RLG100Y1 Lecture : Islam

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27 Dec 2011
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Islam means submission or surrender submission which we commit ourselves to the will of g-d. Someone who professes islam is a muslim. The youngest of the 3 monotheistic faiths. Sees itself in continuity and completion of the abrahamic religions. Traces its origins to the hebrew patriarch abraham. The son which was sacrificed was ishmael in islam. Religiously abraham s faith in the one g-d is understood by muslims the paradigm of the ideal religious person total submission and surrender. By the act of sacrifice of his son seen as paradigmatic of the ideal of. Identifies itself as strongly connected to the abrahamic lineage and claims/assumes this heritage (religious and historical). Islam speaks as a great many prophets. 5 are of importance noah, abraham, moses, jesus, and mohammad. Mohammad is seen as the seal of the prophets. Moses occupies most space in the koran than any other. Identifies the connection between moses and mohammad .

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