Web Quest on Islam for Palace Walk Please turn in one complete copy for each group. Names :____________________ ____________________ ____________________ Step 1: Type the following web address into your browser: http://www.islam101.com/dawah/introIslam.html Step 2: Read the first part of the article. Stop when you have reached the link entitled “Take a Review Test before you continue. [Test 1].” Step 3: Answer the following questions. 1. Explain the difference between “Arabs” and “Muslims”. ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ 2. What percentage of “Muslims” in the world are “Arabs”? ____________________________________________________________________________________ Step 4: Go to the main page of the site (www.islam101.com). Use your formidable skills as a web surfer to come up with answers to the following questions. Please answer in complete sentences where appropriate. If you run out of space, use a separate piece of paper or the back of this sheet. 1. What is the literal meaning of the word “Islam”? 2. What is a “Muslim”? 3. What are the “Five Pillars of Islam”? Give both the original Arabic name and describe what they mean in English. A. B. C. D. E. 4. Out of those five, which do Muslims believe is most important? 5. Please write a short paragraph explaining who Muhammad was and why he is so important to Muslims. This paragraph should include his birth and death dates. _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ 6. What is the Qu’ran? _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ 7. What is a mosque? _______________________________________________________________________________________ 8. What is a surah? _______________________________________________________________________________________ 9. What is an Imam? _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ 10. According to the Qu’ran, how are Muslims supposed to feel about Christians and Jews? _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ 11. What and when is “Ramadan”? _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ Step 5: Take the Level 1, Test 1 online test from the site (http://www.islam101.com/onlineTests/index.htm). Post each student’s score below. Name: Name: Name: Score: Score: Score: Step 6: Spend some time surfing www.islam101.com for information that interests you and your partner(s). Based on what you learned or were unable to learn, write out at least 3 questions you would like answered. 1. 2. 3. Step 7: Go to the site http://www.islamfortoday.com/ruqaiyyah09.htm and read the article you find there. Then, name 3 things that you learned from this article that you didn’t know previously. 1. 2. 3. Step 8: You may now search anywhere you want on the web in order to answer the questions below. 1. What is the difference between the beliefs of Sunni Muslims and Shia Muslims? ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Which is the larger group around the world, Sunni or Shia? ____________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Which form of the faith do most people in Cairo, Egypt practice? ____________________________________________________________________________________ 4. Find the names of at least 3 places that Muslims would consider holy in Cairo, Egypt. ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ Step 9: List at least 2 additional questions you and your partner(s) have about Islam, but weren’t able to find the answers to. 1. 2.
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