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The Foundations of Islam (Understanding World Religions #17)

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Our quote for today is from Tony Blair. He said, "The big issue of our time is trying to deal with extremism based on a perversion of religion and how you get peaceful coexistence between people of different faiths and cultures."

In this podcast, we are making our way through Garry R. Morgan's book, "Understanding World Religions in 15 Minutes a Day." 

Our Understanding World Religions topic for today is, "The Foundations of Islam." 

Essential to the religion of Islam are the Five Pillars, or obligations, that are required of all Muslims. These are, in English:

1. Reciting the Creed
2. Praying five times daily
3. Almsgiving
4. Fasting
5. Making the pilgrimage to Mecca

We will look at each in more detail in this episode.