• Oct 2002 Ramadan Muslim Month
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    The Five Pillars of Islam are the framework of Islamic life. First off, a Muslim must have faith in Allah and believe that there is only one Allah and Muhammad is His messenger. Next, a Muslim has the duty to pray five times each day, which is considered to be a direct link between him and Allah. Third, a Muslim must distribute alms and help the needy. Fourth, a Muslim is responsible to keep the Fast of Ramadan. Lastly, a Muslim is obligated to make a pilgrimage to Mecca in his lifetime. Most n...
  • Americans Views Islamic Religion
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    A stereotype is the creation of an unfair opinion or view; an individual will take the behavior of one person and state that all people belonging to that particular group behave in the same manner. Stereotyping encourages people to react and behave in a manner that is both judgmental and prejudiced. The perception of Arabs and the Islamic religion has created a system in which prejudices and stereotypes worked their way so thoroughly into literature, education, history, language, and social more...
  • Islamic Religion God Buddhism Allah
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    To compare the Islamic religion, one has to first define Islam. The word Islam means surrender or submission to the will of Allah, the one God (Webster). The word Islam conveys much meaning, especially those of submission and peace. It is through the total submission to the will of God, also known as Allah, that one achieves peace with oneself, peace with the Creator, as well as peace with all creations. Muslims are believers who have submitted themselves to the will of God. The basic creed of I...
  • Bin Laden Osama Islamic People
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    Presidential Rhetoric and Campaign Osama bin Laden 12-9-04 Osama bin Laden is a political icon to the people of Afghanistan. He has created a modern day crusade against western civilization that people support because of his rhetorical ability to create, not only through speech, but also through his actions, an insightful philosophy that has moved thousands of people into action against the United States. He was able to achieve this because he chose a religious path that people supported; he too...
  • Islamic Religion God Prophet Muhammad
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    The core of the Islamic religion is the Quran, which is a book that is believed by the Muslim to be the final revelation of their god, Allah. Muhammad, the prophet of Allah was given the word of Allah through the Angel Gabriel. Muhammad memorized it and dictated it to his companions. They later memorized it, wrote it down, and reviewed it with Muhammad. Muhammad reviews the Quran with the Angel Gabriel annually. He reviewed it with the Angel Gabriel twice in the last year of his life. Many Musl...
  • Hajj Black Stone
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    The Hajj: Pilgrimage Mecca is also known as Makkah and its full name is Makkah al-Mukkaramah. Mecca is a city in the Hijab region of western Saudi Arabia. It is known as the holiest site in the Islamic religion. The history of Mecca goes back as early as the fifth century. It was an independent and powerful city in pre-Islamic times. It is the religious center for Islamic people and it houses the Kaaba and the Great Mosque. It is also the birthplace of Muhammad, the first capital of caliphate, ...
  • Segu Islamic Religion
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    In the novel Segu, By Marys e Conde, the Islamic religion and culture is very heavily infused within the existing animistic culture of the Bambaras in Segu. The characters are vastly changed because of this infusion, which leads to the development of a whole new culture. The author depicts this new culture because of her personal feelings on the existence of "Africans" in areas around the world. Her position on the blending of numerous cultural identities is that the people within them must acce...
  • Al Aqsa Mosque Muhammad Muslims Dome
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    The Noble Sanctuary is a significant site with a sacred mosque and a sacred shrine within its walls, held in Jerusalem, for the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic religions. The Noble Sanctuary, which includes the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque, represents the sacrifices and hardships many people have faced throughout the decades that formed our world in to what it is today. The Jews and the Christians have a special place in their heart for The Noble Sanctuary, but the magnitude and relevance ...
  • Islamic Religion God Makkah Muhammad
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    Todays Muslims are branded as terrorists or fundamentalist. But their religion is a gentle religion. Onthe Arabian Peninsula, home of the Arabs, was isolated and they were able to develop their civilization without outside influences. It is about 1 million miles square, that is located between the Red sea and the Persian Gulf. There are two distinctive regions. The first has well-watered valleys between mountains and the second is arid plains and desert. Grass grows quickly during the shoes of ...
  • West African Jihads Usman Islamic Umar
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    The African Jihads Jihad, the Muslim word meaning holy war. During the 18 th and 19 th centuries, this word brought fear to anyone who did not fully believe in the Islamic state and resided in West Africa. The Jihads of this era not only changed the faith of many people, but also the landscape of West African democracy. Although Islamic Jihads had occurred in the past, they never surmounted to the magnitude of those of the 18 th century. What factors and leaders caused the West African Jihads, ...
  • Segu Islamic Religion
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    Essay Number One The Spread of Islam and the Slave Trade "Segu is a garden where cunning grows. Segu is built on treachery. Speak of Segu outside Segu, but do not speak of Segu in Segu" (Conde 3). These are the symbolic opening words to the novel Segu by Maryse Conde. The kingdom of Segu in the eighteenth and nineteenth century represents the rise and fall of many kingdoms in the pre-colonial Africa. Therefore, Segu indirectly represents the enduring struggles, triumphs, and defeats of people wh...
  • Jesus And Muhammed Islamic Religion
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    Jesus and Muhammad have been held in high respect, if not respected, by the billions who have belonged top the religions that these two greats founded. Although both men thought of them of selves as spokes people of the same God not very much attention has been given to their similarities and differences. It is hard to find people through the ages that appreciate what Muhammad did. It seems that a lot of people degrade the rival leader to promote their won religious leader. In spite of these sim...
  • Islamic Religion Malcolm White People
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    The Autobiography of Malcolm By Alex Haley On May 19, 1925 Malcolm Little was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His father was a Preacher who spoke out about the unity of black people. Which caused several white racists to strike out against Malcolm's father and his family violently. His family moved to Lansing, Michigan where Malcolm, his parents, brothers, and sisters were shot at, burned out of their home, harassed, and threatened. When Malcolm was 6 years old, his father was murdered by a white man. ...
  • Islamic World Volume 3 New York Oxford Muhammad Prophet Mecca
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    The Nature and Role of Muhammad the Prophet in Islam Born in approximately 571 AD, Muhammad is the most important and influential leader of the Islamic religion. His ability to influence people into believing his experiences helped the Islamic faith become what it is today. There are millions of people in this world whose lives have some how been effected by this man in one way or another. He has played a significant part in the development of Islam, and the happenings throughout his lifetime ha...
  • Revolutionary Man Muhammad Prophet God
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    Muhammad the Just Profit Islam began in Arabia during the seventh century common era. Islam is the youngest of all monotheistic religions of the western world and despite its later development after Judaism and Christianity, there are nearly one billion believers in existence today. This makes Islam the third largest religion in the world today. Generally, there are many misconceptions about the religion of Islam today. To understand the Islamic religion, one must first understand the story of t...
  • Five Pillars Of Islam
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    What are the Five Pillars of Islam and why are they the basis for the Muslim religion The Five Pillars are the frameworks of a Muslims 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. (web) The Five Pillars are: bearing witness to Allah, establishing prayers, giving alms, fasting during Ramadan, and making a pilgrimage to Mecca...
  • Similarities And Differences Of The 3 Major Religions
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    Similarities and differences In the 3 major religions The 3 major religions of the western world - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam share similar as well as different characteristics and it is evident that the 3 are all inter-related. Judaism, the first real monotheistic religion started in Palestine during 13 th Century BC among the ancient Israelites. This idea of believing in one god came about when Moses received the 10 commandments from heaven on mount Sinai. Tradition says the founder of J...
  • Traditional Religion Islam Kingdom Islamic
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    Ever since Islam bloomed from the deserts of Arabia, it had received massive amounts of scrutiny in regards to its teachings, and especially its spread throughout the world. Even more than fourteen hundred years later, the religion of Islam continues to receive this scrutiny by those who oppose it. One of the chief arguments posed by those who oppose the Islamic faith is that Islam was "spread by the sword in Africa." According to African history, this is very far from the truth. Almost every re...