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Islam 's Islam And Islam

- ... Muhammad was considered pure hearted and beloved. Muhammad suffered loss at an early age this is made him aware of human suffering. Muhammad set out to help the poor and the weak. Muhammad’s honorability as he got older gave him the title of the most trustworthy one. Muhammad married and then waited fifteen years to start his ministry, In preparation to begin his ministry Muhammad went to Mt. Hira. It s at Mt. Hira where Muhammad is convinced of the idea of one God. Mt. Hira is also where the prophet Muhammad hears from Allah telling him that he was the appointed one....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Qur'an, Prophets of Islam]

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Islam : Islam And Islam

- ... Muslims believe Allah is all knowing, all powerful, merciful and forgiving. The Quran was the holy book which Muslims followed. The Quran told the Muslim community (umma) to read three other holy books along with the Quran. Who really is Allah, many people outside of Muslim society may ask. Allah is the single most important person in the Islamic world. The Muslim name for God is Allah, and the Quran states Allah is one, one who is unique. The Quran frequently highlights strict monotheism. Allah expects a lot from the Muslim community including righteous behavior, and submission to the divine will....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Qur'an, Prophets of Islam]

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What Makes Islam, Islam?

- Religion can be viewed from many different perspectives. People throughout the world hold different religious values. One person’s religious value will not match the religious values of another person. Globalization as a whole has affected the way we view the different religions and our feelings towards them; it has moved towards a more symbolic representation of ideologies. Many have come to believe that the west is more superior to others. Martha Crenshaw argues that globalization is a key driver of terrorism because there is a comparison between countries having less access to means of production and others having more access....   [tags: Islam ]

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Islam : Islam And Islam

- ... This is done to reach paradise not in this life but the next. “Through the life to come is better and more enduring” (Ballou, 1999 p. 453). Muslims can be found in all continents of the world, including the United States, and belief in Islam account for the religion of one-fifth of the human race (Fortress, 1999). It is well known that Muslims set aside five mandatory times to pray during the day in addition to personal prayer along with the practice of fasting during Ramadan. Muslims are required to dress modestly and married females must wear hair and face coverings....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Qur'an, Jesus]

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Islam : Islam And Islam

- ... This is extremely important to the Islamic faith. Every Muslim is required to do it at least once. The Pilgrimage allows you to reenact events in Abraham’s life. The goal of the Pilgrimage is to hopefully one day have a relationship with God like Abraham’s (Molloy, 2013). The word “Sikh” means disciple. The goal of Sikhism is to build a close, loving relationship with God. Sikhs believe in a single, Formless God with many names (Religious Tolerance). The belief of a single God is one of the similarities between Sikhism, Islam, and Christianity....   [tags: Islam, Religion, God, Christianity]

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The Spread of Islam

- Islam is a major world religion. Its origin can be traced back to 610 CE in Arabia. The basis of this religion is the revelations to the prophet Mohammad. Dissatisfied with his life, he traveled to deserts, hills, and the wilderness surrounding Mecca, where he lived, to meditate and reflect. He became a new man through his revelations, which many of his followers believe Allah transmitted to him through his angel Gabriel. Islam was originally an Arab religion, but many different beliefs and practices were added to it, making it extremely popular and aiding in its rapid spread....   [tags: Islam]

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The Religion Of Islam And Islam

- ... These three elements are what make Islam what it is, a religion set on key principles that all point towards the belief that God is one and the creator of all things. The Quran is an example of a major factor the plays into the religion of Islam. According to Please Choose Your, “The Quran is the Muslim scripture, that is to say the scripture of the followers of Islam. The Quran can only have come from the Divine as it is the only logical explanation as all other explanations have been discarded because they do not explain the uniqueness of the Quran in a comprehensive and coherent manner.” The explanation of the Quran goes to show that Muslims believe that there is only one true god....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Abraham, Prophets of Islam]

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Understanding Islam Is On Islam

- ... The understanding of Islam is really imperative. It would be falsify to say Islam Muhammadism, though in west people still used to call it. Western countries have different approach to Islam religion. We as Muslims have different point of view, we believe Islam is the supreme message sent to whole humanity in order to teach values and moral to lead a comfortable life. The meaning of Islam is attainment of peace through submission to ALLAH. Muslims have a robust belief the heaven and the earth, the sun and the moon all are created by eternal god....   [tags: Muhammad, Islam, Qur'an, Prophets of Islam]

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Islam And Islam

- ... Constituting a place of refuge for the persecuted early Muslim believers, the event was essential for building strong relations between Ethiopia and the rising Islamic religion. The Prophet 's gratitude was communicated in the expression; "leave the Abyssinians alone, as long as they do not take offensive," and Ethiopia was therefore perceived as a sovereign state, regarded and excluded from military campaigns.7 While Christians and Muslims in Ethiopia originally remained relatively standing apart from each other—with the Christian kingdom restricted toward the northern highlands and Islam venturing into the south-eastern parts of today 's Ethiopia—contact expanded in the thirteenth cent...   [tags: Islam, Christianity, Ethiopia, Muhammad]

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Islam by Marriage

- What An-Na'im did is, he took the rule without looking into details, he did not examine the case were both spouses are Christian or any other religion, and then one of them converted to Islam. If the wife became Muslim, there should be a waiting period which is for the husband to think of Islam. If the husband converted to Islam before the deadline, they continue their life as a husband & wife. But if the husband does not want to be a Muslim and the waiting period finished, they should apart from each other....   [tags: Islam ]

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The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier

- The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, Eaton’s examination of the proliferation of Islam in Bengali from the thirteenth through the eighteenth century, presents compelling arguments in support of a model striking in contrast to those endorsed by Eaton’s predecessors. This paper will present a juxtaposition of the theories including a comprehensive examination of vital historical processes in cultural change. Eaton’s argument maintains the agrarian frontier was the foundation of economic growth and the political frontier is responsible for the collection of individuals and the activator in expansion of agriculture....   [tags: Islam ]

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Women in Islam

- In my research paper, I will try to argue that the way that Muslim extremists treat women in Islam, couldn’t be further away than what the Islam preaches. Misinformation and misconception about Muslim women is the main reasons why so many Westerner’s have the picture of Islam, especially in America, associated it with bad images of oppressed women hiding in their hijab,, or walking behind their husbands. What does Islam say about women and their right’s. Do Islamic countries follow Islamic teaching when dealing with women’s issues....   [tags: Islam]

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Rise Of Islam

- Islamic rule spread over major areas of Africa, the Middle East, South, Southeast and Central Asia, Spain, and Southern Italy. Many Christians saw Islam as a religion of the sword. They have been very violent throughout their history. Arabian armies engaged in attacking the remnants of the Byzantine Empire. The First Crusade was launched in order to stop the Arabian invaders. The Islamic worldview was greatly influenced by the Christian and Jewish worldviews. In the Qur’an it states that there is a supreme God and his name is Allah....   [tags: Islam]

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Tension Between the West and Islam

- The tension between the West and Islam has become a hot topic lately but the conflict between the two has always been there, and is illustrate through the works of Al-Farabi, Nilufar Gole, and Sayyid Qutb. Each author has a different perspective on modernization and the west. The significance of these three authors, whose works span over a period of 1,000 years, is that their work reveals the enduringly complex relationship that Islam and the West have had. Even though, Al-Farabi doesn’t specifically address the tension between Islam and the west his theories are compatible with several of their secular ideals; many of which coincide with the Greek philosopher, Plato....   [tags: Islam]

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Islam and Gender Equality in Turkey

- Unlike its other Islamic neighbors, Turkey abolished Sharia law and became a secular nation in the 1920s. As a result, women in Turkey had rights and freedoms not enjoyed by women in any other predominantly Islamic country (Arat 870). The first president of the newly transformed country was named Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who wore western-style clothing. Though Turkey was secular, it was not democratic, as one party ruled (Arat 870). By the 1950s things began to change again as Turkey transitioned to a multi-party system and the Islamists began to campaign more loudly and publicly for the right to practice their faith in public (Arat 871)....   [tags: Islam ]

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The Veil is not Mandatory in Islam

- Over the years many scholars have argued on the interpretation of the Qur’an on the verses that relate to the hijab (veil). A few debated that is not fard (mandatory) and only Sunnah (choice). The majority though won and it was decided that the hijab is mandatory in Islam based on verses in the Qur’an and hadeeths said by the prophet and passed on by others. Misinterpretations can be made, although by the majority at times, and I think they made an incorrect assumption in this matter. Nowhere in the Qur’an is it stated that a woman should cover her hair....   [tags: Islam]

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Western Female Conversions to Islam

- For many individuals, Religion appears at odds with feminist ideals and providing equal rights for men and women; I am one of those people. As a young girl, I never really took religion seriously: to me it was something I had to do every Sunday and alternate Thursday evenings for an hour. Born and raised Roman Catholic, Sunday school was filled with the sways of my feet brushing the floor while picking at my nails and absentmindedly reciting hymns that had been assigned for memorization. In my early teen years as a youth group leader, I began to seriously question this religion I had become associated with, but was urged make the sacrament of Confirmation so that I could marry in the Catholi...   [tags: Islam ]

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The Teachings Of Islam And Islam

- ... Those who do not want to give out the sum are often warned and sometimes also threatened. It is done so as to achieve a state of purity and earn God’s favor. In return, they Muslims are told that God will bless them. There are two types of payment known as Zakat and Sadaqah. The former is money while the latter can range from food to all other kinds of help (The teaching of Islam). 4. Fasting A true Muslim believer must always fast while praying in the month of Ramadan. This is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and for 30 days, all Muslims are supposed to restrain from feeding, drinking, having sex or carrying any other meaningful work during daylight....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, God, Allah]

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The Differences Between Islam And Islam

- ... One thing made very clear about Allah is that he is indivisible and unique, Allah is one. Similar to Christianity’s God, Allah expects righteous behavior from those who follow him, and punishes unrighteousness. With similarities, comes differences and Christianity and Islam have plenty. To begin with, their place of worship differs. Members of Islamic faith go to something called a mosque. A building where Muslims pray and take part in services. Before entering a mosque, one must take off his or her shoes....   [tags: Islam, Christianity, Qur'an, Muhammad]

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The Five Pillars of Islam

- Like many other religions, the Muslim faith has experienced many changes and branches. Like Christianity, the original faith is still practiced by some, but others have started new branches with their own unique interpretation being Muslim. Despite these differences within the Muslim religion, one set of rules for moral guidance is central to all. These rules are the Five Pillars of Islam. The Five Pillars act as a moral compass for Muslims and are universally accepted as they are mentioned specifically in the Qur’an, the sacred Muslim book of God’s words as they were recited to Muhammad (Molloy, 425)....   [tags: Islam ]

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Comparison Between Islam And Islam

- ... With Islam being a missionary religion, they urge everyone to convert. While, the Nation of Islam followers also believe that they are superior, it is due to race. To them, Black people are seen as angels while white people are seen as devils. They believe that every great person in history was Black and that dark-skinned people were the first on Earth. Furthermore, both religions trust that women are men’s honor. They value women’s roles and their men have to respect them. In the Nation, women only work if their husband does not make enough money and they are not even allowed to go out at night without a man....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Qur'an, Religion]

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The Spread Of Islam And Islam

- ... After Muhammad’s death in 632, Islam spread quickly throughout areas formerly controlled by the Byzantines and Sassanids. The second and third successors of Muhammad, Umar and Uthman, launched attacks against the Byzantines and Sassanids. On the West, the Muslims conquered Syria, Palestine and Egypt. At the same time, Muslims defeated the Sassanid Empire in the Battle of Nihawand, Iran, in 642 (McKay, et. al,2015;, 2015). The Muslims continued to conquer neighboring territories, taking over Kabul and Kazakhstan in the East, and moving across North Africa and across the Strait of Gibraltar into the Iberian Peninsula to the West....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Muslim, Qur'an]

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The Spread Of Islam : Islam And Trade

- ... Thus, Islam spread through different people converting over to the religion. People that converted had different reasons for being open to religion. It was not just about accepting Islam and wanting to be apart of it. people at motivates for converting. In North Africa for example Islam spread as a rebellion against the Byzantines and the Romans. It states that "The Christians of Egypt then saw the Muslims as liberators" (Gilbert & Reynolds 100). Also the similarities of Christianity and Muslims also made the conversion to Islam easy because the religion had similarities....   [tags: Islam, Africa, Muslim, West Africa]

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Muslim Islam And The Islam

- ... One very important issue that many people tend to show concern towards is the treatment of women in Saudi Arabia. This issue of women, specifically in Saudi Arabia, is one that many are aware of and depending on who you ask, women there are considered to be oppressed. Not only are we going to look at the treatment of women in the state of Saudi Arabia, we will also look into whether the portrayal is exactly how we hear and see of women there and how the treatment changes depending on what part of Saudi Arabia one is in....   [tags: Islam, Sharia, Pakistan, Iraq]

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Islam 's Views On Islam

- ... His conflict with the Quarish continued, during the first battle, the Muslim forces were outnumbered three to one, which the end up beating the Meccans. After about a year the Meccans struck again. They brought an army of three thousand men. The Meccans had initial successes, they drove the muslims back to Muhammad who was wounded during the battle. After a few years of conflict Mecca finally surrendered which Muhammad and his followers returned and took over the city. Muhammad also destroyed the idols to put an end to pagan practices there....   [tags: Muhammad, Islam, Qur'an, Ali]

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Islam: The Rich Culture of the Middle East

- With 1.5 billion followers worldwide, the religion of Islam is the second most popular religion over the entire globe, and follows a strict set of rules derived from the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad, a messenger of God, or Allah. Founded in 622 C.E. (also known as A.D.) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Islam is a strictly monotheistic religion that drew inspiration from earlier religions like Christianity and Judaism. It is divided into three different sections- the Sunni, Shi’a and Sufi sects. The Qur’an is the holy book of Islam, and is considered the unaltered word of Allah....   [tags: Islam ]

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The Practice of Islam

- Islam: A monotheistic religion characterized by the adoption of principles of submission to God; and believing in Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), as the last messenger of God. Accordingly, my role in this life is to worship Allah (SWT). In Islam, people should express verbally and believe in the heart that there is no God but Allah (Tawheed), as well as to practice Islam as much as Muslims might be able. In the Quran, Allah (SWT) says, "And I have neither created the Jinn nor humans except to worship Me." Az Zâriyât (51:56)....   [tags: Islam,religion,]

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Christianity And Islam : Christianity Vs. Islam

- ... In addition to this, the Holy Qur’an says “O Jesus the son of Mary, Didst thou unto men, worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of God (5:119) (Qur 'an, 2015). The truth is that Christian and Islam that even the Christians believe in Trinity, both affirm that there is only “one God”. In fact, the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit is the meaning of one God. This affirms that Trinity is not a denial in any way that God is one. Christianity believes that God revealed himself in order to redeem the humanity, to saves them, that is to lead us to fullness of life, freed from the bonds of sin both in this world and in the world to the purpose of redemption, but fo...   [tags: Christianity, Trinity, Islam, God]

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9/11 and Its Affects on Americans Views on Islam

- "Who are you?"(Eggers 206) were the first words that Abdulrahman Zeitoun heard from the police officers that had surrounded him and his friends with their guns drawn as he walked out of 5010 Claiborne that he owned. He had been stopping by the house to use the telephone once a day to call his wife Kathy, who was in Arizona with their four children to escape Hurricane Katrina, a catagory 5 hurricane that had hit New Orleans, the city they lived in. Abdulrahman Zeitoun had stayed home to protect his many properties that he and his family had required in the sixteen years since he had moved to the city....   [tags: Islam ]

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Islam and Democracy

- Democracy, being a well-known system of government run by elected members of parliament, has been recognized by the most powerful countries as being one of the most liberating methods of overseeing a country. This system is said to comprise social, cultural, racial, and religious equality, leading to a free and impartial form of government. While conveying the message of equality in terms of all religious backgrounds, various individuals still believe that Islam cannot be compatible with democracy....   [tags: islam, democracy]

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The Islam And The Quran

- ... However, during the period of Caliph Uthman (RA), the predominant Quraysh form was designated as the official form in order to avoid confusion in the rapidly expanding Islamic Empire. The remaining 6 forms were abandoned and now defunct, although Ibn Taymiyyah holds a strong opinion that the preservation of the varying ahruf are accommodated by the recording of the early manuscripts without vowels and consonants. Moving forward, qira’at are the method of pronunciation (recitation) of the Quran, which are all based on the harf of the Quraysh referenced above....   [tags: Qur'an, Muhammad, Prophet, Prophets of Islam]

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A Presentation On Perspectives On Islam

- ... Muslims in other words obey Allah, that is God, and love what Allah loves. This seems very similar to Christianity, because it is. Islam is one of the three Abrahamic faiths. The other two are Christianity and Judaism. Muslims believe in and proclaim one God, Allah, who is the creator and the one who sustains life. Like the other Abrahamic faiths, Islam contains the ideas of Angels, Demons, heaven, hell and a final judgement. At the end of this life, every person will come face to face with Allah....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Qur'an, Prophets of Islam]

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Islam : The World Of The Islamic World

- ... The revelation of hearing God speaking to him was something he shared only with his closest friends, and, in the beginning, he refrained from preach openly. In 610 CE, Muhammad experienced his first revelation in a cave above Mecca and this revelation marked the beginning of what is known today as the Qur’an. Muhammad again experienced an angel appearing with more revelations, which were then later written in the Qur’an. While following him, I witnessed how his revelation overpowered him. Muhammad himself was illiterate and dictated the Qur’an to a scribe....   [tags: Muhammad, Islam, Hajj, Prophets of Islam]

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The Pillars Of Islam And Christianity

- ... The fifth pillar is Hajj. This is the pilgrimage to Mekkah, which every Muslim tries to make at least once in their lifetime. Unlike Islam, Christianity does not have these set patterns of worship in their life, except Catholics do have the Seven Sacraments, as well as the Protestants believing in only two of those sacraments, baptism and confirmation. Just as prayer is an important part of Islamic life, it is also relevant in Christian life. Many Christians say a prayer of thanksgiving at meal times, known as grace....   [tags: Islam, Five Pillars of Islam, Allah]

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The Status of Women in Islam

- Introduction: In today’s globalized world, women’s studies is emerging as a fast growing discipline which is not restricted any more to the academia but is significantly capturing the attention of the civil society. The way civil society responded to “Nirbhaya” gang-rape case of December, 2012 in Delhi; the way people came on the streets in protest against this horrific and barbarous crime committed against a 23 year old woman; this people’s movement has undoubtedly engineered the emergence of a new consciousness among us about the need for a realization of women’s honour and dignity in the society....   [tags: Women and Islam]

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Muslims and the Religion of Islam

- For my paper I decided to choose the religion of Islam. I decided to pick this religion because of its fast growing rate. It is also different from what I am used to growing up with, so I was interested in learning more. I had learned some basic facts after the 9/11 event, but the Muslim religion and culture was still a mystery to me. Picking this topic has helped me learn more about Muslims and will help me better relate to them in my future work. Background and History Islam is the religion for about a fifth of the world’s population and is continually growing in numbers....   [tags: Islam Essays]

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Islam Is A Monotheistic Religious Tradition

- ... According to Islam, the Quran is the only book that exists in the same form as it was revealed. Muslims believe that God 's guidance has been revealed to humankind through specially appointed messengers, or prophets, throughout history, from Adam to Muhammad. There are twenty-five of these prophets are mentioned by name in the Quran, including Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus. Muslims believe that Muhammad is the last in this line of prophets, sent for all humankind with the message of Islam....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Qur'an, Prophets of Islam]

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Islam And The Islamic Religion

- ... Muhammad was preaching about how there is only one God and they should destroy anything that is related to other religions. There is only one God to worship, and they should take care of the poor and the weak. Many people do not want to follow a whole different religion because changing the religion meant that they had to change their way of praying, place of praying, buy new shrines, and etc. Moreover, many people were struggling to find a way of living where it would be hard for them to help the poor....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Qur'an, Prophets of Islam]

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Islam and Modern Politics

- Islam Islam is the religion of Muslims. The word “Islam” is from an Arabic origin. Its textual meaning is submission. Islam is identified as the religion of peace. Within the meaning of the word Islam, the connotation ‘to surrender’ is an entire and sincere yielding to God. The sincere surrendering or submission aims to achieve peace and serenity in the Muslim life. Islam is an omnipotence belief (an all powerful God). Like Islam, every religion basically is the concept of God and Power each in a slightly different way....   [tags: Islam Essays]

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History of Islam

- Pre Islamic Era: The word ‘Islam’ refers to the submission to God Almighty. It is described as ‘Deen’ in the Holy Quran which means way of life. The people who follow Islam are known as Muslims and the word itself means the one who surrenders or submits to the will of Allah. Islam was present since forever. Before Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), many messengers were sent on this earth to bring people on the right path. All of them preached to worship one God and that the people should consider them the messenger of God....   [tags: Islam, Culture, Religion]

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The Elevation of Women's Status in Islam

- Introduction The issue of women’s rights in Islam has been a particularly hot topic as of late, with the execution of women who attend school in Pakistan, and the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia, most of what is known and heard is negative. And as such, people paint all those who practice the religion with the same brush, they allow what little they have heard to form their opinion of a whole religion, of a whole community, a community that forms almost a third of the planet; and that is the problem....   [tags: women’s rights in Islam]

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Islam : The Year Of The World

- ... One battle that Muhammad won, with the remainder of warriors he told his men to kill them, even though they said they wouldn’t fight any longer (Comparative Index of Islam). Also it was said, even in the Quran that after the battles, Allah and or the messenger was to receive one fifth of the treasures left over from the village (Comparative Index to Islam). Muhammad did fight in many battles, but when he was also much grounded to his religion. Muhammad was connected to his faith, meaning he would fast often and you would find him meditating often....   [tags: Islam, Qur'an, Muhammad, Muslim]

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Islam : The Pillar Of Charity

- ... Islam recognizes the mixture of both religion and community and having charity at the forefront not only makes sense, it fosters love. Another point that was made was the question of what is a sin and can we be forgiven for committing one. The answer was very complex and differentiating among the different cultures that practice Islam. As for sins, there were two major sins that were mentioned. Not believing in the oneness of Allah is the highest of sins. I do not recall if that makes you no longer a muslim or if you can be forgiven for it, but it is none the less a high sin....   [tags: Islam, Qur'an, Five Pillars of Islam, Muhammad]

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Islam : A Living Religious Tradition

- ... Due to his capabilities to use Islamic philosophy, theology and mysticism to confirm God’s authority and existence Al Ghazali was called Hijjat al Islam meaning the Proof of Islam. Al Ghazali changed Islamic philosophy for the good of its adherents and Islam continues to be a living religious tradition. Al Ghazali had a significant impact on Islam mainly in the areas of theology, philosophy and mysticism and this helps build Islam as a living religious tradition. Al Ghazali studied Aristotelian philosophy in order to completely appreciate it and he then used the philosophers’ judgment to point out errors in the Aristotelian philosophies....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, God, Qur'an]

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Islam : A Religion Of Peace?

- ... Jihad is a holy war against non-believers. Surah 9:5 states, “And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” Surah 9:73 announces, “O Prophet, fight against the disbelievers and the hypocrites and be harsh upon them. And their refuge is Hell, and wretched is the destination.” Surah 9:123 continues, “O you who have believed, fight those adjacent to you of the disbelievers and let them find in you harshness....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Sharia, Muslim]

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Christianity And Islam : The Largest Religions

- ... He cut off the man 's head and presented it to Mohammed as a present. The Prophet was overjoyed. He exclaimed, "The head of the enemy of Allah. It is more acceptable to me than the choicest camel in all Arabia." After the bodies of his foes were cast into a pit, Mohammed stood at the edge of the pit and taunted the dead by asking, "Have you found that what Allah threatened is true?" Consider how Jesus and Mohammed handled what was essentially the same problem. A woman who had committed adultery was brought before Jesus for judgment....   [tags: Islam, Christianity, Muhammad, Qur'an]

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Christianity And Islam : A Belief System

- ... Bringing misconceptions about their faiths’ ethos. Questions addressed by religion revolve around human dignity, identity, difference and guardianship. Christianity and Islam both seek answers to this question albeit using different approaches. Nevertheless, still be able to have similarities in the answers they provide not leaving out remarkable differences. Christianity and Islam have many significant similarities. The Much common ground is shared in attempt to provide approaches to finding answers to some of the deepest questions of life....   [tags: Religion, Christianity, God, Islam]

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The Islam and The Islamic Empire

- ... Support 1: Political: • “Roman Empire divided into West and East in the 4th Century” (101 Q&A). Eastern Part (“Byzantium”) gathered power in Middle East and North Africa, same area that the Islamic Empire later controlled. • Suggests that studying Byzantium gives clues to understanding Islam’s spread. • Rome fell 476 BC, but Byzantium Empire remained strong. • Byzantium split into 2 groups: Ghassinids and Lakhmids • Ghassinids: Christians, controlled southern Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan • Sasanian Persian Empire: Ruled Iraq and much of Iran, and contained an ethnic groups Lakhmids who were Zoroastrians....   [tags: spread of islam, god, allah]

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The Islamic Religion Of Islam

- ... The complete dedication of the followers of Islam has been a main cause for millions of conversions. The complete confidence in Islam is evidenced through their actions and way of life. Submission to the requirements of the Islamic religion are seen as acts of devotion to Allah and the Prophet the people serve instead of being viewed as vain actions with no meaning. Exact requirements of the Islamic faith are given throughout the Koran. Items such as fasting, giving, praying five times a day, taking a pilgrimage, and engaging in what is known as the jihad are all elements included in the Islamic faith....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Qur'an, God]

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A Cultural Studies Approach to Understanding Islam

- In today’s world, given the turmoil that sometimes seems to be caused by religious differences, it is easy to see each religion as a monolithic entity existing separate from other religions, and thus representing starkly polar worldviews. Often, such notions arise as a result of not utilizing a cultural studies approach towards studying religion, which is arguably the best approach for understanding the role of religion in one’s daily life. The cultural studies approach, which examines the particular context in which one interprets his or her religion, is particularly important when it comes to understanding religions like Islam, whose adherents come from vastly different backgrounds....   [tags: Interpret Islam]

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Comparing Islam And The Middle East

- ... In Judaism this law is called Halakhah (Judaism Halakhah). Halakhah is a combination of legalistic practices, that dictate your appearance, behavior, and meals, and the ten commandments which say to have no other gods, don 't make idols, don 't misuse the name of the lord, maintain the Sabbath day, honor your parents, don’t murder, don’t commit adultery, don’t steal, don’t give false testimony, and don’t covet (Book of Exodus). Christianity, while keeping the ten commandments as a foundation, added a number of new teachings....   [tags: Islam, God, Christianity, Judaism]

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The Similarities Between Islam and Christianity

- At the first glance, Islam and Christianity appear to have nothing in common, however; as you go beyond the surface, they appear to have many similarities such as their beliefs of God, their beliefs of life after death, their holy scriptures, and their prayers. These religions, although are two entirely different beliefs, share a similar origin. Like many other religions, they both claim to be the one and only true way to God. In order to truly see and understand their similarities, one must date back to the rise and birth of Christianity and Islam....   [tags: Islam, Culture, Religion]

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The Differences Between Islam And Christianity

- ... Scholars believe Jesus was born between 2 B.C and 7 B.C as part of the peasant class in a small village called Nazareth in Galilee. His father 's name was Joseph and his mother 's name was Mary. One of the most important moments in the New Testament is Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist; further, most believe that this experience gave him some sort of vision that led to his preaching. Jesus was known as a wise man and a preacher to his people. He was especially significant since birth because his mother was a virgin and his birth was considered a mysterious miracle....   [tags: Muhammad, Islam, Jesus, Qur'an]

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Differences Between Islam And Christianity

- ... Fog and smoke are both translucent, have a gray-tint, and are almost weight-less, but the differences are what makes them completely separate. Smoke can harm the body when inhaled, whereas fog doesn’t do harm to the body because it is a mixture of air and water droplets. In addition, fog and smoke both look the same, but they are completely different when chemically compared. The same concept applies to Islam and Christianity when all the similarities are used. Christianity and Islam share similar concepts of a monotheistic religion; but there are also differences, hence the reason why they are two different faiths....   [tags: Islam, God, Religion, Allah]

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Similarities Between Islam And Christianity

- ... When people die they remain in the grave until the Day of Judgement, and when this day comes, Allah will decide what happens to people and his decision is final. Much the same as Islam, Christians to believe that one day Jesus will return to earth and this second coming of Jesus is called the parousia. At the parousia God will judge everyone and decide whether they will be given eternal life with God or whether they are punished in hell. Heaven and Hell are also similar beliefs to both Islam and Christianity....   [tags: Islam, Christianity, Allah, Qur'an]

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Islam And The Islamic And Christian World

- ... They also assert that these writings have been corrupted over time, and that they no longer represent the pure, unaltered word of God. There are similarities between Allah and the Judeo-Christian God. Both are described as merciful and forgiving. Both are totally sovereign and all knowing. Both created the universe and everything in it, including humans. However, irreconcilable differences exist between Islamic and Christian theology. There are three major statutes of Biblical Christian doctrine that is denied or disputed in the Koran: the Trinitarian nature of God, the deity of Jesus, and the means of human salvation....   [tags: Jesus, Islam, Christianity, Muhammad]

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Ethical Teachings in Christianity and Islam

- There are several ethical teachings in Christianity and Islam that instruct Christians and Muslims on how they should act in everyday life. These ethical teachings often require the members of each religion to give generously to the welfare of those in need. This essay will prove that both Islam and Christianity have ethical teachings that instruct people to give to the needy. This will be proved by first defining what an ethical guideline or teaching is, by looking at the Islamic ethical guidelines that instruct Muslims to help those in need and finally through analysing the Christian ethical guidelines that teach Christians to contribute to the welfare of those in need....   [tags: Ethics, Christianity, Islam, ]

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Christianity And The Religions Of Islam

- ... Yet, first and foremost, experiences with people of different cultures and faiths should be taken as a learning experience, in my opinion. For example, one of my very good friends, Sahitya, is a Hindu. We met on the opportunity of a lifetime: we were musicians traveling throughout Western Europe on a concert tour, playing in magnificent churches and cathedrals, such as Saint-Severin in Paris and the Basilica di San Marco in Venice. When we were in the Louvre, we sat down in front of a painting depicting the baptism of Jesus....   [tags: Religion, Christianity, Islam, Judaism]

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Differences Between Christianity And Islam

- ... Even though Chineke strictly controls the fate of the believers, evil spirits have to power to deroute them from the right path by tricking them into committing wrong acts that goes against what the religion concept and rules initially are what the supreme God intended. The main evil spirit widely know in Odinani is called Ekwensu. Similar to Iblis in Islam and Satan in Christianity or Eshu in Yoruba, he is responsible for a majority of bad things that happen to mankind. Chineke rewares every good deed/behavior and Ekwensu rewards every bad deed/behavior....   [tags: Religion, Islam, Christianity]

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Judaism And Islam : Judaism

- Judaism and Islam are two of the oldest religions in the world. Both came from Abrahamic traditions, Judaism uses the bible and Islam uses the Q’uran. For many years, especially in the country of Israel, the Palestinians, who are Islamic and the Jew’s who follow the bible have clashed. Though the two cultures have some similarities, their differences in how they worship and believe has caused war and conflict for hundreds of years. Judaism became a national religion on Mount Sinai in Arabia. It has since then permeated throughout the Western Hemisphere, the Middle East, parts of Africa and Asia....   [tags: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, God]

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Similarities Between Islam And Christianity

- ... However, the beliefs of the two faith traditions about the nature of God vary greatly. Faith Facts (2008) claims that “Christianity teaches that God is a Trinity—one God revealed in three persons (or manifestations).” The Nicene Creed, which is a Christian statement of faith, describes these three manifestations as “God, the Father Almighty”, “Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God” and “the Holy Ghost”. In contrast, Islam denies the Holy Trinity, claiming that it is blasphemy (Faith Facts, 2008)....   [tags: Islam, Christianity, Jesus, Muhammad]

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Differences Between Islam And Christianity

- ... Unlike Muslims, many Catholics regard Muhammed as the False Prophet from the Book of Revelation (bible reference?). Although Catholicism and Islam are two different religions, they both have similarities which intertwine them together in some aspects of the doctrinal dimension. ETHICAL DIMENSION Ninian Smart’s Ethical Dimension of religion expresses the orthopraxy of religions. Islam and Catholicism can be contrasted and compared through the 10 Commandments and the Sharia Law. The Sharia Law (Islam) and the 10 Commandments (Catholicism) can both be traced back to writings from both religion’s sacred texts....   [tags: Islam, Christianity, God, Trinity]

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Similarities Between Christianity And Islam

- ... 42). This period is known as The Great Persecution. At around 313, Constantine Augustus and Licinius Augustus signed the Edict of Milan which granted Christian’s religious freedom and tolerance throughout the Roman Empire. Constantine later killed Licinius and took full control of Rome. According to Boer, Constantine then made Christianity the official religion of the empire. When Rome fell Constantine’s empire (Eastern Roman Empire) became known as the Byzantine Empire. The Byzantine empire was a completely Christian empire that flourished for hundreds of years....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Muhammad, Islam]

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Similarities Between Islam And Christianity

- ... Muslims believe that while the Bible is a holy book to be respected, it “is only correct in so far as it agrees with the Koran. (3:78)” (swapmeetdave) Similarly, Jesus claims to be the Son of God, but according to the Qur’an, Jesus was only a distinguished prophet of God, not unlike Muhammad. While Christians and their beliefs are generally respected alongside those who practice Judaism as children of the book, Muslims believe that the Bible is imperfect and has only diminished in it’s legitimacy as the centuries have passed....   [tags: Islam, God, Qur'an, Christianity]

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Islam And The Islamic State

- ... The Puritans who captured, tortured, and killed Native Americans were more emotionally responsive to their God given role than they were to the cries and deaths of their Native American victims. The Islamic State has a similar philosophy to the Puritans, but taken to even further extremes. The fact of the matter is that if terror done under the guise of Puritanism is related to Christianity, then the Islamic State is an even further perversion of Islam with the explicit purpose of terror. Whereas the Puritans merely saw themselves as divinely appointed to reign over the natural, the Islamic State has turned jihad, which many Muslims consider to be their own spiritual struggle, into the r...   [tags: Islam, Religion, Religious pluralism]

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The Three Pillars Of Islam

- ... After a battle in which seventy of these Hafiz were killed, it was decided that it should be written down. This made different versions develop and they were all eventually brought together making the Qur’an. The Qur’an is described as a book of guidance. It holds detail to specific historical events and emphasizes the significance of events. Muslims use the Quran in almost of their rituals. Their prayer consists of reading various verses from the Quran. The most important and most recited chapter of the Quran is the first chapter or Sura which is called al-fatihah meaning “the opener”....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Sharia, Qur'an]

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The Five Pillars Of Islam

- ... Prayer is the second pillar of the Islamic faith. It is a representation of the importance that the Islamic faith has in a Muslim’s life. Not only is this a time to break away from the current happenings of the world, but it’s an opportunity to create a direct link between the individual worshipper and God. To satisfy this pillar Muslims must pray a minimum of five times a day towards the Qibla located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. These prayers take place before sunrise, at noon, mid-afternoon, sunset, and at night....   [tags: Islam, Hinduism, Muhammad, Religion]

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Similarities Between Christianity And Islam

- ... Through the Council of Florence AD 1338-1145 it is taught, “There is one nature in God, and that there are two processions, three persons, and four relations that constitute the Blessed Trinity.” (Staples, 2014). Muslims deny the Trinity and interpret it as a belief in three gods. To Catholics the Holy Trinity is recognized as one god, their comprehension can be apprehended through the analogy of one person has a mind, body and soul, God consists of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Catholics and Muslims worship the same God, however, their understandings of this God and delivering of his message is unique to each faith....   [tags: Islam, Christianity, Trinity, God]

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Christianity, Islam, And Indigenous Believers

- ... One can go to a Christian church on Sunday, for example, and still make a sacrifice to one 's ancestors for good fortune. Likewise, Muslim rituals may seem to dominate in some areas, yet these can become mixed with indigenous ideas or customs. 1. I grow up as christen and I never knew that Christianity is practiced by a minority of the population in Sierra Leone. Between 10 percent and 30 percent of the population identify as Christian. I think it because Christians in Sierra Leone are mainly Protestants (a member or follower of any of the Western Christian churches that are separate from the Roman Catholic Church and follow the principles of the Reformation, including the Bapt...   [tags: Religion, Islam, Christianity, Faith]

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Islam: A Religion of Peace

- On September 11, 2001 the World Trade Center came crashing down due to Al-Qaeda attacks. Those were the darkest days for the family and friends of the victims and also for Muslims all around the world. Al-Qaeda is a militant Islamist group, also known as extremists or terrorists, who are calling for a global Jihad. Many terrorists may be Muslims but not every Muslim is a terrorist. I am here today to clear the name of Muslims and what Islam’s views are on peace, Jihad and terrorism. The very meanings of Islam are of peace for mankind and submission to god....   [tags: Islam, Culture, Religion]

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High and Popular Islam

- History of the Middle East and North Africa 600-1258 Unlike India that has a clearly defined caste system to divide classes, other nations have classes that are implied by economic and social differences. The Middle East after the rise of Islam had an implied class system as well, referred to as High Islam and Popular or Low Islam. There is no actual High and Popular Islam that people are officially divided into, but is perceived through historical analysis. They are concepts derived from historical findings that provide a way to compare and contrast the people, religion, and government of Islam....   [tags: Islam History Religion]

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Islam, Judaism, And Christianity

- ... As a distinctive aspect, Islam is centered heavily around the practice of the Five Pillars of Faith, and right beliefs are a primary concern for Muslims, according to Mary Fisher (Fisher, 2008 p. 392). For followers of Islam, daily prayer also plays a large role in their religion. Ultimately, the goal of Islam is to fulfil life in accordance with the Holy Quran and other sacred scriptures in order to serve mankind. Similar to the monotheistic concept of both Islam and Christianity, Judaism promotes a single God, according to Mary Fisher, author of Living Religions (Fisher, 2008 p....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, Jesus, Islam]

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Islam Is A Religion Of Terrorism

- ... It is inaccurate, Muslims say, because Muhammad didn’t create this religion; God did- Muhammad was merely God’s mouth piece. Beyond this, the tittle is offensive because it conveys the impression that Islam focuses on a man rather than on God.” (Smith 221). The bible is like the Quran which are the word of God through his prophets, Muslims frequently read the Quran literally. Muslims also do believe that paradise can be earned through having the Five Pillars which are, The testimony of faith (shahada), Prayer (salat) five times a day, Giving (zakat) which is giving charity, Fasting (sawm) during the month of Ramadan, and finally the pilgrimage (hajj) in Saudi Arabia once in a life time....   [tags: Islam, Christianity, Terrorism, Al-Qaeda]

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Judaism, Christianity, And Islam

- ... The three religions also believe in good and evil and that humans choose which they want to be. Other common things are Heaven and Hell, and basically in all of them doing good deeds and not committing any sins will lead believers to heaven. On the other hand, doing the opposite will lead to punishment in the Hell. In the three religions there are Angels and Demons. Mainly, they think that Angels will reward the good in Heavens, and Demons will punish the bad in Hell. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are called People of the book....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, God, Islam]

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The Religious Services Of Islam And Catholicism

- ... There were about 15 people who attended the same Sunday service that I did. Amongst the 15, there was a sizable amount of varying socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and age. It was a very diverse group. Prior to attending, I had assumed that I would mostly encounter Iranian individuals ranging from young children to the elderly. However, I was proven incorrect. There was an amalgam of ethnicities ranging from white Americans to Iranians to African Americans. Along with the multiplicity in the ethnicities, there was a mix of age ranges as well....   [tags: Christianity, Islam, Religion, Old age]

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Christianity, Islam, And Buddhism

- ... Christianity at that point becomes a great religion for swimmers. Subsequently, Islam follows Christianity’s footsteps as the second largest religion in the world. The followers of Islam are called Muslims. Muslims believe in one god, Allah, who created and rules everything; they believe in such things as angels, holy books, such as the Qu’ran, and prophets, the last and most important one being Muhammad. They also believe in the Day of Judgement, which is when every human will be judged to decide whether they go to heaven or hell....   [tags: Christianity, Islam, God, Buddhism]

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Hinduism, Islam, And Christianity

- ... The only reason I say previously because I think I believed in a more westernized temporary karma whereas the internal karma of a person in the Hindu religion is collected throughout their life. This was also the first religion that I was awestruck by the difference in status between a man and a woman. It was the first time I really noticed how woman only have been treated in different religions such as the lack of liberation. In order to be liberated in Hinduism you must first be a man. This fact is just so different from what I am use to knowing because I think woman are wonderful and do wonderful things for the world such as give birth to the people who roam it....   [tags: Islam, Religion, Hinduism, Christianity]

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Islam State and Empire

- The history of Islam is often related to the existence of the Islamic state and empire. From the beginning, Islam existed and spread as a community-state which, consisted of both a faith and political order. Islam was established within the Arabian peninsula, which is an area occupied by pastoral nomads, and on the periphery of the civilized zones. Much of the peninsula is desert, which supported both goat and camel nomadism among peoples called Bedouin. The tribal culture of the Bedouin provided a critical backdrop for the emergence of Islam....   [tags: History of Islam, Arabian Peninsula]

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Judaism, Christianity, And Islam

- ... Then in 132 CE the Jews tried once more, but failed causing thousand deaths and enslavements. However the Jews may have faced hardships thought out history at around 1000 CE the Jews had a Golden Age where the Jews were in Spain and lived happy with the Islamic rulers. This allowed the Jews to “developed a flourishing study of Science, Hebrew literature and the Talmud” (History of Judaism). The origins of Christianity are that it is a “minor sects of Judaism” (Sayre, 120). The location of Christianity started in Israel....   [tags: Islam, Jesus, Muhammad, Judaism]

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Islam : A Religious Tradition

- ... If I had to choose from one of the four models, I believe that I would fall under the Religious Traditionalist. This is because my views about God have remained basically unchanged since entering this class. Muslims are Religious Traditionalist (conservative). Religious traditionalist is someone who practices and values their relationship with their Religion. This person was either born into it or inherited it from his generation and I 'm an example of such. The existence of God can be proved by many arguments....   [tags: God, Religion, Islam, Existence of God]

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