• 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...
  • Middle East Evil Eye
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    The Middle Eastern culture has many different nationalities within their population including Arabians, Iranians, Iraqis, Pakistan ians, Egyptians, Saudi Arabians, and many more. The most common religion found in the Middle East is Muslim. However not every Middle Easterner is Muslim, there are also other religions just as in any country such as Christian and Jewish. There are more than seven million Muslims living in America and over 1. 5 billion worldwide. Many Middle Eastern Muslims who are c...
  • Muslim Teachings Care Of The Body
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    Islamic teachings The Islamic teachings about the care of the body have some similarities to our own culture. The guidelines of the care of the body are stricter in the Muslim life than in our culture. The care of the body is an important standard in the social behavior of their divine law. Muslims believe that their body belongs to God and not to the person. That body needs to be very clean and washing the body is part of their religious rituals. Muslim has standards and guidelines for the typ...
  • Partition Literature Of India
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    The Partition of India'A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance.' -Jawarhalal Nehru 14 August, 1947, saw the birth of the new Islamic Republic of Pakistan. At midnight the next day India won its freedom from colonial rule, ending nearly 350 years of British presence in India. During the struggle for freedom, Gandhi had written an appeal 'To Every Briton' to free t...
  • Stereotyping The Followers Of Islam
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    Stereotyping the Followers of Islam The movie, Not Without My Daughter, begins when the family of Mahmoody, Mahtob, and Betty were visiting with the grandparents of Mahtob. Mahmoody, who is Muslim, decides to take his young family to Iran. He swears on the sacred Cor an that nothing bad will happen to them. As it turns out, Iran had just finished their revolution and had gone back to the old ways, when women have minimal rights. Mahmoody decides to stay in Iran with his family and Betty can't do...
  • 5 Pillars Of Islam
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    The worship of Allah is principal in a Muslim's mind at all time. There are also five formal acts of worship which help strengthen a the faith and obedience of a Muslim. They are frequently called the "Five Pillars of Islam." The Five Pillars of Islam are the framework and guidelines of the Muslim life. They are the testimony of faith, prayer, supporting the needy, fasting during the month of Ramadan, and the once in a lifetime trip to Makkah for those who are able to do so. These Five Pillars a...
  • Muslim Women American Traditional Communities
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    When I chose the topic of Americanization of immigrant Muslim women, I think I expected a straightforward, easy to categorize, research project. On the contrary, what I found was surprisingly different. While I think of myself as a liberal, open-minded female, this project gave me a very new perspective on myself and many of my views as well. Muslim women living in the United States are quite honestly more diverse, more complex, more structured, more contemplative, and more culturally intuitive ...
  • Jihad Muslim World
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    Jihad. It was once a word unfamiliar to American ears. But in recent years it has become all too familiar. The actions of Muslim militants and terrorists have seared the word into American consciousness. Yet even with thousands of innocent civilians killed on American soil by Islamic terrorists, the full significance of the Muslim concept of jihad has not been grasped by the American public. In the days after September 11, 2001, American leaders rushed to portray Islam as a peaceful religion th...
  • Islam The Straight Path
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    Islam The Straight Path An evaluation of the book by John L. Esposito: Islam The Straight Path. In this book, Esposito provides a succinct, up-to-date survey of the Islamic experience, an introduction to the faith, belief, and practice of Islam from its origins to its contemporary resurgence. He traces the emergence and development of this dynamic faith and its impact on world history and politics. He discusses the formation of Islamic belief and practice (law, theology, philosophy, and mysticis...
  • Muslim Rights Culture Things Prayers
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    Rites of Passage In the following I am going to relate my birth and childhood to that of Muslim ways. I am also going to compare death in my life to death in the Muslim culture. In the Muslim culture there are many strict rituals at both birth and death and I will further explain in the following paragraphs. In my culture I was given a name before I was born and the name could be the same as anybody else. In Muslim culture the baby would be named seven days after birth. Like my culture names lik...
  • Islam In Era Of Globalization
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    ISLAM IN ERA OF GLOBALIZATION A primary question imposes itself. Do we (muslims) represent an umma in the contemporary world? What is meant by the question is not the umma as known in the political geography asa nation recognized by international law, but the umma is meant here as a concept of universal communal based on self awareness of the concerned entity about its identity on side, and the acceptance of the distinctive identity of the muslims on the other side. Muslims are supposed to be a ...
  • Palestinian Christians Jews Muslim Israel
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    Islamic law and non-Muslims Some pro-Israeli opinion cite traditional interpretations of sharia (Islamic law) which requires, among other things, that Muslim territory encompass all land that was ever under Muslim control, as a source for the Arab-Israeli conflict. Since the territory of Israel, prior to being the British Mandate of Palestine, was once part of the Ottoman caliphate, some Islamic clerics believe it is unlawful for any portion of it to remain 'usurped' by non-Muslims. By contrast,...
  • 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...
  • Christian Mission To Muslims
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    Since September 11, the Muslim communities have been under siege by the media and the entire world. We have seen how the miss conceptions of Muslims have spread all over the media. As a Christian I begin to think that they should be treated as normal people. "When a radical fundamentalist, start a sect with ideas that differ from what the Muslim religion stands for, we begin to stereotype all the Muslims as the same. But when a Christian begins a killing spree a cross the nation, know one stereo...
  • Systems The Muslim Set World Freedom
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    GOLDEN AGE OF ISLAM: The Muslim society was very flexible in the terms of social mobility through religious, education and or military achievements. Most like parts of Europe such as Rome and Greece the Muslim society did contain slaves, which were brought from conquered parts of Spain, Greece, Africa, India and even parts of Central Asia. A Muslim was not able to become a slave. When a non-Muslim converted religion they were not granted freedom but their children were and also if a slave women ...
  • Muhammad Ali Jinnah Indian Muslim
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    Muhammad Ali Jinnah's (a. k. a. Father of the Nation or Quaid-e-Azam) achievement as the founder of Pakistan, dominates everything else he did in his long and crowded public life spanning some 42 years. Yet, by any standard, his was an eventful life, his personality multidimensional and his achievements in other fields were many, if not equally great. Indeed, several were the roles he had played with distinction: at one time or another, he was one of the greatest legal dignitary India had produc...
  • 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...
  • Importance Of Education True Muslim
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    The Importance of Education in Islam The Importance of Education in Islam to seek knowledge is a sacred duty; it is obligatory on every Muslim, male and female. The first word revealed of the Quran was "Iqra" READ! Seek knowledge! Educate yourselves! Be educated. Surah Al-Zumr, ayah 9 reveals: "Are those equal, those who know and those who do not know?" Surah Al-Baqarah, ayah 269 reveals: "Allah grants wisdom to whom He pleases and to whom wisdom is granted indeed he receives an overflowing bene...
  • Subordinate Role Muslim Ghosh Women
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    In An Antique Land is a good historical and modern source of the social and religious life of the Middle East. Ami tov Ghosh, a European anthropologist without a Muslim background, gives a first hand account of his relationships with Muslims during his stay in Egypt in the late twentieth century. Ghosh's accounts portray his "outsider" view of the way people in Egypt acted during the late twentieth century, while at the same time giving a historical view of the area. The relationships he describ...
  • War On Iraq Super Power
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    Out line: . The fall of Soviet Union No deterrence... The only Super Power... The New World Order... Incident of Nine Eleven (11 September)... War on IfghanistanWar against Terrorism... America's paranoia... The role of Muslim governments... The plight of the Muslim World... The real motive of the war... The role of U. N. O. Essay: Lord Acton, a famous English thinker, once said: "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." And America has proved it literally by attacking I...