Jewish History: Beginnings of Islam

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What is the meaning of the word Islam?

Submission

How many followers does Islam have?

About 1.5 billion

What are the names of the holy books in Islam?

The Qur’an, The Torah, The Gospels, The Psalms/Tehillim

Who was the most important prophet in Islam?

Muhammad

What are the five key practices that Muslims have to observe?

The five key practices are the Pillars of Islam: Shahada (faith), Salah (prayer), Zakat (charity), Sawm (fasting), and Hajj (pilgrimage).

Where was Muhammad born and in what year?

Muhammad was born in 570 CE in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Who taught Muhammad the words of the Qur’an?

The Angel Gabriel (Jibreel) taught Muhammad the words of the Qur’an, which he learnt by heart.

What event is known as the Hegira in Islam?

The event known as the Hegira in Islam is the flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina.

Who did Muhammad believe he was descended from?

Muhammad believed he was descended from Ibrahim (Abraham) but through his son Ishmael, not Isaac.

What did Muhammad state his belief in?

Muhammad stated his belief in one God: 'There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his prophet'.

What key event in Muslim history happened in the year 624 CE?

In the year 624 CE, at the Battle of Badr, Muhammad established Islam as the number one religion of Medina.

What similarities between Islamic and Jewish beliefs are mentioned in the text?

Some similarities mentioned are certain times of the day to pray, dietary restrictions, modest dressing, and prohibition of images in places of worship.

Explore the beginnings of Islam and its significance in the context of Jewish history. Gain an understanding of the beliefs, cultures, and impact of Islam as it relates to the broader study of Jewish history.

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