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Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars All Without a Flamewar: Crash Course World History #13

In which John Green teaches you the history of Islam, including the revelation of the Qu’ran to Muhammad, the five pillars of Islam, how the Islamic empire got its start, the Rightly Guided Caliphs, and more. Learn about hadiths, Abu Bakr, and whether the Umma has anything to do with Uma Thurman (spoiler alert: it doesn’t). Also, learn a little about the split between Sunni and Shia Muslims, and how to tell if this year’s Ramadan is going to be difficult for your Muslim friends. Let’s try to keep the flame wars out of this reasoned discussion.

Introduction 00:00
Origins of Islam 0:51
The Quran 2:36
The Five Pillars of Islam 3:24
An Open Letter to the 72 Virgins 4:50
Sharia Law 5:48
Muhammad, Medina, and Mecca 6:27
The First Caliph 7:41
How did Islam spread? 9:26
The Islamic Empire’s Legacy 11:10
Credits 12:18

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46 thoughts on “Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars All Without a Flamewar: Crash Course World History #13”

  1. For those of you mentioning the houri (72) actually being in the book, here's the situation. While they are mentioned, they're not really a noun, they're more of an adjective. Also they mean something completely different. They mean constant cycles, and mean something different based on the context. I have a few videos discussing the topic in detail if you're interested. These are just very nasty mistranslations.

  2. So many people want to search for truth but many don't know how to search for the right/correct religion. Which is why i feel i have to start teaching them. Ok, for this you're goanna need your "intellectual rational capacity". It's the only tool you'll need for this project. Go to my channel and you'll see a video called "How to search for the correct Religion".

  3. Umar ibn Khattab radiallahu taala anhu is assasinated while he was performing his congregational prayer in the Masjid(mosque).

    Uthman ibn Affan radiallahu taala anhu is killed in his house when he is lockdowned in his house at the age of 82 years old by a bunch of youngsters.

    Ali ibn Abi Talib radiallahu taala anhu is assasinated by putting poison in the sword that is used to kill him.during his prayer.

    Thats all

  4. I haven't understood why would you compare the recognition of the main simbols in the Judaism and Christianity to the Arabic word سلام "salam" which means hello

  5. A little warning to my brothers and sister of faith. The few people here in these comment sections who disrespect our faith spew nonsense and will pull “facts” from nowhere. They cannot be reasoned with because they covered themselves in delusion and hatred. It is best to ignore such people.

  6. I have an exam on Islam tomorrow and I know nothing due to covid and I think this video just pulled me from a z to a t (Australian grading system, z means fails the entire course instantly t is just fails the exam)

  7. A bit addition to taxing non-muslim, because the region will be under muslim protection and because the non-believer is not obliged to be on army, they paid tax instead (all muslim men is obliged to if the governer ask for aid)

  8. This video is too political, but since you took it that way, let me remind you that under the hands of Islam, Christianity is the most persecuted group of people in the world. The silence towards the masses of Catholics brutally killed in Africa and the Middle East is heart breaking. Next time you try to virtue signal for your political agenda, remember the people who are dying because of the false narratives of peaceful Islam persecuted by Christianity, when the reality is the complete opposite. The Catholics in Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Iran, Libya, and everywhere else in Africa, Middle East and Asia, matter.

  9. The most hypocritical religion in the world . They say one thing and do the other . Learn it all from the Egyptians like the rest of the fake religions in the world including christianity. The gods are watching and you are about to see the real God of your world. 🌌

  10. I'm turning Christian or Muslim or Jain…. Why I never came across this statement ever but in the middle of my twitter feed or in comment section someone just converts to Muslim… I don't know how🤔…
    Personally I don't pray regularly and visit temple once or twice a year. To me God is a positive energy that everyone seeks when they want to talk to someone they have hope from or want to thank for getting anything or just for having life. For me workship is being loyal, helpful, honest to yourself and the world. And the famous saying I believe "Work is Worksip".

  11. Quran says there are untouched virgin women "called huri" with big eyes reserved for Muslim man. So there are virgins in heaven according to islam. Hadith is about number of the virgins.

  12. Like 99% of Muslim, I too used to believe that my religion was absolutely complete, perfect and didn't need any fine-tuning at the time of prophet's (s.a.w.) death. And then one day it all changed. In my college days, after an argument with my boss, I walked out of my job and I got a call the next day and I was told that I wasn't gonna get paid for the last week because I had quit without giving a two week notice. I retaliated and did get paid but even though, what that guy tried to do is not permissible in Islam; that day, I finally got a tiny, tiny, tiny, tinyyyyy glimpse of slavery (did I mention tiny).

    So to any fellow Muslim who says that Islamic law is perfect and doesn't have to change, please change the way you think and may be.. may be a great-great-great grandchild of yours will go to the podium at the Stockholm Concert Hall to accept a Nobel prize in Physics.

    Every Muslim wants to Make-Islam-Great-Again (pun intended), but sadly we don't wanna change the way we think. It’s okay to put sharia behind 100% (how we have when it comes to slavery) and base our laws and personal values and moral on the merit of what’s best for the humankind.

  13. No our history is about that which has been most impactful to the world and more specifically that part of the world in which we live.Judeo Christian history has had an impact on the West that Islam simply does not. Also Islam has not been the defining force of the modern age. Those are Western in origin.

  14. To the victors goes the myths and the monuments…………………….. you show the history written and established by the victors of conquest, NOT TRULY the "History of people living on this planet"

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