WORLD RELIGIONS: Islam

In the Teen Center with Imam Shah.
In the Teen Center with Imam Shah.

As part of our World Religions project, I took the upper level students  to visit a local mosque. The entire day was incredible. Imam Shah, gave us a tour of the mosque and showed us a film about Islam and Muslim beliefs. He opened the floor for us to ask any questions we wanted. According to Imam Shah, Muslims believe in Jesus Christ and even in the virgin birth, but they believe that Jesus was simply another prophet and not God the Son, as Christians believe. Muslims believe that the Prophet Muhammad emerged after Christ, and that he was the last prophet.

We learned that Muslims are peace-loving people.

Kneeling in the main sanctuary.
Kneeling in the main sanctuary.

We learned many other things about Muslims:

  • Their central religious text is the Quran
  • Green is a significant color. It represents nature.
  • Women cover their heads as a sign of modesty.
  • Men and women have  separate entrances into the mosque and they sit together during services.
  • Everyone must remove their shoes before entering the mosque.

    Miss Felicia standing outside the mosque
    Miss Felicia standing outside the mosque
  • Muslims pray five times a day.

    Embracing diversity: Muslim traditions
    Embracing diversity: Muslim traditions

At TAMS and ED, we embrace diversity. We strive to get to know our neighbors and respect our differences. During our World Religions project, we studied Islam, Buddism, Hinduism, Judaism, and Christianity. We learned that, although we differ in our beliefs, peace and love is the thread that binds us. 

For more information about TAMS and ED Homeschool, visit us at www.tamsanded.com. We teach tolerance and diversity with hands-on and real-world activities. Our home school is for students who thrive in smaller classroom settings. We teach. We challenge. They learn.   For our students, the world is their classroom.

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