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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Islam in America

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    clearer idea on this particular issue, in Muslim Women in America what is previewed is the Muslim woman's role and her place in Islam and American society in general. The book also discusses the difficulties Muslim woman face living in America as well as the reason behind American woman converting in Islam. The article Living a Muslim in American Society also addresses the difficulties faced by Muslims in general living in America. A closer look at Muslim woman converts may be previewed as well through

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    Feminism in Antigone and Othello Feminism has been one of the most important forces in shaping our modern-day society. Thanks to the women's rights movement, females today enjoy rights and freedoms that are unprecedented in the history of Western civilization. However, it was not always this way. Whereas modern literature that contains feminist messages barely gets a second thought, readers in our time are intrigued and impressed by feminist works coming from a decidedly male-biased past. Two

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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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