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Single Democracy In The Islamic Middle East
2,332 wordsThe World's Longest War Where We Are Journals practice a laudable self-censorship of criticism of religions. The most vicious devil worship is mentioned with little comment and then only in crime reporting of the atrocities committed. This is a good thing. Religious hatreds are so easily inflamed, and there is so much history of religious persecution, that we are much better off with this self restraint. Furthermore the separation of church and state is spelled out in our constitution and is pra...
Message Of Islam
586 wordsThe literal meaning of Islam is peace; surrender of one's will i.e. losing oneself for the sake of God and surrendering one's own pleasure for the pleasure of God. The message of Islam was revealed to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings on him) 1,400 years ago. It was revealed through angel Gabriel (on whom be peace) and was thus preserved in the Holy Quran. The Holy Quran carries a Divine guarantee of safeguard from interpolation and it claims that it combines the best features of th...
Bernard Lewis And The Non Muslim
1,208 wordsLeaps of faith The Clash of Fundamentalism: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity Tariq Ali 352 pp, Verso What Went Wrong Bernard Lewis 192 pp, Weidenfeld Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam John Esposito 192 pp, Oxford On September 11 last year, 19 young hijackers changed the world and its relations with their faith, Islam. Their terrible act created one of the greatest paradoxes of the 21st century: Islam, which sees itself as a religion of peace, is now associated with murder and mayhem. What ps...
City To City The Islam
664 wordsThe 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...
2,109 wordsThe 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...
Old Uncivilized World And Belle
816 wordsPreface... some of this is corroborated by "the emperor's old groove" but most of it is corroborated by nothing more than my own meandering experience I did my presentation on what critics have come to term the Disney "renaissance" of the early 1990's. The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King I wanted to study these films because I wanted to be happy, because, like a lot of people won't admit, I watched, enjoyed and devoured these animated musicals as a child. But as I...
Aggiornamento Of Islamic Doctrine On Banking
874 wordsIslamic 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...
Acquiring Of Knowledge
1,661 wordsThe 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...
Islamic World And The West
1,197 wordsThe Foundation of Animosity Between the Islamic World and the West Lewis, Archibald. (Editor), The Islamic World and the West, 622-1492 AD. John Wiley and Sons, New York; 1970 September 11, 2001 is a day most Americans will never forget. The fall of the two towers was a horrific act that killed over five thousand people and affected millions. It was the most devastating act of terror the United States had experienced since Pearl Harbor, if not ever. It was a cheap shot at a superpower that in so...
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