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Islamic GCSE Revision - Unit D1 - Believing in Allah.
This Unit is on Religion & Life from a Muslim Perspective and includes:
1. The nature of Allah in the Quran.
2. Religious experience & belief in God.
· (a numinous experience
· a conversion experience
· a mystical…

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Ar-Rahman the Merciful
Ar-Rahim the Compassionate
Al-Aziz the All Powerful
The Night of Power The night when Prophet Muhammed (S) had the Quran
(Layatul Qadr) revealed to him.
Salah The five times a day ritual prayer
Zakah The tax Muslims pay for the poor.
Sawm Fasting, particularly in…

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1. How does the Quran describe the nature of Allah

Sura 1:
Shows that Allah is merciful and compassionate, the cherisher and sustainer of
the universe, in control of the end of the world (Master of the day of Judgement)
Sura 2:115-117
Shows Allah is the Creator of the…

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2. Religious Experiences & belief in God.

Defintion: An experience that conveys a sense of presence of God.

Religious experience can be defined in many ways, but the most common
· The feeling you get when you enter a religious building or even a
beautiful place, a feeling…

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As Muslims we experience a presence of God through the performance of
rituals. Eg. Salah and Hajj. So you need to be able to outline/explain these
religious experiences:

Belief in Allah:
1. As seen in the Night of Power
The Night of Power was the occasion in the Holy…

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EXAMPLE: (c) Explain how the experience of sawm may support belief in
The experience of sawm support belief in Allah because during Ramadhan
Muslims try extra harder to get closer to Allah by controlling their basic
desire of food and…

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3. Miracles
Definition: Events that break natural law. A natural law is something that
happens so frequently within the world - for example, the sun rising and setting -
that it would be considered miraculous (beyond the workings of nature) if it
happened differently or failed to happen when…

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For religious believers, God is thought
to be the best explanation for why such
an unexpected event might take place.

Can happen at particular
times of religious Believers in
Miracles If your friend is dying from cancer,
To believe that miracles are and you pray for her and she…

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4. Religious Upbringing and belief in God

· The first words Muslims children are likely to hear are 'God is great'
whispered in their ears after they are born.

· Your family would pray five times a day in the house and children
would feel like joining those…

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Example 2004: Describe the main features of a Muslim upbringing? (6)

Children brought up in a Muslim household are usually sent to Madressa
(mosque school) where they interact with other Muslim children and learn how
to read the Holy Quran as well…


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