Muslim Religion Paper

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| The Muslim Religion | Marlia J. Kegler | | Hum 130 Religions of the World | Professor John L. Meeks |


Religion has become one of the biggest diverse topics in today’s society. Throughout the last weeks we have taken the journey to learn about different religions and in this paper I will attempt to take you on that journey with me learning about the Muslim religion. The Muslim religion dates all the way back to 570 BC when the prophet Muhammad was said to be born. Muhammad is considered by Muslims to be the last continuing chain of prophets who has come to restore what they consider real religion. (Fisher, 2005, Para. 1). The Muslims scared book is called the Qur’an, which according to the Muslims revealed a series
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After studying for about two years I made the decision to convert.
Me: It must be great to finally find that inner peace that we all I believe are searching for. What can you say if any were the challenges to being a Muslim?
Asja: For me the biggest challenge was being able to stay strong in what I believed in no matter what adversity or mistreatment you are face with because of your beliefs. Also for me staying well informed of the Qur’an so that I can have the strength to stay away from the thing I know are wrong within my faith; even though it has been 9years I still have a journey ahead.
Me: Are there any restrictions that Muslims must abide by?
Asja: There can be a lot of restrictions depending on how you look at it. For a newly converted Muslim it can seem very restricting but Islam is meant to be a way of life with guidelines for everyday living, therefore “restrictions” would no longer be a part of the equation because it is now everyday life. However in the beginning it is rough.
Me: I bet it can be. So tell me how has Islam shaped your life?
Asja: Islam has changed my life in many different ways but the one way most significant way the Islam has changes my life to me is within my family. Islam has changed us from a much separated one to now a very close and bonded family. Islam has helped us to become a stronger unit.
Me: That is great I know that