World Religion Interview and Site Visit Report

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World Religion Interview and Site Visit Report

Desmond Steele


February 17, 2011

University of Phoenix


I. Hi my name is Desmond Steele and I practice the religion of Christianity. I performed an interview and site visit with Wally Muhammad from Atlanta Georgia. Wally practices the religion of Islam. Wally is an old friend of my mothers and he is originally from Greenville, Alabama. Greenville is the place where I live and Wally comes to visit frequently. The reason I chose Islam is because I am very interested in learning more about the Islamic religion. Ever since the 9/11 attacks on the United States, Muslims have been seen in a negative light and I wanted to hear about the religion from a Muslim I know.

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II. Desmond: Hi Wally I want to know what the religion of Islam means to you?

Wally: Well, being a Muslim is very important to me and Islam helps me to be the best man I can be.

Desmond: Wally, how has Islam shaped the way you live your life?

Wally: Islam shapes every aspect of my life. I follow the rules of Islam and they help me satisfy Allah and that’s all I want to do.

Desmond: Wally, what do you have to do to join the Islam religion?

Wally: To become a Muslim a person will have to renounce any other religion and proclaim that there is only one God and that is Allah. Then a person would have to take a shower or bath which is meant to purify you. Finally that person would have to apply all the rules of Islam into their life.

Desmond: Wally how long have you been a Muslim?

Wally: I have been a Muslim for forty years, ever since I was 14 years old.

Desmond: Who is Muhammad and what does he mean to Islam?

Wally: Muhammad was the last prophet of God. In Islam we see The Prophet Muhammad as the last link between God and the people. The Prophet is very important to us Muslims because he restored the original faith.

Desmond: Wally, what does a day of Islam worship consist...