The Nation of Islam Kiante Taylor C-Hour

Founder of Islam- Muhammad

The founder of Islam is Muhammad. Muhammad was born in Mecca in 570 AD to Aminah and Abd Allah. They both belonged to the family of Banu Hashim, a branch of the powerful Quraysh, the ruling tribe of Mecca. Abd Allah died before Muhammad was born so as a child, Muhammad faced alot of hardships even though his grandfather was a leader in the Meccan community. Aminah sent Muhammad , as a baby to the desert, to acquire self-discipline, nobility, and freedom. While in the desert, his mom and grandfather died so orphaned and forced to live with his uncle. When he was 25, he received a proposal from a wealthy woman. He accepted and they had 2 sons. By the time he was 35, Muhammad was a very respected in the Meccan community.


The single most important belief in Islam, and arguably the central theme of the religion, is that there is only one God. The name of God is Allah, which is simply Arabic for "the (al) God (Ilah)." According to the Quran, Allah "created man from a clot of blood" at the same time he created the jinn from fire. Humans are the greatest of all creatures, created with free will for the purpose of obeying and serving God. Like Christianity, Islam teaches the continued existence of the soul and a transformed physical existence after death. There will be a day of judgment and humanity will be divided between the eternal destinations of Paradise and Hell.

Important Texts

The Quran, the last revealed word of God, is the primary source of every Muslim’s faith and practice. It deals with all the subjects which concern human beings: wisdom, doctrine, worship, transactions, law, etc., but its basic theme is the relationship between God and His creatures. At the same time, it provides guidelines and detailed teachings for a just society, proper human conduct, and an equitable economic system.

Impact of Islam

Islam has had a profound global impact since it was founded in the seventh century. During what is known as the Golden Age of Islam, which lasted roughly between the mid-eighth century until the 13th century, the Muslim world was the center of intellectual activity, with Baghdad serving as the capital for philosophers, mathematicians and scientists. Mathematics, language, astronomy and medicine were particularly influenced by this culture and its effects can still be seen to this day.

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