• Fundamentalist Islam Islamic State
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    The key issue in the Middle East, increasingly, has less to do with the Arab-Israeli conflict and more to do with fundamentalist Islam. What is fundamentalist Islam? On the one hand, it manifests itself as a new religious conviction, reaffirming faith in an awe-inspiring God. On the other hand, it appears as a militant ideology, demanding political action now. One day its spokesmen call for a jihad (sacred war) against the West, evoking the deepest historic resentments. Another day, its leaders...
  • 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...
  • Islam Islamic Law
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    The law, defined as the body of rules and principles governing the affairs of a community and enforced by a political authority, is an important facet of any community. It provides guidelines for those in the community to follow so that they may have the most peaceful and problem- free life. Islam takes this notion of peace and obedience and applies to everyday living for the members of its community. Islam law is of great importance to the Muslim community because it provides specific courses o...
  • Polygamy Levirate Marriage
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    Polygamy Polygamy is defined as the condition or practice of having more than one spouse at a time. Though it has existed in many cultures throughout the world, polygamy is still very prevalent in most Islamic societies today. There are however several guidelines laid out in Islamic law governing the practice. Here we will examine the practice of polygamy in Islam and those laws which govern its legality. Muhammad did not introduce this practice, as has so often been wrongly alleged. The Scriptu...
  • Male Female And Religion
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    Male, Female, and Religion It is a perforated, light blue swatch of mesh that represents the obstructed view of the world for a nation of people who were once free. Embedded in this piece of the burqa is the story of the Afghan people-the story of the tears, suffering and suppression of millions of Afghan women, the denial of human and religious rights and the history of a conflict that brewed for years. Although many international organizations and national governments attempted preventive meas...
  • Women And Islam Human Rights
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    Religious institution has a profound impact on any and every society. Social norms, mores, and expectations are mostly defined by our belief systems, even if we ourselves don't practice a religion. Government too is always based on common agreement upon what is right and wrong, and who is to rule. A society can experience violent opposition and revolutions because of radical religious groups. There's no doubt about it. In any society, small or large, primitive or modern, religious institution p...
  • Afghanistan Life Under The Taliban
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    Afghanistan is one of the poorest and most troubled countries in the world. The land that occupies Afghanistan has a long history of domination by foreign conquerors and strife among internally warring factions. At the gateway between Asia and Europe, this land was conquered by Darius I of Babylonia circa 500 B. C. , and Alexander the Great of Macedonia in 329 B. C. , among others. In recent years, war and lawlessness had destroyed much of the country; millions of people went into exile and bro...
  • Disney Imperialism World Aladdin Beast
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    Preface... some of this is corroborated by "the emperor's old groove" but most of it is corroborated by nothing more than my own meandering experience I did my presentation on what critics have come to term the Disney "renaissance" of the early 1990's. The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King I wanted to study these films because I wanted to be happy, because, like a lot of people won't admit, I watched, enjoyed and devoured these animated musicals as a child. But as I...
  • Muslims Are Equal Before God Islam Muhammad Qur
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    Islam is one of the three major religions in the world that professes the belief in a single God. In Arabic language, the word Islam means surrender or submission to the will of Gods. A follower of Islam is called a Muslim meaning to surrender to God. The Arabic word for God is Allah refers to the same God that is worshipped by the Jews and Christians. Islam's teaching of God is that there is only one all-powerful, all-knowing God and that this God created the universe. This rigorous type of be...