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    The Islam Religion

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    use of the term ‘Islamism’ can be used for all of these movements/groups. Furthermore the essay will distinguish between violent and non-violent Islamist groups in a structured way. Roger explains these groups must either make Islam more modern to work alongside the West in democracy, or they must defend culture in their religion by creating a ‘protective umbrella’ (Roger, 2004, p158). It is best to first define the term ‘Islamism’ and how it relates to Islam. The term ‘Islamism’ is a development

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    An Enchanted Modern

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    that individual and collective expressions along with the understanding of piety have been debated, contested and reformulated. By emphasizing the ways modernity and piety are lived, debated and shared by ‘everyday Islamist’, this book shows that Islamism is not static or monolithic. In the introductory part of this book Deeb notes that asking questions of whether or not people are modern are not productive. Instead Deebs (2006:16) states that: I will focus on how people understand the terms of debate

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    Essay On Jihadism

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    In order to understand the how global jihadism becomes a threat to the present world structure, one must grasp both its traditional and theological underpinnings. The doctrine of jihad, derived from the Arabic word “jahada,” which means “struggle to live in the way of Allah,” is an important concept in Islam religion. Though not officially part of the Five Pillars of Islam—the basic acts of Muslim life, believers consider jihad as a vital religious duty and a major part of their spiritual commitment

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    Political Ideolgies

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    8). These different views of human nature are important as they form the basis for many of the varying ideologies throughout the world. Two significant ideologies which we as a class have extensively studied the past few months include radical Islamism and welfare liberalism. Followers of these two ideologies have similar, and yet differing, conceptions of human nature. In the following essay, I will compare and contrast radical Islamism’s conception of human nature with that of welfare liberalism

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    Fundamentalist Islam

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    they were powerful. Their power h... ... middle of paper ... ... as men of theory are thrust aside by new military potentates, hungry for Islamic legitimacy. It is impossible to predict the future fortunes of Islamism. Of its many outcomes, only one seems absolutely certain. Islamism may fail at a great cost with its adherents gradually becoming its victims. References 1.     H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, Islam and the West: a lecture given in the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford on

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    Research Paper

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    Subject of considerable studies and debates, the status of women in the Muslim world, provoked a prejudice of image, unrealistic, far more disconnected than a complex reality. Islamic Feminism is a crosscurrent political-religious with own discourse and movements. In order to challenge the inequality in their society, Muslim women, intellectuals and activists have searched for a way to make themselves understood and to develop suitable strategies to improve their status. From a region to the other

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    Islam has a short history of only about few centuries in Kazakhstan, although quite controversial one. At different stages of Islam, being Kazakh assumed adhering to Islam in many ways, though historically Kazakh nomads were less religious than their settled Uzbek neighbors (Gunn 2003: 398). Despite the fact that the Soviet politics on religion changed this perception, Central Asians still consider Islam a constituent of their identity (Gunn 2003: 391), though they practice it in a way that might

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    Globalization and Islamic Fundamentalism

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    The Al-Qaeda offshoot ISIS, has made its way through Iraq and Syria. This new terror campaign appears to have been rolled out with a decades old objective, which is wrought with violence, propaganda and destabilization. But what are the reasons behind these acts of terror and violence? How is it possible to stop terrorism? What is the future of the endless conflict between Islamic extremism and modernity? The last one is particularly burning, since it touches an issue, entwined in ever-lasting controversy

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    International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. 37: 373-395. 2005. Haj, Samira. Reconfiguring Islamic Tradition: Reform, Rationality, and Modernity. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 2009. Mura, Andrea. “A Genealogical Inquiry into Early Islamism: The Discourse of Hasan al-Banna.” Journal of Political Ideologies. 17.1: 61-65. 17 Feb. 2012. Web. 14 Apr. 2014. Waterbury, John. "The Muslim Brotherhood: Evolution of an Islamist Movement." Foreign Affairs Nov.-Dec. 2013. Academic OneFile. Web

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    “Pre-modern vs. Modern Revivalists” Globalization, among other factors, introduced turbulence in the Muslim world. As such, there have been cases in Muslim countries where political and social movements began to arise in a form of revival to strengthen or bring back Islamic philosophy in such countries. In his book Global Political Islam, Peter Mandaville discusses case studies of early revivalist movements and their continuing legacy in the modern world. Mandaville explains that the term ‘political

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