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

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Crash Course World History is now available on DVD! Visit http://store.dftba.com/products/crashcourse-world-history-the-complete-series-dvd-set to buy a set for your home or classroom. You can directly support Crash Course at http://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Subscribe for as little as $0 to keep up with everything we're doing. Free is nice, but if you can afford to pay a little every month, it really helps us to continue producing this content. 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. Follow us! @thecrashcourse @realjohngreen @raoulmeyer @crashcoursestan @saysdanica @thoughtbubbler Like us! ‪http://www.facebook.com/youtubecrashcourse Follow us again! ‪http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support CrashCourse on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse
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Daniel Svindland (41 minutes ago)
I`m a christian, thou would not say you describe Islam correct, as they would never allow you to just say God, they mean allah, unless they use Taqiya, that allow them to lie to get you converted
cyrilplayz gaming (6 hours ago)
Yes im a muslim
John Smith (7 hours ago)
Can't wait for the Muhammad warlord-pedophile justification or outright denial. 7:58 Just brushed right over the pedophilia~!
Faizan Baig (11 hours ago)
4:20 - Its not income percentage that the non poors need to give out rather its the percentage of Savings. Make a correction there.
Pulkit Bhatia (16 hours ago)
quran : religion should not be act of compulsion every Muslim ruler ever : Nah!
Christopher Davis (18 hours ago)
Hey, I enjoy your videos and I believe they are helpful. I even use some of them when teaching. I wanted to note, however, that in this video you start out in a really odd manner by presenting two symbols and then an Arabic word as though this is a fair way to expose American ignorance of Islam. The problem, of course, is that if you were to use the crescent most Americans would indeed know what you are talking about. The equivalent to your inclusion of Arabic would be including a word from Koine Greek for Christianity, and another word from Hebrew for Judaism. In all three of these cases Americans would have no idea what you are talking about not because they don't know about the religions, but because they have no idea how to read Greek, Hebrew, or Arabic.
I'm bananana (21 hours ago)
Want to know about Islam? Ask Muslim, not internet. Have a nice day.
Fans Isawi TV (1 day ago)
الفدييو جميل بس عندى تعليقين اولا لما جاب الناس وهيه بتصلى ووراهم معيز وجمال بيرسخ صوره متاخده عندنا ثانيا لما قال الكفار حارب النىب علشان التجاره وبعدين بطريقه سخريه قال ماذالت التجاره بعد الاسلام حد يترجم بقى
Dusty Rob (1 day ago)
1.2 billion Muslims on the planet and according to intelligence agencies across the world, around 15-25 percent of that (aprox. 250 million people) are radical. Most Muslims are great people, but so were most Germans, most Russians, and most Chinese and these empires were still able to kill millions of people. Don't fear the peacefully majority, fear the violent minority.
Nooh Son (15 hours ago)
Dusty Rob *Also, if Muslims are irrelevant, why is it you 'want' "moderate Muslims" to speak out anyway? Such a contradictory, murky position, Hence why few listen to people like you.*
Nooh Son (15 hours ago)
Dusty Rob *Regurgitating Brigette Gabriel disinformation I see. What specific intelligence Agencies are you referring to? Can you at least cite it?*
Gilgamesh LFX (15 hours ago)
+Dusty Rob Cool story bro. Need more dragons.
Darth Dingus (20 hours ago)
Yea...because citizens have a say in who we go to war with. Yea, we have a HUGE election, and everyone votes, EVERYONE. It's not at all like 1 person ultimately decides what the military is going to do.
LAYLA JOHNO123 (1 day ago)
The ignorant idiots who say muslims are bad, there are bad people in every religion and race. Most muslims respect others and are very kind people. My mother said that in islam killing one person is like killing the whole of humanity.
M Hilali (1 day ago)
Learn arabic, read coran and hadith, then you'll catch what is really islam : submission and in no way peace !
Nooh Son (11 hours ago)
M Hilali *You can't even spell 'Koran'. Stop acting like you know-it-all and read it.*
M Hilali (11 hours ago)
Great ! so take your dictionary and read the coran !
Nooh Son (12 hours ago)
M Hilali *The Dictionary definition.*
M Hilali (12 hours ago)
First 'foolish' is not a peaceful comment ! so what is your definition of 'peaceful' ?!
Imane Arguig (1 day ago)
Hello السلام عليكم For how are not a Muslim I hope you do a search about Islam Then you will understand all things Islam is more religion compatible with science God spoke in the Qur'an about many things Things that were impossible to know in the time of our messenger In the Qur'an we have a precise description of the development of the fetus in the uterus The Qur'an, which is the word of God, speaks of the great explosion, which atheists take as an argument for the interpretation of existence
Imane Arguig (1 day ago)
I can also speak German language
Imane Arguig (1 day ago)
For clarification only: I respect all beliefs and welcome the discussion without insulting religions
Imane Arguig (1 day ago)
I can also speak French, if you do not speak English
Imane Arguig (1 day ago)
Islam talk about many other things Who wants to know more, I hope to leave his email and I will send him a detailed and I will explain everything to him God says in the Koran that religion is not coercion But we must study this religion and be convinced of it first
Ali Hassan (1 day ago)
72 virgins is found in the sunni hadith. shia's don't have it.
QUEST TUBE (1 day ago)
Goddammit, I had to read the comments.
ماشي صح (2 days ago)
Follow me please and support me
Tim Alma (2 days ago)
Very nice work Thank you guys A few little mistakes but the whole job is fantastic. Love from Saudi Arabia
super video
xpandicorngamingx (2 days ago)
Ha is it just me or did he say Justin "beaver"😂😂😂😄😀🙂😐😳☹️I have no friends
Nathan Figueroa (2 days ago)
*Islam is a Religion of P I S S*
Nooh Son (15 hours ago)
Nathan Figueroa *I'm afraid you are pissed...*
Paul Moronczyk (2 days ago)
Paul Moronczyk (2 days ago)
quran surah 19;27 virgin birth real. GENESIS 3;15 EGG SEED BLOOD TO WOMAN.
Kevin Langie (2 days ago)
A religion of peace? What a lie! Muslims are out to kill those who do not conform to their beliefs. The muslim religion is a religion of the devil. We Christians should not only try to stop them but to push them back to the pits of dirt where they came from
Nooh Son (15 hours ago)
Kevin Langie *What are you talking about? You are living on the wrong planet.*
hajar yusop (2 days ago)
MUSLIM PRAYER POSTURES FOUND IN THE BIBLES And he (Jesus) went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed..." (Matthew 26:39) "And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship..." (Joshua 5:14) "And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces…" (Numbers 20:6) "And Abraham fell on his face..." (Genesis 17:3) "…and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God." (Revelation 7:11) "…then they bowed their heads and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground." (Nehemiah 8:6) "…Then David and the elders of Israel, who were clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces." (1 Chronicles 21:16)
Arcturusgold (2 days ago)
The so-called Angel Gabriel ONLY asked Muhammed to "Recite" ie. read - as a trader he couldn't read - or so the legend goes. How can a man after twenty years of trading and dealing with 'contracts NOT be able to read or write!!!!?
grinningchicken (2 days ago)
He could read. He couldn’t recite poetry because he wasn’t a poet. Same word in Arabic.
Anonymer als Anonym (3 days ago)
İ am muslim and İ want to make some things told here clear. English is not my native language, so sorry for all the following grammatic mistakes. First of all İ want to make clear, that Suni or Shi or all other (x)i is not real İslam. İn fact these people have little to do with real İslam. They are in my opinion xis not real muslims. Most of them don't now that, but most of them also don't want to know that. İn İslam there are no 5 pillars. There is only one pillar. To stick to the Koran. Jewish led teachers or people who still don't know tell us there are 5 pillars of İslam and that's it. İt is not that easy. Then they're telling us about hadiths ( which is a world of lies ). For example: You just have to visit Kaba (Hajj) and then all your sins are deleted and you have the status of a new born Baby. İn fact they are telling us: You can and should commit as many sins as you can. When your'e old you visit Kaba and everything's all right. Or they tell us: When you build a Mosque, you garanteely go into paradise after your dead. The same Story for richer people. The prophet Mohammed allegedly told such things. And there are yet so many examples. Of course there are many people among them, who would see and accept it when someone tells them about it, but the very most rather would like to kill you. Like those who prayed to false gods at the time of prophet Mohammad. And the greatest lie in the "islamic" world is that of miradsh. İ don't know if it's written correctly. İt's the story about Mohammed rising up to god. And there god allegedly told him to tell people that they have to make salah (the prayer) five times a day. There is nothing about this lie story in the holy Koran. And when you read it you will find three Prayers a day. İf anyone want's to learn about real İslam, he or she may not ask a xi (no matter if he is a Professor or something like that) but should read the Koran. But also in the tawsir's (some kind of translation) they again did what they can, to hide god's light. One should learn some arabic and check every single verse after reading the translation. And İ want to tell this: Elhamdulillah doesn't mean "Thanks to god" İt means "The praise belongs god". This means you have to praise god and you may not try to get a peace of it. Or you may also not praise other people, like a soccer after a great goal or a pop star. They have engraved it in our brains like "thanks to god" because looking for praise makes you commit sins more easily. And there are so many other things to tell but İ will end it here. Thanks to those, who gave me the possibility to write down this here .
Mugen (3 days ago)
Religion is so damn confusing
Sunnah Life (3 days ago)
Daily videos
stalin sampras (3 days ago)
Wow not gonna take about how barbaric muhammed was aye?? how barbaric there teaching are?? Him waging war and being a phedophile, lol and comparing jesus to muhammed please stop! Jesus spread love and harmed no one!!! You are putting a PG 13 spin on it!! Despicable.... Shame on you, sir
TheDarkever (3 days ago)
I worship Ra, the only god. No, not the Egyptian Ra, that's vintage. My Ra is god of holidays, weekend, bananas, and sushi. Best god around!!!
mai saleh (3 days ago)
amazing vid thank you for it just 2 things i noticed the 5 pillars are for all muslims and the prayer thing if someone is sick they can pray in a chair or in bed they don't have to do the prayers as they are if it hurt them they can do it even laying in bed
Really Really (3 days ago)
I’m Muslim and there are actually 6 pillars. Just saying
Jubair Masfiq (3 days ago)
well explained
Andriod Hunter (3 days ago)
They must stop the war between Muslims and Jerusalems
Eddy Nelsonson (3 days ago)
Muhammad was really schizophrenic!
Fatalfantassy (4 days ago)
What with the sticker on his computer that says this machine kills fascists. I came her to learn not to get political
ya boi carby (4 days ago)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. Say: Oh you who turn away I do not worship what you worship, nor do you worship what I worship. And I will not worship what you worship, Nor will you worship what I worship. For your way is yours, and my way is mine. Al-Kafiruun, Surah 109
Jusuf Agung (4 days ago)
Only Wahabist, Salafist and Ikhwanul Muslimin use Islam as a ride to wage wars. Their teachings are not legitimate and representing Islam.
Smurf (4 days ago)
trust me you don't know what Islam is
The Truth (4 days ago)
You forgot one letter in the Arabic word Islam it’s written as أسلام not سلام
Hasan (4 days ago)
Islam doesn't mean peace, idiot. Peace translates in Arabic to salam (سلام) unlike Islam which means submission.
FrostyMarbles (4 days ago)
This too accurate. Wow.
stok3d99 (5 days ago)
Society will regret its push for multiculturalism. It is most definitely not anyone's strength.
Nooh Son (15 hours ago)
stok3d99 *How? Pray tell.*
freeloadx3 (5 days ago)
In my opinion all religions be eradicated especially Islam
Johnny Kaldani (5 days ago)
I'd like to buy the world a home and furnish it with love, Grow apple trees and honey bees, and snow white turtle doves. I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony, I'd like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company. It's the real thing, Coke is what the world needs today.
Pessimist Kai (5 days ago)
Thank you John Green! :)
Preye Yinkore (6 days ago)
You're more pro Muslim it's so obvious. Your Christian crash course was more insulting.
Preye Yinkore (1 day ago)
grinningchicken I doubt his belief for now.
grinningchicken (2 days ago)
He is a Christian now he used to be Atheist.
islam power and he fighting with the jesus jesus is the bad ideas
kihuhv ! (6 days ago)
IsLaM iS a PeAcEfUl ReLiGiOn
Taylor Matt (6 days ago)
Can @Dr.Michael Brown debate this guy?
Layz Mb (6 days ago)
A Estrada (6 days ago)
I am a Christian and a real christian loves his fellow man regardless of his belief. A true Christian does not hate people just because they are Muslim.
Rabite890 (6 days ago)
For some strange reason episode 12 doesn't link to this one in the up next menu. I wonder why...
FRANCO Aloui (6 days ago)
oh god Finally, substantive content
M3D13V4L (6 days ago)
The devil's bible.
Ahmed Sherif (6 days ago)
Shah Hurrem (7 days ago)
Correction: we offer prayer/Salah even if we are sick. we can offer it sitting down or lying on our bed. Correction: it's Ka'ba not kaba. Correction:it's Ummah/Ummat not Uma.
Bayyinah Awesome (7 days ago)
And yeah, Muslims believe that prophets remained since the beginning of HUMANS; 124000 of them. This came to my mind because I heard someone become kinda mildly shocked when she heard this.
INRIKyrieEleison (7 days ago)
Here’s your crash course on Islam: It’s the god damned devil’s religion that discredited religion in general and specifically Abrahamic monotheism. Devil Moohamad turned followers into fanatics, and Islam turns societies into hellholes. Stay out the West you Mooslim scum of the earth!
iihebax-هبة (7 days ago)
ppl who dislikes still think that ISIS are MUSLUMS LMAO
Rayyona World (7 days ago)
So all people who has one of these religions in this video actually believes in some on most words that Allah (muslims god name) said in Quran 🤨
Ash Mckinlay (8 days ago)
Didn't the prophet Mohammed (PBUH) marry and have sex with a little girl? Are the rumours true?
grinningchicken (2 days ago)
Getting married young was a point of pride at the time. It “proved” how virtuous and pure she was. Getting married “late” (21-25) meant nobody wanted you.
Ash Mckinlay (2 days ago)
grinningchicken oh I see. That's cool then. Why did she make such a disturbing lie though?
grinningchicken (2 days ago)
No. Historical Ayesha was about 18 and previously married (non-consummated the divorced) when she married Muhammad. She herself appears to have invented the claim of being 9. That seems to be where the story comes from. However it’s an incorrect but famous story.
Ash Mckinlay (5 days ago)
: doesn't it state such sahih hadiths?
: (5 days ago)
Ash Mckinlay Her age isn't confirmed
YungFlex_TWC 215 (8 days ago)
I like u but u only showing white pplz my lost brother...
trav v (8 days ago)
Islam is evil.
Nooh Son (15 hours ago)
trav v *Sharia means law. So you are saying 'law law'. You have no clue what you're talking about.*
trav v (3 days ago)
Salam Hamza (3 days ago)
trav v i dont think so im muslim but its not important you can have your own opinion
trav v (3 days ago)
Islam is intolerant, Sharia law is their goal, Taqqiya is the deceptive method of takeover. People are waking up.
Salam Hamza (4 days ago)
trav v yeah right..... btw islam isnt evil
AJAY50750 (9 days ago)
World should ban islam. Triple talaq, niqah halala, male and female genital mutilation, concept of 72 hoor( virgin sex slave in heaven for man) and many more filthy practice like this. Islam is disgust to the world
R&R talks (9 days ago)
7.7k kafir
Howard J Cartmell (9 days ago)
There is no evidence of anything happening in Mecca until recently and no excavations have been authorised but before that, nothing has been found, no pottery pieces or ash from fires that survive thousands of years everywhere, especially desert. Trading maps don’t show Mecca. Everything Mecca claims is actually Petra. All early mosques point to it for over 100 years after Mohamed.
Howard J Cartmell (9 days ago)
Mohamed was the perfect human and is to be emulated. He had a six(6) year old wife but consummated at nine (9). He was over 40... He beheaded thousands of Jews sometimes in one day and built a mosque on a Jewish synoguogue. The most important one, in Jerusalem as he claimed a flying horse took him there and he ascended to heaven, met Moses and negotiated prays with god (Allah). That’s the only claim to Israel under the guise of Palestinians whom where a collective of tribes until the British named their land Palestine.
LuLzick (4 days ago)
Nice, pulling lies about Israel/Palestine into this. Is it crazy to guess that your view of Islam is heavily influenced by your political biases?
Nazik Adam (7 days ago)
Are you sure you are not confusing Our prophet with crusaders?
Nazik Adam (7 days ago)
9 + 12 = 21. Age is count after puberty back then.
pete street (9 days ago)
mohammed raped young girls and killed millions of innocent people who would not bow to islam. but i honestly believe that there never was a mohammed. he is a fake
Nooh Son (15 hours ago)
pete street *Are you pulling this out from your you know what?*
abdallah abdi (9 days ago)
Dude your facts are incredibly loose sourced and explained horribly.
Tounsi Firas (9 days ago)
Just one correction; it wasn't Abou Bakr who recorded the Quran in writing but Othman who ruled after Omar Mohamed>Abou Bakr>Omar>Othman>Ali
Star Lord (10 days ago)
All without a flamethrower!
Trump’s Scooby Doo (10 days ago)
Umm sorry to say John, Islam was not respectful of women and it was not nor is it a religion of peace, sorry to say.
Salam Hamza (4 days ago)
Trump’s Scooby Doo ofcource i read it all im muslim and it so peaceful
Trump’s Scooby Doo (4 days ago)
Salam Hamza Umm have you read the Quaran?
Salam Hamza (4 days ago)
Trump’s Scooby Doo yes it is
Fuck Off (10 days ago)
Respect to those that are Muslim, coming from a Christian. :)
Somaiya Alwaniss (10 days ago)
لا يمكن شرح ما هو دين الاسلام في دقائق و لكن علي كلا شكرا للمحاولة و هناك نوعا من الحيادية لكن راجع تلك المعلومة و اسمع من الاسلام و ليس عن الاسلام فالاسلام ابدا لم ينتشر بالسيف بالصورة التي عرضتها، فالجهاد له كواليس اذا كنت موضوعيا يمكنك اعادة بحثها
Somaiya Alwaniss (10 days ago)
قال محمد رسول الاسلام (( ان الدين متين فأوغلوا فيه برفق ))
Somaiya Alwaniss (10 days ago)
اذا كان الاسلام انتشر بالسيف، فكيف ظلت الامم و الشعوب الغير مسلمه!؟؟؟ ؟
Pølcifer Pøffer (10 days ago)
The awerage IQ among atheist is much higher than indoctrinated sheeps. Go figure Allah Akbar.
Nooh Son (15 hours ago)
Pølcifer Pøffer *Based on what?*
SUSHANT KUMAR (10 days ago)
hindg (10 days ago)
Wow! Surprising so accurate and informative and detailed to the point that you even mentioned that there are different levels of Hadith. Thank you!
John Hickey (11 days ago)
Abraham knew there is only ONE God. He needs to get his facts straight.
Krasimir Barzilski (11 days ago)
Well that at least proves that islam began with violence and still preaching violence.When you are threatend to be killed ofcourse u are gonna change fate. Accurate in historical facts but leaving a good impression witch is false
Maaz ahmed (11 days ago)
Do a video abiut the spanish inquisation?
Julie Okarma (11 days ago)
Have you guys look up the prophecy of Jesus coming to the world to be king of all kings it happened with him it have been down in history
JeevesReturns (11 days ago)
Thanks for the education!
Amna Farooq (11 days ago)
I'm a Muslim and a student if English literature... i was a big fan of ur writings but God knows I'm in love with u after watching it... u r such a brilliant orator n researcher... i wish the world could have more ppl like you. 😢
I'm a Shi'ite Muslim and I believe Abu Bakr deserved to become the first Caliph since he was older than Ali ibn Abi Taleb hence wiser and among the first to become a Muslim and he was with the Prophet (May Peace be Upon Him) on many important historical occasions.
grinningchicken (2 days ago)
Abu Bakr father Abi Qahafa was alive at the time and even older than Abu Bakr did he deserve it more than Abu Bakr? Abu Jahl and Abu Lahab refused Prophet Muhammad because he was younger than them and felt they had more right to be a prophet than him do you agree with that too?
Evan Swanson (12 days ago)
I love the history of this time period and region(s). However, (and I get this video is old) there is some serious historian’s inconsistency. While you focus on the terrible acts done by Europeans, you seem to gloss over and make little to no mention of the terrible atrocities this Islamic empire committed to become so dominant. Countless women raped, so many innocents killed, tortured and (realistically) enslaved. You only talk about the good sides of this empire while completely leaving out the bad. There has been a trend in history-telling for the past 15 or so years in which we all feel compelled to tell about underrepresented history. WHICH IS GREAT. But when our strategy for telling it all is “only bash the European history we already know while overly glorifying the history that we don’t,” then that’s just nonsense. Instead, we should simply welcome it into the “fold” of our historical knowledge with an unbiased view that does not try to glorify one area while bashing another, but by taking all history as, like you claim to say, *the story of all people throughout our world.*
Julie Okarma (12 days ago)
Jesus is Son of God
Julie Okarma (11 days ago)
Have you ever wet the holy Bible before please look it up I will check it is out
Baba alharbi (11 days ago)
Julie Okarma no he is not
Mohammed Al-Alaw (12 days ago)
plus there are a ton of bi-ISLAM ideas (more than seventy) not only suni and shea but only one is correct! followers of ABRAHAM
Mohammed Al-Alaw (12 days ago)
plus when you enter heaven what ever you desire you would find just make it there!!!
Mohammed Al-Alaw (12 days ago)
It is not that ISLAM is very good at winning wars that you get victory but it is your faith or if it is absent the military force!
Mohammed Al-Alaw (12 days ago)
If you were to get assasinated it is not in your hand it is destiny or fate!
trav v (8 days ago)
Mohammed Al-Alaw (12 days ago)
and they were the best days
Mohammed Al-Alaw (12 days ago)
Correction the only people who wanted Ali to lead are some twisted minded people where his age was very young (about 20's)
Mohammed Al-Alaw (12 days ago)
I need to correct you The Messenger Mohammed is a great leader not a only can we describe him as a General!
Mohammed Al-Alaw (12 days ago)
I need to corect you that illness does not deny or defy the obligation of SALAT
Ahmed Salar (12 days ago)
I'm a muslim and I don't find this offensive at all
Preye Yinkore (6 days ago)
Ahmed Salar he didn't want it to be offensive in the first place
Highlighted reply (12 days ago)
It may have many good aspects and codes of living. But it also have archaic barbaric rules from over a 1000 years ago. The religion needs to be modernised.
Ray hawk Gamma (12 days ago)
Soon in this world... Religion will be a laughable matter in all human history... How people being blinded by beliefs in god and their command...thinking and believing that they are way better from others, so confidently convinced in their position that they've been spending their whole lives in this world in the way that their imaginary gods has given to them, without even realizing that they have repeatively thrown their humanity and their precious ONE life out to the window just for the promise of eternity by some oddly no different or special book... Soon people will slowly realize thru generations that once in the history of humanity we have been enslave by our unparalleled immagination...LIERS EVEN BELIEVE ABOUT THEIR LIES...truth will set us free? "INDEED".. but the right question is "how will we find truth?" OR does it really matter? CAUSE "all we want to KNOW is the one we want to BELIEVE".... And that will be the TRUTH FOR US!... EPIC fail hahaha 😁

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