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Religion and Theology
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ISLAM (Author’s name) (Institutional Affiliation) Abstract Islam constitutes part of the religious doctrines that are associated with certain segments of the world’s humanity. It is one of the religions that have firmly been rooted among the nations of the Earth owing to its strong historical heritage.
To this end, an adherent to the precincts of Islam is referred to as a Muslim. The adherents of Islam believe that it is the sole and authentic religion in the face of the Earth. Moreover, the Islamic faith believes that Muhammad was the true messenger of Allah and the teachings of Quran were revealed to him. At this juncture, a historical foray on the origin of Islam is pertinent before delving on its six pillars of belief. Historical Context of Islam The first worship of Allah as the sole god is credited to Adam (Tamara, 2010). Consequently, he adhered to Allah’s commandments through worship. However, as the population grew, and people dispersed to other corners of the Earth, people digressed from the worship of Allah. To this end, worship was directed to false gods that represented forces of nature or spirits. As a result, Allah sought to return the populace back to worshipping him alone by sending his messengers. These messengers were responsible of warning humanity of the dire consequences that would result if they failed to worship Allah as the only true God. Evidently, Noah was the first messenger sent to spread the word of Islam and bring humanity back to Allah (Tamara, 2010). A portion of the populace heeded to Noah’s teaching and returned back to Islam. ...
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