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The Islamic Faith

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Which of the following facts about Islam are relevant to understanding the internal social conflicts in the novel, such as the constraint Amir feels in his relationship with Hassan, and the open disdain Assef reveals for Hazaras?

A

The followers of Islam, known as Muslims, hold one primary belief: there is one God, Allah, and Muhammad was his prophet.

B

Every Muslim is expected to perform a pilgrimage (known as the Hajj) to the Holy city of Mecca at least once in his lifetime.

C

The two main sects of Islam differ primarily in their beliefs about who were the leaders following the death of Prophet Muhammad.

D

All Muslims pray five times a day.

E

The word “Islam” comes from the Arabic word salam, which means peace.