Onehunga High School

UNDERSTANDING ISLAM

Description

Islam is under much scrutiny in the media, yet it is one of the largest growing religions in the world. The constant negative portrayal of Islam has caused unnecessary fear and panic amongst people, yet not much is known about its foundations and beginnings. This course aims to break down stereotypes and correct misconceptions by introducing this ancient religion and what it is built upon. The following topics of this course will be addressed:

• The 5 pillars of Islam

• Islamic rituals

• The prophets of God

• Prophet Muhammed

• The Holy Quran

• Women in Islam

• Science and Islam

• The concept of Jihad