Middle East Religions - Gabrielle Held


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  • What are the major religions of the Middle East and how do they compare to each other?
  • Great question! Today we will cover Islam, Christianity and Judaism! Lets watch a video about Islam first.
  • Hello! I am a Sunni Muslim, which means that I practice the religion of Islam. I follow my life by the five pillars and I believe that Muhammad was a prophet who was chosen by God to be his messenger to the world.
  • During Hanukkah, we celebrate the oil of a lamp that burned for 8 days by lighting 8 candles on a menorah. We also believe that the Torah and the Hebrew Bible are sacred and hold the words of our religion.
  • Hello! We follow the religion of Judaism, which means that we follow the prophet Abraham and live our lives with justice, law, and righteousness.
  • In Mr. Fredrick's 9th grade world geography class, students are going to learn about the major religions in the Middle East and how they all relate to each other.
  • Hello! I am a Christian and I follow the words of the prophet Jesus who was believed to be the son of God. That being said, I am monotheistic and I read the Bible, which contains the Old Testament and the New Testament. I celebrate Christmas and Easter and wear a cross symbol around my neck.
  • This woman, who lives in the Middle East, believes in Islam, a religion that is monotheistic, looks up to the prophet Muhammad, and reads the Koran, or a sacred text that contains the old testament.
  • Wow! The three religions of the Middle East are so interesting! Now I know that all three religions follow the teachings of a prophet and the words in the Old Testament.
  • These two Hebrew's believe that Abraham led early Hebrews through Egypt and later scattered in the Diaspora. They are monotheistic and located is Israel.
  • Well class, there you have it! Although these three religions may have their differences, they all originated in the Middle East and all follow similar teachings. They still exist to this day around the world, as do the powerful and sacred words of the prophets!
  • Pictured here is a Christian woman in the Middle East who is explaining the religion's beliefs and values.
  • Here, a 9th grade student explains the similarities of the three religions in the Middle East.
  • In this scene, Mr. Fredrick wraps up his lesson addressing the similarities of the religions and where they stand today.
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