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    From the Pillars of Civilization to the Pillars of Law As sweat dripped down my nose and mixed with the dirt, I yelled, "I found glass!" Glass is considered a rare find, and upon hearing my announcement the excavation team stopped digging. Later, as I sat under the overhang on the laboratory roof patiently brushing dirt off a pottery shard and reconstructing a pot from the shard, I realized that archeology parallels the process of producing a paper, piece by piece and note-card by note-card. I

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    Five Pillars of Islam

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    The Five Pillars of Islam After watching The Five Pillars of Islam it has made me rather interested in the history and origin of the Islamic religion. So often today we see the Islam as a religion of terrorism, and war. We see it as a religion of people that have nothing in their heart but bad. The truth is that Islam was started on principles very different from what we see in the news or hear on the radio. Islam rather has a long rich history that is full of some of the same principles and

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    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."(www.unn.ac.uk...) 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

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    The Social Lie Exposed in The Pillars of Society The disintegrating effect of the Social Lie, of Duty, as an imposition and outrage, and of the spirit of Provincialism, as a stifling factor, are brought out with dynamic force in The Pillars of Society.  Consul Bernick, driven by the conception of his duty toward the House of Bernick, begins his career with a terrible lie. He sells his love for Lona Hessel in return for the large dowry of her step-sister Betty, whom he does not love. To forget his

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    Fadia Faqir’s Pillars of Salt The fictional accounts of women’s experiences in Fadia Faqir’s, Pillars of Salt, illustrate issues articulated by women’s rights activists in the Middle East. Traditional roles of women and men and a mythology of femininity and masculinity are juxtaposed with the disparate realities of the characters. The damaging forces of colonial rule, war, and Westernization are also exposed. I focused particularly on Pillars of Salt, because it contains very sophisticated

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    are aware, the process of developing themes within a work of literature is one of the most important duties of a writer. Authors have numerous methods available to them for this task, including devices such as symbolism. Ken Follett, author of The Pillars of the Earth, uses symbolism frequently throughout his novel (which is set in 12th century England and follows the dramatic events surrounding the construction of a cathedral). Follett employs several symbols, including the cathedral, the English

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    Pillars of Metaphorical Ambiguity in The Scarlet Letter Among the multiplicity of arcane elements hidden beneath the words in Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter", none is so apparent, yet strikingly subtle to the reader's perception and consumption of characterization than the allegorical play on words within the names of the characters.  Both the protagonist and her rival within the plot are blessed with conveniently appropriate, fitting names.  The four pillars supporting this novel are all cloaked

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    the 5 pillars of islam

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    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

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    to what Islam is. Our first topic was about charity but, it was not as straightforward as I hoped it to be. He went into describing the Five Pillars of Islam and then he began to address the pillar of charity. That being the case, the deviation actually set up further questions so that he did not need to repeat himself or set it up later in time. The pillar of charity was all about directly affecting your community. He said that the money should not necessarily go to a foundation because it lacks

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    Islem os e rilogoun uf pieci. Thiri eri 5 pollers uf Islem whoch eri mendetury. Thi fovi pollers eri, Shehedeh, Selet, Zeket, Sewm, end Hejj, I woll difoni thi fovi pollers nuw. 1. Shehedeh: Biliovong thet thiri os nu Gud bat Alleh, end Mahemmed [pieci bi apun hom] os hos lest missengir. 2. Selet: It os thi preyirs masloms uffir fovi tomis e dey, Fejr, zahr, esr, meghrob end oshe. 3. Zeket: It os tu govi 2.5% ennaelly uf uni’s sevong tu thi niidy piupli. 4. Sewm: Festong darong thi munth uf Remeden

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    Pillars of Salt, A Woman of Five Seasons and A Balcony Over the Fakihani missing works cited “Maha, sister, my life is like candy-floss; fluffy and full from the outside, empty like this damned hospital room from the inside. And they called the candy-floss ‘girls-curls.’ It was like my life. A girl’s life. A fluffy lie for half a piaster. Ya-la-la.” (Faqir, 19) To many eyes, the women’s liberation movement in the Middle East is nothing more than a mere façade. The solidification of women’s

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    Pillars of Salt, A Woman of Five Seasons and A Balcony over the Fakihani Works Cited Missing The most latent component of the three novels: “Pillars of Salt”, “A Woman of Five Seasons”, and “A Balcony over the Fakihani” is the struggle of all the women in them. Theirs is a struggle at all levels, a struggle from the occupation of their land and war, a struggle from the occupation of their bodies or what could be considered a war against their bodies, and a sexual, and a power struggle. The women

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    The five pillars of Islam To live life as a Muslim it is essential for one to understand the basis of this religious belief. For a practicing Muslim that would be what is known as the five pillars of Islam. This is probably best understood as the core values of the faith. Simply put what one must believe and do in order to be considered a practicing Muslim. These five pillars are where the worship practice begins for the Muslim believer, the substratum of the faith. Muslims believe that the

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    reads the Qur’an or the Hadiths they can find that Islam is as relatively peaceful as Christianity. The Islamic religion is based on the Qur’an- when written in Arabic, it is considered to be the literal word of Allah himself. There are also five Pillars of Islam: declaration of faith, praying five times a day, giving money to charity, fasting, and a pilgrimage to Mecca. Jihad, by now, is something likely many people think of when they

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    Badr's A Balcony over the Fakihani, Pillars of Salt, by Fadia Faqir, and Al-Atrash's A Woman of Five Seasons Struggles for independence from foreign conquerors, civil tyrants, and the hands of the oppressive have long been the backdrop for life in the Arab World. This struggle is compounded for Arab women, who have the added worries of societal and cultural constraints. The 20th century was a notably gory one, particularly in the Middle East. There have been numerous, almost continuous aggressive

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    central to the daily routines of life. The five pillars of Islam are the foundation of the way Muslims live. The first pillar of Islam is the Shahadah, the Declaration of Faith. This says; ‘There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah’. The second pillar is salah, which says that Muslims should pray five times a day. This applies to all Muslims, except Shi’is are permitted to combine the five prayers into three sessions. The third pillar is zakah, which means giving money to people

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    Fadia Faqir's Pillars of Salt and Leila al-Atrash's A Woman of Five Seasons The portrayal of the Arab woman has always been through several different perceptions. Some believe that these women are weak, dependant and victims of a hyper patriarchal tradition and culture. They live their lives as if caged from one man to another. First it is their father and brothers and then their husbands and sons. It is true that Arab women do live within patriarchal traditions and cultures but the same can be

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    The Hajj or pilgrimage to Makkah is one of the five pillars of Islam "arkan-al-Islam”- Its purpose is essentially to facilitate the act of submission to Allah which is pinnacle to all followers of Islam. "Perform the pilgrimage and the visit [to Mecca] for Allah" Surah 2:196. It has enormous significance, not only for the pilgrim undertaking the Hajj but also for the wider Muslim community, the Umma, as it allows for all individuals to gain unification of faith. Such purpose can be examined through

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    The Five Pillars of Islam are a guide for the followers of the Islamic religion. The original Arabic translations of the Five Pillars of Islam are Shahadah, Salat, Zakat, Sawm, and Hajj. The people of the Islamic religion are expected to be reverent and follow the Five Pillars of Islam as a guide on how to conduct themselves in relation to other followers of Islam as well as other non-followers. The basic meaning of each of the Five Pillars of Islam are, to believe in Allah, worship Allah, ask

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    Liyana Badr’s A Balcony over the Fakihani, Pillars of Salt, by Fadia Faqir, and A Woman of Five Seasons, by Leila Al-Atrash In Liyana Badr’s novella, A Balcony over the Fakihani, the main character, Su’ad, meets and falls in love with a man named Umar, who towards the book’s end is killed in battle. What occurs between the meeting and the death constitutes the author’s attempt to process the environment in which she grew up. Similarly, Pillars of Salt, by Fadia Faqir, and A Woman of Five Seasons

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