FINAL PAPER: World View Chart Writing Assignment

FINAL PAPER: World View Chart Writing Assignment

REL212 WORLD VIEW CHART (alternate version)
This chart contains all the research you need to write the final paper for this course. If you do the research and reading on the religion(s) we study each week, and if you give yourself a good guide to the religions using this chart, you will have a good foundation for that final paper. The more information you provide for yourself with this chart, the easier it will be to write your final paper. Do not forget to provide adequate material for any in-text citations and be sure to include a reference page as well.

Complete and submit the following worksheet. Provide citations for any source(s) you used to explain or provide examples for in your research. List in APA Style full references for any in-text citations and source(s) made in the above chart.

Student Name: Phabian Smith
RELIGION(S) OF THE WEEK Provide your response in this column.
· State the name of the Religion being addressed in this chart.

· Please address ONLY ONE (1) religion per chart.

Islam
ORIGIN OF ALL THINGS Provide your response in this column.
· State the creation story that this religion uses to explain the creation of the universe. If you cannot identify a creation story for this religion, offer a suggestion as to why this religion may not have one.

· Back up your statement with explanation and/or example.

· You should have a minimum of 3 complete sentences when this is complete.

Divine creation.

According to the Quran, the earth and the heavens were created by a supreme being in six days. Like Judaism and Christian versions, God created the world and the universe, made all earthly and heavenly creatures and objects such as the moon and the sun. Finally, he created Adam and Eve, the first humans, from clay.

NATURE OF GOD/CREATOR Provide your response in this column.
· State the nature of the god(s) worshiped by this religion. If you cannot identify a god (or gods) for this religion, offer a suggestion as to why this religion may not have one.

· Back up your statement with explanation and/or example.

· You should have a minimum of 3 complete sentences when this is complete.

Supernatural, one true God.

Known as Allah, the god worshipped in Islam is regarded as the only one true God. He is the creator, and the almighty sustainer of the universe. He has other attributes such as eternal, everlasting, omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniscience.

VIEW OF HUMAN NATURE Provide your response in this column.
· State how this religion views human beings.

· How are human beings viewed with regard to their characteristics and their place in the universe? If you cannot identify how this religion defines human beings, offer a suggestion as to why it doesn’t.

· Back up your statement with explanation and/or example.

· You should have a minimum of 3 complete sentences when this is complete.

Rulers over universe.

Islam views human beings as the greatest of all creatures. They are created with freewill and given the ability to dominate the cosmos. Nevertheless, they are Allah’s subjects and are supposed to worship him alone (Sadr, 2011).

VIEW OF GOOD & EVIL Provide your response in this column.
· State how this religion defines the concept of good and evil.

· Most religions encourage their adherents to be good and to shun evil. How does this religion define these terms for those who practice this religion? If you cannot identify how this religion defines good and evil, offer a suggestion as to why it doesn’t.

· Back up your statement with explanation and/or example.

· You should have a minimum of 3 complete sentences when this is complete.

Good is from God, Evil is from Satan.

According to Islam, human life is perfected spiritually through faith in Allah, the knowledge and love in Him. Islam encourages its faithful to do good to be closer to God and benefit in the afterlife. Evil is inspired by the devil and therefore acts of sin attract the wrath of God (The Friday journal, 2011).

VIEW OF SALVATION Provide your response in this column.
· All religions suggest that human beings are faced with a “problem” that needs to be overcome. What is the “problem” this religion identifies, and how does it suggest that we can overcome it? If you cannot identify how this religion defines the “problem,” or how to overcome it, offer a suggestion as to why it doesn’t.

· Back up your statement with explanation and/or example.

· You should have a minimum of 3 complete sentences when this is complete.

Repentance and forgiveness.

Muslims believe that disbelieve is God is the biggest problem and sin. Those who do not believe are called kuffars and sinners and will be condemned The Friday Journal, 2011). Nevertheless, genuine repentance by believing results in God’s forgiveness and is rewarded in the next world – paradise.

VIEW OF AFTERLIFE Provide your response in this column.
· What does this religion teach about “what comes next” after all is said and done? For Eastern religions that teach reincarnation, this question is about what happens after moksha is attained. For Western religions, this question is about what happens when we die. If you cannot identify how this religion defines the afterlife, offer a suggestion as to why it doesn’t.

· Back up your statement with explanation and/or example.

· You should have a minimum of 3 complete sentences when this is complete.

Heaven and Hell.

Islam teaches there are two destinations an individual can go after death: Paradise (Janna) and Hell (Jahannam). Paradise is for the good doers and is a place of physical and spiritual happiness. Hell is for the evil doers and disbelievers and is place of torment and punishment by hell fire (Sadr, 2011).

PRACTICES AND RITUALS Provide your response in this column.
· How do members of this religion “practice” their “faith?”

· What ceremonies, or rituals, do they use to help pass this religion on to the next generation? If you cannot identify how this religion is practiced, offer a suggestion as to why it doesn’t have any rituals or practices.

· Back up your statement with explanation and/or example.

· You should have a minimum of 3 complete sentences when this is complete.

The practices and rituals of this religion are enshrined in the five pillars of Islam. They include the confession of faith (shahada), almsgiving (zakat), fasting (Ramadan), pilgrimage to Mecca (hajj), and five-time daily prayers (salat). They are the most important religious duties that every Muslim must observe.
CELEBRATIONS AND FESTIVALS Provide your response in this column.
· Identify one or two celebrations and/or festivals that members of this religion use to express their beliefs in public, or in private.

· Name the festival(s) and give a short explanation of how it is observed. If you cannot identify any celebrations or festivals for this religion, offer a suggestion as to why it doesn’t have any.

· Back up your statement with explanation and/or example.

· You should have a minimum of 3 complete sentences when this is complete.

Two celebrations and/or festivals that members of this religion use to express their beliefs in public, or in private are Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha.

Traditionally, Muslims observe two major festivals. Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated to break the fast after the holy month of Ramadhan. Eid-ul-Adha is the festival of the sacrifice and is marked at the end of hajj to commemorate the faith of prophet Ibrahim (Abraham).

References

Sadr, S. M. (2011). Islam humanity and human values. Retrieved from https://www.al-islam-org/message-thaqalayn/vol11-n4- 2011/slam-humanity-and-human-values-sayyind-musa-sadr/islam-humanity-and

The Friday Journal (2011). what does Islam mean? Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20110314072458/http://qaem.org/wp/what-does-islam-mean/


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