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Islam was established in the 7th century and inherited elements from pre-Islamic Arabic mythology as well as Jewish (e.g. Abraham) and Christian mythology (e.g. Jesus). Islam (Arabic:  ) is a monotheistic religion based upon the teachings of Muhammad, a 7th century Arab religious and political figure. ... The 7th century is the period from 601 - 700 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. ... Arabic Mythology is the ancient beliefs of the Arabs. ... Jewish mythology is a body of stories that explains or symbolizes Jewish beliefs. ... The angel prevents the sacrifice of Isaac (Rembrandt, 1634) Abraham (Hebrew: , Standard Avraham Ashkenazi Avrohom or Avruhom Tiberian  ; Arabic: ,  ; Geez: , ) is a figure in the Bible and Quran who is by believers regarded as the founding patriarch of the Israelites and of the Nabataean people in Jewish, Christian and... Christian mythology is the body of traditional narratives, that would be viewed as sacred stories by Christians, which would often serve to explain or symbolize Christianity and Christian cultures. ... Jesus as myth refers to the idea that the narrative of Jesus in the gospels is not about a real person, but a construct of Christian mythology, which parallels mystery religions of the Roman Empire such as Mithraism and the myths of rebirth deities. ...


The concept of the Evil Eye is mentioned in the Qur'an, in Surat al-Falaq (in which one is told to seek refuge "from the mischief of the envious one as he envies"). The Hand of Fatima is sometimes used to neutralize the effect of Evil Eye, though its use is forbidden in Islam, as are all talismans and superstitions. Among traditional muslims, various verses from the Qur'an such as an-Nas and al-Falaq are sometimes recited for blessing, or protection from such superstitions. John Phillip, The Evil Eye (1859), a self-portrait depicting the artist sketching a Spanish gypsy who thinks she is being given the evil eye The evil eye is a widely distributed element of folklore, in which it is believed that the envy elicited by the good luck of fortunate... This article or section seems to contain too many quotations for an encyclopedia entry. ... Sura (sometimes spelt Surah , plural Suwar ) is an Arabic term literally meaning something enclosed or surrounded by a fence or wall. ... Surat Al-Falaq (Dawn, Daybreak) is the 113th Sura of the Quran. ... Hand of Fatima used as a pendant The symbol or design known in Islamic societies as the Hand of Fatima and in Jewish lore as the Hand of Miriam, or in both as Khamsa, from the Hebrew and Arabic words for five, serves as an ancient talismanic way of averting... Islam (Arabic:  ) is a monotheistic religion based upon the teachings of Muhammad, a 7th century Arab religious and political figure. ... Surat an-Nas (Mankind) is the 114th and last sura of the Quran. ... Surat Al-Falaq (Dawn, Daybreak) is the 113th Sura of the Quran. ...

Gabriel delivering the Annunciation. ... Artistic depiction of the angel of death Azrael (in standard Arabic transliteration it is Ezrail or Ezraeil عزرائیل) is typically known as one of the names of the angel of death, and is an English form of the Arabic name Ezrail or Ezraeil, the name traditionally attributed... At its simplest, Shayṭān is the Arabic word for Satan. ... Genie is the anglicized word for the Arabic jinni. In Semitic mythology and Islamic religion, a jinni (also djinni or djini) is a member of the jinn (or djinn), a race of spirits. ... Although unrelated, Miraj can also refer to the Islamic doctrine of Prophet Mohammuds ascent to heaven, as documented in the Kitab al Miraj. ... Yaum Al-Qiyâmah يوم القيامة (literally, Day of the Resurrection) is the Arabic name for Judgement Day. ... The Kaaba or Kaabah, is a building located inside the mosque known as Masjid al Haram in Mecca (Makkah). ...

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Religion and mythology differ, but have overlapping aspects. ... Christian mythology is the body of traditional narratives, that would be viewed as sacred stories by Christians, which would often serve to explain or symbolize Christianity and Christian cultures. ... Jewish mythology is a body of stories that explains or symbolizes Jewish beliefs. ... Folk religion consists of beliefs, superstitions and rituals transmitted from generation to generation of a specific culture. ...

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  • http://www.pantheon.org/areas/mythology/middle_east/islamic/articles.html
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