Islam : The Base Of It All

1731 WordsApr 8, 20167 Pages
Islam, the base of it all. The word Islam means “submission to the will of God and obedience to his law”. Those who follow Islam are called Muslims. Muslims believe that there is only one God, Allah, and that Allah is wise and merciful (Gregory, Roberts, and Tarver 125). According to the Muslims, God sent a number of people who were prophets to live among mankind to teach mankind to live according to Allah’s law. In the 7th century a new religion known as Islam came about. Muslims have believed that Islam was introduced about 1400 years ago in Mecca, Arabia, a little known region at the time, and was revealed by a merchant, Muhammad, who was a Prophet that became very popular amongst the Muslims (Gregory, Roberts, and Tarver 125). In 610, Muhammad began to receive messages from Allah and Jabril. A few years later he began to start sharing these messages with family, friends, and anyone who would listen to what he had to say (Gregory, Roberts, and Tarver 125). The Quran, a religious text that was brought about in the 7th century, became the Muslims religious word. To a Muslim, the Quran is the word of God. It is the literal word of God because it was communicated to Muhammad, through the archangel Gabriel (Gregory, Roberts, and Tarver 125). For a Muslim, this is the ultimate source of authority because it is directly from God. The Quran was “born of a process of recitation and writing” (Gregory, Roberts, and Tarver 125). This was the reason the Quran was called as such. The
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