theory based on faith followed by Muslins. Who are Muslims? Muslims are the people who practice the Islamic religion; they believe in one God and his last prophet Muhammad. Although, Christianity is the largest religion in the world; Islam, which is usually referred to as "submission to God" (Qur’an, 3.19) is growing fast and has reached 2nd place. Despite the fact that, there is a controversial opinion about Islam going in the United States due to terrorism, there still many people that follow the Islamic religion around the world. Since, Islam is an interesting religion that is growing faster than normal, I have decided to learn more about …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Describes how muhammad began to reveal his messages to his tribe, which became the qur'an, islam's sacred scripture. muhammad and his followers were belittled, ridiculed, persecuted and physically attacked for departing from traditional mecca.
  • Explains that islam has been divided into two groups: the sunnis and the shia. the sharia law is the law that was revealed to the prophet muhammad by god.
  • Opines that a person's location can have an impact on the way he is practicing their religion.
  • Opines that a person's culture may impact the way he is practicing islam because some cultures require women to wear colorful clothing.
  • Explains the fourth pillar of islam, zakat, and hajj, which require muslims to make a pilgrimage to mecca.
  • Explains that islam is the fastest growing religion in the world because most muslims have large families, young practitioners, and high population rates.
  • Explains that islam is a theory based on faith followed by muslins. although christianity is the largest religion in the world, islam has reached 2nd place.
  • Concludes that islam is the second most interesting religion in the world because of its mystics about faith and interesting practices.

These were gathered verse by verse and later would become the Qur'an, Islam's sacred scripture. In the next decade, Muhammad and his followers were first belittled and ridiculed, then persecuted and physically attacked for departing from traditional Mecca's tribal ways. Muhammad's message was resolutely monotheistic. For several years, the Quraysh, Mecca's dominant tribe, levied a ban on trade with Muhammad's people, subjecting them to near famine conditions. Toward the end of the decade, Muhammad's wife and uncle both died. Finally, the leaders of Mecca attempted to assassinate Muhammad. In 622, Muhammad and his few hundred followers left Mecca and traveled to Yathrib, the oasis town where his father was buried. The leaders there were suffering through a vicious civil war, and they had invited this man well known for his wisdom to act as their mediator. Yathrib soon became known as Medina, the City of the Prophet. Muhammad remained here for the next six years, building the first Muslim community and gradually gathering more and more people to his side (par. …show more content…

A person’s location can have a great impact on the way he is practicing their religion. For example, a person living in The United States may have a hard time following certain rules like prayer times. According to the Qur’an, a Muslim has to pray five specific times a day. However, an individual working in the United States who is working 8 hours a day would have a hard time respecting those prayer times. Although most employers in the USA are comprehensive people, it is a doubt that an employer will give an employee free time to go ahead and respect those prayer times. On the contrary, a person who lives in a country that followed the Sharia law like the Pakistan, will have no trouble respecting those prayer times. Although, in most religions, being a believer and a practitioner are too different stuffs, respecting Islam is most of the time a requirement to be part of the religion. Moreover, a college student who is Muslim, but left his family for college, a place where students from mixed religions are most likely respecting no religion, will have a hard time respecting his religious beliefs. He might start drinking alcohol and partying a lot if he does not want to be lonely and wants to socialize. However, Islam warns against the consumption of alcohol. Moreover, this boy would have a hard time respecting his

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