CrashCourse: Early Islamic History
00:00:00 - 00:04:49

John Green discusses early Islamic history and some of the beliefs of followers of the religion. Like Christianity and Judaism, Islam is a monotheistic religion and has religious texts, most notably the Quran. John some of the themes of the religion: strict monotheism and the importance in taking care of others that are less fortunate. Also, he covers the Five Pillars of Islam: Shahada, Salat, Sawm, Zakat, and Hajj.

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  1. How did the story of Islam begin?
  2. What was Arabia like in Muhammad's time?
  3. What do Muslims believe?
  4. How is the Quran different than the Hebrew and Christian Bibles?
  5. What are the mandatory duties of Muslims?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify major causes and describe the major effects of the following important turning points in wo...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    describe the historical origins, central ideas, and spread of major religious and philosophical trad...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    describe major world religions, including animism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism,...

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