Ch 8: History Alive Chapter 8: Learning About World Religions - Islam

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The Learning About World Religions - Islam chapter of this History Alive The Medieval World and Beyond Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons about Islam and Islamic society. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Learning About World Religions - Islam textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the History Alive Learning About World Religions - Islam chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the learning about Islam topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • The five pillars of Islamic faith
  • Sharia law
  • Islamic culture
  • The Sunni and the Shiite
  • Islamic fundamentalism in world politics

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6 Lessons in Chapter 8: History Alive Chapter 8: Learning About World Religions - Islam
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The Qur'an and the Hadith: Islamic Revelation

1. 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.

Five Pillars of the Islamic Faith: Overview, the Quran & Sharia Law

2. 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.

Islamic Life and Sharia Law: Faith & Culture

3. 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.

Islam Divides: The Sunni and the Shiite

4. 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.

Off-Shoots of Islam: The Sufi and Bahai

5. 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.

Islamic Fundamentalism and World Politics: Wahhabi Movement, Muslim Brotherhood & Jihad

6. Islamic Fundamentalism and World Politics: Wahhabi Movement, Muslim Brotherhood & Jihad

This lesson will seek to explain the impact of Wahhabism and the Muslim Brotherhood on Islam and the world's politics. In doing so, it will highlight the Koran and Sharia law and their influence in places like Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

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