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Those Damned Fundamentalists Essay, Research Paper Those damned Fundamentalists, Really By Michael Van A long time ago, one man, Muhammad, a.k.a. (Abu Qasim Muhammad ibn Abd Allan ibn abd al Muttalub-Hashim), or Al Amin (the trustworthy one) began what would be a very powerful, populated, and much respected religion called Islam. The Prophet was born in Mecca, in 570 CE. He worked as a trader to make a living until he was 40, when the angel Gabriel came to him with revelations that established his prophet-hood. Prophet-hood is when Allah chooses someone form a nation to spread his instructions for life. For the next 20 years of his life, he spread Islam over Arabia and set an example for how to live one s life. He was the last prophet of Allah and put forth many great deeds

that would light the fire for Islam. During those 20 years he did many incredible things.When he first started preaching the words of Allah, not everyone was moved by it. Some nobles and leaders of other religions felt threatened by Muhammad and his followers, giving him many challenges. The Islamic people were embraced when the Makkahs joined their religion, but many of those Muslims were persecuted, tortured and boycotted, so Muhammmed asked Negus, king of ethiopia, if the islam could reside there, attracting many form other places who desired islam. This process was called the migration. Soon after, the Makkah started to fall apart, and small wars broke out. He marched in to Makkah, after the treaty of Hudaibiyah was established, because the Makkah tribe wasn t being peaceful.

They gave no resistance and calmly surrendered to Muhammed. Before he died, in 632 A.D, he gave a speech, which advised his followers once again how to live, in order to serve Allah, called the last sermon. The last sermon was also the completion of the Hadith. The Hadith, meaning record, or account, is the second most relied on text. The Hadith is basically a bibliography of the prophet Muhammad s life, and speeches he has given or other quotations. It is greatly and widely used for guidance of morality, commerce, and social conflict. The Hadith is not the most important book however. The most scared book of Islam is the Qu ran. The Qu ran is made up of 114 chapters. The Qu ran tells people how to live, what to do and what not to do with the strict rules and guidelines. Every

chapter consists of anywhere from 6 to 120 verses, and every verse is one sentence. There are chapters of Muhammed, Abraham, Jonah, Joseph, Noah, and Mary, All similar to the Bible from which it was derived. There are many chapters of animals such as the elephant, ants, and the spider. They wrote about the sun, the moon, stars, and night. They also wrote about atheism and other non-believers, fate, hypocrites, divorce, and resurrection. Here is a translation from the surah, The Reality: 1. The Sure Reality! 2. What is the Sure Reality? 3. And what will make thee realise what the Sure Reality is? 4. The Thamud and the ‘Ad People (branded) as false the Stunning Calamity! 5. But the Thamud,- they were destroyed by a terrible Storm of thunder and lightning! 6. And the ‘Ad, they

were destroyed by a furious Wind, exceedingly violent; 7. He made it rage against them seven nights and eight days in succession: so that thou couldst see the (whole) people lying prostrate in its (path), as they had been roots of hollow palm-trees tumbled down! 8. Then seest thou any of them left surviving? 9. And Pharaoh, and those before him, and the Cities Overthrown, committed habitual Sin. 10. And disobeyed (each) the apostle of their Lord; so He punished them with an abundant Penalty. 11. We, when the water (of Noah’s Flood) overflowed beyond its limits, carried you (mankind), in the floating (Ark), 12. That We might make it a Message unto you, and that ears (that should hear the tale and) retain its memory should bear its (lessons) in remembrance. 13. Then, when one