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Jesus in the Quran and in Islam
While Christianity does not recognize Muhammad as a prophet of god, Islam does believe that Jesus lived and spread god’s word. Jesus is present in the Quran multiple times, and is believed to be a respected figure who was a prophet of god, but not the son of god as Christians believe. The Quran makes it clear to Muslims t...
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Understanding Islam, the Muslim People, and the Islamic Faith
Religion and Politics: A Truer Side of Islam In becoming a more frequent lurker on the internet, I came upon many issues in today’s society that had previously never struck me as things to worry about. Issues of equality, although I knew were important, did not really get a rise out of me because, in trying to be a better...
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The Definition of Class and Patriarchy in Islamic Countries
Patriarchy and Class for Women of Islam In the few articles I chose, all of the writers are discussing “Islamization”, modernity, moral regulation, and nation-state sexuality in women. The main argument in all of them is religion, particularly Islam and how that religion explains the role of women in it. I want to go over...
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The Rise and Fall of Modern Day Islam
Everything in our lives to be successful must have a strong foundation to be built upon. This is the same concept that Muhammed utilized when he was devoted to creating a sound structure and foundation by utilizing the Five Pillars. These Five Pillars was the foundation for the basic Islam teachings. He strived to ensure...
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The Prophet Muhammad Ali and the Four Pillars of the Islamic Faith
Islam is one of the youngest yet most popular religions in the world. Founded by Prophet Muhammad Ali, the Islamic faith believes in one universal God. They follow the teachings of the Qur’an, believed to be the final word to humanity from God (Hop, Woo, Hen 244). Those who follow Islam view it less of a religion and more o...
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A Look into the Prophetic Side of Islam
The fact that believers of the Islam religion believe that the world is capable of ceasing to exist is interesting, I wasn’t expecting to read that in a paper about religion. The fact their god is also believed to have no rival is intriguing, I didn’t know that they denied the existence of any sort of satanic figure. The f...
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The Evolution of Islam Practices and Beliefs over Time
The Islamic world has remained constant in the way that its population is influenced by and follows the customs of the religion called Islam which determines their social/moral codes. However the Islamic world had changed over time as it expanded beyond its cultural territories and improved in its trade and education system...
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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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The Fear and Misconception of the Islamic faith
The Islamic faith is certainly a hot topic in today’s society. There is much fear associated with Muslims. This fear comes from misunderstanding. Many of the terrorist attacks that have taken place in the last few decades have been in the name of Islam. To some people, particularly Americans, Islam is seen as the primary so...
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The Cultural and Religious Differences in the Role of Women in Traditional Islam
When it comes to combining woman’s rights with the religion of Islam it is hard for the two to coexist as the founding principles of both differ on how women should be treated and viewed in society. The two can co-exist without overlooking a belief of the separate issues as the two would not have to be altered without chang...
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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 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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The Different Ways to Attain Spirituality According to Imam Ali and Jalal Al-Din Rumi
Spirituality in Islam Religion is often minimized to a set of rule and regulations followed by a group of people. Being religious is often defined as attending group congregations and publicly following a religious doctrine. However, Muslims have tried for centuries to expand the meaning of religion to encompass more th...
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The Spread of the Religion of Islam All Over the World
Islam has had touched many different cultures and influenced those and had helped development in the Mediterranean world and beyond. The explanation of how Islam influenced others is mentioned in fine detail in Peter Stearns’ book “Cultures in Motion: Mapping Key Contacts and Their Imprints in World History”. The ideas of I...
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The Religious Beliefs of the Islamic Faith
Webster’s dictionary defines “faith” as, “something that is believed, especially with strong conviction, and especially a system of religious beliefs.” Islamic faith differs from the way faith is viewed in the United States. Americans view religion as having a personal relationship with God and view it as a spiritual experi...
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The Islamic World and Women
The Islamic World and Women “Islam means submission to the will of God” (Women and World Religions, p.249). Islam began when the Prophet Muhammad was inspired to write the Qur’an, the holy book for the Islamic people. He did this in the eighth century after declaring himself a prophet. Muhammad spent a lot of time teachin...
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A Documentary Inside Mecca, a National Geographic Film
Global Experience: Inside Mecca To complete the quarterly assignment of a cultural experience, I viewed the documentary Inside: Mecca; it is a National Geographic film, directed by Anisa Mehdi and Taghi Amirani as well as released to TV in 2003. I watched the documentary on a quiet Saturday afternoon at my friend’s house o...
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A Study on the Islam Religion and Its Leaders
In my opinion Islam is a humble and peaceful religion. The word “Islam” is derived from “salaam”, a word meaning peace. Meaning Islam is supposedly called the religion of peace. Islam is suppose to prohibit violence and promotes peace and justice. “It’s stated in the Quran from Allah that can best bear the witness for Islam...
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A History of Islam Depiction in Media
A very popular ethical case in the past few years has been the issue of depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad. It is commonly known that Muslim extremists have violently reacted to depictions of Muhammad, attacking and killing artists and threatening to do much worse. There is an interesting conversation in this issue, wher...
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