In a few words, how would you describe the history of Islam?
History of Islam
Islam is a monotheistic religion that began in the Middle East in the 7th century. Muslims believe in one God and follow the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad. Islam is the world's second largest religion, with around 1.8 billion followers.
Monotheism: Belief in one God Prophet Muhammad: Founder of Islam and considered to be the last prophet sent by God Quran: The sacred book of Islam
Muslims pray five times a day facing Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The Hajj is an annual pilgrimage to Mecca that Muslims are required to perform at least once in their lifetime. Arabic is the language of the Quran, and it is spoken by more than 250 million people around the world.
Work together in pairs: What is the significance of the Battle of Karbala and how does it relate to the history of Islam?
Work together in pairs: What are some of the key historical events in the development of Islamic civilization?
Which prophet is considered the founder of Islam?
Which of the following is not a pillar of Islam?
The holy book of Islam is known as?
- The Bible
- The Quran
- The Torah
- The Hadith
What is the name of the branch of Islam that believes in a single leader?
- Sunni Islam
- Shia Islam
- Ahmadi Islam
- Sufi Islam
What is the sacred city for Muslims?