REL 134 Week 4 DQ 1
REL 134 Week 4 DQ 1
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REL 134 Week 4 DQl Islam means at its root quotsurrenderquot How does Islamic belief and practice re ect the importance of surrendering to Allah How is this idea expressed in similar ways in Judaism and Christianity Much of the Islamic belief system is practicing submission to Allah This submission takes place through the rules of morality given in the Qu39ran and the times of day that are to be devoted to prayer as well as other holy holidays and special occasions In order to be considered lslamic full acceptance and obedience to the ve pillars of Islam should be carried out Molloy 2010 The rst pillar needs to be quoted in prayer daily and reads quotThere is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messengerquot The rst pillar is also the rst sentence a newborn infant should hear as the parents are supposed to whisper it to the baby The second pillar is the ve times per day that prayer needs to be done This prayer is to be done in private on Saturday through Thursday but on Friday public prayer needs to take place at a mosque Molly 2010 The third pillar is a nancial responsibility in the form of a tax that is paid yearly or donated to the poor This tax is determined by the full value of all owned by the Islamic Other acts of charity and generosity are also expected to be done occasionally when opportunities present themselves Molloy 2010 The fourth pillar is fasting This takes place during Ramada and drink food sex and tobacco should be fasted during the time between dawn and dusk This fasting is meant to encourage spiritual growth and bonding during Ramadan Molloy 2010 The fth and nal pillar is a required pilgrimage to Mecca This religious journey symbolizes a spiritual transformation Molloy 2010 Outside of the ve pillars other requirements taught from the Qu39ran are included in the laws and practices of regions where lslam has a signi cant in uence Women should devote their duties to tending the home and practice modesty through nonrevealing dress Boys are circumcised before they are 9 years old Molloy 2010 Prayer circumcision giving to the church and charitable acts are all parts of both Christianity and Judaism as well Molloy M 2010 Experiencing the world39s religions Tradition challenge and change 5th ed New York NY McGrawHill
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