Islam: A religion of Peace and Community
Brian J Cobb
As I stepped into the home, I immediately started to feel made welcome. I came into the home with the parents of 1 of my own wife's students to learn of their culture. Having an interest in mastering more about Islam and Muslims, I had arranged to meet and sit down for a morning in an available discussion regarding both the cultures and religions. I needed know how we were holding the same, and just how they differed. This was the start to a long, deep, and one of the most interesting conversations I possess had within a long time. We started together with the exports of Morocco, it is neighboring countries, and who controlled it. Our conversation expanded and evolved to feature topics including the beginning of slavery and how it associated with the Scriptures, the five pillars of the Islamic values, and the origin of the name America. As well as many more topics that garbled, turned, came back, and seemed to take on a lifetime of their own.
As I fulfilled Saliem at his door the first thing I recently came across was he didn't match the " typicalвЂќ Muslim profile because represented inside the media. The key difference being he was African-American. I knew that numerous Muslims and people of the Islamic faith were not all Persia but this still found me a tad off guard. He approached me and took my coat and hat before inviting me to the living room to meet his better half, Manana. Being seated I opened up with the principles of the assignment and what I was looking to learn. I needed to learn, and experience because their lifestyle as I may in this 1 evening. I let them know that we knew somewhat about their religion from speaking with a trainer I had a new few years backside, and a few speedy Google queries I did to obtain the basics. We started with discussing The other agents, where Manana is via, and how they met. I used to be surprised to determine that Saliem met Manana's father on his Hajj, a religious pilgrimage that may be one of all their five support beams. When he mentioned he was buying wife, Manana's father said he had a...