Islam -- what do you know about it? what do you know aboutIslam?

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I am ashamed to say I don't know much about Islam.  I have had several students who practiced it, so I know the basics.  However, I know more about Judaism and Catholicism.  I know about Islam from an academic more than a practical standpoint.

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I'm in the same boat.  As a former history teacher I have taught about Islam and understand the basic philosophy and tenets of the religion.  I don't have a deep personal connection to the faith nor do any of my close friends, so pretty much all of my knowledge is only academic.

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I know that basic things that most people know.  I know that Islam was founded by Muhammad who had (according to Muslims) an angel dictate the Koran to him.    I know that Islam is an "Abrahamic" religion that honors people like Moses and Abraham.  I know that there are many differences among Muslims in the world -- Sunni and Shi'a, of course, but others as well.

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