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Title: Islam: Spirituality and Scripture


1
Islam Spirituality and Scripture
  • The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

2
Why Learn?
  • Muslims in Pittsburgh
  • Islam An American Religion

3
Why Learn?
  • Community Building Correct Misconceptions

4
Overview
  • American Muslim Community Who are We?
  • Islam Beliefs and Practices
  • Q A (Please leave until the end)

5
Who Are We?
  • Definition of Islam
  • Definition of Muslim
  • Muslims and Arabs

6
Map of the Muslim World
Only 15 of Muslims are Arabs
7
American Muslims Who Are We?
  • National Demographics
  • Local Demographics

8
What do Muslims Believe?
  • Belief in God.
  • Belief in angels.
  • Belief in Gods revealed Books.
  • Belief in Gods Prophets.
  • Belief in Day of Judgment and life after death.
  • Belief in the divine measurement of human affairs.

9
What are the Five Pillars of Islam?
  • Shahadah The Declaration of Faith
  • I bear witness there is no god, except God and
    that Muhammad is the Messenger of God.
  • Salat 5 Daily Prayers
  • Zakat Poor-due, Charity
  • Saum Fasting Ramadan
  • Hajj Pilgrimage

10
Salvation in Islam
  • Islam and Original Sin
  • Faith and Action
  • Accountability and Forgiveness

11
What is the Quran?
  • Definition
  • Method of Revelation
  • Gods Complete message
  • Authenticity
  • The teachings of the Quran

12
Who was Muhammad?
  • Birth and lineage Direct descendent of Abraham
  • Status in Islam
  • Sunnah
  • Defining Qualities

13
Women in Islam
  • Equity of men and women in the eyes of God
  • Marriage
  • Female role models in the Quran
  • The status of Mary, mother of Jesus
  • Eve in Islam

14
Modesty in Islam
  • Modesty is required in Islam
  • Definition of modesty of conduct
  • Dressing modestly
  • Hijab
  • Recent trends in the Muslim world

15
Family in Islam
  • Unit of society
  • Respecting Elders, Cherishing Children
  •  
  • It is stated in the Qur'an
  •  "And we have enjoined upon man (to be good) to
    his parents. With difficulty upon difficulty did
    his mother bear him and wean him for two years.
    Show gratitude to Me and to your parents to Me
    is your final goal." (Qur'an 3114)

16
Family in Islam
  • Marriage Sacred and legal agreement

17
What is Jihad?
  • Definition of Jihad
  • Forms of Jihad
  • Rules of military Jihad
  • Holy War does not exist in Islam

18
Islam and other Faiths
  • No compulsion in matters of faith
  • Barring free worship is oppression
  • The word infidel does not exist in Islam

19
For more Information
  • ICP Outreach Program Director
  • (412) 682-5555 x4
  • Literature Table
  • List of Resources in Packet

20
Questions?
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