The Story of Joseph: Comparing two Accounts While most people in the West know the story of Joseph as a religious text from the book of Genesis and the Tanakh, it is crucial to realize that it is also a very important part of the Islamic faith when studying Western religion. In the Koran, the story of Joseph is also told, however it yields a different meaning. The two different accounts of the story of Joseph in chapters 37 and 39 through 50 of the book of Genesis and in Surah 12 of the Koran both tell the same story of Joseph, but the significance of each telling is different for every religion. By reading the two different accounts of the story, one can gain a clear and knowledgeable understanding of what is regarded as important to the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic faith. To appreciate the profound significance of the story of Joseph to the Koran, it is necessary to understand something of the nature of the Koran itself.
b) Sunni Muslims accept this Hadith as Sahih (authentic). The Hadith of al-Quran and Sunnah is used by the Sunnis to stress importance of following the Sunnah. (Yaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, Islamic Beliefs & Doctorine According to Ahl al-Sunna, As-Sunna Foundation of America, 1996, p.242) c) Accept all the hadith narrated by Bukhari and Muslims and other hadith books. 2. Shia a) They had argument on the truth of the al-Quran and accused that al-Quran have devia... ... middle of paper ... ...ussion concluded whereas faith practiced by the Shia obviously been in conflict with the faith that underpinned by Sunni.
Id. at 93. While the Sharī’ah is the law, fiqh, or Islamic jurisprudence, explains the Sharī’ah, Qur’ān, and other secondary sources of Islamic law. N.J. Coulson, A History of Islamic Law 83. However, some ulema go as far to say that all other sources are explanatory to the Qur’ān.
Instead, they are laws developed through human judicial reasoning (ijtihad). The fact that these laws are not sacrosanct but are man-made is often obscured by those attempting to gain moral and political authority from them. But also obscured is the diversity of Muslim laws, which reflects the various and changing concerns of the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ere spoken from generation to generation, exactly the same text by many transmitters which precluded any possibility of collusion or error. Sunna is the second proof, a combination of al-hadith, narrated by several transmitters. Each report is a hadith considered as having authority because God enjoys guidance by the Prophet through the Quran.
Sunnis and Shi'a approaches to Shari'a reasoning differs because of their different beliefs on the successor of Muhammad which consequently influenced their interpretation on the source of hadith, a main source to Shari'a reasoning. To fully underst... ... middle of paper ... ...the ability to read in Arabic, comprehend the language’s cultural context, and be able to engage in argument. In most case, culture is a barrier for people with other cultural background who have never been exposed to Islam, and it makes it difficult to fully engage in Shari'a reasoning. Nevertheless, Shari'a reasoning is a practice that is exposed to everyone who is able to contribute with his or her opinion. History and ways of thinking are dynamic because they are constantly changing.
Analysis of The Cross and the Crescent Richard Fletcher has written The Cross and the Crescent an entertaining book that illustrates the early relationship between the Christians and Muslims. It helped me to understand the historical differences between the religions and to understand the reason for continued conflict, misunderstanding, and general uneasiness between the two groups. I will highlight some key historical events presented in the book and draw conclusions to almost modern day relations between the two religions. Additionally I will give an overall analysis of the book. The Muslims have many critiques of the Christians and many of them are good points, while some are a bit of a stretch and even somewhat hypocritical.
Another supporting evidence is that God in one of the verses of Quran in which He was talking to prophet Mohamed, He told him: “And certainly We sent messengers before you: there are some of them that We have mentioned to you and there are others whom We have not mentioned to you ...” (Al-Ghafir Verse-78). According to this verse, God gives Muslims a room to search for other prophets than the ones who are mentioned in Qur’an. In this paper I will compare between Islam and Confucianism in terms of similarities and differences to know whether Confucianism is a religion that came out from the same source of Islam, or it is a philosophical values and morals that was spreading in china to support the Chinese community from falling apart. Islam is a religion that is based on the submission oneself to the will of God, who is called Allah. Muslims are the people believe in that, regardless of their culture, background or ethnicity.
My research included reading books published by authors that attempt to explain the teachings of Islam to a mostly Christian audience. I also read versus of the Quran, the holy book of Islam. While trying to answer the question of what makes people perceive this as a violent religion, I realized I would have to do some fieldwork and talk to actual Muslims. To accomplish this I went to a mosque in Carmichael. While people tend to think of Islam as a religion that is specific to the Arab world of the Middle East, it is actually a worldwide religion that is estimated to have about 1.6 billion.
Conclusion In conclusion, although they are often used interchangeably as Islamic schools of thoughts and movements and despite the widespread opinion that they mean the same, Wahabism and Salafism do not mean the same thing. All Wahabis are Salafists, but not all Salafists are Wahhabis. They both relate to tawhid, and both have fundamentalist beliefs that the Quran and the first three generations of Islam are the reference and model for society. Their difference in priorities (politics, close to Sunna or not) and on their views of reformation or revolution, despite of being minor, remain significant and remarkable.
Truth Evident in the Many Beliefs of Al-Ghazali and Aquinas At first glance the words “Tradition” and “tradition” may appear to be identical concepts. Upon further study, examination, and contemplation, however, these two words differ in their precise definitions. “Tradition” carries more weight and meaning than the word “tradition.” Similarly, “Truth” and “truth” do not denote the exact same principle. In fact, philosophers and religious scholars have been debating the origins of the latter two doctrines since the Middle Ages. The major dispute associated with “Truth” with a capital T and “truth” with a lower-case “t” focuses around the field of study in which each is used.