The Key Features Of The Religion Of Islam

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Homework II: Discuss the key features of the religion of Islam. Make use of the Quran in your analysis. The key features of the religion of Islam were hard to define in such a short paper. I find myself fascinated with the Muslim belief system and their celebratory festivals. The more I have read Muslims, the more I have come to understand that our religions have a lot in common. As a Christian, I believe there is only one God as stated in Deuteronomy 6:4-5(NIV Bible). Muslims also believe there is only one God (Qur’an 3:18). We have our celebrations of faith via communion, prayer, Good Friday, Easter, and Christmas (the birth of Christ). Muslims have Ramadan, Eid-al-Fir, Dhu Al-Hijja, Eid-al-adha, The first day of Muharram, The twelfth day of Rabi I, and Mirajun Nabi. Our Christian rituals and beliefs are only different to Muslims, by the mere name or style in which we carry out our worship services. The Muslim people believe there is only one God (Qur’an 3:18), their celebrations of faith are: • Ramadan: Celebrates the gift of the Qur 'an. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims must fast between sunrise and sunset. • Eid-al-Fitr: The festival for the first day after Ramadan. • Dhu Al-Hijja: The month of pilgrimage during which all Muslims, at least once in their life, should try to make the pilgrimage to Mecca. • Eid-al-adha: The Festival of Sacrifice which occurs 70 days after Eid-al-Fitr. It commemorates Abraham 's willingness to sacrifice his son for God.
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