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  • Religion Of Islam
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    Islam, Terrorism, Jihad and Media bomb goes off in a marketplace in Tel Aviv. A suicide bomber launches himself in a bus full of people in the street of Baghdad. Foreign tourists get massacred at a holiday resort in Nairobi, Kenya. This can go on and on. We all have heard this kind of pathetic news in the media. These kinds of incidents are widely known as Islamic terrorism according to the western media. All such incidents have come to be identified with the religion of Islam. Such incidents fr...
  • Founder Of Islam Mohammad
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    Judaism and Islam has been controversial today because of the war between Arabs and Jews. Though it may seem the conflict is over religion it's not at all, its over land. Palestine is considered be a holy land and the Arabs want the land they fought for fifty-four years. Islam was found in the Middle East. This religion was started because of the founder of Islam Mohammad. Mohammad was born into poverty in Mecca. Mohammad parents died and was adopted by his uncle. He later married a rich widow. ...
  • Reasons To Other Religions
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    Islam is known as one of the fastest-expanding religions in history. Only contained in Arabia in 632, its conquests led to its expansion to Persia and Egypt by 656, and to Africa, Spain, and other parts of Persia by 750. Many methods were used in order to spread to such an extensive empire. Muslims were very reasonable people. They were tolerant, and offered many alternatives to the other religions of conquered lands. Mohammed once stated that another religion can either believe in Islam, or pay...
  • Islamic Soldiers And Religion
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    Islam has been characterized inequitably by historians and the media as a religion of violence. Islam was mainly spread through Arab territorial conquests. Upon examination, it is not fair to make the generalization that Islam is a religion of violence. One can see when looking at world religion on a whole that Islam was no more violent than any other religion. In fact, not only is Islam not a fundamentally violent philosophy, but we can also see that many other religions normally considered 'no...
  • Submission To The Will Of 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...
  • Religion Of Islam
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    Since, the September 11th attacks the image of Islam has been bashed. I want to show people that Islam, no matter what anyone could possibly say, is a religion of peace. There are people who take things out of context of course but we should not let those people dictate the thoughts of the masses. The religion of Islam is a religion of peace and I want to prove this true by using the life of Prophet Muhammad as my reference. Many times I have seen on television people distorting the truth of Isl...
  • Christian And Islamic Fundamentalism
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    Compare and contrast Jewish, Christian and Islamic Fundamentalism. How far can each be understood as a reaction to liberal-capitalist modernity? Fundamentalism: The belief in old and traditional forms of religion, or the belief that what is written in a holy book, such as the Christian Bible, as being completely and literally true. The Cambridge International Dictionary of English Fundamentalism: a: a movement in 20th century Protestantism emphasizing the literally interpreted Bible as Fundament...
  • Study Of Islam Section
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    Mission Statement for The Study of Islam Section @ the American Academy of Religion The American Academy of Religion is the world's largest learned society and professional association of scholars and teachers in the field of religion. Through academic conferences, publications and a variety of program and membership services, the American Academy of Religion (AAR) fosters excellence in scholarship and teaching. It also aims to advance publication and scholarly communication on religion; to welc...
  • 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...
  • Cultural Identities Of Islam And The Bambara
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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...
  • Islam Religion
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    September 24, 2001 Terrorism Throughout history there have been much devastation, which have had a lasting impact on the world, as we know it today. There has not been such devastation such as the hijacking of American flight 11 and United Flight 175, which hit the world trade center, and the American flight 77, which hit the Pentagon on September 11th 2001. Such a terrorist to inflect pain on a large mass of citizens is accomplished for many reasons. One religion, Islam, was used in the reasoni...
  • Big Part In The Future Of Islam
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    The Future of Islam When first approached with the question "what the future of Islam is?" my mind raced around many places and had lots of different thoughts. I had no clue what the future of this religion would be I thought there are people for the American Gov. who are being payed a lot of money to figure this out and I don't think they even know. So I decided to do research to figure out what my opinion on this matter was. I found that there could be different futures for different places, l...
  • Non Muslims To Islam
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    dsfsCitain this January to take part in a seminar entitled 'Building Bridges: Overcoming Obstacles in Christian-Muslim Relations'. Tony Blair also praised these Christians and Muslims for coming together at the conference being hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, to promote post-September 11 dialogue. The is same George Carey who in November 2000 said he believed the use of military force, which has resulted in the murder of tens of thousands of Muslim lives in Afghanistan, was...
  • City To City The Islam
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    The Diffusion of the Islam in North Africa / Southwest Asia The North Africa / Southwest Asia realm has spread itself from the Atlantic shores of Morocco to the mountains of Afghanistan. Sometimes this part of the world is referred to as the Arab world. This realm is one the richest in the world of historical and cultural point of view. It has been the origin of three of four religions; Christianity, Islam and Judaism. The Islam is the major religion in the 'Arab World', but along with it Christ...
  • Pilgrimage For Followers Of The Buddhism Religion
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    Religion in India What is religion? Religion has always played an important role in man's existence. It is hard to define religion because every person has, his or her own way of defining religion. For some of us it might be a way of life, which determines what they ear, who their friends are, and it also makes up what culture they follow from day to day. For others, religion simply means going to church or temple and seeing religious festivals. India is the land of culture. This country is very...
  • Spread Of The 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...
  • Differences And Similarities Of Buddhism And Islam
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    Religion is defined as 'the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God'. There are many recognised religions of the world, which all teach its followers to live life 'the right way', whose definition varies according to the religion itself. They have some beliefs and practices that distinguish themselves from each other. Some examples are differences and similarities of Buddhism and Islam. Buddhism originated from India, and was founded by Prince Siddharth...
  • Different Groups Of Islamic Fundamentalism
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    Over the history of Islam, u lama was a collective name for any learned Muslim who brought wisdom of Islam to people, often leading them in their struggle against internal tyrant or external aggressor. Ulama always were in high esteem, at the same time they remain equal citizens to everybody else, so the Islamic institution of Ulama could hardly be called theocratic; Islam permeated every aspect of community life, yet it does encourage theocratic rule. In his life, every Muslim is guided by Kora...
  • Jihad In Islam
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    These days whenever you turn on the news, or pick up a newspaper, just about every time, you will hear something about the Muslims. Which would normally be a plus, but unfortunately that is not the case here. Anytime you hear the word Islam or Muslims you also you hear terrorist and bombings along with it. Islam is receiving a bad name all around the world. Even before these recent attacks, Non-Muslims have tried to spread the notion that Islam is not only bad for the United States, but for the ...
  • Islamic Religion
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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...

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