Friday, November 23, 2007

On the Heart of Islam: One God, equality of all the Believers, and better treatment of women

The My Hero Project - Muhammad the Prophet
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Muhammad the Prophet
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locle999 is bookmarking like crazy on This evening he has been exploring pages of The My Hero Project, including one on Muhammad the Prophet. Baha'is feel a special calling to ensure that the beliefs of Islam and its contributions to our spiritual evolution are properly acknowledged. -gw

In his final sermon Muhammad summarised the heart of Islam:

- Belief in One God without images or symbols,

- Equality of all the Believers without distinction of race or class, the superiority of individuals being based solely on piety;

- Sanctity of life, property and honour;

- Abolition of interest, and of vendettas and private justice;

- Better treatment of women;

- Obligatory inheritance and distribution of the property of deceased persons among near relatives of both sexes, and removal of the possibility of the accumulation of wealth in the hands of the few."

the BBC World Service Web site

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