World History Homework Five Answers - Student Six

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1. List the "Five Pillars of Islam."

1. Submit to Allah.
2. Pray to Allah five times a day.
3. Fast for the entire month of Ramadan.
4. Donate to the poor.
5. Go on a pilgrimage to Mecca once during a life time. This is called a Hajj.

Excellent, but note that the fast is only during daylight hours.

2. How is Islam different from Christianity?

The biggest difference between Islam and Christianity is that Christianity preaches to love your enemy as yourself were as Islam preaches to kill your enemy if they do not convert to Islam.

Concise and correct.

3. Charles the Hammer, Pepin the Short, and Charlemagne: which one is your favorite, and why?

Charlemagne is my favorite. He truly impacted the world by renewing the emphasis on education. He seemed to possess a strong faith in Jesus Christ. Although he could have lived his life by the sword, he followed what Jesus taught and did not. In general he was a very prestige king who used his power to do good, not evil.

Superb, may use as a model!

4. Describe what you like about feudalism in Western Europe. Jenna N.

I like the way that families where very close and did not have to live far apart in order to succeed.

Excellent.

5. Explain the difference between the Sunnis and the Shiites, and give examples of one country controlled by each.

The Sunnis are more moderate and get along with other cultures. In contrast the Shiites are more extreme and do not get along well with other cultures.

Superb again.

6. Current events: Comment on the table of Islamic populations by country. Do you notice anything interesting about it?

I find it interesting how Islam dominates countries religious views. Very few countries have just a few Muslims. I think this says a lot about the very structure of Islam.

Right.

7. H6. Do you think the term "faith" properly applies to any religion other than Christianity?

The English meaning for the word “faith” does apply to other religions. The English word simply means to have confidence or trust in a certain person or thing. This definition of faith does apply to most religions. But the Christian faith is in fact different from every other religious faith. Through going back to the Hebrew language this becomes clear. The Hebrew word for faith which is used in the Old Testament is emunah. Emunah is an action oriented to the word “support”. So when I say that I have faith in God, I am not just saying that I have confidence that God exists, like people in other religions say, I am going even further. I am saying that I fully support what I know God can do and is going to do. So the Christian faith is different from the faith in any other religion.

Excellent explanation, although I don't think "faith" is used much in the Old Testament. I'll have to learn more about "emunah". May use part of your answer as a model!
Insight answers again! Perfect score: 70/70. Congratulations!
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