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The Five Pillars of Faith in Islam
How To Be a Good Muslim In order to be a muslim there are basic things that can be done to get by and still get into heaven. The foundation of Islam sits on five pillars of faith. These pillars are declaration of faith, prayer, fasting, alms, and the hajj (H 1:7). The statement or declaration of faith is the first step t...
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The Importance, Implications and Power of the Book The Path of Muhammad
Al-Tariqah al-Muhammadiyyah, or The Path of Muhammad, more commonly referred to as the Tarikat, is a book providing guidance on Islamic morals and ethics written by Mehmed b. Pir Ali, also known as Mehmed Birgivi and most famously, Imam Birgivi. Written in the ‘glory days’ of the Ottoman Empire, the text promotes Islamic or...
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An Evaluation of the View of Muslim Women in Islam
Essay 3 The Islamic culture has a tendency to draw controversial status and attention. Especially for their views on Muslim woman and what their roles are in their society. While some people in the Muslim culture argue that the woman of their society are being oppressed, some see this as a normal day to day routine in thei...
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A Look at the Misinformation on Islam
IN AN ELECTION CYCLE where fear-mongering and anti-Islam rhetoric are seemingly at an all-time high, swept under the rug are intellectual conversations about certain issues, resulting from an also all-time high fear of being reprimanded, or worse, sued, for pondering a topic. No, this is not some holier-than-thou diatribe c...
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An Analysis of Muhammad from the Sources of World Civilization Textbook in Relation to Islam
Having a Muslim mother, I have learned throughout my life that Islam, unfortunately, happens to be a misunderstood religion. Many people haven’t been given a good source of info regarding the religion, as well as of the founder himself – Muhammad. Some students, including me, were assigned to analyze Muhammad from the Sourc...
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A Discussion on the Presence of Islam in America's Black Community
Islamic Center Reflection Our visit to the Islamic Center was an interesting look into another culture which I had very little experience with. Of course, it is not entirely accurate to refer to Islam as another culture in this particular instance. While several of the men that came in to pray were wearing religious garb o...
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The Pre-Prophethood Life, the Makkan Life, and the Madinah Life of Prophet Muhammad
Agreeing to Islam, there were easily over one century and twenty-four thousand prophets that were instructed by God to instruct humanity. Every prophet came with his own laws, but followed the regulations set by the prophets before him. The first prophet, who is believed to be Adam in most religions, was the first human on...
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The Meaning and Usage of the Phrase "Allahu Akbar"
The phrase “allahu akbar” has existed in Arabic culture for thousands of years, almost as long as recorded Arabic culture has existed. In modern times, the saying invites visions of radical extremists, bomb vests, TSA screenings, and nervousness towards a motto that few truly understand. In this paper, I will examine Allahu...
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A Response to Brockopp's View on Islam and Interpretatations of Qur'an
In this reading by Brockopp was of particular interest to me. The thesis of this writing is that there are many interpretations of the Qur’an, some good some bad, some violent and some peaceful. It is up to the reader to determine how religion is portrayed in these stories and event. This becomes an increasingly challenging...
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An Analysis of the Muslim Law in the Book Persepolis
Persepolis IO No. 2 A fundamental aspect of Islamic culture is purity. As such, it is a
driving force behind many of the conflicts found in Persepolis. In the
book, the main goal of the Fundamentalist reforms was the make the people
pure again in the eyes of Allah by driving out their sins and impurities.
In Islamic c...
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