Hagar’s trust in the love and protection of the One God bears fruit in that God empowers her through enabling her to find the well of Zam Zam, which not only guarantees her survival, but makes Mecca into a hub for settlement in which neighboring tribes can flourish and survive through their reliance on this critical water resource under the custody of this influential woman.
Her search for water in which she scuttles in the area between the two mountains of Safa and Marwa later becomes one of the rituals of the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, reminding believers of the lesson of balancing trust in providential care with the exertion of effort, as modeled by this matriarch of Islam.
The rest are primarily African Americans, most of whom are Sunni Muslims..
This is due to parts of the teachings of Louis Farrakhan regarding the “white race” and Judaism.
By 2050, the population of Muslims and Christians are projected to even out with the two faiths constituting approximately 60% of the world’s population. They represent many movements and identities: immigrant and indigenous, Sunni and Shi‘ite, conservative and moderate, orthodox and heterodox.
They seek to educate and enlighten the many non-Muslims that surround them, and to make a positive contribution to the greater international Muslim community.
In the Islamic narrative of the life of Abraham, the mothers of both Isaac and Ismail are viewed positively as pious women devout in their worship of God.
Isaac and his descendants among whom are Jacob (Yaqub), Joseph (Yusuf), Jesus (‘Isa) are loved and revered by Muslims and it is not uncommon to find Muslims throughout the world named after these quranic/biblical Prophets.
focuses primarily on dress (especially head covering) for women, and wearing the beard for men.
Increasing numbers of Muslim men feel that the Prophet serves as the visible symbol of the importance of wearing a beard, and that they should be allowed to do so even if working in agencies that traditionally do not allow for that.