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    The Islamic Faith Sufism

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    These divisions have their own separate values and rituals that create an unconquerable schism between them. The gap, however, is somewhat bridged by a twist on the Islamic faith known as Sufism. The mystic ways of the Sufi society make it very appealing to both Sunnis and Shiites, not to mention the newcomers to the Islamic faith. Sufism uses the quality of unification and the quality of appeal to make it one of the strongest aspects of Islam. Sufism was founded on the belief that Muslims could

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    Islam In recent modern times, the Islamic faith and culture has been scarred by bad publicity and criticism worldwide concerning terrorism, fanaticism, and the treatment of women. All these issues have existed in most religions throughout time, but the treatment of women is different in which most other cultures and religions have minimized the issues and Islam, under its attempts to also end it, has failed to create a society in which the treatment of women is equal to that of men. The treatment

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    but unspoken quid pro quo: in return for protecting the royal family against its enemies, American companies [would] be allowed unrivaled access to Saudi oil fields" (75). Saudi Arabia may be rich in oil, but it is richer still in fundamentalist Islamic sentiment. If one accepts the postmodern concept of delocalized topical boundaries between states, then in economic terms Saudi Arabia clearly lies on what Samuel P. Huntington has aptly called the "bloody borders" (55) of Islam, occupying a key commercial

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    Islam

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    Visiting a mosque for the first time for any non-Muslim can be quite a daunting and intimidating experience if one doesn’t know exactly what to expect. A mosque is the place of prayer for Muslims within the Islamic faith. It is a house of prayer, one very much like that of churches and cathedrals for Christians, Synagogues for Jews, and temples for Hindus and Buddhists, but with its own distinct rules, rituals, and services. Mosques are not only the center of religious prayer amongst Muslims, but

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    Middle Eastern History

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    two facets leaves no gray area of rule that conforms to one system and not the other. He did not want the loyalties of his people to clash between their faith and their government. This achievement originated through the Koran’s integration of scriptures and civil guidelines. 2)      Absence of Clergy The absence of clergy within the Islamic faith is attributed to three causes. §     In the early days of Islam, Muhammad would preach in the holy city of Mecca. During this time, Mecca was filled with

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    Islam

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    and it may not, but what we do know, is that they both believe that they are Muslims. The Islamic beliefs of the black American male and the males of the Middle East are the same. My argument lies in the question of whether or not Africans can call themselves true Muslims, believers and followers of the Islamic faith. To be considered a true Muslim you must follow the rules and regulations of the Islamic faith. What is Islam? Islam is defined as "the complete acceptance of and obedience to the teachings

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    Middle Eastern Culture

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    the advent of Islam and the years following the Arab conquest. Today, the Islamic world spreads from the corners of the Philippines to the far edges of Spain and Central Africa. Various cultures have adopted the Islamic faith, and this blending of many different cultures has strengthened the universal Islamic culture. The religion of Islam has provided a new meaning to the lives of many people around the world. In the Islamic world, the religion defines and enriches culture and as a result the culture

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    Religion and Terrorism

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    many terrorist actions are committed in the name of religion, there is not one religion that is responsible for all spiritual acts of terrorism. Islamic extremists, like Ramzi Ahmad Yousef, pose a large threat of religious terrorism and are very difficult to identify. These types of militants are very hard to trace, due to the fact that the Islamic faith does not sponsor the act of terrorism, but it is the individual’s inclination. In February 1993, Ramzi Ahmad Yousef was found to be responsible for

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    his uncle Abu Talib, a merchant. These tragic losses made him a very sensitive person who would always emphasize the need to be especially kind to orphans, women, and the weak in society. These are also a few of the basic building blocks of the Islamic faith, which would eventually become the second largest religion (in numbers of followers) due to its beliefs and its founder, Muhammad ibn Abdullah. This religion, although very popular and rapidly growing in size, would turn out to be forced on people

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    Malcolm X

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    radical views and actions he was detested by many peoples at that time, yet still today he is seen as a key figure along with Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Malcolm X had become a member of the Nation of Islam in his earlier years. The Islamic faith borrows basic ideas from the orthodox teachings of Islam and combines them with the very racist views regarding whites taught by Elijah Mohammed. Malcolm was a very influential priest for the Nation of Islam. After questioning some of the views

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