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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Indonesia and the Misconceptions of Muslim Women and how it Parallels to Muslim Women in America - Muslim women have often been stereotyped in westernized civilizations as heavily veiled women who do no more than tend to their household and children. According to Camilla Fawzi El-Sohl’s book titled Muslim women’s choices: religious belief and social reality, this is simply not true anymore as it pertains to the contemporary Muslim women. This concept of the Muslim women may have been true in the past or even true of certain groups in certain Muslim societies but it has little relevance to understanding the everyday lives of these Muslim women....   [tags: Culture]
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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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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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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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France Bans the Muslim Burqa and Veil - Within the Middle East, the largest population of the men and women are Muslim. The Muslim religion suggests that the women wear a veil or hijab, which is a headscarf that only exposes a woman’s eyes, accompanied by a burqa which is a full body cloak. The sole purpose of the clothing is to cover a woman’s feminine features from men’s eyes. The Qur’an, an Islamic scripture supports, and slightly obligates the uniform by saying that women are to be conservative, “Let them wear their head covering over their bosoms, and not display their ornaments.” (Qur’an)....   [tags: French Government ]
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France Bans the Muslim Burqa and Veil - Within the Middle East, the largest population of the men and women are Muslim. The Muslim religion suggests that women wear a veil or hijab, which is a head scarf that only exposes a woman’s eyes, accompanied by a burqa which is a full body cloak. The sole purpose of the clothing is to cover a woman’s feminine features from men’s eyes. The Qur’an, an Islamic scripture, supports and slightly obligates the uniform by saying that women are to be conservative, “let them wear their head covering over their bosoms, and not display their ornaments.” (Qur’an)....   [tags: Religion]
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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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Tea Party vs. Muslim Brotherhood - With the recent unrest, one reporter compared the Muslim Brotherhood to the new Tea Party movement. Being a member of the Tea Party movement I was initially offended by this comparison. As I did further research on the two groups and how they were started and why, I see that philosophically the start of each group is actually similar however, the way they go about presenting their views to the world is drastically different. How they recruit members and try to change policy is rooted in the same core values of culture, language and religion....   [tags: compare, contrast]
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Muslim Prejudice in Modern Youth Society - Ever since the attacks on the Twin Towers, Islamic prejudice has been on the rise. A study by the Associated Press reveals that Islamic prejudice is more common now than in the 1980’s or 1990’s. The same study also shows that roughly 700 Arab related hate crimes had been executed in the weeks after 9/11. The acts of the 9/11 attacks entirely changed the outlook non-Islamic Americans have about Islamic Americans, foreign Muslims, and any Arabs of the kind. The American government needs to extinguish the prejudice because if the US citizens of America nullify each other over a mosque than there is no way we could ever defeat a greater calamity....   [tags: Islam, Prejudice]
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Malcom X and The Muslim Mosque Inc. - In 1964, Malcolm X broke away from the Nation of Islam and formed the Muslim Mosque Inc. After breaking away from the Nation of Islam Malcolm X traveled to Mecca on the traditional Islamic hajj, while there he saw the beauty of the unity of humanity and embraced a true Islamic culture. After arriving back in the United States he had a different outlook on white people, that some were willing to help his cause. After being back he formed the Organization for Afro-American Unity (OAAU), Malcolm X’s primary concern in 1964 for was to establish ties with black activists, the OAAU was “potential source of ideological guidance for more militant veterans of the souther civil rights movement.” ("Mar...   [tags: mecca, islamic culture, rights]
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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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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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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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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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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: Free Essays] 422 words
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Post 9/11 Racial Profiling of Muslim Americans - For a second, the U.S. stood still. Looking up at the towers, one can only imagine the calm before the storm in the moment when thousands of pounds of steel went hurdling into its once smooth, glassy frame. People ran around screaming and rubble fell as the massive metal structure folded in on itself like an accordion. Wounded and limping from the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, America carried on, not without anger and fear against a group of innocent Americans, Muslim Americans. Nietzsche’s error of imaginary cause is present in the treatment of Muslim Americans since 9/11 through prejudice in the media, disregard of Muslim civil liberties, racial profiling, violence, disrespect, a...   [tags: Racism, Prejudice, Racial Profiling Essays]
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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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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 Women and the Effects of 9/11: The Need to Understand How to Treat the Psychological Aftermath - Discrimination, prejudice, and racism are all terms far too similar and encountered by multiple cultures. A vast amount of individuals have experienced these different terms, unfortunately some individuals belonging to certain minority cultures experience them more often than others. After the attacks on 9/11, the Muslim culture became a major target for actions such as discrimination. The media, especially in regards to women and their attire, fueled warped views about this culture. There are beliefs that women in this culture are oppressed and forced to wear a veil, or hijab, however their views and opinions are not taken into account regarding these statements that are being portrayed thr...   [tags: Culture ]
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