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Islam Worksheet

1. Explain the meaning of the name, Islam.

To understand the religion Islam the most important thing is to understand the meaning of the name. As one can see that Islam is not named after a person like in Christianity after Jesus Christ. Islam is the true religion of Allah and as such, its name represents the main principle of Allah “God” religion the total submission to the will of Allah. Islam means the submission or surrender of one’s will to the only true god worthy of worship in Arabic. Any who does this is termed a Muslim which, the word implies peace which is the natural consequence of total submission to the will of Allah (Meaning of Islam).

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2. What is the relationship between philosophy and theology within Islam? Is it acceptable for Muslims to hold separate philosophical and theological beliefs?

Theology developed sooner than philosophy, and from very different roots, for theology developed in Islam before the impact of Greek philosophy and Islamic philosophy developed directly from the Greek. People might have imagined, that the two different foundations produced different results, and it took years for theology and philosophy to come together in any sense. No it is not acceptable for any Muslims to hold separate philosophical and theological beliefs other than what is already set for the Islamic belief. If they do so then they can’t contradict the basic Islamic beliefs that are based on the Quran, the prophet Muhammad sayings or practices (Schacht, 1964).

3. What artistic themes are regularly expressed in Islamic art and architecture? How are these themes explored? How has the Qur’an influenced the development of art in the Islamic world?

Islamic art and architecture, works of art and architecture created in countries where Islam has been dominant and embodying Muslim precepts in its themes. They are explored with calligraphy, which considered one of the important parts of Islamic arts. Almost all Islamic buildings have some type
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