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  • First Modern Fundamentalist Movement In Islam
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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 ...
  • Islamic Law In Matters Of Marriage
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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 the l...
  • Primary Source Of 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...
  • Status Of Woman In Islam
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    The Status of Woman in Islam The status of woman in Islam constitutes no problem. The attitude of the Qur " an and the early Muslims bear witness to the fact that woman is, at least, as vital to life as man himself, and that she is not inferior to him nor is she one of the lower species. Had it not been for the impact of foreign cultures and alien influences, this question would have never arisen among the Muslims. The status of woman was taken for granted to be equal to that of man. It was a ma...
  • Gender Apartheid In Afghanistan
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    Gender Apartheid Must STOP One of the important ideas in a womens life is expressing herself, individuality, and freedom. Every single day women in Afghanistan are being deprived of their rights as humans and as women. People around the world need to realize this situation and STOP the gender apartheid in Afghanistan by speaking their opinion and joining organizations. A woman has the right to work, go to school, and be treated at hospitals, but for women in Afghanistan these every day rights th...
  • Status Of Women In Islam
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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 ...
  • Huntington Views Of The Arab Islamic Civilization
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    The article "The Clash of Civilizations?" by Samuel P. Huntington is an intriguing view on how modern day civilizations have grown to become cultural and economic entities trying to make new identities for themselves. A civilization is defined as the broadest cultural grouping of people. It contains a group of people with common languages, history, religion, and customs. Huntington states in his hypothesis "the great division among humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be culture"...
  • Islamic Men
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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 trea...
  • Leprosy In Medieval And Islamic Societies
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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...
  • Anti Soviet Mujahideen
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    The worst case scenario for the United States in the late 70's and early 80's was the threat of the Soviet invasion of Iran and subsequent control of the Saudi Oil fields. The best that could be done to counter a possible Soviet invasion would have been the deployment of parts of the 82nd Airborne Division to the Za gros Mountains of Iran, which would take at least a week with reinforcements arriving much later. This was not acceptable to the Carter Administration, which decided on another cours...
  • Various Verses From The Qur
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    Over the last decade growing numbers of Muslims have declared the Qur " an to be a book filled with alleged scientific miracles. Numerous web sites, books and videos have been produced that proclaim Islam to be truly a religion of divine origin, citing 'scientifically accurate's tate ments in the Qur " an and Hadiths. Many of these productions introduce their claims with a statement like this: One of the most remarkable things in the Quran is how it deals with science. The Quran which was reveal...
  • Anic Societies Throughout The Muslim World
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    The topic of this paper was chosen out of the conviction that humanity is suffering today from a number of serious social problems related to women and to the interrelations of the two sexes in society. Although these problems may be more pronounced, disturbing, more debilitating for some of us than for others, there are probably few if any regions of the contemporary world whose citizens have not felt in some way the repercussions of these problems. Therefore, there is a pressing need for explo...
  • Traditional Civilization Art
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    What is civilization? It actually involves the application of a world view, a particular vision of reality to a human collectivity. Today this definition has become quite ambiguous in the minds of many people because of the eclipse of religion in the modern world and the spread to the rest of the globe since the 19th century. The importance of ethics. No civilization has not emphasized ethics. Actions have an effect on the soul. Actions are not indifferent. There is no exception, Islam, Hinduism...
  • Forced Conversion Of Islam To The People
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    The Islamic civilization spread to such an extensive empire through many techniques. They conquered neighboring areas rapidly. They spread Islam onto the people in three ways. One practice that caused them to spread was their expertise on war. Another would be the forced conversion of Islam to the people. The last method is the teaching of equality and peace that slowly became accepted. Islam fought hard in battle. Their war tactics were the best in the World. The Muslims were harsh and cruel in...
  • Effect On Human Rights In Muslim Countries
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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 pl...
  • Islamic World
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    The scholarly journal being critiqued is "Price of Honour: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World" by Jan Goodwin. As an award winning journalist, women's' rights activist and prizewinning foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Jan Goodwin spent four years covering the Middle east through wars, insurrections, and the volcanic upheaval of resurgent fundamentalism. "Price of Honour: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World" is the story of Goodwins...
  • Aggiornamento Of Islamic Doctrine On Banking
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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...
  • English Language Edition
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    The Arabian Nights is a collection of tales of undefined extent and identity. Outside the English-speaking world they are usually known as One thousand and One Nights. They often have been adapted or plagiarized. In the Arabic-speaking world the tales hold no preeminent or even clearly defined status. There is still no truly standard edition or translation. The intensive research on the tales authorship, date, and textual development has served more to reveal the complexities of these problems t...
  • Limitation Of Women's Education In Islam
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    Introduction In the history of the world, Islam was the first religion and the first social system which recognized the human status of women and awarded them the highest dignity and honor. In addition, Islam granted women equal rights with men in every aspect, and abolished all discriminations on the basis of sex. Amina Muhsin, who is well-known Islamic author, claims that "Women's rights in the civil, political, social, economic and cultural areas are indivisible from one another in the realit...
  • Babur's Experience Of Islam
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    While some of the enormous discrepancies between Babur's Islam and James Scurry's Islam can be ascribed to differences in age and role, the strongest cause of such dissimilarities is a very similar political instability. Admittedly, Babur's position as conqueror and Scurry's status as prisoner are the obvious differences that inform their vastly different experiences. Although centuries lay between Babur's victories and Scurry's capture, both times were dominated by insecurity and warfare. Local...

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