When studying Islam, it is important to understand the essential elements of the faith, how they are practiced, and the distinctions among the three branches: Shiite Islam, Sunni Islam, and Sufism.
Write a 1- to 2-paragraph response for each of the following directives and note where there are differences among the three branches of Islam.
1. Explain the meaning of the name, Islam.
Islam is derived from the Arabic root "Salema": peace, purity, submission and obedience. In the religious sense, Islam means submission to the will of God and obedience to His law.
2. Explain the basic concepts of Islam.
Islam is a religion and people who follow Islam are called Muslims. Muslims follow the book call The Holy Quran. They follow the book by every word, it contains guidelines on how to lead a good positive life. To practice the five pillars include the creed, prayer, charity, fasting, and the pilgrimage.
3. Describe the practices of Islam.
According to, (spiritualworld) (Within Islam itself, every Muslim, every believer, has to practice certain worship, some personal practices, and five prayers every day. Every male and female is expected to perform prayers five times a day. Also, we fast during the month of Ramadan. Fasting is a very important, highly spiritual practice that you can go through, along with prayers and devotions at night during the month.)
4. Describe the goals of Islam.
Submission to God, the one and only one God, performing ritual worships 5 times a day, Following the Islam guides and moral per God commands. They are also supposed to help with their communities and follow all that is asked of them.
5. Describe the view of authority in Islam.
There are two kinds of authority written and oral. (Authority is a responsibility not an honor. When a person holds an authority he has to be qualified, honest & sincere in serving people, never be arrogant as a result of this authority.) csss-isla 2010.
The Qur’an serves as the primary source of information and authority for Muslims, much as the Bible does for Christians. With this in mind, evaluate Islam’s historical influences on law, philosophy, and the arts in the Muslim world. Write a 1- to 2-paragraph response for each of the following questions. Provide examples to illustrate your thinking.
1. What is the legal ideal in Islamic law? How does the Qur’an inform and guide Muslims in attaining this ideal? Muslims have a step by step guide with their Holy Quran, to them there is nothing to interpret they follow their…