• The Place Of Islamic Law In Tanzania Mainland
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    THE PLACE OF ISLAMIC LAW IN TANZANIA MAINLAND. BY YUSUF SHI KANDA ABDALLAH ZANZIBAR UNIVERSITY. Introduction: Islam is one of the Universal religions of the world. As a religion, Islam is governed by an assortment of divine laws known as shariah of which its sources are mainly attributed to the divine revelations in the Holy Qur " an and traditions of the Prophet (P. B. U. H). This package is what forms the basis of the spiritual, economic, political and social guidance of Muslims. Thus, all th...
  • Progression Of Islamic Art
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    There exist three basic components of traditional Islamic art: calligraphy, geometric patterns, and floral and vegetal motifs. These three stylistic tools are beautifully rendered and masterfully integrated into complex works of art, but there is no question that artistic expression is severely limited under these categorizations. However, this limitation stems from Islamic theology and concept of art. The main reason for the limitation imposed on visual art is the Islamic theological prohibitio...
  • Islamic Art Arts Rock Dome
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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 m...
  • Status Of Women Islam Islamic Rights
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    The Record Set Straight: Women in Islam have rights By Noh a Raga b What do women and Islam have in common Besides the stereotyped images that each suffers from individually, the status of women in Islam is one of the most extremely misunderstood and incorrectly portrayed things in western society. We can investigate why this is so later. First, a brief introduction to the actual status of women in Islam is in order. Before discussing issues pertinent to the social status of women, consider the ...
  • Islamic Women Woman Man Koran
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    Many times when feminists looked at Islamic women they criticized the man for not treating women properly. However, as Jane I. Smith states, women of Islam are not really offended by that fact, on the contrary, they believe that it is better for them. The Holy Koran is the basis for the Islamic believers. It has many interpretations, however there are certain facts that are sure to be clear as to the position of women in an Islamic society. Koran did introduce very significant changes as to tre...
  • Islam Missouri Western State
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    Prospectus: The Conflict Between Modern and Traditional Islam Thesis: Over the last decade the Islamic Religion has been making the change from a traditional society to a more modern society. With the wars over religion and the world as a whole making changes, many Islamic families are discovering that they are attached to their traditional views, but to keep up with the constantly changing world they are wondering if being modern and "American" is the way to a more productive live. Description ...
  • Islamic Society Lepers Leprosy Christian
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    Leprosy In Medieval And Islamic Societies: Different Cultures' Responses To The Same Disease Notes: This was written by Noah Feinberg for history 139 A at UC Davis with Prof. Find len It recieved an 'A' even though I wrote it in a few hours. Hope it comes in handy, it possibly might be used for a religious studies class as well. Secular medicine and its attitudes towards leprosy in medieval Christian and Islamic communities were influenced by social and religious traditions. Lack of real medical...
  • Study Of Islam Section Islamic Religion
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    Mission Statement for The Study of Islam Section @ the American Academy of Religion The American Academy of Religion is the world's largest learned society and professional association of scholars and teachers in the field of religion. Through academic conferences, publications and a variety of program and membership services, the American Academy of Religion (AAR) fosters excellence in scholarship and teaching. It also aims to advance publication and scholarly communication on religion; to welc...
  • Byzantine Islamic Empires Comparison
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    Byzantine and Islamic Empires q Introduction Both the Islamic and in the Byzantine Empires had very important social structures. There are differences between the two Empires in all aspects, however both were successful. The Byzantine was part of the great Roman Empire and the Islamic Empire was built on religious belief. q Comparison in art In the Islamic society visual arts are decorative, and colorful. The Islamic art was influenced by the religion in the area. The Byzantine Art was uniform ...
  • Islam United State
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    When the Soviet Union collapsed and the cold war came to an end, the world felt as if it were on the edge of unlimited peace and prosperity. Unfortunately, new issues came to light, such as terrorism. Terrorism is defined by Title 22 of the United States code, section 2656 (d) as "the pre-meditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by sub national groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience." In light of recent terrorist activity...
  • Islamic Countries Rights State Majid
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    A nour Majid is trying to point out that the Hobbesian state, as representing universal interest rather than class interest, does not apply to Islamic fundamentals and, subsequently, Islamic countries. He seems to be saying that the Hobbesian state is based on equality and human rights, a Westernized idea, and does not apply to Islamic countries. Further, Islamic countries are better off finding their own path to what he calls "expanding the sphere to political freedom." He thinks that the Hobbe...
  • Iranian Revolution Anonymous Iran
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    Introduction Iran has always, it seems, been the breeding ground for some kind of political upheaval or another. In recent times, back in 1979, there was a major revolution which was, in some ways, similar to the revolution we are seeing today. The people were angry and they were tired of being controlled by the government that was in power. They had concrete ideals and were incredibly passionate about their revolution. The revolution Iran is experiencing today does not appear to be quite as pas...
  • Terrorism And The United States
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    Islamic Terrorism and The United States Michelle GowkaPLSC 14 H 04/26/01 The Threat of Islamic Terrorism With the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990's and the cold war over, the international community seemed to be on the threshold of an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity. Instead, a new series of problems was created, like ethnic conflicts, weapons proliferation, environmental problems, population growth, drug trafficking, and terrorism. Terrorism, as defined by Title 22 of t...
  • Saudi Arabia Islamic Country Muhammad
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    In the heart of the Middle East is a country known by many Westerners for its oil production and, often, extremist beliefs of groups within the country. The country is Saudi Arabia, and though it is thought of by many as a rather backward country, Saudi Arabia has a rich history and culture, and it is a country that revolves around Islam and the worship of Allah as the one true God. For about fifteen hundred years, Saudi Arabia's history has centered on one major theme: Islam. Muhammad, the foun...
  • Islamic Fundamentalism Islam Fundamentalist People
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    Over the history of Islam, u lama was a collective name for any learned Muslim who brought wisdom of Islam to people, often leading them in their struggle against internal tyrant or external aggressor. Ulama always were in high esteem, at the same time they remain equal citizens to everybody else, so the Islamic institution of Ulama could hardly be called theocratic; Islam permeated every aspect of community life, yet it does encourage theocratic rule. In his life, every Muslim is guided by Kora...
  • Islam Terrorist Group
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    Islam is portrayed and is commonly accepted as the most violent and largest direct threat to the West. This is a generalization made by most of the West, but it is not particularly the West or the Islamic peoples fault. There is constant turmoil in Islamic countries in the Middle East and these conflicts are what make the news in the West. The only representation in the media that the Islamic nation gets is that of war. Though most Islamic people are not violent, the select few that do participa...
  • Islamic Finance World Banking Banks
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    Islamic financial institutions now operate in over 75 countries. Their assets have increased more than 40-fold since 1982 to exceed $230 billion. The first Islamic banks were created in the 1970 s, at the time when the "aggiornamento" of Islamic doctrine on banking matters was taking shape. At the time, Islamic banks were typically commercial banks operating on an interest-free basis. Today, as a consequence of broad changes in the political-economic environment a new generation of Islamic finan...
  • Impact Of Islam On India And Southeast Asia
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    In the Tenth Century following the downfall of the Gupta dynasty, northern India suffered a period of invasions from Central Asia. The Turks, pushed west by Chinese expansion, brought a wave of Islamic plundering expeditions to India. The invasions had a feature of Islamic expansion, although the primary goal was to ransack for Indian treasures. The style of Islam imposed on the conquered was harsh and intolerant. Nevertheless, Persian and Islamic culture began to diffuse through India from the ...
  • The Islamic World And The West
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    The Foundation of Animosity Between the Islamic World and the West Lewis, Archibald. (Editor), The Islamic World and the West, 622-1492 AD. John Wiley and Sons, New York; 1970 September 11, 2001 is a day most Americans will never forget. The fall of the two towers was a horrific act that killed over five thousand people and affected millions. It was the most devastating act of terror the United States had experienced since Pearl Harbor, if not ever. It was a cheap shot at a superpower that in so...
  • Asian Affirmation Islamic West Country
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    Asian Affirmation And Islamic Resurgence Essay, Research Asian Affirmation And Islamic Resurgence Two civilizations that were challenging the theory of Western supremacy and stressing the importance of their own culture in relation to that of the West were the Asian and Islamic civilizations. Both the Asian culture and the Islamic religion entered a great stage of revival and expansion which led to an increase in their self-confidence. Asian self-confidence was the result of rapid economic growt...