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Islam is a religion shrouded to the Western world by mystery vengeance cruelty and the subordination of women While this may be the general view things are not always as they seem Remember dont judge a book by its cover You have to read it to find out what its really about Personally Ive always considered Islam to be a hateful demeaning to women vendetta-filled religion But after reading Understanding Islam I have a slightly different view Islam is based upon the statement There is no god but God and Muhammad was his messenger Muhammad was the man to whom God revealed the Koran the holy book of Islam The Koran is meant to be read literally which has made for some hardships through the centuries There is not supposed to be any type of clergy or leadership but due to the changing times and newly occurring things that the Koran does not address and the belief of Islam that there should be no separation of religion and state that the state is religion and vice versa some leadership has arisen in the form of Caliphs qadis ulamas and others Sharia the code of law based on the principles of the Koran is what most Muslims live by It is a code of ethics based on what is in the Koran and Muhammads example used to deal with things that neither the Koran nor Muhammad addressed The five pillars of faith or the five duties of a Muslim govern Islam First to be a Muslim all one has to do is perform the first pillar the profession of faith There is no God but God and Muhammad is the messenger of God To say that in from of several male Muslim witnesses makes one a Muslim The second pillar is that of ritual prayer All Muslims pray five times a day at certain times stopping whatever he is doing facing Mecca Mecca is the holy
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