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Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering Islamic beliefs material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn the beliefs of the Islamic faith. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding key principles of the Islamic faith
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
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- Students who need an efficient way to learn about Islamic beliefs
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
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- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a beliefs of the Islamic faith unit of a standard social studies course. Topics covered include:
- Origin of Islam
- Sacred texts of the Qur'an and Hadith
- Five Pillars of Islam
- Role of Sharia law in Islamic life
- Causes of the division between the Sunnis and Shiites
- Offshoots of the Islamic faith
1. Mohammed and the Birth of Islam
Out of the deserts of Arabia would come a man who would change the world. He was Mohammed, founder of the religion of Islam, and this lesson serves as a brief summary of his life and the founding of the religion of Islam.
2. The Qur'an and the Hadith: Islamic Revelation
This lesson will focus on the Koran and the Hadith as sacred texts of Islam. In doing so, it will highlight the Muslim monotheistic belief in Allah and the revelation of the Koran to Muhammad.
3. Five Pillars of the Islamic Faith: Overview, the Quran & Sharia Law
The Five Pillars of Islam are the foundation of the world's second largest faith. They are characterized by a simplicity that encourages peaceful cooperation between people, which is one reason for the religion's widespread devotion. This lesson will detail each of the five and show how they relate to the daily lives of practicing Muslims.
4. Islamic Life and Sharia Law: Faith & Culture
Today's lesson will explore Sharia law in reference to fundamentalist Islam. In doing so, it will highlight the concept of Sharia law as the True Path. It will also discuss its origins in the sacred texts of Islam known as the Koran, the Sunnah, and the Hadith.
5. Islam Divides: The Sunni and the Shiite
This lesson will seek to explain the divide between the Sunnis and Shiites of Islamic culture. In doing so, it will highlight the Prophet Muhammad, Ali, Abu Bakr, and the position of Islamic Caliph.
6. Off-Shoots of Islam: The Sufi and Bahai
This lesson will seek to explain the Islamic offshoots of Sufism and the Bahai Movement. In doing so, it will highlight both the similarities and differences in reference to Orthodox Islam and its teachings on the Prophet Muhammad and the Koran.
7. The Five Tenets of Islam
In this lesson, we will discuss the Five Tenets of Islam. Learn more about each of the tenets and how they are related to Muslim life. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.
8. This History of ISIS
This lesson will explore the history and development of the extremist group known as ISIS. The sectarian roots of ISIS will be discussed within the larger context of the invasion of Iraq and the Arab Spring.
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