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Muslim Terrorism in the United States - Historical Background It is necessary to examine the historical context of Muslim terrorism in the United States to understand the evolvement of Muslim extremism today. Juergensmeyer (2003) supports this stance by stating that contemporary acts of violence are influenced by historical violence perpetrated in the religious past. The assumption could be made that Muslim extremism in the United States is a more recent phenomenon; on the contrary, this is not true. By understanding history enlightens to where foundations and structures were built to support Muslim extremism and terrorism activities that exist in the United States today....   [tags: Terrorism, Muslim Extremism] 1709 words
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The Muslim Brotherhood and Political Islam - In recent decades, Arab governments have lost a lot of confidence from their citizens. Their failure to liberate occupied Arab lands and eliminate the Zionist entity, is a huge disappointment to Arabs everywhere. The Arabs have become discontented with nationalism and with the spread of corruption in their countries, and with their governments’ inability to achieve social justice and a decent standard of living for all. This has opened the way for Islamist parties to emerge as an alternative to Arab nationalism....   [tags: Why the Muslim Brotherhood will not die] 2048 words
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Hindu India vs Muslim India - At first, the aim of the Muslim League was to establish friendly relations between the Muslims and the British Crown. After the Royal decision of the annulment of the partition of Bengal in 1911, Muslim League saw that in order to get their requests dealt with, they need to form relations with the Congress, the representative party of Hindus. Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the member of Congress, also joined the Muslim League in 1913. After witnessing the annulment, he worked on a pact to unite Muslims and Hindus which was eventually signed on 30th of December, 1916 at Lucknow....   [tags: Hindu vs Muslim in India] 2109 words
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Bangladesh-Muslim World Relations - One of the most significant factors of Bangladesh foreign policy is its close relation with the Muslim countries. Geographically Bangladesh belongs to South Asia and the Bengalees are not culturally as close to the Arabs, Persians or Turks as the Pakistanis or North Indians are. Some Muslim states even took this movement as an act of ruining the Islamic fraternity. The Indo-Pakistan war, starting in December 3 and the surrender of the Pakistani army to the joint command of the Indian and Bangladeshi army, both has fuelled this suspicion....   [tags: Muslim, Islam, Middle Easy] 755 words
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Reasons for the Formation of the All India Muslim League - ... The birth of All India Muslim League at Dacca on 30th December 1906 came as an expression of that desire. OBJECTIVES OF THE MUSLIM LEAGUE Muslim League which became the mass movement of Muslims succeeded in establishing Pakistan in 1947 by forming the following objectives: 1. To inculcate among Muslims a feeling of loyalty to the Government and to disabuse their minds of mis-understandings and misconceptions out of it’s actions and intentions. 2. To protect and advance the political rights and interests of the Muslims of India and to represent to the Government from time to time, their needs and aspirations....   [tags: muslim delegation, hindus] 2179 words
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Muslim Minorities' Security in OIC Member States - ... Like most established international organizations and committees, it is reliant on the help of governmental institutions within countries to affect change (Petersen). When this body met in 2012, they strongly condemned the human rights abuses that were being perpetrated throughout Muslim countries, including Syria, which were being caused partially by the Sunni/Shiite sectarian divide between the people and the ruling class. Less than a year ago, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a new text that clearly asks governments to condemn hatred and persecution on a religious basis....   [tags: Muslim world, Prophet Muhammed]
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The Present-day State of Muslim-Western Relations - This essay reflects my research and participation towards our collaborative project/presentation, and outlines the focus and arguments of the group presentation. At first, my group members and I chose to do our group presentation on the relationship between the West and the Muslim world, particularly the causes of why it's such an uneasy relationship, and how fantasy plays a part. We were planning on discussing “Park51”, as it's a current event and a good indicator of the present-day state of Muslim-Western relations....   [tags: Muslim-Western Relations] 1311 words
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Why do Muslim Women Cover their Body - If someone was to look up the meaning of veil in a dictionary the noun would state that it is “ a piece of material worn by women to protect or conceal the face” while the verb is describes the action as a way to “partially conceal, disguise, or obscure.” Unfortunately, in today's society both definitions have meaning when it comes to the veil and it’s role in Muslim culture. Whether or not women want to accept it the truth, still remains that the veil is a form of gendered violence. Even though people seek to reclaim it’s meaning they cannot change its origins and the reason it was established in the first place, to conceal and control Muslim women....   [tags: gender violen, muslim culture, veil]
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How do Muslim Families Transfer their Ethics and Values to Future Generations? - ... In the Hadith is says, As a muslim parent they have the reponsiblity to instill all relgious morals, ethic’s and traditon’s into their young. It is different for girls and boys an example of this is prayer. The key purpose of Salat (prayer) in Islam is to stand before God and ask for guidance on the straight path (the correct way on life) and to give thanks and praise to their almighty God. Salat is an important act to perform correctly as it is one of the five pillars of Islam (Suliman, 2014)....   [tags: muslim culture, salah] 664 words
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Spiritual Lessons of Muslim Revolutionists Imam Ali and Jalal al-din Rumi - A prominent element in regards to oral traditions surviving the testament of time is the simplicity, directness, and concision that such traditions tend to be composed of. This makes it appear as though these early simple teaching can have an endless stream of commentary stem from a small assortment of simple words. Certainly such phrases and sayings by highly revered Islamic revolutionists Imam Ali and Jalal al-din Rumi tend to be simple in design much like these oral traditions, but a careful analysis of their work will depict the true depth of their teachings....   [tags: Religion, Quotes, Muslim]
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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 - 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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Visibly Muslim by Emma Tarlo - In her textbook Visibly Muslim, Emma Tarlo outlines how Muslim clothing and fashion in the urban setting of Britain can affect the visibility of ethnicity. According to the 2001 census, there are over 1.6 million Muslims living in Britain. This population consists of individuals from many different backgrounds and descents, and all have their own distinct cultural dress and fashion. The most recognized and popular item among Muslim women is ‘hijab’, which has brought about much debate because of its conservative covering....   [tags: Muslin Clothing, Fashion, Urban Setting]
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Visibly Muslim by Emma Tarlo - ... The media plays a massive role in the misrepresentation of Muslims throughout the world and many publications stimulate or assume stereotyping of muslims in societies (Aydin & Hammer 2009). When it comes to events such as 9/11, the London bombings of 2005 and the Danish cartoon controversy (Tarlo 2010) it can be seen that muslims are portrayed stereotypically in a violent way, creating conflict with being accepted into society. The cartoon controversy reasserted the association of Islam with violence and terrorism (Tarlo 2010) and this can have dramatic effects on the muslim population as a whole as it can create false judgement and feelings of injustice by being stereotyped as violent p...   [tags: british muslims, fashion, politics, faith] 887 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 Brotherhood - The Muslim Brotherhood The Muslim Brotherhood was a large Islamic party. It founded by Hasan al-Banna in Egypt in 1928. Their goal was to create an Islamic nation, and they used shari’ah law. The ideas of the Muslim Brotherhood spread throughout the Arab World, and they had many branches in many Arab countries. Hasan al-Banna and his followers worked against the foreign companies “British imperial rule” in their country. What they had done were including charitable contributions and focusing on politics, economics, and societies problems, and they worked to find solutions for making all these things better....   [tags: Islam]
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The Muslim Culture - Muslim, ever wonder what this word really means. Who is classified as Muslim. Someone that is Muslim is not a terrorist, nor a bad person. They are humans. Someone that is a Muslim only has an Islamic belief. This word originated in Arabia where this whole culture developed (BBC “Islam”). Islam followers, or Muslims, were introduced to their culture from the Prophet Muhammad (BBC “Islam”). The word Islam comes up very often, but who knows what it means. It is said to be the “submission to the will of God (BBC “Islam”).” Majority of the U.S....   [tags: Cultures, Cultural Identity Essays]
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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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Poltical Parties and The Muslim Republics - ... Parties select persons and present them as candidates for elections. Parties create a link between citizens and the political System. Muslim League: Muslim League In December 1906, after the annual session of All-India Mohammedan Educational Conference, All-India Muslim League comes into being exists, during a meeting presided over by Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk.The name of the Muslim League name was synonymous with freedom struggle and Muslim League was the oldest political party in Pakistan. The leaders of Muslim League were busy or interested in capturing offices or power rather than serving the nation....   [tags: interests, opinions, democracies] 2399 words
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Fasting in the Christian and Muslim Faiths - Would one dare to go a day without food. Food in the twenty first century can be used as medicine, energy and center piece for social gatherings. However in many religions people take time to separate themselves from such consumption in an activity called fasting. The practice of fasting is incorporated in several denominations of Christianity, the Muslim faith, and Hinduism. Fasting can be personal and completed any time of year or seen specific times of year in forms of a holiday. In particular some denominations of Christianity people celebrate Lent whereas Muslims commemorate receiving the Quran by celebrating Ramadan....   [tags: Islam and Christianity]
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Terrorism and the Muslim Community - Much of the terrorism that occurs globally tend to have a link with the Muslim community. When a terrorism activity occurs, the media focus on the Muslim community as the potential masterminds of the criminal act. In most parts of the world, people associated with the Muslim culture receive a lot of discrimination considering that their colleagues associate with terrorism activities. The main question is that are all the terrorism activities that take place associate with the Muslim community....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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The Role of the Qur’an in Muslim Religion - ... Muslims are faithful believer by being the one who submits him/herself to the will of God. “There is no god but God, and assuredly God is the All-mighty, the All- wise”(Sura 3:38-64, pg.108, Reader), explains that god is the only one worthy for worship. The purpose for their existence as a Muslim attains to be their search for peace and space during their lifetime, and achievement of eternal salvation in their afterlife. “But as for the believers, who do deeds of righteousness, He will pay them in full their wages”(Sura 3:38-64, pg.108, Reader), promise of salvation for followers. In order to reach Allah, Muslims go through the “Five Pillars” (Gordon 71)....   [tags: Allah, Mohammed, Obedience]
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The Rise and Fall of Muslim Empires - ... Since 718, members of the Quraysh tribe from the Banu Hashim clan worked towards gaining control of the empire. After a revolt in 747, Marwan II, the last Umayyad caliph, was defeated and Abū al-ʿAbbas assumed caliphate. The Abbasid Empire really seized power after the Battle of the Zab, when they defeated the Umayyad Empire with the help of Shia, Abbasid, and Persian soldiers, and relocated the capital from Damascus to Baghdad in 762. The Abbasid Empire flourished with great success for two whole centuries, until it finally declined in 1258....   [tags: kindoms, uthman, iran] 1451 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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The Muslim Majority State of Pakistan - INTRODUCTION The Muslim majority state of Pakistan was created in 1947 when the Indian sub-continent was divided. Since then, Pakistan has been plagued with domestic political hostility and regional conflicts. Originally, Pakistan was divided into two parts (east and west) to appease the complaints of Indian Muslims. The eastern part is present day Bangladesh, while the western part is the present day Islamic Republic of Pakistan (Human Rights Watch 2014). Over the past few decades, Pakistan has faced much corruption and inefficiency....   [tags: ICCPR, religious minorities]
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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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The Society of the Muslim Brothers - In 1928, Egyptian schoolteacher Hasan al-Banna (1906-1949) formed the Jam’iyyat al-Ikhwan al-Muslimin (Society of the Muslim Brothers) with the aim of “providing an Islamic education (tarbiya) and moral orientation (tahdhib) to their members and a wider public, in order to make them understand Islam correctly.” From this innocuous beginning, the Muslim Brotherhood grew to influence rulers and religious figures across the Middle East. Perhaps the most controversial figured tied to the Muslim Brotherhood is current al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri (Born 1951)....   [tags: education, moral, orientation, rulers] 2470 words
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Importance of Prayer in a Muslim's Life - ... After that they sniff water into their nose three times. Then they wash their face three times and following that washing the arm three times up to the elbows. Then they wash the ears with water once, lastly they wash their feet three times. Muslims should do Wud’u before each prayer or it wouldn’t count. To face God Muslims should cleanse. During prayer in a mosque all Muslims do all the steps of praying together by following the person who leads the prayer “Imam”. But when Muslims are not praying the mosque they do the same steps for each prayer alone....   [tags: islam, mosque, quran] 556 words
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Muslim Life in Islamic Culture - ... When you become a Muslim,you believe salvation is dependent on man, not God. There are five pillars of Islam, these five pillars are the Muslims acts of worship to Allah. Allah means God. The five pillars of Islam are A muslim must recite the basic creed, “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his prophet.” He must recite prayers praising Allah five times a day while facing Mecca, where, it is believed, Allah revealed the Korean to Muhammad. He must give money to the poor. He must fast for one month every year....   [tags: allah, mecca, religion] 619 words
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Marriage Rituals Hinduism and Muslim - ... All eight symbolize different groups of people and their beliefs in humanity. The eight types include: Brahma, Daiva, Arsha, Prajapatya, Gandharva, Asura, Rakshasa, Paishacha. The first four are considered proper (Brahma, Daiva, Arsha, Prajapatya), whereas the last four are considered not to have religious sanctions (Gandharva, Asura, Rakshasa, Paishacha). The “Brahma” marriage is when the father gives up his daughter to a man after the man has spoiled her with costly jewels and presents. Secondly, the “Daiva” marriage is when the daughter is given away with ornaments to a priest at a religious ceremony....   [tags: social events and religious beliefs]
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The Customs for Muslim Weddings - ... Marriage is seen as such an obligation, religiously because in the culture it is so important, and pure. In the contract it includes the amount of the dowry, and just like any other wedding a professing of love for one another or a meher, and this signing of the contract is done in front of two witnesses in its’ own ceremony or the nikah (Easydaybe 3). As we continued discussing her ceremony, she got really excited to invite me to her Mendhi ceremony which is a few days before the wedding where all of her girl friends and aunts and nieces and woman in her family and on the grooms side, come together and celebrate the bride with dance and food, and they draw on her skin with henna, which...   [tags: personal reflections, religious curiosity, Islam] 1334 words
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Stereotypes in the Muslim World - “If a person commits an act of terrorism, it does not negate or change the principles of the religion he claims to follow. If a Catholic Irish republic army terrorist encourages terrorism. Similarly, if a Muslim commits an act of terror, it does not mean that Islam condones or encourages terrorism” (Khan, 2003, pp 102) It is difficult in this world to form an opinion about an issue without experiencing some sort of stereotyping. Stereotyping is defined as a generalization of a group of people, wherein a very simple pattern is used for judging an entire group....   [tags: terrorism, religion, hate crimes]
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Activism for the Muslim Woman - Spare the world around you a glance. Chances are you are going to find a whole spectrum of races, religions, lifestyles or even appearances. How bland and dull would it be if our daily encounters consisted of people who thought and looked just like us. We were not created to be the same. We were fashioned to be unique and to embrace that something special that makes us different. But sadly, another part of our human nature is to shun people who are not quite the same as everybody around them. We expel minorities from society because they’re “different” when in reality the term “different” could be used both ways....   [tags: races, religion, appearances]
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Gener Gaps in the Muslim World - ... She takes the coffee back to the living room and drinks it for herself. “She was surprised at how calm she was.” writes Rifaat. In the Middle East, women are persecuted due to the lack of structure in the constitution of what holds respect and protection of the Islamic religion, the holy book among all Muslims--the Quran. Created in the seventh century, the Quran holds the written scripture of Allah, the Arabic term for God, to Muhammad, the prophet of Islam. The Quran was deeply influenced by it’s seventh-century environment to become remotely relevant today....   [tags: inequality for women in Islamic countries] 1077 words
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Religious Conflict in Muslim Countries - While the Western world today is mainly interested in radical Islam and its posing a serious challenge to civil liberties as well as democratic countries all over the world, Muslim countries are to bipolarities within themselves. One of the most expressed forms of the conflict in many Muslim countries today takes place between secular and Islamic discourse. While the secular wing of the debate is sometimes represented the state elite, the media and / or the military, the Islamic language best expressed between the religious and social groups, if the chance given, in the political parties within the state structure....   [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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Muslim Discrimination in America - At a time of growing tension between religious groups in America, a record number of Muslims have reported religious discrimination claims. Although Muslims only make up roughly 2 percent of the United States population, they accounted for about one quarter of the religious discrimination claims filed last year (Greenhouse 2010). Most Americans reported a heightened distrust and hatred toward Muslim-Americans after the 9/11 attacks and the War on Terror in the Middle East. Islamophobia continues to be provoked by anti-Muslim extremist and tensions between evangelical Christianity....   [tags: War on Terror, Generalizations] 1446 words
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Muslim and Islamic Women - When one thinks of the role of Muslim and Islam women, the first thought that comes in mind is a victim waiting for the right moment to approach Western Liberation. The ignorance of the people compels the woman to be portrayed as weak, and controlled on what they can wear and how they should act. What most people are not aware about is that the Prophet Muhammad was indeed pro women’s right, as he stated “To seek knowledge is an obligation on every Muslim, male and female” proves that women are treated as an equal....   [tags: women rights, traditions, stereotype]
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The Greatest Muslim Achievements - ... They were some of the first people to start making hospitals. In the 8th century the hospitals first started appearing. Today, hospitals are very useful and without them medical help would be hard to find. To build the hospitals the zakat tax money was used. The zakat tax is one of the five pillars. Evidence shows that there were about 30 hospitals across the Islamic world. The hospitals provided medical care for the sick, sent midwives and physicians to poor rural communities, and provided space for the medical staff to study....   [tags: yathrib, medina, saudy arabia]
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Muslim Women's Rights: Misunderstood - ... The first wife of Muhammad, Khadija is business women. Also, Ashifa Bint Abdullah was the first woman to be appointed by Caliph Umar Ibn Alkhatab as a market inspector and a manager. According to the Quran, men and women have the same spirit; there is no superiority in the spiritual sense between men and women. In the book “Women’s rights in Islam Modernizing or Outdated” by Zakir Naik, he states: “In terms of moral, spiritual duties, acts of worship, the requirements of men and women are the same, except in some cases when women have certain concessions because of their famine nature, or their health.” Another of the most controversial issues among critics is the wearing...   [tags: freedom, education, career, partner] 868 words
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Muslim Women and Islam - Islam is one of the most growing religion in the world besides Christianity. Based off the revelations giving to Mohammad by Allah (God), Mohammad formed the basis of Islam which is still present today. Ummas, better known as Muslims, take heed to the Qur'an to live by what is right by God and use sunnah (hadith or teachings of the Prophet) to live by the Prophet's example. Mohammad and his followers traveled the Middle East' spreading this new religion and new way of life, gaining more followers....   [tags: Middle East, Religion, women]
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Euthanasia and Muslim Beliefs - ... However, there are various costs in prolonging life—not only financial, but also physical costs to the patient’s body—so how far should doctors go in the methods they employ to preserve it. Furthermore, at what point does a doctor’s responsibility change from conserving life to supplying comfort in order for the patient to die as comfortably and quickly as possible. These questions and the answers to them elicit various and contending ethical claims, which permit a multitude of differing actions that a doctor, or patient’s family, can take....   [tags: the right to die and Islam] 1568 words
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Muslim Women's Rights Today - ... It is very common for extended family members to all live together in the same house. Muslim women are allowed to participate in public life as long as their modesty is not affected. They are expected to wear Hijab, or covering, so that their sexuality will not be a source of temptation for men. Their rights, as in all cultures and communities over time, are often violated. As the Muslim empire grew, the role of women changed as well. Muslim men and women were originally seen as equal. “The prophet’s teachings proclaimed the equality of men and women before God and in Islamic worship....   [tags: Islam, religious beliefs] 646 words
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The Muslim Brotherhood Beginnings -   Al-ʾIkḫwān al-Muslimūn or the Muslim Brotherhood is an organization that strives for an Islamic world. Since its beginnings, members have become involved in politics and in their communities, but their methods have been constantly questioned. Their influence has become worldwide with groups in several countries across the world ,and it is in Egypt where the organization began. Beginnings in Egypt   The Muslim Brotherhood began in March 1928 by Hasan al-Banna, an egyptian teacher, after seven of his friends agreed that al-Bana should lead them in better serving Allah....   [tags: Islam, Egypt]
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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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History of Muslim Civilization - ... The conquest of Egypt and its incorporation into the empire inaugurated a new fascination with its ancient culture. Obelisks and Egyptian-style architecture and sculpture were installed in Roman fora. The cult of Isis, the Egyptian mother goddess, had an immense impact throughout the empire.” Before the emergence of Islam, the whole area across the map, from Libya and Egypt all the way to India, has been affected by the Greek and Roman (especially Alexander the Great’s) conquests. The Greeks and Romans thrived with mathematics, Theatre, philosophy, literature and arts during this time period....   [tags: Islam and culture] 703 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 Gropups and Terrorism - Since the 9/11 attack in the United States, the term “terrorism” and “terrorists” are often synonymous to several Muslim groups bent on taking revenge against the most powerful and influential countries today. Most of the attacks of terrorists are often suicidal such as suicide bombings, kidnapping and armed conflict against the military. Most reports and first-hand accounts state that these terrorists are doing this “holy war” against the world because they wish to cleanse the world of its evil and create order....   [tags: Developing Countries, Causes] 896 words
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Muslim Women - Many people in the world today believe that Muslim women in Islam are subjects of cruel and harsh treatment because of their religion. They believe that they are forced to cover their bodies, denied education, and stripped of their rights, and it has been a problem for many of centuries. While it is correct that women in Islam have difficulty with inequality in different areas of their lives, women in other religions and cultures face the same discrimination. There is the belief that Islam itself is the cause of women being oppressed, but in reality, Islam provides Muslim women with many of rights and its texts state that men and women are equal....   [tags: Religion, Role, Religious beliefs]
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Muslim Women - The American media has a tendency to portray Muslims in a negative light. Some pity Muslims while others feel pure disdain for them. This statement made by Ann Coulter (2001) following the September 11th terrorist attacks demonstrates the disdain for Muslims, “We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity” (as cited in Arab American National Museum, 2011). While this particular statement was directed at all Muslims, there are also many misconceptions directed solely at Muslim women....   [tags: Islam ]
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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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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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Explaining The Religion of Islam - Islam is currently the worlds 2nd largest and fastest growing religion with nearly one-fifth (approximately 1.2 billion) of the world’s population believed to be Muslim (About.Com, 2008, Online http://islam.about.com/od/muslimcountries/a/population.htm). Islam is a monotheistic religion which means it believes in the one God. It is Abrahamic or one of the ‘Religions of the Book’, this means that, similar to in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible and the Jewish Torah, stories such as that of the Creation story in Genesis and the stories of Abraham (abc.net 2009, Online http://www.abc.net.au/religion/stories/s790151.htm )....   [tags: Muslim] 1439 words
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Vulnerable Muslim Employees - Religion in the work place has always been a big issue for many employees and employers, but it has become a bigger issue since the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. An article written in the Society for Human Resource Management Magazine entitled Muslim Employees: Valuable but Vulnerable describes the challenges faced by Muslim Americans in the work place and in society in general and what both employees and employer is doing to lighten the negative effect as well as the generalization and stereotype that Muslims currently face....   [tags: Human Resource Management ]
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Different Aspects of Caring for a Muslim Family - ... With the increasing Muslim population in the United States, nurses need to have a better understanding of their beliefs in order to provide effective care. There are several considerations we must make when caring for Muslim patients and their families. “They bring a distinctive set of cultural practices to the health treatment environment because their religion dictates a unique set of behaviors that can present a cultural challenge to health care providers around the world” (Charles & Daroszewski, 2012, p....   [tags: nurses in a cross cultural setting] 841 words
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Muslim Food Culture - ... My hypothesis is that I am formed by many different factors. Fasting is a daily activity for me during Ramadan. It is a significant part of my Muslim observance. Fasting requires a lot of patience; it makes me feel what the poor people experience without food in their lives. Fasting is like a cultural practice I do every year. It’s a month where families get closer as they share the religious moments together and appreciate the meaning of food. Different meals are signs and texts that have different connotations....   [tags: religion, pork, healthy] 536 words
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The Muslim Genocide that Took Place in Europe - ... As previously mentioned, genocides occur from the silence of the people, racism, and fear. The belief of superiority of one’s own race is the beginning of a genocide. Hatred towards the Muslims caused the beginning of a new extermination. The Muslim genocide took place in Europe, Bosnia-Herzegovina from 1992 until 1995. Since the beginning of Bosnia, Muslims have always been the majority in the population. Bosnia was created after the break-up of Yugoslavia, which included the religious groups of Serbs, Croats, and ethnic Albanians....   [tags: Balkan conflict, Bosnia-Herzegovina] 651 words
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Steps toward Discarding Muslim Stereotypes - ... To support my claim, let’s take a tour. In Bosnia during the span of the Bosnian War, nearly 200,000 Muslims were slaughtered by Bosnian Serbs who were mainly Christians. Nearly 22,000 Muslim women, ranging from age 9 to 82, were raped by the soldiers. In the Kashmir province of Pakistan, Indian occupying forces have been violently oppressing the majority Muslim population, killing thousands. In India, December 1992 and January 1993, a rowdy Hindu mob went on a rampage in Bombay, killing over 700 Muslims, destroying 5000 Muslim homes and forcing 300,000 Muslims to flee the city to the outskirts....   [tags: religous beliefs, dicrimmination, bigotry] 812 words
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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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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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