Muhammad

Week 10: Muhammad (570 – 632 AD)

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Read K – 5:  Muhammad by Demi AND skim information on these sites:

6 – 8: Muhammad of Mecca, Prophet of Islam by Elsa Marston AND read information on these sites:



Discuss:

  • What happened to Muhammad’s parents? (died when he was very young)
  • Who raised Muhammad? (grandfather & uncle)
  • What was Muhammad’s nickname in business? (the trustworthy)
  • What type of work did Muhammad do as a young man? (merchant, trader)
  • What was the name of Muhammad’s first wife? (Khadijah)
  • What happened to Muhammad in the cave just outside of Mecca? (said he saw the angel Gabriel who told him to recite.)
  • What message did Muhammad bring to the people? (there is only one God, be good to the poor, etc.)
  • What is considered to be the holy book of Islam? (the Koran)
  • What was the Kabah? (square structure with a meteorite set into the corner; located in Mecca; many Arabs worshiped there.)
  • Before Muhammad preached to the Arabic people, how many gods did they worship? (hundreds)
  • What tribe fiercely opposed Muhammad? (the Quraysh)
  • How are Muslims called to prayer? (Man calling)
  • T/F Muhammad and his followers fought many battles. (T)
  • Do Muslims believe in the Trinity? (no)
  • What foods should Muslims avoid? (alcohol & pork)
  • What are the 5 pillars of Islam? (1.) There is one God, Allah, and Muhammad is his prophet)
    2.) Muslims must face the Kabah in Mecca and pray 5 times a day)
    3.) Give to the poor
    4.) Fast during Ramadan
    5.) Pilgrimage to Mecca
  • What were Muhammad’s friend, Abu Bakr’s words to the people when Muhammad died? ( If you worship Muhammad, Muhammad is dead; If you worship God, God is living, & eternal, immortal.)

Questions for Grades 6 – 8:

  • What were the Satanic verses? (Muhammad was told by revelation that Muslims could worship at the shrines of 3 female gods, then received another revelation that no, Muslims must worship only God; Muhammad reasoned the first message must have come from Satan.)
  • According to the Koran, how many wives can a Muslim take? (4 but they must be treated equally)
  • How many wives did Muhammad have? (more than 4; most sources say at least 11 and he also had concubines)
  • Who was Aisha? (one of Muhammad’s wives – possibly his favorite after Khadijah; married her when she was 6; Muhammad consummated the marriage when she was 9; she gave us much information about his life.)
  • Originally Muhammad and his followers faced what city when they prayed? (Jerusalem)
  • According to the Koran, can men divorce their wives? (yes, as long as they provide for them)
  • T/F Muhammad was both a spiritual & political leader. (True)
  • What is jihad? (Holy War – Muslims must fight to protect, defend & advance Muslim community)
  • If a tribe was attacked but agreed to become Muslims what was the result? (tribe could live)
  • If a tribe was attacked but did not become Muslims what was the result? (all were killed)
  • Did the Jewish tribes living near Muhammad accept his teachings? (No)

Activities: K – 2: Create a model of the 5 pillars of Islam similar to what is shown on this website: http://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/pillars-of-islam-lesson-plan/. Toilet paper and paper towel rolls work great, but if you don’t have enough, paper can be rolled up and taped for the same effect.
3 – 6: Write a paragraph telling what you’ve learned about Muhammad and Islam. Write another paragraph contrasting Jesus and Muhammad. Then, from the chart on the website you just read: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/Jesus-Muhammad.htm copy two of the chart comparisons of Jesus & Muhammad. Choose two that stood out most to you.
7 – 8: Write a 5 paragraph 3 proof essay describing the life of Muhammad, the teachings of Islam, and how it contrasts with Christianity. Then, from the chart on the website you just read http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/Jesus-Muhammad.htm copy two of the chart comparisons of Jesus & Muhammad. Choose two that stood out most to you.

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Copyright August 21st, 2014 by Gwen Fredette

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