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Ramadan Is The Ninth Month Of The Islamic Calendar

- Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is believed that it is when the Holy Quran “was sent down from heaven, a guidance unto men, a declaration of direction, and a means of Salvation”. This is the time that Muslims all around the world fast for exactly one month. The basic rule is to refrain from eating or drinking (yes that includes water too). From sunrise to sunset. If you are living near the Arctic Circle, that means fasting for 22 hours or if you are in Australia which means fasting for 12 hours....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Ramadan, Qur'an]

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The Holiday of Ramadan

- Ramazan is fast approaching, evoking excitement and anticipation in people of all ages. The very thought of it conjures up images of a splendid month of fasting and the general spirit of well-wishing and generosity. No mention of Ramazan would be complete without referring to the special food and drink prepared during this month. Samosas, special sweets and drinks all lighten up the dinner table as families sit down together for Iftaar. But the change in eating, sleeping and working habits during the month affect our health more adversely than otherwise....   [tags: Ramazan Islam Religion]

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How Ramadan Is A Holy Month

- 4. Ramadan is a very special month in the Islamic life. It is consider being a blessed month by the muslins. It is practice in the ninth month of every year and it is place on the Islamic Lunar calendar. It is also very important in the Islamic life because it focus on fasting (sawm or siyam) observe from sunset to sunrise. Which the muslin minds are place on reflection and discipline. During this month of fasting helps make it to contribute to God’s blessings, to help the poor and answer their needs, to repent for their sins, to make stronger their moral characters and to remember that all their glory goes to God....   [tags: Christianity, Bible, Jesus, Islam]

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Enduring Ramadan in College

- Ramadan and college Being a student in college and living in this environment is a satisfying experience with a busy life. Enduring Ramadan in college and facing it with the proper manner and plan for it in advance is what should be done in order t have an enjoyable and peaceful Ramadan. Some behaviors should be avoided during the blessed month of Ramadan, as some feels tired, therefore they come late or don’t show up for the classes. Also others come sleepy with the minimum energy and do the least of what is asked from them and asking to shorten the class hours....   [tags: spiritual, muslim, fasting]

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The Magnitude of Ramadan

- The Five Pillars of Islam are the framework of Islamic life. First off, a Muslim must have faith in Allah and believe that there is only one Allah and Muhammad is His messenger. Next, a Muslim has the duty to pray five times each day, which is considered to be a direct link between him and Allah. Third, a Muslim must distribute alms and help the needy. Fourth, a Muslim is responsible to keep the Fast of Ramadan. Lastly, a Muslim is obligated to make a pilgrimage to Mecca in his lifetime. Most non- Islamic people do not know why these pillars are so important to the Islamic religion....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Fast of Ramadan

- The Fast of Ramadan Muslims wake up before sunrise about two hours earlier and have some food. There is no limit on how much you can eat, but it is better not to eat too much because you wont be able to feel the hunger and thirst of the poor Muslims that are in need. During the 30 days of Ramadan, between sunrise and sunset, Muslims are forbidden from eating, drinking, smoking and engaging in sexual relations during the hours of daylight. This is a sacred time for worship and concentration on the Islamic faith, rather than everyday activities....   [tags: Papers]

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The Events of Ramadan

- The Events of Ramadan Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic Lunar calendar (a calendar measured by the cycles of the moon). Ramadan is thought as the holiest months. The month begins as soon as the new moon is seen. Muslims have to go without from all food, drink, gum chewing, any kind of tobacco use, and any kind of sexual contact between dawn and sunset (Fasting during the month of Ramadan is to be carried out each day from when "the white thread of dawn appears to you distinct from its black thread ....   [tags: Papers]

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The Feast of Ramadan

- The Feast of Ramadan (a) (i) What is meant by fasting. According to Webster's Dictionary, a fast is defined as: "To abstain from all food." "To eat only sparingly or of certain kinds of food, especially as a religious observance." "An abstinence from food, or a limiting of one's food, especially as a religious observance." "A day of period of fasting." - Webster's Collegiate Dictionary From the dictionary, we can understand that fasting has something to do with abstaining from something during a certain period of time....   [tags: Papers]

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Explaining Ramadan

- Explaining Ramadan 'O believers, you must fast so that you may learn self-restraint. Fasting is prescribed for you during a fixed number of days. (Surah 2:183-4) Sawm, or fasting, one of the five pillars of Islam. Sawm is the deliberate control of the body by an act of will. During the 29 or 30 days of the Muslim month of Ramadan healthy adult Muslims will go without all the pleasures of the body during all the hours of daylight. The fast begins as the first light of dawn touches the horizon and ends with sunset....   [tags: Papers]

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The Difficulties of Fasting in a Non-Islamic Country

- The Difficulties of Fasting in a Non-Islamic Country This week I have watched a very influential video about fasting in Ramadan as an American. This video helped me understand more about the hardships people go through while fasting in a non-Islamic country. It also helped me think more about why exactly, as a Muslim, do I fast in this particular month. It also shows the great importance in coming together as a family to break the fast together. Ramadan teaches us as Muslims why we fast exactly and what its significance towards Allah....   [tags: Ramadan, Islam]

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Customs And Traditions Of The Muslim Population

- Customs and Traditions of the Muslim Population Muslims ' customs and traditions are to a great degree extraordinary when contrasted with western social orders traditions and customs. With more than 1.6 billion Muslims spread over the world, various societies focus the conventions a Muslim may practice of his religion. Numerous Muslims ' are accepted to be stuck in a "period case" and have not got up to speed with the same modernization as different nations. This is not valid for all Muslims, as some carry on with a more modernized western way of life....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Ramadan, Muslim]

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A Brief Note On Islam, The Second Largest And Second Fastest Growing Religion

- Investigating Islam Essay “Islam is the second largest and second fastest growing religion in the world with a total population of 1.4 billion in the first decade of the twenty-first century” ("Lecture 3," 2014). Although a large number of Islamic sects exist, contemporary Islam holds to four major groups. Shia Islam produces 12% of the Muslim community. Sunni Islam contributes approximately 67% of the population. Sufi Islam is a mystical off chute of Sunni Islam. Finally, Wahhabism is a sector of the faith that seeks to restore Islam practice to the first four caliphs who followed Muhammad ("Lecture 3," 2014)....   [tags: Islam, God, Muhammad, Ramadan]

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Introduction to Islamic Religion

- Like any religion, Islam has a wide variety of beliefs, and with those beliefs come acts to show one’s beliefs. These acts are known as the Five Pillars of Islam, and while these pillars are varied, they are all incredibly important in Islam. One of the more interesting pillars is the act of sawm, or fasting during the month of Ramadan. This special event is a special break from food, drink, and negative activities. As fasting occurs for one full month of the year, there are many effects of the fast on the individual and society—both positive and negative....   [tags: five pillars, ramadan]

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The Cultural And Religious Beliefs

- In today’s society, many individuals have trouble accepting people whose views differ from theirs. Unfortunately, many outsiders and foreigners find it rather difficult to interact with individuals who do not share similar cultural or religious beliefs. As a Bengali-American born and raised in the predominantly Hispanic community of Laredo, Texas, I have experienced different views and customs entirely different from those of my culture. Because of these cultural differences, I have been a victim of bullying....   [tags: Islam, Religion, Ramadan, Christianity]

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Zakat Ul Fitr And Zakat

- There are mainly two kinds of zakat which are Zakat ul-Fitr and Zakat al-mal. We should pay zakat because Allah (SWT) commands in Al-Quran, “Take alms out of their property, you would cleanse them and purify them thereby pray for them and surely your prayer is a relief to them and Allah is hearing and knowing.” [Al-Quran 9:103] Besides that, Allah will destroy Riba (usury) and will give increase for Sadaqat (deeds of charity, alms) Allah also likes not the disbelievers, sinners and whatever you give for interest to increase within the wealth of people will not increase with Allah....   [tags: Muhammad, Islam, Zakat, Ramadan]

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The Culture of Islam

- Islam is more than a religion, it’s a culture, and as such has an effect on political, social, and economic aspects of life—this is especially true outside of the Western world. Followers of Islam believe in full submission to God and this submission is practiced in the secular realm (Taha, 114). Of the five pillars of Islam, one (the zakat) has a direct affect on economic policy and ethics. The culture of Islam has shaped economic and business guidelines In the Islamic World and continues to do so....   [tags: zakat, qu'ran, ramadan]

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The Marginalization Of Muslims Throughout The United States

- The Marginalization of Muslims in the United States: An Overview An Annotated Bibliography Over the past few years a great deal of controversy has emerged in relation to the question about the legacy of American diversity. Historically, America has stood out as one of the most culturally diverse places in the world. Today, mistreating and giving less favorable opportunities to an individual who is powerless as a minority in society and belonging to a specific ethnic group has become the order of the day....   [tags: United States, Islam, Ramadan, Muhammad]

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Improving The Patient / Clinic Relationship

- Introduction There are multiple ways to improve the patient/clinic relationship in Minnesota. The medical personnel may receive education that promotes cultural sensitivity. In particular, regarding the high Muslim population in the state. Same day appointments may improve the satisfaction a patient feels. In addition, being able to see their own physician may help patients fell a higher degree of satisfaction. Promote Cultural sensitivity and a Diverse Clinic Environment Education and knowledge is the best way to serve the health care needs of a diverse clinic environment....   [tags: Islam, Religion, Health care provider, Ramadan]

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Lebanese-American Culture

- There are many different cultures in America today. America is called the “melting pot” with regards to the array of cultures and ethnicity groups that reside in the United States. Lebanese Americans are among the many that live in the United States. Lebanese have several different views on religion, cuisine choices, and traditional practices. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, “anyone who reported being Algerian, Bahraini, Egyptian, Emirati, Iraqi, Jordanian, Kuwaiti, Lebanese, Libyan, Moroccan, Omani, Palestinian, Qatari, Saudi Arabian, Syrian, Tunisian, and Yemeni to be of Arab ancestry” (Asi & Beaulieu, 2013)....   [tags: healthcare, religion, Ramadan, cuisine]

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Why Mosque And Masjid Is A Muslim Place Of Warship

- For my places of warship assignment, I decided to go to the mosque. For the first time on September 28, 2014 I went to the mosque with a friend of mine who is a muslim. Mosque is a Muslim place of warship. When I was there I heard some people saying masjid. I ask my friend that what is the difference between mosque and masjid. He said that mosque is a english word for masjid; in urdu or in arabic we say masjid. Then i also realized why the mosque is named masjid. When I got there, my friend introduced me to some the members of the mosque and his friends....   [tags: Muhammad, Islam, Qur'an, Ramadan]

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I Am An Inhabitance Of The Muslim Community

- Portfolio-1 Project Document: Communities A community is a social unit who share something in common like norms, value and identity that is situated in a given area such as – village, city, and neighborhoods. “Every human is a part of the community, they have maintained different community’s norms and values which are goal oriented”. That means, they set of their goal to what community’s they belong to. I am an inhabitance of Muslim community where I maintain community’s rules, regulation, norms, and values for better life....   [tags: Islam, Qur'an, Muhammad, Ramadan]

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Comparsion of Christian and Muslim Religious Holidays

- Christmas: Christmas is a sacred festival of the Christians. On Christmas Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ the Son of God; born from the virgin mother “Mary” in Bethlehem on the 25th of December 1 C.E. Christians celebrate this once a year on the 25th of December. Jesus Christ was a spiritual leader, the Son of God and Men whose teachings are the basis of Christianity their religion/faith. Although the Church doesn't consider it the most important Christian holiday, Christmas is certainly the most popular, at least in terms of cultural and social significance....   [tags: ramaden, easter, christmas]

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Health Care

- In the world of health care there are multiple factors that affect the quality of treatment. One of the most debated subjects is religion. As all religious traditions tend to be complex and go for some length of time special care must be considered for the patient, family and care team. Through the years, the United States health care evolves with the changing demographics to develop an ethical treatment for Muslims in healthcare. Facing prejudices, Islam is highly debated within healthcare; however Islamic beliefs and traditions have been cooperative and manageable by healthcare providers....   [tags: demographics, Muslims, Ramadam]

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- Ramadam is the Islam holiday or Muslim holy month. It takes place during the ninth month of the Islam year. Because the Islam calendar is Lunar (has to do with pattern of moon) Ramadam falls at different times during the year. It is a time for spiritual reflection, worship, renewal of faith, and charity. The Muslims get this holy day from the Koran. It is found under Surah: 185 which states: “ Ramadam is the month in which was sent down, The Koran, as a guide to mankind…. So every one of you who are present at this home during that month should spend it in fasting....   [tags: Religion]

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The Ramayan Good And Evil

- The Ramayana is a summary of good and evil in society. It mentions the importance of gods, demigods, warriors, etc. and what roles they played during the time. Ramayana shows both the good and evil in all characters and shows the significant roles they had. The Ramayana talks about ideas, concepts and values that are still used in modern Hinduism. The Ramayana takes place in the city of Ayodhya. King Dasharatha was the king and had three wives with whom he had sons. Ram and Lakshmana were brothers and throughout the story are mostly the main characters....   [tags: Ramayana, Rama, Hanuman, Sita]

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The Significance of Ritual and Sacred Objects

- Sam Veda once said, “Rituals that are performed with the desire of attaining salvation also helps a man to achieve growth and progress in this world.” Rituals play an integral part in every religion and the lives of its followers. These rituals develop followers into better people and link them with the divine. Ramadan is a month long religious ritual that holds great importance for the Muslim community. In order to learn more about this ritual I attended a service at mosque during Ramadan earlier this year....   [tags: Islam ]

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The Saudi Arabian Culture

- Being Saudi Arabian is to be faithful and authentic to one important religion symbol of Islam which is being believer of Allah but no one else and being the believer that Mohammed is the prophet of Allah, which is considered very essential aspect of the culture. Saudi Arabians are the people who have strong affiliation and loyalty to the authentic, generous, wise Arab tribes who settled in the Arabian Peninsula many years ago. In addition, being Saudi Arabian represents being loyal to the country that fully contributed to provide free healthcare, education, and public services for the citizens....   [tags: religion, symbol, islam]

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Taking a Look at Feasting and Fasting

- Eating is a delicate topic and fairly consistent in our everyday lives. We live in a country that is able to have the typical three meals a day and snack in between meals. Holidays are also an excuse for many people to eat, to feast. Thanksgiving and Christmas are holidays that are mostly correlated with eating, preparing meals for an entire day to be eaten in an hour. During these meals we continue to eat until we are stuffed, eventually needing to sleep off the food we have just engorged ourselves with....   [tags: religious rites and beliefs]

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The Prayer Of Prayer For Zakat

- Allah mentions the vital importance of Zakat in multiple verses of the Quran, for example in Surah Al-A’raf Allah says " My punishment - I afflict with it whom I will, but My mercy encompasses all things". So I will decree it [especially] for those who fear Me and give zakah and those who believe in Our verses” (Quran 7:156). More importantly, it is very important that Zakat must be performed during or after the Ramadan as it is another way to make up the missed days of fasting. It is important that the intention of Zakat must be pure and honest....   [tags: Muhammad, Islam, Hajj, Prophets of Islam]

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Allah 's The Holy Quran

- I begin by invoking Allah (swt), the Compassionate, the Merciful, through his beautiful names. Furthermore, I ask Allah (swt) to send His peace and blessings upon our precious Prophet and Messenger Muhammed (sAws). Alhamdulillah, we are from those whom Allah (swt) has blessed to complete Ramadan. Allah (swt) accept us and our good deeds, and forgive us our sins and save us on Judgement Day. Amen. Ramadan is Allah’s beautiful and blessed bouquet of fasting, praying, charity, self-improvement and Quran....   [tags: Muhammad, Qur'an, Islam, Muslim]

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Religious Beliefs Are Reflect The People Choose You Eat And Not Eat

- Option A Religious beliefs are reflected in what people choose to eat & not eat. Discuss with reference to 3 different religions we have studied. Out of the many religions we have studied in this course, the three that stand out with regards to diet and or dietary restrictions are Hinduism, Judaism and Islam. In the Hindu faith, Hindus believe in what is know as the caste system: which is in reference to the station or caste from which you are born into and are trying to improve in each incarnation of your soul in order to reach Nirvana....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Qur'an, Moses]

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The Effect Of Fasting On The Human Lifestyle

- INTERMITTENT FASTING Calvin Pihoc Kinesiology 2252 Section 001 Dr. Harry Lendvoy Langara College July 28, 2015 Throughout the course of human evolution, fasting has been part of the human lifestyle. Whether it is for religious purposes, weight loss, or as a diet to look good on the beach it has been around for quite some time now. Intermittent fasting (IF) have been defined by fitness enthusiasts as a “schedule” when to consume and when not to consume food regardless of what an individual is eating rather than a traditional form of diet [1]....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Adipose tissue]

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Similarities Between Islam And Christianity

- Islam and Christianity are two major world religions, which have several significant differences, however, there are also many key similarities which allow the two religions to meet on common ground and develop interfaith cooperation. These similarities are in the doctrines and rituals, and their important roles in the settlement of Australia. Catholicism and Islam are also facing many current issues today. These include stereotyping, living between two worlds and a decline in followers. A better understanding of Islam will make it easier to move beyond the stereotypes, helping Australia to become a more culturally diverse society....   [tags: Islam, Christianity, Jesus, Muhammad]

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Middle East

- The Middle Eastern culture has many different nationalities within their population including Arabians, Iranians, Iraqis, Pakistanians, Egyptians, Saudi Arabians, and many more. The most common religion found in the Middle East is Muslim. However not every Middle Easterner is Muslim, there are also other religions just as in any country such as Christian and Jewish. There are more than seven million Muslims living in America and over 1.5 billion worldwide. Many Middle Eastern Muslims who are conservative with their religion do not eat pork or drink alcohol....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cultural Differences for a British Tourist Traveling to an Islamic Country

- Cultural Differences for a British Tourist Traveling to an Islamic Country Dubai is becoming a popular destination for tourists. It is the second largest Emirate in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai is the United Arab Emirates, tourism capital. Dubai's economy is largely based on trade, manufacturing and tourism and only 20% of the city's revenue comes from the sale of oil. It is a very safe city with a low crime rate. There are stiff penalties for crime. Drug smuggling and rape are punishable by death....   [tags: Papers]

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The Five Pillars of Islam

- The Five Pillars are the frameworks of a Muslim's life. Revealed to the prophet Muhammad by Allah, the Five Pillars are the basis of Islamic religion. "On another occasion, when the prophet (Muhammad) was asked to give a definition of Islam, he named those five pillars."( The Five Pillars are: bearing witness to Allah, establishing prayers, giving alms, fasting during Ramadan, and making a pilgrimage to Mecca. The Five Pillars are the major duties in the life of a Muslim. Shahadah is the first of the Five Pillars in Islam....   [tags: Islamic Religion Essays]

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Indonesia and the Misconceptions of Muslim Women and how it Parallels to Muslim Women in America

- Muslim women have often been stereotyped in westernized civilizations as heavily veiled women who do no more than tend to their household and children. According to Camilla Fawzi El-Sohl’s book titled Muslim women’s choices: religious belief and social reality, this is simply not true anymore as it pertains to the contemporary Muslim women. This concept of the Muslim women may have been true in the past or even true of certain groups in certain Muslim societies but it has little relevance to understanding the everyday lives of these Muslim women....   [tags: Culture]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Amal From Does My Head Look Big '

- The character I plan to write about for my final paper is Amal from Does My Head Look Big in This. written by Randa Abdel-Fattah. Amal is of the Muslim faith and attends high school as an eleventh grader. She makes a huge decision to wear the hijab full time before she starts her school year. Three things that help her get through school and life are the hijab, prayer, and an important holiday to the Muslim faith known as Ramadan. Amal finds a deeper connection with her faith when she begins wearing the hijab as well as when she begins praying....   [tags: Religion, Islam, Faith, Prayer]

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The True Image of Islam: Religion Isn't Violent, People Are

- September 11, 2001 was and still is a national day of mourning for every race and religion that endeavored the attacking of the Twin Towers by the Radical Muslim group, Al Qaeda “Reaction to 911”(1). Modern Muslims were appalled by the reprehensible actions of Al Qaeda. But the majority of Muslims that were not affiliated with Al Qaeda or any radical Muslim groups were verbally and mentally attacked by non-Muslims after the tragedy of 911 “Reaction to 911” (1). The image that certain non-Muslims instilled in themselves and others are incorrect given that the media only reveals the acts of radical Muslims rather than showing the peaceful Muslims of today (Shafaat, 1)....   [tags: not all muslims are terrorists]

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Islam : The Most Important Task Of A Muslim

- Islam the second largest monotheistic religion worldwide which began in the seventh century when Prophet Muhammad received the first revelation from angel Gabriel at the age of forty. One of the most important task of a Muslim is to be able to perform the 5 pillars in their lifetime which are the overall framework of Islam which were revealed to the prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The Five pillars include: Shahadah, the profession of faith Salat, prayers, Zakat, charity, Sawm, fasting and lastly, Hajj, pilgrimage to the Mecca....   [tags: Muhammad, Qur'an, Islam, Hadith]

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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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Stereotyping of Muslims due to Terrorist Attacks Worldwide

- Muslims are one of many that are discriminated based upon their religion because of events that have happened in the past that still take effect in society today. Such events like 9-11 and the attack on the pentagon, which were caused by Al Qaeda. After this event, Americans began to targetmore Muslim people based on their religion, which is a form of generalization. With discriminating these people’s religion, American began to stereotype Muslims because American’s are intimidated by Muslims based on the event on September 11, 2001....   [tags: discrimination because of religion]

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The Prayer Of Muslims Perform Rak ' Ah

- When praying, Muslims perform rak’ah, which are the prescribed movements for proper worship. The steps of rak’ah, in order, are as follows: perform the ablution (wudu), which is the Islamic procedure for washing parts of the body using water, typically in preparation for formal prayers (salat), but also before handling and reading the Qur 'an; next, they must evoke the intention (niyyah) of prayer, because, according to the Quran, one 's niyyah or intention is of the utmost importance among the requirements of an act of ritual prayer; next the worshipper will stand quietly while reciting verses of the Quran; the second part of the rakat involves bowing low with hands on knees, as if waiting...   [tags: Muhammad, Islam, Qur'an, Prophets of Islam]

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Fasting in the Christian and Muslim Faiths

- Would one dare to go a day without food. Food in the twenty first century can be used as medicine, energy and center piece for social gatherings. However in many religions people take time to separate themselves from such consumption in an activity called fasting. The practice of fasting is incorporated in several denominations of Christianity, the Muslim faith, and Hinduism. Fasting can be personal and completed any time of year or seen specific times of year in forms of a holiday. In particular some denominations of Christianity people celebrate Lent whereas Muslims commemorate receiving the Quran by celebrating Ramadan....   [tags: Islam and Christianity]

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The Thin Line between Catholicism and Islam

- H.G. Rezas's article titled Embracing Islam, Praying for Acceptance describes the transition that many Roman Catholic Latinos experienced when they decided to become Muslims. Kathy Espinoza mentioned that her transition from Catholicism to Islam was not difficult since both religions shared similar doctrines (Reza 2). The doctrinal dimension of a religion is made up of its core values and beliefs. In monotheistic religions such as Islam and Catholicism, their doctrines are based in the belief that God is the creator of the universe and is the one whom all humans depend on....   [tags: experience, transition, religions, doctrines]

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The Baha ' I 's Personal Life

- The Baha’i’s personal life is divided up into daily practices and requirements such as prayer, fasting, readings, pilgrimages and fund contributions. These requirements help the individuals stay connected to their religion and assure the solidarity of the religious community and the values of the individuals. Baha’is have hundreds of prayers available to them written by the Bab`, Baha’u’llah, and Abdu’l-Baha. Most prayers can be found in the Baha’i prayer books. Most prayers address God, but Baha’is have the choice to pray to God or any of the other Manifestations of God....   [tags: Islam, Five Pillars of Islam, Muhammad, Hajj]

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America 's Capital And Multi Culture Metropolis

- Some people enjoy machines with smooth, bold lines crafted with some of the finest materials ever exist by some of the world’s finest craftsmen, powered by ground shaking V8s, howling V10s or roaring V12s. It is a symphony and art for some, but not everyone agrees. Some deem the engine sounds annoying, and these machines traveling at triple digits dangerous. This practice has become a nuisance in the district of Chelsea and Kensington. The wealthy from the Middle East head to London every summer as a getaway from the desert heat and religious rules before heading back home for the holy month of Ramadan....   [tags: Law, Property, Middle East, The Residents]

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Setting Up a McDonald's In Chad

- Chad is an ethnically diverse African country that also happens to be one of the poorest countries in Africa. Chad gained its independence from France in 1960 after a sixty year rule. There are several national cultures in Chad that are based on ethnoregional and religious affiliations. There are more than 200 ethnic groups in Chad, and those in the north and east are typically Muslim; most southerners are Animists and Christians. Through their long religious and commercial relationships with Sudan and Egypt, many of the people in Chad's eastern and central regions have become more or less Arabized, speaking Arabic and engaging in many other Arab cultural practices as well (Azevedo, Graham,...   [tags: Business]

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Islam: The Five Pillars of Faith

- In the Middle East around the seventh century, a new religion was founded. This religion, Islam, according to, has since then earned a very prestigious place in the world as it accounts for over 1,500,000 followers (Islam Origins, Islam History, Islam Beliefs). It is the second largest monotheistic religion in the world, right after Christianity. The Prophet Muhammad is said to be the creator of this practice after claiming that Allah, the creator of the world, had spoken to him. There is no other Prophet, and, therefore, teachings of Muhammad the Prophet, whom acquired his teachings from revelations he received from Allah....   [tags: history, geography, Muslim practices]

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A Presentation On Perspectives On Islam

- On October 29, Professor Samir Bitar and Professor Berry Ferst presented a presentation called Perspectives on Islam. The presentation offered a unique opportunity for the students of Carroll College and the community of Helena to learn of the culture and the religion of Islam. Professor Bitar offered a broad overview of the Islamic tradition as it is practiced in general, and of how it looks in his own life as a Muslim in Montana. Professor Ferst then goes on to talk about the history of Islam in America....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Qur'an, Prophets of Islam]

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Mad Hot Ballroom By Marilyn Argrelo

- Summary Mad Hot Ballroom, directed by Marilyn Argrelo, is a documentary about the ballroom dance program in the New York Public School system. The documentary follows the journey of fifth grade students as they learn how to ballroom dance, and enter a citywide competition. The children in the documentary express their perspectives on ballroom dancing, goals and inspirations, and what it is like to grow up in their neighborhoods. The documentary highlights the benefits of exposing urban youth to ballroom dancing (Agrelo, 2005)....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Waltz, Ballroom dance]

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Islam : The Second Largest Religion

- Islam is a religion that is known to be the second largest religion in the world with a following of over one million people called Muslims. It’s been also known to be the most outstanding phenomena in the world. The word Islam means that you submit from God which means that you a Muslim, is one who strives to submit to God. Islam was founded by a man named Mohammed ibn Abdullah (who was the son of Abdullah) was born sometime around 570 C.E. His father had already died when he was born, and then his mother died when he was only six years old....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Five Pillars of Islam]

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Islam, A Monotheistic And Monotheistic Religions

- Islam is known to be articulated by the Qur 'an and is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion. The Qur 'an is a religious text that is thought to be considered by its people the verbatim word of God (Allah). Islam 's teachings is a prime example of Sunnah, which are composed of accounts called hadith of Muhammad. Many of the adherents considered this idea to be the last prophet of God. Any person that is an adherent of Islam is called a Muslim and believed that God is one and the purpose of life is to worship God....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Prophets of Islam, Qur'an]

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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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The Five Pillars Of Islam

- There are hundreds of religions that exist throughout the globe. Islam and Hinduism are two of the oldest of these religious practices. Although they are two different religions, they share a similar view on the ideal way of worshipping God. It’s important to discuss Hinduism’s four Yogas as well the five pillars of Islam and how they play a role in defining god’s true nature. In addition, it is to be made clear that Islam takes a more orthodoxy approach by integrating the Quran as well as prayer and mandatory fasting into their religious tradition....   [tags: Islam, Hinduism, Muhammad, Religion]

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The Religious Beliefs Of Food

- Diet Muslims hold some religious beliefs about food and follow a special dietary code called Halal (Lawrence & Rozmus, 2001). Halal referred to food preparation that adheres to Islamic laws. Halal concept forbids eating of pork, pork products, dead animal and consumption of alcohol, but allows consumption of fish, meat and lamb that are slaughtered accordingly (Lawrence & Rozmus, 2001). Islamic religion mandates food restriction during the month of Ramadan, the ninth month of Muslim calendar year (McKennis, 1999)....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Health care provider]

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Islam Is An Interesting Religion

- Islam is an interesting religion, one that has been targeted with constant negative thinking due to its “over-religiosity” more than any other major religion. Bayat has a great analysis that brushes over important aspects of the Muslim and the outside world. He starts off by questioning the “Muslim societies” label and goes on by stating that calling these societies Muslim is implying that religion is the “defining characteristic of these structures.” Even the words “Islamic world/society” imply that Islam is the “central factor that shapes the dynamics of these societies.” Those words become a generality not created by them, and “tells how others imagine what Muslims are and even how they s...   [tags: Islam, Religion, Muhammad, Christianity]

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God 's Life After Death

- Based on the text from the different quotes, they all talking about the one God. I would say that all religions are the same thing. The salvation may not be in every region. We human pray to God or obey his law to gain salvation. All the region were not teaching the same things or doctrine. For example, Christianity claim that, we are born sinful through the Adam and Eve. The Christ, son of God have died for the sake of our sin, that whosoever believed in him will be save. Islam claim that we are born without sin, if we obey Allah we will go to heaven....   [tags: Islam, Religion, God, Abraham]

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- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are all unique religions that have different concepts, beliefs and ideas on how to live life and worship God. Though they have distinctive differences, they also share many similarities in terms of ritual, mythic and experiential dimensions. In An Anthology of Living Religions by Mary Pat Fisher and Lee W. Bailey, the three passages from each religion that can be related in terms of these three dimensions are The Beatitudes in Christianity, The Mosaic Covenant in Judaism and Self-Restraint in Islam....   [tags: Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Religion]

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the 5 pillars of islam

- Five Pillars of Islam In order to follow the right path in the Islam religion its followers, Muslims, are required to practice its five pillars, or duties. Each of these duties is mentioned in the Quran; however, scholars have found a more detailed explanation in the Hadith. The five pillars are uttering the Shahada, prayer, zakat, participating in the fast, and a pilgrimage to Mecca. The first of the five duties is uttering the Shahada, a phrase that declares the faith of the follower. The phrase is, “There is no god but God and Muhammad is His messenger.” This phrase is used in the daily life of Islam’s followers, because this phrase illustrates the central beliefs in the Islam faith....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Variety of Specifically Religious Programmes on the Four Main Television Channels

- The Variety of Specifically Religious Programmes on the Four Main Television Channels On television today they are few programmes which are specifically religious, specifically religious meaning the programmes focus on religions or a religion throughout the show. The issues discussed are relevant only to religion there are no moral or social issues. These days the majority of programmes are vaguely religious they are based more on views and interests rather then beliefs and values....   [tags: Papers]

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War on Terrorism is too Soft to Insure Victory

- America seems to have learned nothing from Vietnam. A few troops here and there, appeasement of protesters and an overall mediocre effort by the "forces of freedom" led to the debacle known as the Vietnam War. Our war veterans, who are truly heroes, fought for freedom, while a lack of impetus and an overflow of politics and propaganda in Washington fought the same war on the wrong side. Once again, America seems to have found a way to make a mess of foreign policy, and similarly, a way to disregard the ideals of freedom, truth and morality that provide the basis for the United States of America....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Muslim Culture

- Muslim, ever wonder what this word really means. Who is classified as Muslim. Someone that is Muslim is not a terrorist, nor a bad person. They are humans. Someone that is a Muslim only has an Islamic belief. This word originated in Arabia where this whole culture developed (BBC “Islam”). Islam followers, or Muslims, were introduced to their culture from the Prophet Muhammad (BBC “Islam”). The word Islam comes up very often, but who knows what it means. It is said to be the “submission to the will of God (BBC “Islam”).” Majority of the U.S....   [tags: Cultures, Cultural Identity Essays]

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The Practices and Beliefs of Islam

- The Practices and Beliefs of Islam Islam is a religion that has existed for millions of years. The followers believed that there is one God and Muhammad is his messenger. Muhammad was deeply troubled by the idols worship of Arabs and the moral ills of society. When he was about 40, he was meditating and heard a voice. According to Muslim the belief the voice was that of the angel Gabriel it said, 'Proclaim.' When Muhammad asked what should I proclaim the voice responded with proclaim in the name of God....   [tags: Islam Religion Islamic Essays History]

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Islam by Marriage

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

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The Is A Muslim Woman, And She Wants An Abortion

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Strategic Management : Strategic Planning And Decision Making Methods

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Analysis Of The Story ' A Real Marriage '

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My Experience With Worship Is A Love For Christ

- To me, this verse portrays the “spirit” of worship talked about in John. Here we see that the centrality of worship is a love for Christ which compels a response in thankfulness, and singing. This is also accurately describes my experience with worship. For me, worship does not lie within any certain act or ritual, rather, it is an outward expression of a joy felt within. The truth of the Gospel fills us with an uncontainable joy which we then express in teaching, singing, thankfulness, and, ideally, everything that we do....   [tags: Islam, Qur'an, Prayer, Christian worship]

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Hunger: An Unnatural History by Sharman Apt Russell

- Even though fasting is a controversial topic that has the whole world at odds with one another, Hunger: An Unnatural History by Sharman Apt Russell is informative and inspiring in that of the significance it has on the human race as well as the professional book reviews that help give insight into the problem of hunger. Everyday people in third world countries starve to death based on the fact that their countries simply don’t have enough resources or that their leaders only take office for their own personal gain instead of trying to actually help their country....   [tags: hunger, fasting, dieting]

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Different Aspects of Caring for a Muslim Family

- Caring for cultures other than your own requires respect, sensitivity, understanding and creativity. This paper will explore the different aspects of caring for a Muslim family, how aspects of care may be altered and what approaches may be necessary in caring for them. It will also review interventions nurses may utilize when caring for a child from this culture. Culture and Caring Working with different cultures is inevitable in nursing. As nurses we must be open to the challenges of working with different cultures and finding creative solutions to the health care challenges we may experience when caring for patients that are of a different culture....   [tags: nurses in a cross cultural setting]

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The Role of the Qur’an in Muslim Religion

- ... Muslims are faithful believer by being the one who submits him/herself to the will of God. “There is no god but God, and assuredly God is the All-mighty, the All- wise”(Sura 3:38-64, pg.108, Reader), explains that god is the only one worthy for worship. The purpose for their existence as a Muslim attains to be their search for peace and space during their lifetime, and achievement of eternal salvation in their afterlife. “But as for the believers, who do deeds of righteousness, He will pay them in full their wages”(Sura 3:38-64, pg.108, Reader), promise of salvation for followers. In order to reach Allah, Muslims go through the “Five Pillars” (Gordon 71)....   [tags: Allah, Mohammed, Obedience]

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Judaism And Islam : Two Major World Religions

- World Religions Islam and Judaism Aysia Slade, Shivani Motamarri AP Human Geography Mrs. Grant Wednesday, October 15 Judaism and Islam are two major world religions. They are widely followed throughout the world. These two religions have a long a delicate past that has come to describe their future. Islam is a monotheistic religion which is originated from the Middle East or more specifically in the Arabian Peninsula early in the 7th century. This religion was founded on the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed who named this religion after the Arabic word acceptance....   [tags: Judaism, Islam, Israel, God]

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Biological Control of the Erythrina Gall Wasp

- There is a long history of failed attempts of biological controls in Hawaii. The one ingrained in everyone’s mind is the day hunting mongoose released to control nocturnal rats in the 1800’s. However, a stricter quarantine process was set up by the State since and there have been numerous effective bio-controls. Within the last four years the Erythrina Gall Wasp has rapidly become a highly invasive pest in Hawaii. Facing no long-term control other than bio-control the Erythrina Gall Wasp’s cousin has been released throughout the islands to save Erythrina plants....   [tags: Hawaii, Entomology, Insects, Agriculture]

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Christianity and Islam: More Alike than Different

- Christianity And Islam Introduction: The Belief in God as the creator and sustainer of the universe is central to the Christian,Jewish and Islamic religions. These religions are connected historically. This essay is going to focus on how Christianity and Islam are similar to and differ from each other. Christianity and Islam are very similar in that they both have rules,rituals and traditions,sacred texts,laws that influence how they all view God. Sacred texts and what they say about the nature of God is an important part of every religion.The Christian bible in is a book that has two parts the Old and New Testament is a text made up of two books, the Old Testament and the New Testament.I...   [tags: Religion, Prophets]

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The Principle Of Ummah ( Community )

- The principle of Ummah (community) is evidently the most powerful mechanism employed in the charter for creating a pluralistic and religiously diverse community. The document proclaims in Articles 25-35, “The Jews…are one community with the believers” (Yildirim, 2009, p. 449). Likewise, the spirit of communality transpires throughout the provisions of the charter. The principle embraces the idea of cultivating unity within the subjects and “a shared sense of identity as citizens of one state” (Emerick, 2002, p....   [tags: Muhammad, Islam, Pluralism, Religious pluralism]

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Muslim Teaching on Wealth and Poverty

- When it comes to wealth and poverty, there are many significant roles that Islam plays in a Muslim’s life. Poverty is the term used when people live without the basic essentials that all people need in order to live adequately. These conditions are always below standard. There are two types of poverty. The first type is ‘absolute poverty’ : when a person does not have the basic essentials needed to live and the second is ‘relative poverty’: when a person does live an adequate life style but sees people richer than them and yearns for what the richer person has....   [tags: religion]

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Accommodating Muslims in the Healthcare Setting

- Introduction In today’s society, it is very important for the healthcare professional to be educated about the culture of their patients. It can be seen that the number of patients who are Muslim are increasing throughout the healthcare system. It is challenging for healthcare workers to care for the needs of Muslim patients when they don’t understand their cultural beliefs. Muslims don’t necessarily have the same health beliefs, outcomes, or priorities that their providers have, therefore making it more difficult to come to a final healthcare decision (Al-Oraibi, 2009.) “This intercultural gap in understanding between clients and providers may result in poor care services and low levels of...   [tags: Healthcare]

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