I need help creating a thesis and an outline on Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. Still, others have no real faith and try to build a moral foundation out of their personal experience adding rules and content to it as the years go by. In this essay, I will look at the teachings of the prophet Mohammed as presented in this fascinating documentary. A number of people are interviewed and describe their interpretation of the teachings and how these apply to their lives.
This excellent documentary features a number of outspoken advocates for Islam. Each have had their lives shaped in different ways by the prophet Mohammed. They feel a deep personal and spiritual relationship with him and his teaching are implemented in various ways in their individual lives. Jameel Johnson for example is the chief of staff to a United States congressman from New York. He has a high stress job in a complex environment. He is also breaking down barriers and many American may not expect to see a Muslim working in politics for the United State government. But he is content with that role. For him, Mohammed teaches that everyone should do all that they can to try correct injustices. He sees a hierarchy of faith based on how much action you are willing to take to change things. Those who sit at home feeling bad are at the low end of that spectrum. This feeling has motivated him to get involved in politics. He opposes discrimination and feels that the best way to put these ideas in action is in Washington. He also feels like Mohammed would want him to educate people about his faith and about how to end injustice and this is something else he is capable of doing in his powerful position. He organizes Friday prayer sessions on Capitol Hill and these have grown very significantly. Part of his understanding of the teachings of Mohammed involves proselytizing for him. He also wants to turn away from material things in order to focus on his faith. That is what he truly believes.