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A Place of Worship: The Mosque - In this essay, I will be discussing the role and function as well as the main features of the mosque in the Muslim community. The word mosque is defined as a ‘Muslim place of worship’. It is very important in Islam because it is the place where Muslims humbly face their lord, prostrate to him and ask from him. Muslims gather in mosques to pray their 5 times daily prayers in congregation. This is a symbolism of Muslim unity and brotherhood. It also symbolises equality as every person is the same, no one is superior to another....   [tags: Mosque, Islam, ]
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The Great Mosque of Istanbul - Hagia Sophia and the great mosques of Istanbul As a city that has played host to not one but two great empires, Istanbul has inherited a number of historical gems. The most apparent of these gems are the sultanic mosques spread across the city. While numerous in number, each mosque tells a different story through its art and architectural elements. They all share, however, triumphs in construction and architectural planning. Through their minarets, pointed arches, and abundance of luxurious building materials, these mosques exemplify the power of the empires they were born out of....   [tags: Religion, Islam, Mosque] 1728 words
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Features of a Mosque - A mosque is a building used as a place of worship for Muslims. It is often referred to as a ‘masjid’ by many Muslims as this is the Arabic term for it. There are many features within the mosque all of which are necessary for the mosque to properly function. The most distinguished characteristic of a mosque is that it hosts the five daily prayers. These are performed in congregation with an Imam leading the prayer. The prayer hall has a distinctive type of carpet. This is since the carpet has sections all shaped like separate prayer mats so that there is no need to take out individual prayer mats for each person attending the mosque to pray....   [tags: Islam] 626 words
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The Mosque - The Mosque The mosque is an Islamic holy place; in Arabic it is called a Masjid. It simply means the ‘place of prostration’ because frankly speaking you can make a mosque any where in the world as long as a Muslim kneels to prostrate. To recognize there are many unique features which you can tell it is a Masjid. There are two things that differentiate as to whether it is a Masjid or not. They are the a Dome and a Minaret. The Dome is a vital part of the Masjid as it allows the air to travel and make the Masjid Prayer Hall cooler....   [tags: Papers] 540 words
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History of the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba - ... In the 16th century, Córdoba’s Christian rulers demolished the central columns of the mosque and built a vast temple to Christ. A Cathedral planted in the center of the mosque. Even the Catholic Emperor Charles V who authorized the construction, realized he had made a mistake and blamed the architects on taking something unique and vandalizing it. The statue of St. James with his sword raised stands next to the altar symbolizing the fact that James is busy conquering Muslims. And towering over the former mosque was a bell tower making it clear that this mosque now houses a place of Christian worship....   [tags: Islam, Culture, History] 1026 words
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How Muslims Worship in a Mosque - A mosque (Masjid in Arabic) is a place for Muslims to worship God. The sacred space that I visited is “Dar AlHjrah” mosque in Falls church, VA. In my country every neighborhood has a mosque and each mosque has different shape and Design. Dar AlHjrah mosque had everything a mosque has. There’s “minaret” which is a slim tower attached to the mosque. The “minaret” shape was octagonal with pointed roof. The reason for the “minaret” tower is to make the call for prayer (Adhan). The color of the whole mosque from outside is white and beige....   [tags: prayer, sacred, quran] 768 words
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Main Features of A Mosque - Ai) Describe the main features of a mosque A mosque is mainly used as a place of worship for Muslims to pray to Allah. Not all mosques are the same, they vary from place to place. Some mosques are big and expensive whilst some other mosques are small and cheap. All mosques are different but are yet similar in some ways for example; all mosques are a place of worship. Some mosque have a tall minaret in which the Muezzin uses it to call the Adthaan, informing nearby Muslims that the time of prayer has come and they must quickly start their prayer....   [tags: Islam] 1561 words
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Building a Mosque in Temecula - Back in 2010 Temecula made national news as one of the few cities opposing the building of a mosque within its boundaries. Some who opposed the mosque did so out of concern of increased traffic in an already congested area and noise from the minaret (Goodstein). Others blatantly opposed from “not wanting Islam in [their] city”. Due to the increase in growth within the last decade of the proposal, the Muslim community wanted the mosque in order to accommodate their growing size. Leaders of the Interfaith Council of Murrieta and Temecula Valley, along with other proponents, believe that the Muslim community has a right to have their own house of worship to foster their community....   [tags: Islam in America]
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What Is Inside the Grand Mosque? - The Grand Mosque is the first mosque in Islam also the greatest, and it is in the center of the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia." It is an area of 750,000 square meters and it can hold 4 Million people." It costs $11,316,818,165$ for the comprehensive restoration. In the center of the mosque, is Kaaba. Muslims believe that is a sacred spot. The meaning of Kaaba in Arabic is cube like structure. It is really based on a small room with marble and black basalt stones constructed brought in from the nearby mountains....   [tags: marble, stones, muslim] 529 words
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An Analysis of a Mosque - An Analysis of a Mosque A Mosque is the place or building serving as a place of worship which Muslims use to pray and worship Allah. The Mosque is a very important part of Muslim worship. This is because the Islam religion places great importance on prayer and worshiping Allah. All Mosques differ in appearance and size. The main factor affecting the size of a Mosque is the religious majority of the country....   [tags: Papers] 1039 words
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The Ground Zero Mosque: An Insult to America - September 11, 2001, one of the most infamous and controversial dates in the history of the United States will be engraved in the minds of millions forever and is once more a resurfacing issue. On this horrendous date in time, Islamic terrorists hijacked a pair of commercial airplanes and flew them into the Twin Towers, murdering thousands and causing millions in damage. Nearly a decade later, an Islamic religious group named the Cordoba Initiative is stirring up more trouble and is planning to construct a mosque within only blocks away from ground zero itself....   [tags: argumentative essay]
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The Bibi-Khanym Mosque - ... In 1405, at the beginning of his last and greatest campaign, Timur died. Timur is memorialized for his ability as a nomad chief to transform his tribe into an empire using Samarkand as the capital to display the Timurid dynastic power. Timur was not only a great conqueror but also an memorable builder. Whenever he conquered a city that stood in the way of his army, he would bring back the artisans and materials to embellish his royal city of Samarkand. When Timur was not working on military efforts he was constantly involved in the building of these works created in Samarkand....   [tags: Samarkand, Islamic world] 1731 words
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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 Role of the Mosque in the Community - The Role of the Mosque in the Community There are vast majority of mosques around the world. This is such a blessing because Allah has bestowed upon the Muslim Ummah to make the earth pure and making it a Masjid. As the Messenger of Allah said, “I have been granted five things which were not granted to any other Prophet before me: (one of them) the whole earth has been made a Masjid. And pure for me, so whenever the time of prayer comes for anyone of you, he should pray wherever he is.” (Hadith) Currently the mosques are thought to be, a place of worship, for breaking the fast during Ramadan and little other things....   [tags: Papers] 1116 words
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Mosque as A Place of Worship - Mosque as A Place of Worship Introduction Mosque described as a place which servers both as a house of worship and as a symbol of Islam. In Islam a masjid is a house of prayer. Mosque is symbolically very important to Muslims; it is a humble way for Muslims to rebuild a relation ship with Allah (swt) on earth. The mosque should have a clear indication of direction of Mecca (qibla). Abu Hurairah reports that the prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) said: "If anyone goes back and from to the mosque to attend prayers Allah will prepare for him a feast in paradise" (bukhari)....   [tags: Papers] 2064 words
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A Visit to A Mosque In America - A Visit to A Mosque In America Driving along the highway, all eyes are drawn as a magnet to the unique building with its golden dome and unusual architecture. The Islamic Center is located at the base of a residential street in a small neighborhood. The center houses an Islamic school, a community center, an international school and the Mosque, which is the place of worship for Muslims. There are many misconceptions regarding Islam and Muslims. In reality most Muslims are non-Arabs and most live outside the Middle East....   [tags: Descriptive Religion] 1203 words
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Mezquita De Córdoba in Southern Spain - ... Mosaics and azulejos (a form of spanish glazed tile-work) were designed for it. Scented woods were placed with solid gold nails, and the red columns were said to be made by God himself. There were 856 columns in total, some of them recycled and some new, but what’s special about them is the tiered red and white striped arches that sprout from them. The prayer hall and the columns and arches inside it. The mihrab, which I mentioned before, is the focal point of the prayer hall. Typically a mihrab is used to identify the wall that faces Mecca, which is also the direction muslims pray in....   [tags: Mosque-Cathedrals ]
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The Important Features of a Mosque - The Important Features of a Mosque Possibly one of the most important aspects of the Islam religion is the Mosque, which means "place of prayer". This is seen as the centre of the Islamic community and is where Muslims join together to worship Allah, pray, and learn about the religion. Also, weddings, festival celebrations, and meetings of the Muslim community are held there. On the outside, many Mosques are plain and not elaborate at all although, it is not wrong for them to be grand....   [tags: Papers] 1556 words
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Exploration of Mosque and Masjid - Exploration of Mosque and Masjid A Mosque, or Masjid is, a Muslim place of worship where Muslims go five times a day to pray their prayers in Jama'ah (congregation) behind an Imam (prayer leader). The technical meaning of Masjid is a Muslim place of worship And the technical meaning of Mosque is a Muslim place of worship The linguistic meaning of Masjid is a transliteration of the Arabic word مَسْجÙدٌ meaning the place of Sajda سَجْدَةٌ (prostration). There are 2 types of Masjids: the main Masjid is called Jama'a, and is the one where the Friday prayer is performed....   [tags: Papers] 1445 words
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Architectural Form: Suleymaniye Mosque - The Suleymaniye mosque was truly a masterpiece during the time it was built in the mid 1500s. Today, it still never fails to captivate its audience through the complexity of its design and the intellectual analysis of its significance. The mosque was actually said to be as magnificent as the Seven Wonders of the World according to two European travelers, Freynes Moryson and John Sanderson, soon after its completion (Nelipogulu 221). The mosque is definitely symbolic in the city of Istanbul, sitting a top the highest hill, in that it represents central power and strength of the Turkish Empire (see Image 1) (Yayinlari 30)....   [tags: Architecture Art] 1571 words
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Al- Aqsa Mosque - The Noble Sanctuary is a significant site with a sacred mosque and a sacred shrine within its walls, held in Jerusalem, for the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic religions. The Noble Sanctuary, which includes the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque, represents the sacrifices and hardships many people have faced throughout the decades that formed our world in to what it is today. The Jews and the Christians have a special place in their heart for The Noble Sanctuary, but the magnitude and relevance of this place is greatest with the Muslims....   [tags: essays research papers] 2289 words
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The Ways in Which Muslims Worship in the Mosque - The Ways in Which Muslims Worship in the Mosque Firstly it is important to comprehend exactly what worship (or Ibadah as it is known in Islam) is. Worship is according to the dictionary definition: 'The reverent love and devotion accorded a deity, an idol, or a sacred object.' (Source: http://www.dictionary.com) Islam would totally reject the part of this definition, which associates worship with an idol or a sacred object, as, this would under Islamic law be Shirk or unforgivable under the eyes of God, as Islam is a strictly monotheistic religion, and believes in the principle of Tawhid....   [tags: Papers] 1994 words
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The Significant Features in the Prayer Area of a Mosque - The Significant Features in the Prayer Area of a Mosque When a Muslim prays, there are many significant features which are located in the pray area. For example, the dome which is located normally above the prayer area symbolises the universe which Allah created and over which he rules. Some mosques may have 4 minarets and a dome, but the significance of the dome allows the circulation of air and it also amplifies the human’s voice or chant, normally being the sermon. Also the circulation of air may help in hot countries as the worshippers need to concentrate whilst saying their prayers and the heat may affect them....   [tags: Papers] 1247 words
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Analysis of Over Door Carving from Shiite Mosque in India - ... Oh, Fatima. Oh, Hassan. Oh, Hussein. Help from God is near at hand. In the month of Ziquad. In the year of Hijri 1287.” Islamic art is always symbolic everything there has a meaning most of the time, in this sculpture what I can see is that the flowers, date trees, and greenery could be symbolizes a paradise image since the writing is saying that “ help from god is near at hand”. So when you portray god everything about god is going to be peaceful and scenic, and that’s where I think the meaning of the sculpture is coming from with the design and idea for it....   [tags: Muslim art and interpretations] 608 words
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Importance of Prayer in a Muslim's Life - The praying time cannot be shorter than 3 minutes. The length of time depends on the persons and his state, sometimes one likes to pray more. Islam considers many activities in life as worship such as cleaning your house, working. In praying there is a pattern where people kneel and bow couple of times and repeat the words of Quran. Each prayer has a specific number of kneels and bows, so some prayer times is longer than others. The mosque is used differently during “Jumha” Friday prayer; people pray and listen to the “kutbah” speech afterwards....   [tags: islam, mosque, quran] 556 words
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You do not to need to go to a mosque to be a good Muslim - Religious Studies Coursework 'You do not to need to go to a mosque to be a good Muslim' I personally agree with this statement that to be a good Muslim you do not need to attend Mosque. A good Muslim is someone who follows the five pillars of Islam. The five pillars of Islam is the term given to 'the five duties incumbent on every Muslim'. these duties are Shahadah(profession of faith), Salat(ritual prayer), Zakat(alms giving), Sawm(fasting during the month of Ramadan) and Hajj(pilgrimage to Mecca)....   [tags: essays research papers] 809 words
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Islam the Role and Function of the Mosque in a Muslim Community - The role and function of the mosque in a Muslim community A mosque is generally a very symbolic place for a Muslim, being a humble way for Muslims to recreate pure divine presence on earth. The primary purpose of the mosque is to serve as a place where Muslims can come together for prayer. Nevertheless, mosques are known around the world nowadays for their Islamic architecture but most importantly for its general vitality to the Muslim Ummah (community). A mosque brings the community together as it acts as many things, a social centre, a community centre and an educational centre etc as it has many events which welcome both old and new members of the mosque....   [tags: essays research papers] 1047 words
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Islam:The role and function of an Imam in a Sunni Mosque - The role and function of an Imam in a Sunni Mosque The word Imam is an Arabic word which means 'Upfront'. As with many ancient words relating with faith the word carries a great deal of meaning and, depending of usage in text as well as speech, can take on numerous different meanings. In Sunni Islam the term Imam is used principally as a title and has minimal importance in theology. The congregational prayer performed in Mosque is lead by the Imam who stands in front of the lines of worship leading them in recital of prayer....   [tags: essays research papers] 1116 words
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Types of Islamic Architecture - Muslims have derived their architecture style from the Byzantines, the Copts, Romans, and the Sassanids. The types of Islamic architecture are the Mosque, the Tomb, the Palace, and the Fort. Islamic architectural style developed soon after the time of the Prophet Muhammad. Example may be known with the completion of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. It featured interior vaulted spaces, a circular dome, and the use of decorative pattern. The art of building was popular. ​ Islamic artchitecture forbids any use of symbolic art such as statues, paintings, or other representations of living things....   [tags: origins, mosque, tomb, palace] 520 words
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Features of Al-Masjid-Al-Nabawi Mosque - Religious Studies coursework 'Name the features of a specific mosque' A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. Its primary purpose is to serve as a place of worship for practising Muslims where they can pray together. Al-Masjid-Al-Nabawi, also known as the prophet's mosque, is the second holiest mosque in the world and is the final resting place of the prophet Muhammad. The original mosque was built by the prophet himself. The mosque also served as a community centre, a court and a religious centre....   [tags: essays research papers] 651 words
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The Drawback of Destroying Old Sites and Putting Up New Buildings in Mecca - Mosque Project Since pre-Islamic times Mecca has always been known as a sacred site, however due to mass construction and modernization, the sacredness of this holy city may be slowly dying. Mecca contains the Holy Mosque and the Kaaba. The Kaaba is a tall, box-like structure which stands in a courtyard in the center of the Holy Mosque, and it became established as the main object of pilgrimages to Mecca (Dictionary of Islamic Architecture). Mecca is the birth place of the prophet Muhammad and contains a lot of important historical sites such as the site where Muhammad was born, the house of the prophet’s wife Khadijah and the house of Abu Bakr, as well as Muhammad’s grandson’s house which...   [tags: Islam, Mecca, Holy Mosque, Kaaba]
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CONDITION SURVEY OF MOSQUE IN NIGERIA: A CASE STUDY OF FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, MINNA, NIGERIA - 1.0 Introduction The whole world is a place of worship. The essence of life is to worship the Almighty, the creator of all creations. Allah says that He had created both Men and Jinns only that they may worship and serve Him (Quran 51, verse 56). In another related verse; Allah says “O ye who believe. When the call is proclaimed to prayer on Friday (The Day of Assembly), hastens earnestly to the remembrance of God, and leave off business (and traffic): that is best for you if ye but knew. And when the prayer is finished, then may ye disperse through the land, and seek of the Bounty of God: and celebrate the praises of God often (and without stint :): that ye may prosper (Quran 62, verse 9,...   [tags: Allah, Muslim, Islam, religious identity]
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Corporate Governance in Saudi Arabia - Introduction The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is considered to be one of the most religious and conservative countries in the world, since it holds two of Islam’s most holy cities, Mecca and Medina. Mecca is considered the most holy city for Muslims, as this is the location of the Grand Mosque and the Ka’aba, where Muslims are required to visit and perform at least 1 pilgrimage during their life (but only if they are capable of doing so financially and physically, and if not able due to such reasons they are considered exempt from this requirement)....   [tags: religion, meca, medina, grand mosque] 537 words
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Understanding Islam and Muslims - Most people know little or nothing about Islam, they have many misconceptions about Muslim beliefs and rituals. Regardless, Islam has gained a large following and is the second largest religion in the world. Hopefully some of the questions about Islam, Sunni Islam in particular, will be answered through research and a visit to the Islamic Center of the Inland Empire. This paper will cover the history of the religion, the history of Al-Masjid al-Ha ram or “The Holy Mosque", the art, the religious meeting, and personal views of a religious leader....   [tags: Al-Masjid al-Ha ram, The Holy Mosque] 2083 words
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Biography of Malcolm X: A Famous Civil Rights Activist - Malcolm X Malcolm Little, Aka Malcolm X, was a famous civil rights movement activist. He had a hard childhood. He was picked on due to the light color of his skin by peers and family members. He grew up poor and spent years of his life committing crimes and ended up in prison. Malcolm X found Islam in prison, and developed different philosophies which came from his childhood experiences. Malcolm X eventually found peace, and unfortunately was killed after he began to make a positive difference....   [tags: peace, muslim mosque inc, africa]
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British Influence on Malaysian Vernacular Architecture and Modern Mosques - Positioned across two separate, immediate islands, Malaysia has always been primed for a strong foreign influence through rich international trade. The influences of Hindu India, Christian Europe, and the Islamic Middle East, converged to create a diverse populous. However, Malaysia's exposure also granted vulnerability and eventual colonialism under multiple countries, most notably Great Britain. Through Britain's tenure, Western and Eastern ideology and design fused together to bring fourth major changes that would forever leave a distinctive mark on Malaysian history, design, and culture....   [tags: architecture, modern mosques]
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Comparing the Hagia Sophia and the Suleymanye Mosques in Istambul - Introduction: In the following essay, I will be comparing the Hagia Sophia in the City of Istanbul, and the Suleymaniye Mosque of Istanbul. Both of these pieces of art are very significant to the in modern-day Turkey. The art pieces will be covered in more detail further on in this comparative essay, and finally, I will be judging the pieces at the end of this essay Description: When Emperor Constantine found the city of Constantinople, it was soon to become the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire....   [tags: religious art and architecture in Turkey]
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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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Islamic Mosques - To God belongs the East and the West, wheresoever you look is the face of God. Qur'an 2:115 Islam has given the world some of the most beautiful things geometry, poetry, art and architecture. From the early sixth century all the way into current times, Islam has brought innovations in math, literature and art. Throughout its history Islamic art was ever changing. Creating new and interesting ways to not only look at the world but the way in which one represents god in all his glory. Islam Began in the Middle East, but their vast empire slowly grew to incorporate Spain, Northern Africa, and India....   [tags: Culture, Arquitecture, Traditions] 896 words
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The Swiss Resolution Banning The Use of Minarets in New Mosques - In 2009, the Swiss electorate passed a resolution banning the use of minarets in new mosques constructed within the nation. A sudden departure from Switzerland’s reputation for religious freedom, the ban sought to limit the construction of minarets for their perceived political symbolism. In an interview with the New York Times, Ulrich Schlüer, a Swiss People’s Party member of Parliament, described minarets as symbolizing “the political will to take power.” Undoubtedly, modern society views minarets as structures deeply imbued with secular meaning: to the majority of the Swiss electorate at the time of the ban’s passage, minarets were perceived as powerful—and somewhat threatening—statement...   [tags: switzerland, freedom, manluks] 2307 words
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Taking a Look at Islamic Architecture - ... The second thing is the mihrab which is a semicircle niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the qibla. The third thing is sahn which is a courtyard combine with ablution area. The fourth feature is the minaret which is a visual focal point is used for the call of prayer and usually it is at the very top of the moseque and also in old times used to announce that an enemy is coming so that people are ready. The fifth feature is the dome which is a focal point which covers the main prayer hall and could be seen from inside while you are sitting in the main prayer hall or from the outside....   [tags: building traditions of Muslim populations] 1016 words
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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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A Western Approach to Islam - ... The flag of the United States is also flown high atop a large flagpole at the entrance to the Mosque. I was able to interview a few people at the Mosque with the help of my friend Amira, who is a second generation Iranian and Muslim. With her help I was able to comfortably talk to members of the mosque and ask a few questions without being too much of an annoyance. I was completely accepted by the people of the mosque as a visitor and many were happy to have me there to answer any questions I had....   [tags: christians, quran, christ] 2030 words
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Construction of an Islamic Center near Ground Zero - The approval by the authorities in the United States to build an Islamic cultural center at a location near the spot of the September the eleventh attacks in America resulted in a controversy that touched on the basic rights of Americans protected by the first amendment of the American constitution. The Commission for Landmark Preservation in New York approved the construction of the Islamic center just two blocks away from the site of the World Trade Center because the two buildings torn apart to give way for the construction of the Islamic center were not very distinctive landmarks in Manhattan (Aljazeera)....   [tags: The First Amendment]
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How Islamic Architecture in Spain Changed from the Seventh Century to the Mid-sixteenth Century - The Great Mosque of Córdoba was built in Córdoba, Andalucía, southern Spain: the capital at which Muslims exist. The great Mosque of Córdoba went under massive changes over centuries. These changes occurred because the Mosque was conquered by groups of people following different religions, including Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Each religion marked its conception through changing or adding a unique artwork that symbolized its essence. The Great Mosque of Córdoba was built by Arab architects in the eighth century and then a cathedral was added by Christian conquers in the sixteenth century ....   [tags: Architecture, Islam, Spain]
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Islam Culture and Beliefs - Islam is one of the world's greatest monotheistic religions. The followers of Islam are known as Muslims, and they believe in God, Allah. The word "Islam" is an Arabic word that means "submitting and surrendering your will to Almighty God.” The word comes from the same root as the Arabic word "salam” which means peace. Islam is the religion of about one and half billion people in the world. It is the second largest in the number of followers after Christianity. I chose this religion as a topic of my research paper because at high school in my world history class I read few things about this religion like God is one, men can have four wives, etc and those sound interesting to me, so I want to...   [tags: Cultures, Cultural Identity Essays ]
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The Hindutva Movement: A Struggle Towards a “Hindu Secular India” - "We must look after the Muslims and treat them as part of us." This seems like a pleasant statement from Mr. Bal Thackeray, the leader of the Shiv Sena party and a proponent of the Hindutva movement, but it hardly works to conceal the villainous face of the Hindu nationalistic movement he follows. This movement aims to protect the interests of India by enhancing cohesion not only within the Hindu classes but also with other religious communities present in the country. However, this movement has numerous controversies attached to it, out of which, the razing of the Babri Mosque, the land transfer in Kashmir and the Christian massacre in Orissa standout, underlining that this movement is not...   [tags: Political/Religious Issues]
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