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The word Islam means submitting to the will of Allah. Followers who practice this faith are called Muslims and as an extension of the definition, are people who submit to the will of Allah. Islam as a religion started in Arabia and spread across the world to more than 60 different countries. Allah is the name Muslims calls their God. They believe their religion is timeless and their God is the one true God.
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Such is a life of obedience that brings peace of the heart and establishes real peace in society at large. Historical Background Islam was formed in 622 CE. The name ‘Islam’ literally means “submit” or “surrender” and was founded on the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad. The Quran, which is the sacred text of Isl... ... middle of paper ... ...rks Cited Hussain A. (2012).
Warqa bin Nofal recognized Muhammad [peace be upon him] as a prophet right there and cried out:"Holy! This is the Namus, The Holy Spirit who came to Mus... ... middle of paper ... ...isinterpreted by people in today’s world. If Muslims follow on to the way their Prophet had told them, I am sure the world will be a better place. Works Cited 1. http://www.islamicity.com/forum/printer_friendly_posts.asp?TID=14317 2. Jung, Dietrich.
The opportunity to experience the love and forgiveness of Allah is encountered, allowing the pilgrim to begin life afresh, being free from past sin, being in peace with themself. "Whoever performs Hajj and stay away from lewdness, wrangling, and obscenities will come home like a newborn." Al-Bukhari. Consequently, such ritual of the Hajj is of great significance to the individual, as it gives focus to the act ... ... middle of paper ... ... significant expression to the diversity of Islam, however it is also a powerful witness to the unity of Islam, and the meaning of the Umma, with millions of people, of every race and nationality uniting together in one goal of submission to Allah. “We were all participating in the same ritual, displaying a spirit of unity and brotherhood” (Malcolm X, a Sunni pilgrim, 1965) In essence, undertaking Hajj is of great to the Muslim and to the Muslim community.
In this day and age, the Islam religion expands over the majority of Northern Africa, and the Middle East. It has a strong influence in these areas, and a number of different Islam groups and denominations are in these areas. In this essay, it will be evaluated whether or not the use of the term ‘Islamism’ can be used for all of these movements/groups. Furthermore the essay will distinguish between violent and non-violent Islamist groups in a structured way. Roger explains these groups must either make Islam more modern to work alongside the West in democracy, or they must defend culture in their religion by creating a ‘protective umbrella’ (Roger, 2004, p158).
Although Shariah offers the legal structure for the establishment and functioning of humanity, it too specifies moral, ethical, social and political guidelines for Muslims at an individual level as well as at the collective society level. Islam is a belief that each prophet directed by God spoke to his people, concluding in the message conveyed by the last prophet, Prophet Muhammad, during the 7th century in Arab. Prophet Muhammad brought people in the direction of the belief in one God and inspired them to be fair and kind-hearted to each other. Within Islam’s holy book, the Quran, God made clear that He directed Prophet Muhammad to be the source of mercy for humankind. His directive for mercy is emblematic of the total meaning of Islam.