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    Women and Social Constraints in Islamic Society He wakes up in the morning— Does his teeth, bite to eat, and he’s rolling— Never change a thing, the week ends, and week begins— And all the little ants are marching, red and black antennas waving— They all do it the same, they all do it the same way. The philosopher Kempis noted, “Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.” Throughout history and throughout the world

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    Globalization and Islamic Fundamentalism

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    conflict between Islamic extremism and modernity? The last one is particularly burning, since it touches an issue, entwined in ever-lasting controversy, aggression and needless carnage - the issue of Islamic fundamentalism and its extreme manifestation - terrorism. In my paper I argue that in its essence Islamic fundamentalism is a negation of the values, upheld by globalization, democracy, true Islam and modernity. There are several interconnected focal factors that render Islamic extremism incompatible

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    Turkey are moderate and tolerant. They have adapted to modern life and value Islam for its moral and spiritual messages. Islam is a guide for right living and ethical conduct rather than a political system. Turkey constantly struggles to balance Islamic life with a secular government. Although the government wants to maintain a strict separation between religion and politics, it cannot ignore the power and influence that Islam has in the lives of the Turkish people. History of Islam in Turkey

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    Middle East Art and Society

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    Middle East Art and Society This is how I feel when trying to understand art from nothing. The codes of communication, the means by which we understand language are not clear. Art is a language, but a symbolic one. I am trying to understand the reasons and the culture that produces this language. My learning plan, written a few months before we departed for our program, was focused in trying to understand the relationship between culture and art in the Islamic countries. An Islamic art definition that

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    Though distinct, Mottahedeh contends that the ties between the two networks of loyalties were extremely personal and their ties were individual in the Buyid society. The Islamic society “was characterized by the formality of ties between individuals and the informality of ties within groups that are not composites of ties between individuals” (1980). Mottahedeh claims that these ties were on one’s own behalf, not on behalf of a group, exemplifying the principal of loyalty and leadership. Throughout

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    Machiavelli vs Islamic Political Thought Niccolo Machiavelli was a political realist. He thought there were certain skills and characteristics needed to become a political ruler. In his work, The Prince, Machiavelli gives advice on how to be a successful prince, or ruler. “Successful” is partly based on how powerful a ruler was during his lifetime (reign), but largely based on how much the prince affected the lives, through laws or societal norms, of future generations. Machiavelli was mainly interested

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    Female Genital Mutilation in Islam

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    Genital Mutilation in Islam Female circumcision is a practice not uncommon in Muslim society.  Although this practice does not only occur within Muslim society, this paper will focus on the practices that do occur within Islamic society.  The Islamic countries with the most prevalence in practicing this form of genital mutilation are Sudan (98%), Somalia (98%), and Egypt (75%) (El Saadawi 34).  Other Islamic countries that practice this are Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, and India, which practice

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    Islamic Art

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    Islamic Art Islamic art is perhaps the most accessible manifestation of a complex civilization that often seems enigmatic to outsiders. Through its brilliant use of color and its superb balance between design and form, Islamic art creates an immediate visual impact. Its strong aesthetic appeal transcends distances in time and space, as well as differences in language, culture, and creed. Islamic art not only invites a closer look but also beckons the viewer to learn more. “The term Islamic art may

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    Comparing Islamic and Arabic Architecture Works Cited Missing The Hagia Sophia church and the Suleymaniye mosque are separated by a thousand years but are tied together eternally. One representing the achievement of the Christian-Byzantine empire and the other representing the ability of the Islamic-Ottoman empire and its architect Sinan. Two empires that had very little in common other than their architecture and region. In earlier history the Dome of the Rock represented the Islamic empire's

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    Islamic Beliefs on the Soul According to few verses from the Qur'an, the creation of humans involves Allah "breathing" souls into them. This intangible part of an individual's existence is "pure" at birth. It has the potential of growing and achieving nearness to God if the person leads a righteous life. At death, the person's soul transitions to an eternal afterlife of bliss, peace and unending spiritual growth until the day of judgement where both the body and soul are reunited for judgement at

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