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Ch 3: Islamic Culture

About This Chapter

The Islamic Culture chapter of this History of Islam: Help and Review course is the simplest way to master Islamic culture. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of Islamic culture.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering Islamic culture material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn Islamic culture. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding Islamic cultural beliefs and perspectives.
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning religion (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about Islamic culture
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra social studies learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Islamic culture chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Islamic culture chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any Islamic culture question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Islamic culture unit of a standard religion course. Topics covered include:

  • Muslim scientific and artistic accomplishments
  • Mosque architectural styles
  • Islam's five ethical categories
  • Islamic views on gender and sexuality
  • History of the Dome of the Rock
  • Post-1945 Islamic conflicts and challenges

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: Islamic Culture
Muslim Learning: Scientific, Artistic, Medical & Literary Accomplishments

1. Muslim Learning: Scientific, Artistic, Medical & Literary Accomplishments

The Abbasid caliphate (750-1258 CE) oversaw the Golden Age of Islam. Learn about the accomplishments of Muslim scholars in art, literature, science, medicine and mathematics during this time.

Mosque: Definition, Architecture, Art & Facts

2. Mosque: Definition, Architecture, Art & Facts

In this lesson, we'll learn about mosques, which are the primary place of worship for over one billion Muslims around the world. Learn about their architecture and finally, test your knowledge with a quiz on the material.

The Five Ethical Categories in Islam

3. The Five Ethical Categories in Islam

In this lesson, you will learn about the five ethical categories of Islam. These categories govern all Muslim actions and are defined as required, neutral, discouraged, or forbidden. After the lesson, take a quiz to see what you have learned.

Gender & Sexuality in Islamic Culture

4. Gender & Sexuality in Islamic Culture

When many think of concepts of Gender and Sexuality in Islam, rather medieval mental images appear. However, as this lesson explains, much of the concern about women in Islam actually is more related to culture than religion.

Dome of the Rock: Definition, History, Architecture & Facts

5. Dome of the Rock: Definition, History, Architecture & Facts

One of the most notable buildings on the Jerusalem skyline, the Dome of the Rock sits on a site that is among the most holy on earth for both Jews and Muslims. Meant to rival other sacred spaces, it proved its ability to do so in a truly unique style.

Religion & Philosophy Since 1945

6. Religion & Philosophy Since 1945

In this lesson, we explore some of the major developments in the world of ideas since the end of World War II, from the increased public engagement of professional philosophy and Catholicism to the growth of Islam.

African Countries: Names & Map

7. African Countries: Names & Map

Africa is the second largest continent both in size and population. With that much land space and 54 countries (and more territories), Africa and African countries are set to become very important in the future. This lesson contains some brief facts as well as a chart listing all of the African countries, their capitals and the languages spoken.

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