Islam
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A. History and Spiritual Foundations

Islam is the name which Moslems give their religion (a combination of Arabian, Jewish, Gnostic and Christian elements), the political and social order connected with it and indeed the whole Islamic culture. Since they attribute their religion to Allah, and regard Mohammed only as his instrument, they reject the term Mohammedan which became current in Europe. The Arabic word Islam means total su…

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Felix M. Pareja, “Islam”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 22 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-483X_smuo_COM_002140>
First published online: 2016



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