Religion Research Task (Islam)

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What are the main Islamic beliefs?
Belief that Allah is the one and only God, beliefs in holy books such as the Qur'an, belief in prophets, belief in Judgement Day, belief in Predestination.
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What are the main Islamic practices?
5 pillars of Islam - Shahada (Muslim profession of faith), Salat (ritual prayer performed five times a day), Zakat (Alms tax, 'haves' taxed to help the 'have-nots'), Sawm (fasting during Ramadan), Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in lifetime).
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What are Islamic beliefs about contraception?
Many muslims are against any form of contraception or abortion, in postmodern society declining stigma has influenced muslim beliefs so in practice many muslim authorities permit contraception to preserve the health of mother & well-being of family.
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What are Islamic beliefs about euthanasia?
Muslims are strictly against euthanasia, suicide and do not resuscitate orders as life is sacred as it is given by Allah who decides how long we each live, a Muslim mustn't be complicit in the killing of another, except in the interest of justice.
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What are Islamic beliefs about war?
Muslims must only wage war according to the principles of Allah: in self-defence, when other nations have attacked an islamic state, if another state is oppressing its own muslims.
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What is the position of muslim women?
Men and women are judged equally by Allah, men and women have different purposes - woman's duty is to look after home and family (Parsons would say they have an expressive role), women have equal rights to men and should be shown respect.
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