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Muslim Terrorism in the United States - ... However, his message changed when he took a 1964 pilgrimage to Mecca and started to embrace the ideology of the Muslim faith (Vidino, 2009; George and Wilcox, 1996). The 1960s brought the transition from a racial emphasis to the truest form of Muslim ideology as seen today in extremist groups (Vidino, 2009). The immigration of Arab and Middle Eastern individuals caused a growth spurt in the building of mosques with the support of the Muslim Brotherhood and funding by Saudi Arabia (Vidino, 2009)....   [tags: Terrorism, Muslim Extremism] 1709 words
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Women in Muslim Society - Women in Muslim Society           The role of woman, her position and status in society, and her nature have been issues of debate and discussion informed by religion, tradition and culture, misogyny, feminism and - many times - downright ignorance and bigotry. In discussing the role of women in contemporary society there are three main areas that can be addressed. The perceptions of woman within contemporary Muslim societies. The status, position and role of woman in the Qur'an and in early Islam from where we derive our aspirations....   [tags: Islam Muslim Female Essays] 2561 words
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The Qur'An Shapes The Life Of An Everyday Muslim - "The Qur'an - does it shape the life of an everyday Muslim?" Unlike many other religions Islam makes very little distinction between the spiritual and the secular parts of life. Islam means submission to the way of God and this can be seen in the way in which the vast majority of Muslims lead their daily lives through close adherence to the Qur'an and the teachings of the Prophet. Muslim society is ideological in that the followers of the faith are making a commitment to follow God and to accept the word of God as the truth, basing their concept of good and evil on these teachings....   [tags: Religion Islam Muslim] 1498 words
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The Religious Debate on Muslim Women Wearing the Hijab - The Religious Debate on Muslim Women Wearing the Hijab Missing Works Cited Should Muslim women be required to wear the traditional hijab is a religious debate I was never aware existed, I just always believed it was mandatory to wear the veil and that was that. There are many that say the hijab is a symbol of their religion but they are being challenged by the view that it is a personal choice. The Islam religion has five fundamental requirements: Ramadan fasting, believing that the only God is Allah and that Prophet Mohammed is Allah's messenger, praying five times daily, giving to charity, and making a pilgrimage to Mecca if possible....   [tags: Religion Muslim Islam Papers] 1180 words
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Decline of the Muslim Empires: Safavid, Ottoman, and Mughal - Decline of the Muslim Empires: Safavid, Ottoman, and Mughal Since the beginning, all empires have faced change in many ways, declining and rising in status. Many empires have collapsed, only to start again under a different name. Like all empires, the three Muslim Empires, the Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals have faced this inevitable state. Although each individual empire is different, they each have similarities in their reasons for decline. Whether it is social, religious, economic, or political reasons, the empires, like many others, have fallen....   [tags: History Muslim Historical Essays] 1071 words
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Muslim Fundamentalism - The term "fundamentalism" came into existence at the Niagara Falls Bible Conference which was convened to define those things that were fundamental to belief. The term was also used to describe "The Fundamentals", a collection of twelve books on five subjects published in 1910 by Milton and Lyman Steward. Fundamentalism as a movement arose in the United States starting among conservative Presbyterian academics and theologians at Princeton Theological Seminary in the first decade of the Twentieth Century [5] [6]....   [tags: Religion Islam Muslim] 941 words
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Muslim and Non Muslim Laws - Islamic law and non-Muslims Some pro-Israeli opinion cite traditional interpretations of sharia (Islamic law) which requires, among other things, that Muslim territory encompass all land that was ever under Muslim control, as a source for the Arab-Israeli conflict. Since the territory of Israel, prior to being the British Mandate of Palestine, was once part of the Ottoman caliphate, some Islamic clerics believe it is unlawful for any portion of it to remain 'usurped' by non-Muslims. By contrast, pro-Arab opinion points at the pronounced religious tolerance of the caliphates, where Christians and Jews coexisted "harmoniously" with Muslims and were granted limited self-autonomy....   [tags: essays research papers] 1594 words
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Transformations: The Changes Muslim Women Experience when they are Strong, Smart and Brave - Transformations: The Changes Muslim Women Experience when they are Strong, Smart and Brave Works Cited Missing Many stereotypes present in modern day society portray Arab women, or more precisely, Muslim women, as having little to no independence or power. These stereotypes assert that Muslim women are oppressed both physically and psychologically, and that as a result of such outrageous treatment these women are psychologically weak. As with all stereotypes, this is a misconception. Blanket statements announcing one group of people as exhibiting the same characteristics are patently incorrect....   [tags: Arab Muslim Women Essays] 3146 words
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The Muslim Mosques - The Muslim Mosques The mosques are the most important centres in any Muslim community. From their Minbar are delivered the khutbah, arguably the most important weekly address regarding Islam, and around them the Muslims congregate and organise their affairs. It is no wonder, therefore, that the mosques have been caught up in significant controversy in Britain because of their important status, both for the Muslims who visit them and for the British government....   [tags: Papers] 4628 words
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Muslim Women - ... While it is true that arranged marriages do still take place in the Muslim world, the marriages are not forced upon anyone (Ahmed, 1999). Before an arranged marriage takes place, parents and older relatives discuss different possible matches, but the person, for whom they are searching a mate, is always involved in the discussions (Ahmed, 1999). Then before the marriage can take place, both future spouses must agree to the marriage in front of witnesses (Ahmed, 1999). A third common media stereotype of Muslim women is that their sole purpose is to please their husbands....   [tags: Islam ]
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The Muslim Brotherhood - ... The schools known as Qur'an schools and it is because they mixed religious structure with education. According to Said Aly and W. Wenner, “Banna began a program of teaching and writing in which he stressed the need for general reform along Islamic lines of the social system” (336). The benefits of this activity for society is obvious because it was spread among the young people and the poor people as well in which at that time a big amount of population was illiterate. They helped the people how to write and read, and this helped them to be educated and to have different view for their future....   [tags: Islam]
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Muslim Women - Muslim Women When I chose the topic of Americanization of immigrant Muslim women, I think I expected a straightforward, easy to categorize, research project. On the contrary, what I found was surprisingly different. While I think of myself as a liberal, open-minded female, this project gave me a very new perspective on myself and many of my views as well. Muslim women living in the United States are quite honestly more diverse, more complex, more structured, more contemplative, and more culturally intuitive than I could have ever imagined in my limited experience and knowledge of them....   [tags: Immigration Islam Essays Papers]
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muslim teachings - Islamic teachings The Islamic teachings about the care of the body have some similarities to our own culture. The guidelines of the care of the body are stricter in the Muslim life than in our culture. The care of the body is an important standard in the social behavior of their divine law. Muslims believe that their body belongs to God and not to the person. That body needs to be very clean and washing the body is part of their religious rituals. Muslim has standards and guidelines for the type of clothes they wear; it has to be simple and not overly seductive or luxurious....   [tags: essays research papers] 604 words
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The Muslim Culture - ... Many women choose to follow their religion even when living outside of their country and at a certain age their girls are expected to follows also (Gulevich 190-208). Just like in Hindus, Muslims also use these beads which help with repetitive remembrance of God and meditation. The freedom or religious practice and faith are important to Muslims (Kadivar). Hinduism, Islam, Buddhists, and European Catholics have a similar way of remembering God and practicing meditation. Daily Life: In the daily life of a Muslim family the father is the income and the mother is the caretaker....   [tags: Culture ]
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Muslim Women - In today’s society women are given ample opportunity just as much as men. In some countries, such as middle-eastern nations that is not the case. Muslim women are often perceived to be submissive to Muslim men and unequal. Mohammed never taught for women to be treated as lower class citizens. Nonetheless, the blame is pointed towards the religion of Islam. The Islamic religion began as all monotheist religions representing a belief in one God and moral standards. In the following essay I will discuss and elaborate what Mohammed taught, how women lived in early Islamic society, and what it has become....   [tags: Gender]
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Muslim Girls - The central Bosnian village Dolina is located in a valley north of the Bosnian-Hercegovinian capital, Sarejevo. From a very early age Muslim girls are taught that their role as a female is to assist their mother with household chores and to serve the men. While her male siblings, who spend most of their time playing and walking around the village, are not expected to work around the house (Bringa 106). Muslim boys were given privileges because they were male. Muslim women usually did not leave the household for employment because they maintained the household agriculture, however they could sew and knit for other villagers....   [tags: essays research papers] 688 words
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Interview With A Muslim - The two largest religions in the world, Christianity and Islam, were implemented by two of religions most powerful leaders, Jesus and Muhammad. Without question, both Jesus and Muhammad have affected humanity powerfully. As religious leaders both men laid down the principles upon which Christianity and Islam are founded yet today. However, while Jesus performed miracles and arose from the dead, thus proving to his followers he was God, Muhammad performed no such feats, and made no such claims. In fact, Muhammad’s only claim was that he was the last prophet sent from God....   [tags: Religion Compare Christianity Islam] 2097 words
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The Effect of Hajj on a Muslim - The Effect of Hajj on a Muslim Hajj as a whole will inspire a Muslim to do better for themselves, God and the community. Each event symbolises a key way on how a Muslim can change for the better and keep on the straight path for life. Though some Muslims will not change after coming back on Hajj, some may feel that it was not inspiring or helpful, others may feel that they are already the 'perfect' Muslim. Hajj has made great improvements in life for lots of Muslims. A good example of how Hajj might affect the life of a Muslim is Malcolm X....   [tags: Papers] 691 words
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Terrorism and the Muslim Community - ... This has led to most of the Muslim community people to engage in terrorism activities. The fact that the western nations introduced civilization in most of the Islamic lands, leads to most of the Muslims Have anger with these nations. Many of the Muslims argue that the civilization that the western nations especially America introduced in their territory had nothing to do with offering help to the common citizens. They argue that the western nations had the motive of exploiting the resources present in the eastern region....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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The Formation of Muslim Identity in Europe - In defining Muslim identity the widely held belief is that religion is the defining element. This is only partly true. Religion is only part of the picture, the normally secondary elements of class, gender and national belonging need to be examined. The issues of religion and identity formation can be explored thusly: differing concepts of religion and Islam should be considered to see how they have present particular frameworks. It is important to note that immigrants have identities other than those associated with their religion....   [tags: Expository Essay, Informative Essay]
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Vulnerable Muslim Employees - ... All the different approaches taken by companies to foster a friendly environment for their Muslim employees are paying dividends not only in their contribution to the work force, but also the results are seen through several polls that were conducted. Two surveys conducted in 2008, shows that 82 percent of Muslims are satisfied with their work compared to 89 percent of the general public. Likewise 80 percent of Muslims believe that their supervisors create an environment that is trusting and open compared to 78 percent of the public....   [tags: Human Resource Management ]
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Disadvantages of Being Muslim Women - Disadvantages of Being Muslim Women LUCKNOW: M R Syeda Hameed's report on the status of Muslim women in India, entitled ``Voice of the Voiceless', is a bold initiative, documentating in no uncertain terms the double disadvantage of being women and Muslim in India. As member of the National Commission for Women, Dr Hameed conducted public hearings from Kerala to Kashmir, Calcutta to Surat. Everywhere, it was the same story, as women spoke of community objections to sending girls to school after puberty, the dangling threat of triple talaaq, zero maintenance, multiple marriage and absence of child support....   [tags: Papers] 5894 words
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The Meaning and Significance of Hajj for a Muslim - The Meaning and Significance of Hajj for a Muslim When Muslims do Hajj they are following the example of the Prophet Muhammad and the peoples of his time. People have always done Hajj in Makkah but Muhammad brought Islam back to it and made Hajj how god intended it (like it was in the times of Ibrahim, Adam and Eve). Muhammad had set a perfect example for all Muslims and today they will do the same as Muhammad did. Because Muslims believe you follow Islam perfectly like Muhammad did then you will be accepted through the gates of heaven....   [tags: Papers] 1070 words
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Difficulties for a Muslim Performing Hajj - Difficulties for a Muslim Performing Hajj There are two different types of difficulties that a Muslim will face on Hajj. There is a physical side that involves the body and the effect it will have on the body. Plus the mental aspect which will be stressing and taxing on the mind and spirit. The physical side involves the events of Hajj starting with Ihram. While in the state of Ihram a muslim is not allowed to wear shoes and many muslims will choose to go barefoot. This is extremely dangerous because of the very hot conditions of Saudi Arabia especially for a muslim who is not used to these type of conditions....   [tags: Papers] 422 words
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Muslim Nations and Their Crisis of Leadership - Muslim Nations and Their Crisis of Leadership Muslim nations face a crisis of leadership, which affects both them and their relationship with other countries. In Muslim society the leader embodies both political and moral authority. Yet even the best-known thinkers who comment on Islam, like Professor Samuel Huntington and Francis Fukuyama, have failed to identify the importance of Muslim leadership. On the surface there is a bewildering range of leadership: kings, military dictators, mullahs, democrats, and, as in the Taliban in Afghanistan, young and inexperienced tribal men running a country....   [tags: Papers] 1274 words
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Muslim Women in the Entertainment Industry - Muslim Women in the Entertainment Industry Imagine a world immersed in beauty, wealth, gloss, and fame. I may be generalizing, but lets just say it’s a world in which you are born with a streaming talent that most individuals could only dream of. You constantly have hordes of spectators cheering your success and everyone wants to be your friend. The greatest fear of most women seems to be being hideous or lacking capacity and you have no idea what that feels like. Seems spectacular, doesn’t it....   [tags: Islam] 1952 words
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Pilgrimage /Christian, Muslim - Pilgrimage /Christian, Muslim A Study of the Christian Pilgrimage to the Holy Land And the Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca SSC 231 Cultural Conflict and Human Solidarity University College Utrecht May 2001 Introduction A French folklorist and ethnographer, Arnold Van Gennep (1908-1960) gave us the first clues about how ancient and tribal societies conceptualized and symbolized the transitions men have to make between states a statuses . He demonstrated that all rites of passage are marked by three phases: separation, limen or margin, and aggregation....   [tags: social issues] 4242 words
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Women In Muslim Society - Women in Muslim Society Muslim society over the centuries has treated women as second class citizens. It's been this way since the beginning of time. Women are treated in this manor for a number of reasons, but all leading back to the Quran. Women are considered inferior to men, are treated unfairly in marriage, and even are oppressed legally, but all are approved of in the Quran. It describes in detail the way that a women is to be treated and the way a women should treat her husband. The Quran expresses the equality of the sexes in the following....   [tags: essays research papers] 1805 words
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The Significance of Haji for a Muslim - The Significance of Haji for a Muslim Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam. This is the pilgrimage to Mecca which Muslims must do at least once in their lifetime. This makes Muslims feel complete once they have completed the Hajj, but they are only allowed to do Hajj if they are physically and financially supported, they must also be able to provide for there families whilst on Hajj, they must also have the money to pay for Hajj without resorting to dishonest ways of raising the money....   [tags: Papers] 1287 words
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Women in Muslim Society - Women in Muslim Society 1 ABSTRACT In the western society today there is a stereotypical belief that Islamic women are treated unequally and cruelly. The object of this report is to challenge this stereotype and the argument of gender equality within the Islamic Religion/Muslim society. 2 INTRODUCTION The status of women in the Muslim society is neither a new issue nor a fully settled one. The position of Islam on this issue has been among the subjects presented to the Western reader with the least objectivity....   [tags: essays papers]
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Muslim Teaching on Wealth and Poverty - When it comes to wealth and poverty, there are many significant roles that Islam plays in a Muslim’s life. Poverty is the term used when people live without the basic essentials that all people need in order to live adequately. These conditions are always below standard. There are two types of poverty. The first type is ‘absolute poverty’ : when a person does not have the basic essentials needed to live and the second is ‘relative poverty’: when a person does live an adequate life style but sees people richer than them and yearns for what the richer person has....   [tags: religion] 1052 words
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Muslim World Cosmopolitanism - LA ILAHA ILLALLAH, no god but Allah, is the most fundamental and oft-chanted phrase of the Islamic belief. It simultaneously negates the existence of all other deities, and affirms the divinity of the only one true God, Allah---all in one breath. It is truly the most exclusive and iconoclastic claim that rejects the notion of anyone being divine except Allah. The American Heritage Dictionary defines ‘cosmopolitan’ as something that is “common to the whole world,” or a person who is “at home in all parts of the earth or in many spheres of interest” (1978, 301)....   [tags: religion, islam]
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Facebook in Muslim Communities - At the age of globalization, the whole planet seems to be readily accessible. Before the advent of the Internet, no American can talk to a Greenlander with the comfort of his chair. Now, people of different color, age and beliefs can now convene through social networking sites. Among all the social networking sites, the most popular and people’s number one usage is “Facebook.” According to the Top Ten Reviews Social Networking Sites review, Facebook is currently the largest social networking site today, followed by MySpace and Bebo (“Top Ten Reviews)....   [tags: Social Networking, Internet, Online] 1295 words
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Religious Conflict in Muslim Countries - ... Turkey was the first among Muslim countries which accepted a secular concept of state, religion, law, education, and economic and secular political reform, constitutions, policies on education and culture is done even at the top of the twentieth century. During the period between 1927 and 1937 secularization reached the stage of its most extreme and result in isolation from the importance of religion Turkish politics. A decade later stage, late in 1940, a relaxing official attitude for religion, observed that could be considered radical secularization end a reform era....   [tags: International Conflict ]
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Stereotypes Towards the Muslim Community - What does one think of when one says the word ‘Islam’. Is it the Quran. Or is it Allah. Is it the word ‘jihad’. Or is it simply 9/11. How much influence do images have on people today. Do they shape how we think or how we perceive “our world?” Is everybody’s vision of the world the same. Does religion define our world. Or do images define our religion. To what extent have we allowed ourselves to submit to blatant imagery. The terrorist attack in America on 11 September 2001 has been widely interpreted as an event so traumatic that it shatters the symbolic resources of the individual and escapes the normal processes of meaning-making and cognition....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Indonesia and the Misconceptions of Muslim Women and how it Parallels to Muslim Women in America - ... There are five pillars of Islam: Shahada, Salat, Sawm, Zakat, and Hajj (Wikipedia). Shahada is a saying professing Muhummad as God’s messenger. Shahada is a set statement said in Arabic stating , “(I profess that) there is no god except God and (I profess that) Muhammad is the Messenger of God”( Wikipedia). If a person was to convert religions, they would need to recite this saying. Salat is the Islamic prayer. Salat consists of five daily prayers: Fajr, Dhuhr, Asr, Maghrib, and Isha’a (Wikipedia)....   [tags: Culture]
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Islmaic Achievements and Muslim Contributions and Their Spread - The Muslim Empire grew to encompass a wide range of territory. Their empire included India, Greece, and Rome in addition to many other places. The Muslims were much more advanced than other nations because of their tolerance of other cultures. This enabled them to adopt many of the developments and innovations of the people whose land they conquered. They were able to attain intelligence at the highest level of the time from a specific area they conquered whose main focus of study was that field....   [tags: Islam] 1229 words
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France Bans the Muslim Burqa and Veil - ... However, others argue that a small population of 2,000 Muslim women will not suddenly become violent after years of using their burqa’s in peace. There is no simple answer, but with the given events of armed robberies, and the “London and Madrid bombers,” it suggests that the issue should not be addressed lightly. When we think about the use of a burqa, we can argue the correct and incorrect use of it. The correct use of the burqa is for a woman to protect herself from men and express her devotion to Allah....   [tags: French Government ]
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Muslim Attitudes to Marriage and Family Life - Muslim Attitudes to Marriage and Family Life Works Cited Missing In Islam, marriage is a partnership. Muslim women accept only Allah as their master, and do not therefore consider themselves to be inferior to a husband. It is basic in Muslim society that the man is responsible for the family's welfare and business outside the home, but the woman has virtually absolute rights within it so long as her behaviour does not shame her provider or husband. No institution works well without a clear leader, and therefore there should be one in every family....   [tags: Papers, Religion, Culture] 1954 words
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The Effects of September 11th on Muslim Community - The Effects of September 11th on Muslim Community Answer: Attacks on the twin towers radically changed the way in western powers viewed relationships with countries. In this essay, I will be discussing how the director, Kenneth Glenaan, portrays the effects of the September 11th attack as they impact upon the Muslim community of keighley in the drama Yasmin. The drama Yasmin is about the life of a Muslim woman caught up in the racist backlash of September 11th and about a Muslim community in northern England dealing with Islamaphobia after the September 11th attack....   [tags: Papers Movie Film 9/11 Essays Papers] 3719 words
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France Bans the Muslim Burqa and Veil - ... However, others argue that a small population of 2,000 Muslim women will not suddenly become violent after years of using their burqas in peace. There is no simple answer, but with the given events of armed robberies, it suggests that the issue should not be addressed lightly. When we think about the use of a burqa, we can argue the correct and incorrect use of it. The proper use of the burqa is for a woman to protect herself from men and express her devotion to Allah. However, the burqa is being abused not only in France, but in Europe and the Middle East as well....   [tags: Religion]
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Muslim Practices and Their Effect on Teachings on Equality - Muslim Practices and Their Effect on Teachings on Equality Islam teaches that everyone is of equal spiritual worth. They were all born with the same soul but it is put into different bodies and different circumstances. Everybody has the free will to choose either good or bad and everybody is judged on how we behave in our lives or on our actions and attitudes. To be a true Muslim you must follow all five pillars. The first pillar is Shadah, this means the bearing of witness, or declaration of faith, that there is only one supreme being....   [tags: Papers] 477 words
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Muslim Women and Western Ideas of Feminism - Muslim Women and Western Ideas of Feminism Western feminists aim for completely equal rights for men and women. They want to liberate women from perceived oppressions from men. Their aims are to give women completely free choice in their decisions. Such examples are child-bearing. This is a good view to the extent that men and women were created equally and so they should be treated equally. However, their views would not work in an Islamic culture. The Qur’an does states that, “Women have the same (rights in relation to their husbands) as are expected in all decency from them; while men stand a step above them" As Western feminists want women to be treated as though they are on the same step as men, Muslim women would not be able to accept this....   [tags: Papers] 380 words
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The Significance of Islamic Calligraphy in the Muslim Culture - The Significance of Islamic Calligraphy in the Muslim Culture Abstract Although it could be considered an insignificant part of society, Islamic calligraphy is crucial to its culture because of its role in religion and architecture, and its help in creating unity among Muslims. Calligraphy's function in religion is mainly due to the Muslim forbiddance of the "representation of living beings" (Schimmel, Islamic 11) in art. In architecture calligraphy is used to decorate the interior and exterior of buildings to help remind citizens of the purpose of the architecture: to glorify God....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Muslim Prejudice in Modern Youth Society - ... All of this tragedy led up to one pivotal event, the establishment of an Islamic Mosque just 348 feet from the nearest remain of victims found atop the post office on Barclay Street (Carter 10). This event is a very tough thing to dissect. First off, the location of the mosque is close enough to ground zero to have symbolic disrespect toward the victims’ families (Farley). Although, for the defense, it is also true that the mosque is not on ground zero, it’s two blocks away (Farley), which is far enough that it is not a direct attack to the victims....   [tags: Islam, Prejudice]
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The Meaning and Significance of the Events of Hajj for a Muslim - The Meaning and Significance of the Events of Hajj for a Muslim Hajj is the pilgrimage to Mecca. It takes place on the eighth day of Hijjah on the Islamic calendar. Hajj has been taking place for over 1,400 years. All Muslims try to go to Mecca at least once in their lifetime. Mecca marks the direction in which all MuslimÂ’s pray; it is the birthplace of Muhammad (pbuh), the last prophet of Allah. Hajj is not a single event, it takes place over many days and has many rites, and these are: Û© Rite of arrival to sacred territory Û© A circular, then a linear ceremony of mobile prayer Û© An exodus from an urban to a desert existence Û© A spiritual camping trip among the dunes Û© A daylong collective gathering Û© An all-night vigil Û© A casting out of temptation Û© And a three-day feast....   [tags: Papers] 537 words
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Problems a Muslim Family Faces Living in Britain - Problems a Muslim Family Faces Living in Britain A Muslim family living in Britainface many problems in their everyday life, either in work, school, or their lifestyle. A Muslim wanting work in Britainmay find it difficult to find a job as their religion means they have to pray 5 times a day. This will no doubt affect their work and the company may find a Muslim a burden as an employee. Teenagers living in Britainwill have an incredible amount of difficulty especially in their school lives....   [tags: Papers] 471 words
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A Look At the Contemporary Muslim Woman and the Challenges She Faces - In her newest book, Velvet Jihad: Muslim Women's Quiet Resistance to Islamic Fundamentalism, Faegheh Shirazi brings together a multitude of sources and observations to create an informative look at the contemporary Muslim women as well as the challenges she faces. This book is a scholarly look at many aspects of life for Muslim women with emphasis on contemporary struggles. Shirazi focuses on six main topics, separating them into the chapters for her book. She aims to prove that Muslim women's resistance against patriarchal policies has been historically present and is currently gaining momentum against fundamentalist Islamic practices....   [tags: Literature Review] 1924 words
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Impact of Terrorist Attacks on Males from Muslim Countries - Impact of Terrorist Attacks on Males from Muslim Countries The terrorism attack on the United States of America on September 11, 2001 has not only greatly affected American citizens, but it has also made a huge impact on the lives of people in Muslim countries such as Indonesia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Hence, because I am an international student from Indonesia, the attack has greatly affected my life in the United States of America. Since the terrorist attack, the American government has created a number of regulations that have to be followed exactly by the male citizens of Muslim countries who are currently staying in the United States....   [tags: Terrorism] 375 words
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The Five Pillars of Islam - Basis of the Muslim Religion - The Five Pillars of Islam - Basis of the Muslim Religion The Five Pillars are the frameworks of a Muslim's life. Revealed to the prophet Muhammad by Allah, the Five Pillars are the basis of Islamic religion. "On another occasion, when the prophet (Muhammad) was asked to give a definition of Islam, he named those five pillars."(www.unn.ac.uk...) The Five Pillars are: bearing witness to Allah, establishing prayers, giving alms, fasting during Ramadan, and making a pilgrimage to Mecca. The Five Pillars are the major duties in the life of a Muslim....   [tags: essays research papers] 567 words
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The Five Pillars Of Islam - The Five Pillars of Islam "La ilaha ila Allah; Muhammadur-rasul Allah," There is no god but Allah; Muhammad (PBUH) is the Messenger of Allah. This essential phrase in Islam is termed "Shahadah" which literally means "to witness" and is the first pillar of Islam. Any Muslim or any individual that wants to convert to Islam must recite and more importantly, must truly believe this statement. It is the first words that are heard through the ears of a newborn, and is stressed from thereon as soon as an individual is capable of rationale....   [tags: Religion Islam Muslim] 1996 words
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Saladin - Salah al-Din Yusuf bin Ayub or Saladin as he more commonly known was born in 1138 A.D. The meaning of his Arabic name is "righteousness of the faith." As a child Saladin was a studious boy who studied the Koran as well as poetry. He was known to love studying the Koran and other literature more than joining and fighting in the military. At the age of fourteen, he entered into the military service of his uncle Nur ed-Din, another great and respected Arab warrior. Another teacher of the young Saladin was the Saracen chief Zenghi who in 1144 overthrew the city of Edessa, which had been an outpost of the Western world for many years because of its proximity to Antioch....   [tags: History Biography Muslim] 962 words
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