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  • Muslims And Christians
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    Richard Fletcher has written The Cross and the Crescent an entertaining book that illustrates the early relationship between the Christians and Muslims. It helped me to understand the historical differences between the religions and to understand the reason for continued conflict, misunderstanding, and general uneasiness between the two groups. I will highlight some key historical events presented in the book and draw conclusions to almost modern day relations between the two religions. Addition...
  • Saracen Knight
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    The Song of Roland is the oldest known epic in France, dating from around the Twelfth Century AD. Telling the story of Charlemagne at Roncesvalles in 778, the events of The Song of Roland have been shifted into a modern (12th Century) setting, bringing a long history of concerns about Muslim invasion that gripped France in Charles Martel's and Charlemagne's time. The historical part of the battle is changed to make it more understandable, even more tragic, for the Twelfth Century audience. The t...
  • Positive And Negative Effects Of The Crusades
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    A major turning point in Medieval history were the Crusades. The Crusades were a series of wars fought between the Christian Europeans and the Muslim Turks, which occurred between the years of 1096 to 1272. In this Holy War the Christians goal was to obtain the Holy Land from the Turks, in which they did not succeed. Although the Christians did not meet their goal, many positives did come out of their attempt. Due to the reason that they did not meet their goal, yet numerous positives came out o...
  • Arabs And Muslims
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    Study Sheet on Islam: World Religions. When we speak of Islam, God is the founder. The question really is through whom did God found Islam? What do the words 'Allah' and 'Islam' mean? Be able to trace the ancestors of Muhammad and Jesus all the way back to Adam, showing the connection between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam... Why is Muhammad called 'The Seal of the Prophets'? How do Muslims view persons like Jesus, Moses, Noah, and Isaiah? Why is Abraham so important in Islam? Know the importa...
  • Classical Period Of Islam The Muslim Community
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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 tha...
  • Christian Attacks On Islam
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    Christianity Analysis Christianity was traditionally understood to be founded by Jesus of Nazareth. Paul of Tarsus, after his conversion on the road to Damascus, worked tirelessly to establish Christianity among both Jews and God-fearing Gentiles of the Diaspora. Clues in the New Testament indicate that there was a significant rift between Paul and the Jewish leadership early in the history of the Church. It is primarily Paul's writings which has most influenced the Church today. Christians span...
  • Muslim Religion
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    ... pray to God for guidance and read the Bible because it is the 'handbook' for life. The largest denominations in Christianity are Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, and Protestant. At one point in time the church was not separated but in 1054 CE the Roman Catholic Church and the Greek Orthodox Church split because of a dispute over the use of religious icons. The total number of Christians in the world are is than 1,955,229,000. Eighty-seven percent of North Americans identify themselves as Chri...
  • Christians And The Muslims
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    Christians and Muslims both believed that the plague was sent by a higher power. Ironically, they both also believed that it was God sending a message to punish the people for what they had done wrong. During the time of the plague, many people could not understand where it came from. Initially people believed that it was caused by an alignment with planets. Some other theories were that the Jews came to poison the Christians, evil demons were about in the towns, and the earth was letting out fu...
  • Khalidi's The Muslim Jesus
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    Jesus the prophet The Muslim Jesus: Sayings and Stories in Islamic Literature Tarif Khalidi 224 pp, Harvard Fateh pur Siri is the ruined Mughal capital built by the emperor Akbar just outside Agra at the end of the 16th century. At its centre lies the Bul and Darwaza or Gate of Victory, one of the great masterpieces of Indian architecture and the most imposing monument in the city. A towering archway topped with lines of miners and chat tri cupolas, it exudes the sort of refined arrogance that d...
  • Christian Master Story Claims
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    In Elie Wiesel's interview with Ronald Eyre Elie spoken of the existing problem between the Jews and the Christians that caused the Holocaust. This problem dealt with the "Victims" (Jews) and the "Killers" (Christians). Wiesel claimed that the Christians were the reason for this tragedy known as the Holucoaust. Given what is known about each master story: God is love (Christianity), and God is Just (Judaism). An explanation of the credibility of Wiesel's statements is needed... Through defining ...
  • Jews And Christians And Other Non Muslims
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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,...
  • First Crusade With Saladin
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    On June 26, 1187, the Muslim Sultan Saladin crossed the river Jordan with 20,000 of his followers - an army consisting of roughly 12,000 light horsemen and a number of footmen to a location south of the Sea of Galilee where he and his men encamped. They had been ravaging the nearby countryside in hopes of provoking a Christian attack, but had been unsuccessful. The Frankish Christians led by King Guy in Jerusalem had also mobilized their own army and camped at the spring at Saffuriyah. Marshall ...
  • Control Of Jerusalem And The City
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    The Start of the First Crusade The First Crusade was fought because of the change from Arab to Turkish control over Jerusalem. This change had an effect on the people that were allowed to live there, and the beliefs that they could have. Since the city was important to Christians, Jews, and Muslims, this change affected very many people. When the change in power occurred, Jews and Christians were no longer allowed to live in Jerusalem. Pope Urban II gave a speech to encourage to volunteer to fig...
  • Crucial Difference Between Christians And 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...
  • Muslim Perspective On The Christian Crusades
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    Another important reason for failure of the Crusader states was the capture by the Crusaders the city of Jerusalem, which was lost by Muslims and represented a great value for them. While most of the European historians considered the capture of Jerusalem great event in the history of the Crusades, actually it became an incentive for the Muslim world to put force their best efforts and throw the Christians away. The city of Jerusalem contained the Islamic sacred shrines: the Aqsa mosque and the ...
  • Muslims Of The Philippines
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    History of the Moro Few can deny the importance of Islamic culture throughout the history of the world. Their far-reaching expansion even reached as far as the Philippine Islands of South East Asia. Muslims have had an important impact in Filipino culture and continue to influence the islands even to this day. Being a Filipino myself, I feel it is important to learn about every aspect of the culture from which I am from. Islam's entrance into the Philippines was from Philippine participation in ...
  • Violence Between The Christians And The Muslims
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    This was for an Anthropology Class The Spice Islands are home to Indonesians divided by religion. In January 1999 a civil war began between Christians and Muslims. Although more than 80 percent of the population is Muslim, the war began when a letter announcing Christian uprising was circulated amongst the Muslims. Although Indonesia's former corrupt President Suharto is no longer in office, the country is not benefiting as thought. The same ruler that was resented because of his strict policies...
  • Christians And Muslims During The Crusades
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    I spoke; and at once the Crusaders have multiplied to infinity. Villages and towns are now deserted. You will scarcely find one man for every seven women. Everywhere you see widows whose husbands are still alive". -St. Bernard of Clair vaux St. Bernard was referring to the reaction to his calling for a Second Crusade. The Crusaders were Christian men who gathered together as an army and went to the Middle East on a series of attacks known as the Crusades. The Crusades were a series of attacks on...
  • Islam's Teaching Of God
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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 bel...
  • Recapture The Holy Land From The Muslims
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    The Byzantine Empire controlled most of the land on the Mediterranean Sea in the AD 500's. In the 600's, Arab Muslims conquered Palestine, which included Jerusalem and other sacred Christian areas. However, the Arab Rulers allowed Christians to visit the shrines. Later, in the 1000's, Seljuk Turks from Central Asia conquered this area. The Turks destroyed the Byzantines in 1071 and the Turks became Muslims. They made it hard for Christian Pilgrims to get to the holy places. In 1095, the emperor ...

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