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The World's Religions - Chapter VI, Islam, Background Summary & Analysis

Huston Smith
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Chapter VI, Islam, Background Summary and Analysis

Islam comes from the same roots as Judeo-Christian religion, tracing its beginnings back to the same God, or Allah, as called in Arabic. Al means "the" and llah means "God" which stresses that there is but one God. It is not until the banishment of Haggar and Ishmael from the house of Abraham that there is a divergence between Judaic and Islamic tradition. According to koranic account, Ishmael went to Mecca and his descendents became Muslims.

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