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  • Very Appealing Part Of The Sufi Belief
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    Islam, as a religion, is divided into two different sects, Sunni and Shi'i. These divisions have their own separate values and rituals that create an unconquerable schism between them. The gap, however, is somewhat bridged by a twist on the Islamic faith known as Sufism. The mystic ways of the Sufi society make it very appealing to both Sunnis and Shiites, not to mention the newcomers to the Islamic faith. Sufism uses the quality of unification and the quality of appeal to make it one of the str...
  • Marriage In Christianity And Islam
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    Religious Rites Marriage in any faith is considered to be the joint union of a man and a woman. It is commitment, love and faith in themselves and their religion, which holds the marriage. Marriage in Christianity and Islam has the same goal of committing a man and a woman together however the process to that point has its own symbolist ic significance within that faith. Marriage is considered to be a rite of passage in both Christianity and Islam, a rite of passage in reference to any religion ...
  • Importance Of Understanding Muslims And Islam
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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...
  • True Meaning Of Jihad In Islam
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    Looking through the news today, one finds many references to an alleged 'Jihad against the West. ' A Libyan was convicted for the Lockerbie bombing; bin Laden's alleged co-conspirators are on trial in Manhattan. Do these cases represent the true meaning of Jihad in Islam? The evidence from the Qur " an and the practices of the Prophet Muhammad provide the answer: a resounding 'no. ' Muslims are commanded in the Qur " an to 'enjoin good and forbid evil' (9: 112). The word Jihad stems from the Ara...
  • Ss Islamic Faith
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    1) Statecraft and the unity of state and religion The fact that three quarters of the Koran is focused on civil procedure makes us appreciate how important establishing the state was to Muhammad. He embedded in these procedures in the Koran because he wanted no separation between religion and state. For good reason, having no split between these two facets leaves no gray area of rule that conforms to one system and not the other. He did not want the loyalties of his people to clash between their...
  • Ruthven
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    The last great heresy A Fury for GodMalise Ruthven 324 pp, Granta The assaults on New York and Washington on September 11, 2001, while they seemed at the time to be thunder out of a blue sky, were preceded by portents that are now seen to be prophetic. Malice Ruthven has set himself, in the light of those burning towers, to examine the remote and proximate reasons why 19 men killed themselves and nearly 3,000 strangers that morning. A Fury for God burrows deeply into the Koran, examines the mili...
  • Doctrinal Beliefs For The Follower Of Islam
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    Hinduism and Islam: A Comparison of Two Religions Throughout the world the one thing that binds people together is religion. Whether it is Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, or any of the other practice of faith that people adhere to, one thing remains clear; the vast majority of the human species has always looked to a higher power for guidance and enlightenment, love, acceptance and, at times, discipline. Even early humans who did not quite grasp the whole concept still believed...

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