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Muhammad Ali : The Greatest

- Reginald Turner Mrs. Granitz English 2-27-15 Muhammad Ali the Greatest Cassius Clay Jr. or known to many people as ‘Muhammad Ali’ was born in Louisville, KY on January 17th , 1942 He was the first Heavyweight Boxer to win the Heavyweight title three times, his professional career lasted about twenty one years, in that time he won a total of fifty six fights. Most people do not know Cassius changed his name to ‘Muhammad Ali’ because of his religion, History.com staff.(2-4) Muhammad Ali’s early career before becoming a professional boxer, how he worked his way to become the Heavyweight Champion of the World, him converting his religion to Islam and his life after boxing....   [tags: Muhammad Ali, Boxing, Joe Frazier]

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The Legend Of Muhammad Ali

- ... Stating his religious beliefs, he refused to join the military and was stripped of his heavyweight championship and suspended from boxing for three years during the height of his career explained in a quote from Mr. Ali on the issue at the time “It is in the light of my consciousness as a Muslim minister and my own personal convictions that I take my stand in rejecting the call to be inducted. I do so with the full realisation of its implications. I have searched my conscience. I had the world heavyweight title not because it was given to me, not because of my race or religion, but because I won it in the ring”....   [tags: Muhammad Ali, Boxing, Joe Frazier, George Foreman]

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The Man that Was Muhammad Ali

- ... His name became Muhammad Ali when he converted to the Islamic religion. He also changed his name because Cassius Clay was a slave name. It all started when boxing took over Ali’s life when at the age of twelve, his new Schwinn bike was stolen from outside a convention center. Burning up with anger, Ali reported it to policed officer Joe Martin, who was also a boxing coach at the Columbia Gym. When Muhammad Ali explained that he wanted to beat up the kids who stole his bike, Joe Martin told him that he had to learn how to fight first....   [tags: Casius Clay, notorious boxers]

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The Life of Muhammad Ali

- Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was born on January 17th, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky. He later changed his name to Muhammad Ali in 1964 when he joined the Nation of Islam. Muhammad Ali got involved in boxing at the age of twelve when he went to report his stolen bicycle to police officer Joe Martin who also happened to be a boxing coach. Ali said that he wanted to beat up the guy who stole his bike. Joe Martin told him that he should learn how to fight first. Ali began training at Joes gym a couple of days later....   [tags: boxer, professional, heavyweight]

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Muhammad Ali and The Vietnam War

- Duty, Honor, Country “I ain’t got no quarrel with them Viet Cong… No Viet Cong ever called me nigger” was popularized by Muhammad Ali when he refused to join the American troops in fighting the Vietnam War. Critics questioned how he easily said “No.” What does this say about his honor and duty for the country. Although he had different beliefs from other people, as many as 500,000 American troops were deployed to aid the South Vietnamese government against the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, the Viet Cong....   [tags: military draft, cold war, american troops]

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Biography of Muhammad Ali

- “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” quoted Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. aka Muhammad Ali, known as the greatest boxer of all time. He was the World Heavyweight Champion, three times in his life. Muhammad was not only a boxer, but he also a social activist, as well as a philanthropist. He had a tough life as being the only black boxer at the time. Muhammad was discriminated for his race, but he gained his pride and respect from showing everyone his moves in the ring. Ali became a Golden Gloves champion in 1959, and in the following year, he became an olympic gold medalist....   [tags: Caussius, boxer, champion]

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Muhammad Ali

- “LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!” shouted the ring announcer to the cheering crowd as the opponents entered the ring. Boxing is one of America’s most famous sporting events drawing crowds from every walk of life. One boxer that has captured the hearts of many people over the years is Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali may be known as “The Greatest” athlete to ever live. Even people who don’t follow boxing know Muhammad Ali. He has achieved a lifetime full of accomplishments including things such as receiving an Olympic Gold medal and being recognized for giving millions of meals around the world to try to stop hunger....   [tags: Biography]

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Muhammad Ali

- Throughout the history there have been many famous people who have lived in this country. Some of them were actors, politicians and even athletes. And out of them one of the them all. one of was a gifted boxer named Muhammad Ali. Ali made is first marked as an amateur, then as professional. Ali went through many hard trail in his life, and one of them will change the future. Which will alter lead him to become the greatest Muhammad Ali. Ali is one of the most famous boxer of all time. Ali has many interesting facts about his early life,amateur career, Olympics career, personal life, professional boxing career Vietnam War, and resistance to the draft....   [tags: louisville, kentucky, boxing career]

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Muhammad Ali

- The 1960s were a time of revolutionary ideas and new modes of expression. These new ways of thinking and speaking opened the door to major reforms of American society and culture. People were now standing up for what they believed in, for example, protesting against the mistreatment of African-Americans and refusing to follow the Military Selective Service Act, a law which forced men between the ages 18-26 to fight in the controversial Vietnam War (Youth Movement). Not everyone embraced this new attitude that contained a challenge to existing governmental authority....   [tags: politics, phillip macfarlane]

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Muhammad Ali

- A prodigious talent in the ring, Muhammad Ali’s greatest battle ensued outside the ropes amidst a backdrop of the Vietnam War and a steamrolling civil rights movement during the turbulent 1960’s. Were it not for Ali standing up for his religious beliefs and the plight of black people in America by refusing entry in the Army in 1967, Ali would not be the symbol of humanitarianism he is today, respected and recognized the world over. Had he not been willing to risk fortune, fame and freedom for his personal convictions, Ali would now only be known as a great fighter, maybe even the greatest, but along the lines of Joe Frazier or Sugar Ray Robinson, and not the Dalai Lama....   [tags: Sports]

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Muhammad Ali: The Man, the Myth, and the Legend

- ... His mother had roots going back to an Irishman named Abe Grady while his father claimed to be related to Henry Clay, a great politician of the American Whig party (Edmonds 13-14). Cassius Clay was sheltered from the type of life that kids his age and ethnicity dealt with. He never had to help to support his family. At a young infant Ali was always energetic who ran instead of stumbling around and even had enough power in his small body to knock his mother’s teeth loose albeit it was an accident....   [tags: athletes, boxing, villian, religion]

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Biography: Muhammad Ali

- Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. also known as Muhammad Ali is a famous and a very talented boxer. He was born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. Cassius, named after his father, grew up in a good home. He had both parents and was the older of two brothers. His father painted billboard and signs for a living while his mother was a stay at home mom. He was first gained interest in boxing by Louisville police officer and boxing coach Joe E. Martin, who meet the 12-year-old over a thief taking his bicycle....   [tags: achievements, persistence]

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Muhammad Ali : The Muslim God Allah

- ... Ali’s fight would end in his favor on June 28, 1971 in the Supreme Court case, Clay v. United States. While in the Supreme Court Ali’s conviction was turned over unanimously (8-0, Thurgood Marshall abstained). The decision would not be based on his religious standing, but would ultimately be based on the Appeal Board gave no reason for the denial of a conscientious objector exemption. In the end Muhammad Ali would not box for --- years till the state of ---- would give him a license, getting his career back on track....   [tags: United States, Police, Vietnam War]

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Muhammad Ali Is NOT a Hero

- Muhammad Ali Is NOT a Hero To be a hero, someone could save others, respect their country, and care. The firefighters from the Fire Department of New York have all of these characteristics, even thought they aren't perfect. Everyday, they risk their lives to save others. They show their patriotism even on the trucks they drive through the cities. Most of all they don't just do it because it's their job; they do it because they care. Unlike the people at FDNY, Muhammad Ali is violent, separatist, and rude....   [tags: Sports Argumentative]

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Muhammad Ali - Cassius Clay

- I consider a hero someone that has done great things. Some of the things that I consider great are, accomplished hard goals, stood up for their own rights, done things that would be hard for me to do, and done things that are extraordinary. Muhammad Ali-Cassius Clay is someone that fills my standards of a hero. Muhammad Ali has accomplished hard goals by getting medals in the Olympics. Muhammad Ali had to stand up for his rights when he started to box. He has accomplished things in his life that would be very hard for me to accomplish....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Charitable Works of Muhammad Ali

- Muhammad Ali is important in many ways. First, his boxing career success inspired many people to follow their dreams to attain greatness. Second, Muhammad Ali and Peter Arnell founded G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time) (Our). G.O.A.T. is a food and beverage company that seeks to inspire young adults to eat smarter, to live healthier lives, and to rise above their current status. G.O.A.T. products are expected to come out early next year. Third, Muhammad Ali has raised over fifty million dollars for charities throughout the world....   [tags: Biography]

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Muhammad Ali - The Greatest

- In the summer of 1960, a young man stood on a podium wearing a gold medal around his neck, while the “Star Spangled Banner” played. A champion stood, not knowing the nation’s view on athletes forever. It was the first glimpse for the man who would come to be known as the greatest. Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was born in Louisville, Kentucky on January 17, 1942. Young Clay found boxing in 1954 after his bike was stolen at the Louisville Home Show. He reported the theft to local police officer, Joe Martin, and told him he would beat up whoever stole the bike....   [tags: Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr]

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Muhammad Ali’s Significant Influence on Islam

- One of the best-known fighters in the world also went through some very tough times. He also stood for what he believed in and fought for his religious beliefs. This man is Muhammad Ali, who holds a very big title in the wrestling world as well as in the religion of Islam. His impact and dedication to Islam may have cost him a lot, but he always stood by it. Ali always stayed with his religion and never showed doubt in it, he spoke about Islam to make people aware that the assumptions they are making are wrong and he was risking his own life for preaching about Islam and equality rights....   [tags: fighter, religion, belief, rights]

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Muhammad Ali: The World’s Greatest Boxer

- One Day in Louisville Kentucky an African American boy was born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. on the 17th day of January in 1942. Chances are you and many others have heard of Cassius who started his boxing career at the age of twelve. By age seventeen almost one hundred and eighty pounds and a tall six feet in height he was crowned with the nations Golden Gloves heavyweight in the light division. Prior, while only fourteen years of age he held the title of Golden Gloves heavyweight light division for his home city of Louisville (Wilson)....   [tags: louisville, golden gloves, champions]

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Muhammad Ali: Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.

- “He floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee.” Muhammad Ali is famous mostly because he is a very talented boxer, and in the eyes of some he is considered to be the best boxer ever. He is considered the best because of his amazing footwork, powerful jab and his fast flurries of punches. He is inspiring because of the way he fought through racism at a time when blacks and “coloured skins” had separate washrooms and drinking fountains than whites. Not only that, but he was the world heavyweight champion, and won a gold medal in those tough times....   [tags: famous American boxers and activists]

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Biography of Muhammad Ali

- Biography of Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali is the "Quintessential American." In his stand for religious and racial freedom, for his humility, generosity, braggadocio, deep and abiding physical and mental courage, though always larger than life -- Ali exhibited many typical and deep-rooted American traits. He struck a number of positively resonant notes in the American psyche, that make him now a revered person (Walter). Muhammad Ali is a widely known person, not only for being one of the all-time greatest fighters in history, but also for being one of the most prominent and influential persons of the twentieth century....   [tags: Papers]

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Muhammad Ali the Hero

- I consider a hero someone that has done great things. There are different opinions in what a hero is but to me , being a hero is one who accomplishes hard goals, standing up for their own rights, doing things that are extraordinary. Muhammad Ali-Cassius Clay is someone that fills my standards of a hero. Muhammad Ali has accomplished hard goals by getting medals in the Olympics. Muhammad Ali had to stand up for his rights when he started to box. He has accomplished things in his life that would be very hard for me to accomplish....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio]

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Muhammad Ali

- The name Muhammad Ali needs no introduction in the sports industry. This man is a living legend. Ali has accomplished my achievements during an era when African-Americas weren’t allowed any opportunities. The career of Cassius Clay began at the age of twelve. After his brand new bike had been stolen at the Louisville Home Show. He wanted to “whoop” the thieves so badly that he began to take boxing lessons. His first victory was a three round, three-minute split decision match. As he became more dedicated to boxing, Clay advanced to winning six Kentucky Golden Gloves Championships, two National Golden Glove tournaments and two National AAU titles....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Muhammad Ali

- Muhammad Ali The greatest mystery of the 1996 Olympic summer games in Atlanta, was solved at 28 minutes past midnight the day of the opening ceremony. The crowd erupted when the Olympic torch was passed to Muhammad Ali. The Olympic gold medal boxer Muhammad Ali lifted the torch and trembled before a crowd screaming ‘Ali'. He then sent the fire soaring high above the stadium to ignite the ceremonial Olympic cauldron. This moment was truly one of the finest ever to many sports fan, considering the tragedy Ali has been through, he still executed the mission as a true champion....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Muhammad Ali

- Muhammad Ali Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. later known as Muhammad Ali, was a black boxer, and was proud of it. Many African Americans were ashamed of their color, but Ali was different. He was the first boxer to win the Heavyweight Championship 3 different times. He had a great personality and was liked by the people. During his life, he made big decisions that changed the course of his life completely. Muhammad Ali's journey through life was a great inspiration for African American people, but Ali himself deserves the admiration of everyone....   [tags: Sports American History]

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Muhammad Ali

- Throughout history there have been many influential people who have lived in this country. Some were politicians, some were actors, and some were even athletes. One such man was a gifted boxer named Muhammad Ali. He made his mark as an amateur, then as a professional. "The Greatest" was the self-proclaimed nickname of Ali, but so many people agreed that it stuck. He went through trials and tribulations in his life, which make him a historic icon. Muhammad Ali is known for being "The Greatest" boxer of all time, but unlike other athletes he is remembered for his out of the ring actions as well as his athletic accomplishments....   [tags: Biography]

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Muhammad Ali

- Muhammad Ali Born January 17, 1942, as Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., Muhammad Ali earned a reputation as a man dedicated to his goals and beliefs. After an illustrious boxing career—including three world heavyweight boxing championships—Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Muhammad Ali and his "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" style of fighting dominated the world of heavyweight boxing for a decade and a half. As a teenager named Cassius Clay, he won the gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Olympic Games....   [tags: Papers]

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Muhammad Ali

- Muhammad Ali Also known as: Cassius Marcellus Clay, Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., Cassius Clay (1942- ) Professional boxer Personal Information Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.; name changed to Muhammad Ali, 1963; born January, 17, 1942, in Louisville, KY; son of Cassius (a piano player) and Odessa Clay (both deceased); first wife, Belinda; second wife, Aaisha; third wife, Veronica Porche; fourth (and current) wife, Yolanda Williams, married in 1986; children: nine (one with Yolanda). Religion: Muslim....   [tags: Cassius Clay]

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Muhammad Ali

- Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali, whose birth name was Cassius Marcellus Clay, was born in Louisville, Kentucky January 17, 1942. He was named for a white, Kentucky abolitionist, Cassius M. Clay, and received the name Marcellus from his father’s name. Ali’s father, Marcellus Clay was a mural painter who did a lot of work for many churches in the community and his mother Odessa (Grady) Clay was a domestic worker. As a young boy, Cassius Clay was full of energy and carried a loud mouth wherever he went....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Muhammad Ali

- Muhammad Ali1 Muhammad Ali is one of the most recognized faces on planet Earth; known not just for being one of the best fighters in the history of boxing, but for being one of the most knowledgeable persons of the twentieth century. Ali wasn't always known by that name though, he was born Cassius Marcellus Clay on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky, him and his younger brother Rudolph had many small conflicts like any brothers would have, but they were, and still are blessed with having a very close relationship (Hauser, 2)....   [tags: Sports American History]

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Muhammad Ali

- Muhammad Ali Cassius Clay was just a boxer. A boxer who captured the hearts of Americans while winning the 1960’s Olympic gold. Here was a young man at the age of 18, representing the greatest nation on the planet and making his people proud. He would again gain the fascination of America with his defeat of the anti-hero of the time Sonny Liston. However, this hero famed across mainstream America would not last, all it would take was a man finding himself. Introducing Muhammed Ali, another boxer....   [tags: Boxers American History Essays]

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Muhammad Ali

- Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. Do any of you know who that is. How about a Hall of Fame boxer with an overall record of 56-5(ibhof.com). Not yet, well here is an obvious clue. He switched his name to Muhammad Ali in 1964(Ali) after his fight with Sonny Liston. Now do you know. I'm sure most of you know who that is, but for those of you that don't I have done some research for you to explain and tell you more about this amazing boxer. I would like to share with you about his early life, his amazing career, and his dreadful disease....   [tags: Biography]

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Muhammad Ali's Achievements

- Muhammad Ali's Achievements "I'm going to be the perfect champion-like the young Joe Louis. I'm clean living; I haven't got a prison record. I think you got to be an idol for young people" Ali 1963 It has been said that there are few opportunities in life to prove yourself a man; Muhammad Ali took advantage of every one that came his way, in doing so became loved by not only his countrymen, but also the world, and became immortal in his own time. In this essay I will discuss about if this boxing great really did cause a stir among the people of the world, what factors helped him, his moral and religious beliefs and did he really achieve what he set out to do i...   [tags: Papers]

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Cassius Clay aka Muhammad Ali

- I consider an idol someone that has done great things and someone that I admire. Some of the things that I consider great are, accomplishing seemingly impossible goals, standing up for your own rights and doing things that are extraordinary. Muhammad Ali is someone that I consider to be a "significant other" because I admire him and strive to have the same type of conviction that he has. At first Cassius Clay had no intension of boxing. After his bike was stolen, in the month of October 1954, when he was twelve, his whole life destiny changed in an instant....   [tags: Biography]

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The Personality Of The Young Ali

- ... In his loss against Larry Holmes, he showed slowness unlike ever before, almost as if he was ill. He fought for the final time against Trevor Broderick with clearly showing he was ill with signs of fatigue and way too slow of movements to play any sport. However, he was able to survive until the last three rounds as he was struggling probably due to his beatings he took being almost “unable” to box. By this time, you can tell his speech was slowed. Diagnosis of Parkinson’s In 1984, Dr. Stanley Fahn had diagnosed him with Parkinson’s Disease....   [tags: Muhammad Ali, Boxing, Joe Frazier, Neurology]

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Muhammad Ali

- The story of how young Cassius Marcellus Clay wound up in boxing has been told time and time again. It reads as if it a movie script. However, this story is better than fiction. Clay was born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Ky. Growing up, Clay understood his place in the framework of the country – he was a black child of the middle class. But Toni Morrison, who worked on Ali's autobiography as a young editor, noted that was not the best situation in which to be raised. Because not only was he middle class, "but black middle class, black southern middle class, which is not white middle class at all." (1) On an October afternoon in 1954, a 12-year-old Clay attended an annual convention o...   [tags: Biography]

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Should Society Throw in the Towel on Boxing

- Originating from the Ancient Greeks over 13 centuries ago, boxing has been a highly anticipated, globally entertaining sport watched by millions. However, today's society has began to raise an eyebrow over the relevance of boxing in today's age. Many, without much knowledge on the sport, would argue that it causes fatal injuries, brain damage and illnesses that boxers will have to live with for the rest of their lives. Some say it shows the dark side of sport for younger generations and ties them up in a life of violence....   [tags: brain injuries, muhammad ali, parkinson's]

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Islam 's Views On Islam

- Islam meaning “surrender” or “submission” rose with the Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century, Islam was started in the Middle East in the Arabia peninsula. Muhammad said islam is the surrender of will to Allah, the creator and sustainer of the world. Muslims study the Quran which contains teaching of Muhammad that were shown to him from Allah. According to Islam Allah is the one and only true God. Islam has several different categories to its religion. The two main branches within Islam are the Sunni and Shi’a....   [tags: Muhammad, Islam, Qur'an, Ali]

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I Have Never Seen Any One Who Could Have Knowledge Of An Ayyah

- ... The prophet (ﷺ) himself led her funeral prayer. The prophet (ﷺ) was reported to have said " if anyone wishes to see a Houri of paradise let him see Umm Ruman".[3],[4],[5], Aisha 's Marriage to prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) Her marriage to the messenger of Allah (ﷺ) was initiated by one of the prophet (ﷺ) companion Khaulah Bint Hakeem [ra]. After the death of khadijah [ra], the prophets (ﷺ) first wife, she asked him to have a second marriage and Aisha [ra] was among the names she suggested. Although Aisha was already chosen to the prophet (ﷺ) by Allah,it was revealed to the prophet (ﷺ) in a dream, of a picture of Aisha wrapped in a green silk,by Angel Jibril [as] who said " This is your wife in t...   [tags: Muhammad, Ali, Qur'an, Abu Bakr]

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A Brief Note On The Saudi Arabia, An Independent City State Dominated By The Tribe Of Quraysh

- ... He felt himself become overpowered and being squeezed tightly by the presence, believed to be the angel Gabriel. At this point is when Muhammad heard the first words of the new Arabians scripture. The revelations told Muhammad, he was the prophet of God, they asked him to preach God’s message. Muhammad did nothing and told no one for a couple years. In 612 C.E. he finally confided in his wife Khadija. Muhammad became increasingly empowered to preach God’s message. He began to tell a few people that were close to him about his visit from the angel Gabriel....   [tags: Muhammad, Islam, Qur'an, Ali]

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Muhammad and The Foundation of Islam

- Muhammad and The Foundation of Islam Works Cited Not Included As a religion, Islam is based on the teachings of Muhammad, embodying a sound belief in one God (Allah). Islam is an Arabic word meaning submission, surrender, and obedience (Maududi, 1). It also stands for peace. Its followers are known as Muslims or Moslems. Islam emerged in Arabia, specifically in the city of Mecca, in the seventh century C.E. (Matthews, 386). With the evolution of Islam in Mecca, Mecca is known as the center of Islam....   [tags: Papers Islam Muhammad Muslim Moslim Essays]

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Two Migrations: 1930's Farmers in Oklahoma and Muhammad's Hijrah

- Migration can be defined as a process in which a group moves from one point to another. This paper will talk about the two of those migrations. One which occurred in 1930 by poverty stricken farmers in Oklahoma and the other the migration of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (also known as Hijrah). Throughout history, every migration had a cause and effect, otherwise known as push/pull factors. Author John Steinbeck's, The Grapes of Wrath, which won the Pulitzer Prize, is about the mass migration occurred during the 1930's in the Midwest of America due to the conditions resulting from the dust bowl....   [tags: Migrations, Oklahoma, great depression, Muhammad, ]

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Muhammmad Ali

- I’m sure that everyone here has heard the phrase “float like a butterfly and sting like a bee”. This was the slogan used by the man considered by many to be the greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali was born in 1942 with the name Cassius Clay, but later changed it to Muhammad Ali after he became a Muslim. Cassius grew up in Louisville Kentucky and threw one of his first punches when he was only six months old, hitting his mother so hard that she had to have two teeth pulled out....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Muhammed Ali

- Muhammed Ali Muhammad Ali was one of the greatest heavy weight champions. His natural abilities were complemented by his flashy flamboyant personality. It was his ability that won him the heavy weight championship on three separate occasions, but only his “Float like a butter fly sting like a bee” antics won him the title of the “people’s champ” (“Ali” 2). Born Cassius Clay Jr. on January 17, 1942 in Louisville Kentucky, he was far from over privileged. His father Cassius Clay Sr., worked to support the family as a sign and mural painter....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Murder Of Muhammad Brown

- Have you ever heard the name Ali Muhammad Brown. For those who get their news from CNN and some other mainstream news sources, the answer would most likely be no. Ali Muhammad Brown is a 29 year old, known Jihadi extremist, was apprehended last month after a killing spree of at least four young men. Three of the murders took place in Seattle and the fourth took place in Essex County, New Jersey. Muhammad Brown was on the run for two months prior to his arrest. This story has been censored by major news outlets....   [tags: Mass media, Concentration of media ownership]

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Muhammed Ali: Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee

- ... His claim was his shoulder had sustained an injury and couldn’t continue to fight; he left the fight not only with the physical injuries received in the fight but with his pride wounded as he forfeited the title to Clay (history.com). Clay manage to win the fight a round before he had predicted. Clay didn’t stop surprising the world with his upset over the light-heavy weight title and took the world by surprise once again the following day with his announcement. Clay makes the announcement to the world that he has joined the Islam Nation and will no longer go by his “slave” name of Cassius Clay but Muhammad Ali....   [tags: boxers, Cassius Clay, title]

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Analysis of the Movie Ali Directed by Michael Mann

- ... This scene is also my favorite because it shows Muhammad Ali’s ability to overcome adversity. During the fight Ali was dominating Liston and clearly the leader in the fight, when Liston put something on his glove to attempt to temporarily blur Ali’s vision. As Ali was visually impaired Liston began to dominate the fight and nearly knockout Ali. Ali’s endurance and confidence helped to keep him stable in the fight until he regained his vision and knocked Sonny Liston out. I believe that this scene foreshadows that Ali will be forced to overcome many obstacles in his life during his boxing career....   [tags: plot, scene, production, theme]

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Michael Mann's Film Ali

- "You can order this fully poseable 12' Muhammad Ali action figure with removable white trunks & cloth robe at Hasbro Collectors.com" (Advertisement Muhammad Ali Action Figure) [1] Starting Lineup molded a Muhammad Ali action figure from visual images of Ali in his prime. Everything -- from his body shape to boxing trunks -- was analyzed, recreated, and repackaged by the company. Basically, Starting Lineup took the "real" Ali and made a physical three-dimensional image out of him. The final product is the smiling world champion known to millions around the world, but there are many limitations to the recreated toy....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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ALI

- American boxer, one of the greatest fighters in the history of the sport. Colorful, talented, and sometimes controversial, Ali entertained fans and intimidated opponents. His boxing style involved graceful footwork and powerful jabs. He also became famous for bragging about himself. For example, he once described his skills by saying that he could "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee," In 1978 Ali became the first boxer to win the world heavyweight championship title three different times....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Muhammad And The Beginnings Of Islam

- Muhammad And The Beginnings Of Islam Muhammad, whose full name was Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn 'Abd Allah ibn 'Abd al-Muttalib ibn Hashim, was born in Mecca around 570 AD after the death of his father, 'Abd Allah. Muhammad was at first under the care of his paternal grandfather, 'Abd al-Muttalib. Because the climate of Mecca was considered to be unhealthful, he was given as an infant to a wet nurse from a nomadic tribe and spent some time in the desert. At six, he lost his mother, Aminah of the clan of Zuhra, and at eight his grandfather....   [tags: History Historical Islam Islamic muslim]

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Mohamed Ali

- Beginnings Clay, named after his father and Kentucky abolitionist Cassius M. Clay, was born in Louisville, Kentucky. At age 12, he had his bicycle stolen, and reported the fact to a local policeman (and boxing trainer), Joe Martin. Martin suggested that Clay learn to fight; under his guidance, Clay rapidly advanced through the youth ranks. A low achiever academically, Clay won six Kentucky Gold Gloves while at high school and was allowed to graduate despite his poor grades. Presciently, his principal announced during a staff meeting about the issue that Clay would someday be "this school's claim to fame." Clay later joked about his lackluster academic record saying, "I said I...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Contributions of Imam Ali to his Culture

- The purpose of this is paper is to show how great the contributions of Ali were to his culture. Ali was born miraculously, his mother Fatima-bint-Asad, the wife of Abu Talib, was Divinely Guided with sudden labor pains to the Holy Kaaba. As her immense labor pains weighed her down, Fatima knelt before the Kaaba and began praying to Allah(GOD) to make the birth of her child comfortable and easy. Before she knew it, the walls of the Kaaba miraculously split open by the Will of Allah. Fatima entered the Kaaba, and then the Holy walls reunited and joined as one....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Spiritual Lessons of Muslim Revolutionists Imam Ali and Jalal al-din Rumi

- A prominent element in regards to oral traditions surviving the testament of time is the simplicity, directness, and concision that such traditions tend to be composed of. This makes it appear as though these early simple teaching can have an endless stream of commentary stem from a small assortment of simple words. Certainly such phrases and sayings by highly revered Islamic revolutionists Imam Ali and Jalal al-din Rumi tend to be simple in design much like these oral traditions, but a careful analysis of their work will depict the true depth of their teachings....   [tags: Religion, Quotes, Muslim]

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The Prophet Muhammad, The Founder of Islam

- Islam first emerged in the Arabian Peninsula. The word Islam means “universal submission to God.” There were several reasons for the rapid and successful spread of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula. The first cause of the successful spread of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula was Muhammad's ability to inspire almost unlimited devotion in persons with whom he came in close contact. The second cause of the rapid spread of Islam was the shallowness and the inadequacy of the paganism of the Arabs, who indeed attached but little importance to their old religion....   [tags: arabian peninsula, god, christianity]

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Maher Abu-Ali: An Extraordinary Person

- Creepy Childhood Maher Abu Ali had a spine-chilling, spooky, hair-raising, bloodcurdling, and terrifying childhood. Sunday, March 10 1943 was the day it all started. It was in a city called Tulkarm in a country called Palestine. Why did he have a scary child hood you ask. Firstly, he was born in the middle of World War 2 secondly, his country was in the middle of a war and lastly, his city was the capital of Palestine so most of the Israel forces were attacking his city. Can you imagine how it would be growing up with the bombs....   [tags: trouble, education, culture, travel]

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The Transformative Power of Sports In The American Civil Rights Movement

- The Transformative Power of Sports In the American Civil Rights Movement Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, but so Cassius Clay, Jackie Robinson, and Bill Russell. Long before King’s famous “I Had a Dream” speech or Rosa Parks famous stand came something much simpler: sports. Sports have always had the ability to open people’s eyes in a way that is more impactful than words or actions. The way that athletics can shape a persons mind, or open their eyes to something beyond what they already believe, is incredible....   [tags: Cassius Clay, Jackie Robinson, Bill Rusell, Ali]

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How Do Awlad 'Ali Bedouin Ideas about Blood Provide the Idiom for Different Kinds of Social Relations?

- Kinship is understood as the relationships in a society through blood and marriage. It is considered a fundamental cultural basis. From kinship systems social norms develop in the communities, including rights and responsibilities, greatly impacting behavior. These systems are described as kinship terms, relationships and groups in a society. Kinship ultimately has two core functions through kinship systems that are crucial for the preservation of culture and societies. First, these ties provide continuation of generations and family formation....   [tags: kinship systems, Western desert societies]

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Spread of Islam

- Islam began in Mecca when the Prophet Muhammad began to spread the word of God (292). The Prophet “sought to warn his people against worshipping false gods and all immortality, especially injustice to the poor, orphans, widows, and women altogether” (293). The first converts of the religion were Meccan townsfolk and farmers (292). While some prominent Meccans joined him, the aristocracy generally resisted his teachings (293-94). According to the Qur’an, paradise lies in gratitude to God as well as in his guidance and forgiveness (293)....   [tags: Religion, Muhammad]

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Muhammad, Prophet and Statesman

- Throughout the life of Muhammad he had many qualities that enabled him to interrelate with people. He was well known for his trustworthiness and superior qualities that were to later on help him achieve the greatest achievements both as a prophet and a statesman. One of the biggest achievement of Muhammad as a prophet was the way in which he preached the message of Islam. Muhammad was given `the literal, uncreated words of God' in which he had to spread them to the people of Mecca. These words were given to in such a way that they could not be distorted, but he was still contradicted by many people of Mecca....   [tags: Religion]

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The Shi’a sector in Islam and their sources from the Quran

- Since the creation of the universe by God, religions have occupied a huge role of human life. Through out history, humans have adopted or embraced different faiths. Those faiths are sometimes rooted from their ancestors, or sometimes the people are being forced to accept them due to the fact that their rulers are follower of those religions. Religions in general are based on a combination of different thoughts, beliefs, and books. Islam is one those religions which has had different movements and branches....   [tags: Imam Guides, Muhammad]

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Christianity And The Middle East

- ... Many Americans have come to the point where they despise and are against any Muslims in our country because of the fear that one of them is a terrorist. This is completely unfair to those Muslims that are just normal Americans, but have Islamic faith. Two different Muslims exist: the Sunnis and Shiites. Sunnis, who make up 80% of the Muslims, chose that Abu Bakr, the prophet Muhammad’s advisor, to be the first successor to lead the Muslim state. Meanwhile, the Shiites wanted Ali, Muhammad’s cousin and brother-in-law to be the first successor....   [tags: Islam, Christianity, Muhammad, Qur'an]

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Ralph Ellison 's Invisible Man

- ... He was born in Jamaica in 1887 but moved to the United States in 1916. He founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (U.N.I.A.), which worked to unite Black people all around the world. His association promoted Black economic independence and political independence. In 1919, the U.N.I.A. launched the Black Star Line, which was a shipping company to establish trade between Africans in Africa and Africans in America. Marcus Garvey brought together around 4 million Africans under the U.N.I.A....   [tags: Malcolm X, Black supremacy, Elijah Muhammad]

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No God But God : The Origins, Evolution And Future Of Islam

- ... The book also exposes the disagreements ignited by a number of modernists who, obviously upon interacting with western ideas, attempted to liberate Islam from its grip of rigid traditions. On the other hand, there were clergy such as Ayatollah Khomeini who were keen destroying these attempts at modernization. Aslan describes the “the vociferous arguments of Khomeini’s rival ayatollahs, particularly the Ayatollah Shariatmadari (whom Khomeini eventually stripped of his religious credentials despite centuries of Shi‘ite law forbidding such actions)” (2005: 252)....   [tags: Qur'an, Islam, Muhammad, Muslim]

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The Quar ' An Is The Holy Book Of Islam And The Direct Word Of God

- ... They didn’t come near any pork meat whatsoever just like Muslims today. Around the 1920’s we began to see Arabs appear in the western world. Most of them settled in the Midwest however. African-Americans began to discover and realize their true ancestry and roots. This led to the upbringing of the Moorish Science Temple of America led by Noble Drew Ali. So, today African-American Muslims actually occupy a third of the Muslim population. When the immigration act of 1965 was passed, we began to see a lot of Muslims migrating to America....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Qur'an, Sharia]

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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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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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Some Facts about Islam

- ... He is described as a man of kindness that helped those that were around him. At the age of forty, Mohammad had the tendency to go to the cave on Mount Hira, which is located in Mecca, to meditate. This is where he claimed that he heard the voice of Gabriel, telling him that he was to be appointed the messenger of God, “Recite: In the name of thy Lord who created, Created man from a clot of blood” (Quran 96:1-2). Muhammad pleaded three different times with Gabriel that he was unable to do such a task, but the command was repeated....   [tags: monotheistic religions, Muhammad, the big split]

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The Roman Empire

- ... Muhammad ibn Abdullah was born in 570 in Mecca. He is best known for being the Prophet of Islam. He experienced a number of revelations which he recorded into a single book, the Quran, which is the basis of the Islamic faith. The Hijra (migration) is one of the most intense events in Muslim history. Muhammad led his followers to Medina. He returns to Mecca in 630 and then died two years later. He is known to be a reformer, prophet, and a state builder. Abu Bakr was the successor to Muhammad and anyone following Muhammad was knows as a “Caliph or Rightly Guided.” When the caliph Uthman was murdered by Arab tribesmen, the succession issue reemerged....   [tags: Muhammad, Islam, Abu Bakr, Sharia]

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Muhammed Ali

- Muhammed Ali      In some people’s eyes Muhammed Ali is the greatest boxer ever. He was even classified as the greatest athlete in the 20th century by Sports Illustrated. He was the first to win the heavyweight title three times. He was a worldwide entertainer, and millions of people enjoyed watching his style. He was also very controversial because of his religious beliefs, his name change from Cassius Clay to Muhammed Ali and his refusal to fight in the Vietnam War. Muhammed Ali grew up in Louisville, Kentucky but he was known as Cassius Clay....   [tags: Biography Biographies Cassius Clay]

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A Reflection On The Prayer Center

- ... He was looking to use his land for his own personal use. He was ready to build himself a new home. After discussing his ideas with his family and friends he began to slowly change his mind about his plan. There simply was just too much land to use all on building a house. Then it hit him. As if someone just tuned on a light switch in his head. He thought about how overly populated the Southwest area began to be by Muslims from all over the Middle East and then decided if he had built a mosque even further down south, people will want to expand and disperse outward into newer areas....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Muslim, Prayer]

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Muhammad Known As The Messenger Of God

- ... Muhammad’s uncle Abu Talib was killed in 619 when he started supporting him, later he migrates from, mecca to medina. Muhammad’s follower build his house and first prayer house in medina which is known as the holy place even today. He gathered his troops and raided on mecca it was bloodshed throughout the city, all the idols were destroyed under his word. Muhammad’s words where there is no other god except one god he started spreading Islam throughout the world before his death he converted Arabian peninsula to Islamic and gave them a name MUSLIMS The words of the god which were written down by the followers of Muhammad meant a different context he said not to hurt the women, infants, c...   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Qur'an, God]

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The Prophet Muhammad: Faith Sensitive and Critical Approach Appraisals

- Over the years there have been numerous biographies written about The Prophet Muhammad which have been open to questions, scrutiny and debates. This is due to different approaches and perspectives held by different people. The main two approaches are Emic (insider’s points of view) and Etic (outsider’s point of view), where Emic is ‘faith sensitive’ and Etic is a ‘critical approach’ as described by Clinton Bennett. In this essay, I will discuss Bennett’s theory of the faith sensitive and critical approach when studying religion....   [tags: The Prophet Muhammad]

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Immam Alhussain Biography

- Imam Alhussain Imam Alhussain, or Alhussain ibn Ali ibn Ab Talib, was the third Shia Imam, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, the son of Ali ibn Abi Talib and Fatima. The day of his death during a battle with the army of Caliph Yazid celebrated by Shiites as Ashura mourning. Shia's tradition considers Alhussain a martyr and saint. Many opinions converge to what he knew about the hopelessness of his struggle, but suffered martyrdom for the sake of Islam, that the community was not destroyed Yazid....   [tags: Grandson, Prophet, Muhammed, History]

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The Prophet Muhammad Is The Messenger Of God And A Model For Mankind

- The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is the messenger of God and a model for mankind. Conceived in the city of Makkah on the Arabian landmass in 570 CE, he became an orphan at a very young age and was then raised by an uncle, Abu Talib. He wedded a more established lady, the widow Khadijah, for whom he had worked in the band exchange. As a trader, he was referred to by notoriety as al-Amin, the believed one. At the point when Muhammad was forty years of age, he had a significant experience that changed his life....   [tags: Muhammad, Islam, Qur'an, Mecca]

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Muhammed Ali

- “Fly like a butterfly, Sting like a bee.” This is what the man did, and what he was good at. Mohammed Ali was the first man to ever win the heavyweight title three times, and had a very impressing boxing career. But Mohammed Ali was not only an impressive boxer, but he brought about social change in his own way as well. First, he has contributed extensively to the Muslim religion, for one by joining it, along with other contributions. Secondly, with his speaking out against the war in Vietnam and refusing the draft, he was the first public figure to speak out against the war and not go to fight....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Comparison of Jesus and Muhammad

- Comparison of Jesus and Muhammad            Jesus and Muhammad have been held in high respect, if not respected, by the billions who have belonged to the religions that these two greats founded. Although both men thought of them of selves as spokes people of the same God not very much attention has been given to their similarities and differences.           It is hard to find people through the ages that appreciate what Muhammad did. It seems that a lot of people degrade the rival leader to promote their won religious leader....   [tags: Compare Contrast Jesus Muhammad]

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Muhammad, A Biography Of Prophet

- Muhammad, A Biography Of Prophet A short history about the world's fastest growing religion and of the man, who seeded the plant of Islam himself, Muhammad (saw)....   [tags: Muhammad Biography Prophet]

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Muhammad, By Driss Chraibi A Distinct Modern North African Novelist And Journalist

- ... He mentally traveled through memories and knowledge held within time and history. After that he gradually started to acknowledge the divine spirit and came to accept the voice calling to him. In the whole process, there was no such thing as of a burst, involuntary, or sudden "enlightenment", nor was there any "as-it-should-bes" (such as the lighthearted attitude Muhammad had towards Gabriel and his massages, which happens in many traditional works). Chraibi made everything here in sequence. This is literature rather than a historical work, and definitely not a heroic romance....   [tags: Muhammad, Qur'an, Prophet, Prophets of Islam]

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Une Petite Mort: Death, Love and Liminality in the Fiction of Ali Smith

- Death, Love and Liminality in the Fiction of Ali Smith The morbid marriage of love and death is not an original topic to postmodernist writing or to Scottish literature. Diverse forms of literature from Greek myth to Shakespearian tragedies have hosted stories of tragic love and romantic deaths, with varying nuances of darkness and romance. Nonetheless, this paper will attempt to establish a link between Ali Smith’s writing, postmodernist fiction and Scottish fantasy, while looking at the topic of love and death in conjunction with the concept of liminality....   [tags: Ali Smith Death Love Essays]

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Gender, Gender And Sports : What? Laila Ali?

- ... The main reason for this is because society puts the expectation on women to be “ladylike,” and not to demonstrate any characteristics defined as being masculine. Even though these social norms are still evident today, there are legislations that I could say “try” to promote gender equity in sports, such as the Title IX which is “a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex ”. Even though the U.S have implemented the Title IX, it still does not create equal opportunities or protections under it for women....   [tags: Gender, Female, Gender equality, Gender inequality]

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