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Religious Studies unit 4 notes
1. Believing in Allah
Upbringing

How does the way you are brought up affect your beliefs?

Teaching young children how to pray. Through this learning they can become familiar with
God.

Naming/head shaving ceremony ­ this is a sign of their commitment in teaching their…

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An answered prayer- Prayer is the personal way that muslims communicate with God and an

answered prayer shows that not only had God heard your prayer but has also done as requested.

This provides the person who prayed with the evidence that God must exist in order to answer the…

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The world is so beautiful and mysterious that there must have been a power behind its beginning,
and that must be Allah. It could not have happened randomly



What may lead to agnosticism or atheism?

Upbringing

The big bang

Unanswered prayers

Evil & Suffering

Lack of empirical evidence

Unanswered prayers…

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The case against life after death


Scientific evidence shows that when the body dies, everything decays.
No one has returned from the dead to tell us.
The end of life means exactly that, it is illogical to speak about life after death.
Life-support machines prove the brain dies before the…

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Muslim attitudes to abortion
Life begins at contraception and is a gift from Allah
Allah bestows lives and so only he can take them away
Allah has a plan for every life and we should not interfere with that plan
The Quran says, "Kill not your offspring for fear of…

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3. Marriage & the Family


Changing trends & attitudes towards relationships in the UK:

Cohabitation has increased, more people live together before or instead of marriage

Divorce More common resulting in single parent & reconstituted families

More single-parent families

Gay couples now have civil partnerships

Divorce, cohabitation and homosexuality are…

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Prevents sex outside marriage




Muslim attitudes to divorce
The Quran permits divorce only as the last resort as contracts can be broken
The prophet hated divorce as it breaks up families
The prophet stayed married and didnt divorce
It is hated by Allah. Allahs throne shakes when a couple has…

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They dont believe theyll be good parents




4. Religion and Community Cohesion

Men & Women in Islam
They are equal in all other areas of life
Allah made all people equal, "Allah created men and women from one soul"
Allah will judge men and women equally on their piety



Women's…

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Differences in Muslim attitudes to other religions

· Islam is the only true religion but others have the right to exist & some will lead to God

· Islam only true religion, others have the right to exist but will not go to heaven so Muslims
should try to convert…

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May cause divisions within/between families
May cause anxiety about what will happen after death




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