Islam Essay Examples

  • Islam And Christianity

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    There are hundreds of religions in this world. Of them two are the most prominent. Islam and Christianity. It is averaged that there are 750 million people practicing Islam, and another 1 billion practicing Christianity. The start of Islam is actually derived form Christianity, history books indicates that one night in the year 610, the first of many revelations came to Muhammad from God by way of the angel Gabriel (In Christianity this is the same Angel which brings the news of Jesus' birth, Jesus of course is the founder of Christianity). The message Muhammad received told him that

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    The Conflict Between Christendom And Islam

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    Since Islam came into being, it has clashed numerously with the already established Christianity. Their rivalry has never ceased until today. Modern Examples would be Bosnia and Lebanon. There were not only military clashes but political as well as economical. Although, the rivalry was incredibly intense, ironically, Arab or Islamic culture managed to severely influence the Christian kingdoms. However, Christianity used all the advantages provided by Islam to their advantage and through that t

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    Social Comparison Between Morocco And Pakistan

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    Abstract For those of us located within the United States, we often take or granted the nornal day to day business operations. Though the United States has a mix of several distict cultures, most companies operate in the same manner. In fact, Americans often make the mistake of assuming that standard business models are the norm in other countries as well. For the corporate executive charged with creating an overseas operation, lack of local culture understanding and its influence on business methods will most likely result in greater start-up dificulties if not complete faliur

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    The Islamic religion is a very misunderstood religion. On 20 June 622, the beginning of what is now known as the Islamic religion was started. This is also known as the Hijrah. Of course, this wasn’t started from one day to the next. It was ten years in the making. Muhammad was born into a Qureysh tribe fifty three years before the Hijrah. He was the son of Abdullah who passed before Muhammad was born. Left with his uncle Abu Talib, Muhammad worked and looked for a better understanding of Abraham’s teachings. The current form of worship was more idolatry, not just to Allah but to his daugh

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    The Kite Runner

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    Rhonda Sharp Jillian Daly English 50 6 December 2007 My Fathers Son Throughout the novel The Kite Runner written by Khaled Hosseini, Hosseini explores the issues of atonement. Baba a wealthy man and his son Amir lived in a beautiful home in Afghanistan while their servants Ali and Hassan lived in a mud hut. Amir’s mother died giving birth to him and Hassans mother ran off with traveling singers and dancers. Baba and Ali had grown up together. Ali was like family although Ali was Baba’s servant. Amir and Hassan had fed from the same breast. Amir had nothing in common with his father Baba

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    Female Circumcision The Subjugation Of Women

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    Female Circumcision - The Subjugation of Women Female Circumcision is a milieu for contradicting coalescing force relations – the general matrix involves the exercise of tradition, culture, social acceptance, women’s rights - and it is a strategic exercise of power that perpetuates the social hegemony the subjugation of the circumcised woman physically, emotionally and psychologically. Female circumcision, also recognized as female genital mutilation and/or female genital modification, in general, is the removal of the female genitalia and/or clitoris. This area of the female anatomy is kn

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    Civil Rights

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    During the Civil rights movement, Malcolm X played an important role as a idolized and dominent figure, he was a force,and was part of a more violent movement then Martin Luther King's non-violent act . Malocolm X preached what he beleived about racism, discrimination, and segregation, he was part of the reason segregation had ended during the civil rights movement. He did this in many ways such as speaches and protests. Malcolm X, not only influenced the civil rights movement but attenpted to solve the problem of racism and segregation. Here is how he did it. Malcolm X was born Malcolm

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    Mongolians In China

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    Jordy Grant 03/09/2008 Essay # 3 History The Mongolians were one of the greatest societies the world has ever known. The Mongolian Empire was the largest contiguous empire in world history, and for some time was the most feared in Eurasia. How did the Mongols manage to gain and control so much territory? They managed to conquer areas today known as Tibet, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Korea, Russia, and invaded the territories of Poland, Hungary, Japan, Egypt, Vietnam and Persia and many more. The Mongolian Empires single greatest defeat was that of the Chinese Empire. The

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    Religious Motivation In The Koran

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    Religious Motivation in The Koran History of Western Civilization to CA. 1500 “There is no God but Allah” is the basic message of the Islamic sacred book the Koran. Among the holy book is a strict code to follow. The Five Pillars of Islam were of great importance to salvage oneself from being sent to eternal Hell. These included the solitary belief in Allah and his Prophet, Muhammad, the standard prayer five times a day, giving alms to the poor and less fortunate, fasting from dawn to sunset during the holy month of Ramadan, and if possible, making the pilgrimage to Mecca once in a li

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    Peaceful Traditions In Abrahamic Religions

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    Religious traditions for peace can be found in many cultures, fitting many of the paradigms that various societies demand. The Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam all have traditions that promote peace, yet are unfortunately displayed as followed by few. Using the eight cultural definitions defined by William S. Stewart in Understanding Politics, the following paper will attempt to place the eight cultures in a context of peace as it relates to the Abrahamic religious traditions. Teleology, or the philosophical belief that there is order intrinsic in the universe, is

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    Spread Of Islam

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    Spread of Islamic Civilization Although not the first monotheistic (believe in one god) religion, the Muslims were still able to have a very large impact on world history. All though they were unsuccessful in conquering originally, the Muslims eventually succeeded in spreading the religion of Islam throughout lower Europe and upper Africa. The Islam religion is still present in modern day society. Many Muslims, at least once in their lifetime, make a journey called the Hajj to the holy city of Mecca. This is the city where the founder of Islam (Mohammed) was born. Over hundreds of centuries,

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    Malcolm Vs Martin

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    Everything has its opposite. Black has white. Night has day. Hard, soft. Hot, cold. If there was a Martin Luther King Jr. there had to be a Malcolm X. But each man in his own way dominated the times in which he lived. One man believed in approaching the status quo in a peaceful and non-violent manner and one man believed in fighting fire with fire. Even though their methods of achieving equality and respect, from a society they were basically forced to live in, were extremely different, both men were willing to die for what they believed in. Some believe that Malcolm X had a better approach to

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    Are British Muslims Are Presented In A Negative Context In The British Newspapers

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    Introduction: (Aims, Objectives and Research Question) The aim of this study was to find out if British Muslims are presented in a negative context in the British Newspapers. Being a British Muslim and not wearing the Hijab (an Islamic term for headscarf) I have not experienced any form of racism. However talking to many Muslim individuals in an Islamic discussion on “Jihad” held in the London Muslim Centre (In the East End of London)in Aug 2005, it gave me the opportunity to talk to other Muslims about their experiences following the 7/7 20

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    Lawrence Of Arabia

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    Lawrence of Arabia Lawrence of Arabia was a very complex human being, who was the son of a wealthy member of the aristocracy. He was a very strange person with strange habits, and because of this, many people initially disliked him for that. Because of some things he did, his sexuality was questioned as well, and people tended to have a hard time relating to him. Lawrence was a very intellectual person with a very strange sense of humor, which also annoyed many of his fellow British soldiers. Despite being a pacifist- one who was against any type of violence, Lawrence killed many m

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    Creation Of Man

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    Prophet Adam Informing the Angels About Adam Allah the Almighty revealed: "Remember when your Lord said to the angels: 'Verily, I am going to place mankind generations after generations on earth.' They said: 'Will You place therein those who will make mischief therein and shed blood, while we glorify You with praises and thanks (exalted be You above all that they associate with You as partners) and sanctify You.' Allah said: 'I know that which you do not know.' Allah taught Adam all the names of everything, then He showed them to the angels and said: "Tell Me the names of these if yo

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    Malcolm X

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    A man was brought into this world on May 19,1925 to serve his people and help them open many doors. This man started of as a nobody and is now known to the world as being one of America’s greatest Civil Rights leaders. Malcolm X Little was the 4th child born to Reverend Earl and Louise Little. He also had 3 half siblings. His dad believed in self-determination and worked for the unity of black people and tried to teach Malcolm the same way. His dad tried to raise Malcolm to be aware of his ethnic background and dignity. Violence was always sparked by white people that were trying to stop black

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    Ah Bon Le Coran Parle Aussi De Cela

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    Ah bon???...Le Coran parle aussi de cela??? Assis l'un a coté de l'autre, deux messieurs venant de deux mondes différents.... Les présentations faites, la conversation continue... Michel : Je ne crois pas en Dieu, mais plutot à la Science et à la Technologie, quelque chose de tangible, vous voyez, mais si vous me prouvez que Dieu existe, je pourrais changer d'avis. AbdAllah : D'accord, si vous êtes intéressé par la technologie, pouvez vous répondre à cette question : A propos d'un appareil sophistiqué ou d'un objet électronique, qui serait d'apres vous la personne qui saurait l

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    Common Wealth Essay Writing Competition Class: A Topic No.: 5 Name: Tashi Refugees It was a cold, windy and a dreary night, almost midnight. Two men were pacing the floor outside the maternity ward in the almost ruined hospital. They were probably father and son, dressed similarly in long white kurtas and pyjamas with a white cap on each of their heads. They were probably coming from the mosque. Outside it was still and dark. The faraway barking of the dog rendered a feeling of solitude to the night. An air of tension had filled the corridor outside the ward. Suddenly, the wailing of a

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    While Islam is less known then Christianity, it is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. In fact, the Islam religion is growing at four times the rate of Christianity. The adherents of Islam number more than 1.2 billion, or between 19 and 22 percent of the world’s population. Muslims, followers of Islam, are spread mostly in the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and Indonesia; however, many are immigrating to America. It is estimated that there are 7 million Muslims living and working in America. Like Christians, Muslims believe in only one God, however, that God is Allah,

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    Fall Of Ottoman Empire

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    Discuss the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire. Who were the important leaders in the process? What was the role of the sense of “Holy war” in its expansion? Introduction: The Ottomans are one of the greatest and most powerful civilizations of the modern period. Their moment of glory in the sixteenth century represents one of the heights of human creativity, optimism, and artistry. The empire they built was the largest and most influential of the Muslim empires of the modern period, and their culture and military expansion crossed over into Europe. Not since the expansion of Islam into

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    Diversity In Nursing

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    The key to giving good nursing care to a client from another culture is clear, precise communication, understanding of the family structure, educational values, and health and nutritional values. If a nurse’s communication skills are such that the patient is offended by the interaction, poor or misinterpreted communication could offend a patient and/or put his medical or nutritional well being at risk. The Egyptian Muslims' native languages are French, Arabic, and English, and they encompass certain cultural beliefs that a nurse should be aware of to gain respect (CIA). According to Maya M. H

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    The Greatest Man On Earth

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    The Greatest Man 1. Introduction 2. God Will Put His Words in the Mouth of this Prophet 3. MUHAMMAD 4. Birth and Upbringing 5. Professing Islam 6. Her place in the Prophet\'s Heart 7. The Prophet\'s Miracles 8. The Angles\' Protection over the Prophet 9. The Mountain of Uhud\'s Shaking 10.A Wonderful Relation with a Tree Trunk 11. The Character and Appearance of Our Prophet 12. Special things about Prophet Muhammad- 13. How was the Prophet Treating his Wives? 14. Muhammad the Messenger, the Man of Right and Justice 15. Hastening to Deal with People\'s Mistakes 1

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    Masjid Jamek

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    Malaysia is a multi culture country with many types of races and religions in the country. The national religion would be Islam as symbolized in the Malaysian flag as the yellow crescent. One of the most famous mosques in Malaysia would be the Jamek mosque. Did you know that the Jamek Mosque also known as Masjid Jamek, is the oldest mosque in Kuala Lumpur? There are many mosques in Malaysia, however Masjid Jamek would stand out of the other mosques in the country such as Putrajaya Mosque and Masjid Negara because of its very rich heritage value. This is an historical site where the first s

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    Dissimilation Assimilation by definition is the merging of cultural traits from previously distinct cultural groups. To merge means to become combined united, swallowed up or absorbed; lose identity by uniting. Is it a coincidence that within the definitions of these words it clearly states that identity is lost by uniting? That is what America wants, for immigrants to lose their past identity and assume ours, yet we will never fully accept them as one of us. We allow them to come here for dissimilation. Peter Salin’s essay “Assimilation, American Style” he states ‘either immigrants brin

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    Islamic Doctrine And The Challenges Of Freedom Of Speech

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    Islamic Doctrine and the Challenges of Freedom of Speech According to The Buffalo News, In September 2005, a Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten printed 12 cartoon images of Muslim Prophet Muhammad. This was done to test self-censorship. The story and pictures of the cartoon caricatures of the Prophet was reprinted in several European newspapers. This caused anger from many followers of Islam, all over the world. The Muslims have begun to protest, calling for boycotts, and asking for an apology from countries that allowed these images to be printed. In some cases, the protest became violent,

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    Should Religious Accommodations

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    Department of Education Should Religious Accommodations be Made for Students in Both Private and Public School System? Chapter One: Introduction Purpose: Since the formation of this country, religious freedom was at the heart of the people. This country was formed primarily so that everyone could practice his or her various religions freely without persecution. Accommodations were made for the people through the creation of the Constitution and the amendments that go along with it. With all these cultures, many religious beliefs came as well. According to Religious Tolerance

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    G Uests Of Shwik Notes

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    Fernea - Guests of the Sheik - Intro and Ch. 1-4 Copyright Bruce Owen 2007 Quiz Reminder: first one-pager due Tuesday, “How cultural difference made a difference” Details on the class web page Guests of the Sheik background set in 1956-1958, mostly the year 1957 ie. one year before a revolution, land reform, dismantling of the feudal system of landed sheiks El Nahra: mostly Shia, or Shi'ite Spelling details today the preferre

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    Thematic Comparison Of Themes And Issues In Women And Religion

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    Introduction To talk about women and religion is an immense task- therefore taking focus on particular themes and their manifestations within each religion will help us to understand each individual religion. Taking four common themes within Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and Hinduism will break-down and demonstrate how these religious traditions are similar. The themes that will be discussed in this paper will be: the female body and bi-polar stereotyping, scripture, marriage, and homosexuality. After defining the role of these themes as a whole, I will expose the issues associated with each

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    Influence Of Islam On Science

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    During the middle Ages the Islamic World had a very significant impact upon Europe, which in turn cleared the way for the Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution. In the Medieval age, Islam and Muslims influenced Europe in a number of different ways. One of the most important of these subjects was Science. Ever since Islam was born, Muslims had made immense leaps forward in the area of Science. Cities like Baghdad, Damascus, Cairo and Cordoba were the centers of civilization. These cities were flourishing and Muslim scientists made tremendous progress in applied as well as theoretical Scie

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    Muslim Brotherhood In Egypt

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    The Transformation of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt In the 20th Century, the politics of the Middle East have largely been shaped by the rise of Islamist groups. It would be nearly impossible to conduct a case study on any political institution without at least discussing the effects of these groups. This is especially true in Egypt, where one organization in particular has had a profound, long-term effect on the social, political, and religious culture of the country. In fact, one cannot discuss Egyptian society in the past one hundred years at all without paying close attention to th

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    The Metamorphasis Of Malcolm X

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    Reginald Askew March 2, 2008 1st Period Adv Lit/Comp The Metamorphosis of Malcolm X Introduction Malcolm X once wrote, “My life has always been one of changes”. In his autobiography, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, it is very evident that through his life, he went through a series of drastic changes that went from one extreme to another. He went from being at “the bottom of the American white man’s society,” to become one of the most influential advocates of Black pride. Throughout the novel the most evident changes are when Malcolm X moves to Boston, goes to prison, and going on Hajj.

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    Kite Runner

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    Kites: One can tell kites are central to the novel just by reading its title, "The Kite Runner." On a plot level, the grand kite tournament of 1975 sets a circle of betrayal and redemption into motion, around which the story revolves. After Hassan gets raped while running his kite, Amir cannot separate kite fighting and running from his own betrayal and cowardice. Therefore, even after all of his injuries and trials on Sohrab's behalf, it is the act of kite running that finally makes him feel redeemed. Beyond their significance to the plot, kites have multiple layers of symbolism in the stor

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    Dissertation On British Muslims

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    The 9/11 terrorist attacks were undoubtedly one of the most mediated events in history. They targeted the heart of a major western megalopolis that is a global economic, cultural and media centre. Images of destruction, shock and suffering were displayed on TV screens and newspapers’ front pages for a very long time. One of the major consequences of this media coverage is that it brought Muslims and Islam to the fore in western societies. Akbar (2001) aptly maintains that ‘the terrible and tragic events of September 11 have opened a Pandora’s box of questions about Islam’. In Britain, for inst

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    World Religions

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    Religion is a hard word to define. Some might define religion as believing in a high power, deities, or a single God. Others define it as a belief system that has more to do with culture and traditions being past down from generation to generation than anything. According to (n.d.), religion is define as the belief in and reverence for a supernatural power or powers regarded as creator and governor of the universe. No one knows what the first religion was or when it was founded, but today there are countless religions that people are associate with. The top five religions of the world

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    How Do The Comments Made By Sheikh Taj Aldin Al Hilali Test The Boundaries Of Free Speech

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    “How do the comments made by Sheikh Taj Aldin al-Hilali test the boundaries of free speech?” The right to free speech is one of the most precious rights an individual has as a citizen of Australia. This right gives people the opportunity to speak their mind and give their opinions of what they think should happen. These rights have been questioned and exercised throughout history, and have produced extremely positive and negative things in a lot of cases. The questioning of these rights are not secluded to one era of time; they have been questioned in different time periods, in many differe

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    Islamic Religion Paper

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    Islamic Religion Islam is a verbal noun originating from the trilateral root s-l-m and is derived from the Arabic verb Aslama, which means “to accept, surrender or submit.” Thus, Islam means acceptance of and submission to GOD, and believers must demonstrate this by worshipping him, following his command, and avoiding polytheism. Polytheism is the belief in or worship of multiple deities, such as gods and goddesses. Still others describe Islam as an action of returning to GOD, more than just a verbal affirmation of faith. One who is adherent of Islam is known as a Muslim, which means, one

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    One can tell kites are central to the novel just by reading its title, "The Kite Runner." On a plot level, the grand kite tournament of 1975 sets a circle of betrayal and redemption into motion, around which the story revolves. After Hassan gets raped while running his kite, Amir cannot separate kite fighting and running from his own betrayal and cowardice. Therefore, even after all of his injuries and trials on Sohrab's behalf, it is the act of kite running that finally makes him feel redeemed. Beyond their significance to the plot, kites have multiple layers of symbolism in the story. One of

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    Eqaul Islam

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    The role of women in Islam is widely misunderstood. Women receive the same spiritual and educational opportunities as males within the tradition. They fill the highly valued role of wife and mother. They are respected and protected in the practice of marriage and maintain inheritance rights under Koran law. They dress conservatively to remove the distraction of the body from their out of home relations. Islam highly empowers women within the tradition. Women and men are equal in the views of Islam in their practicing, belief, and intellectual status. The Koran says: “Those who submit to God

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    International Religious Communities

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    In ancient civilizations rulers thought of religion as a very important aspect of life. In many cases the rulers had life altering experiences, making them convert from their original religion to a new religion. Three of the major world religions in the world today were followed by rulers of ancient civilizations who had converted, who strongly encouraged others to convert as well. These three major world religions are Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam. Each of these religions has a ruler that is strongly associated with the spread of it: Ashoka, a Mauryan emperor (ruled ca. 273-232 B.C.E

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    The Impact Of Crusades

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    The Impact of Crusades Ed. note: the following summary of the crusades is taken from Thomas Madden's excellent Concise History of the Crusades, published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Ltd., 1999, pp. 213-215, and is reprinted here by kind permission of the author and the publisher. The entire book is a fine and up-to-date survey of crusading, suitable for students and the general reader alike. For medieval men and women, the crusade was an act of piety, charity, and love; but it was also a means of defending their world, their culture, and their way of life. It is not surprising,

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    Prophet Adam PBUH

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    Purpose and History Informing the Angels About Adam Allah the Almighty revealed: And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: "Verily, I am going to place (mankind) generations after generations on earth." They said: 'Will You place therein those who will make mischief therein and shed blood, - while we glorify You with praises and thanks (Exalted be You above all that they associate with You as partners) and sanctify You." He (Allah) said: "I know that which you do not know." Surah 2: 30 Teaching Adam And He taught Adam all the names (of everything), then He showed them to the a

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    Kite Runner Study Guide

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    Kite Runner Study Guide After Amir wins the kite tournament, his loyal companion or servant Hassan runs after the kite that Amir cut down as a trophy, and as he runs away Amir says to him “don’t come back empty handed” and Hassan says “for you a thousand times over”, and that’s when he runs into Assef the racist bully who wants Amir’s trophy kite; when Hassan refuses, Assef rapes him while Amir watches cowardly. At the end, when Amir goes to run the kite for Sohrab he says “for you a thousand times over” which is the same thing Hassan said to Amir. The author chose these frame sequence to sh

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    Arabs Vs Media

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    Arabs and Islam vs. Western Media A stereotype as defined by The Meriam Webster Dictionary means “…Something agreeing with a pattern…an idea that many people have about a thing or a group and that may often be untrue or only partly true.” In other words society can take the actions of one or more individuals of a certain group and label the entire group. That statement is very true in the case of Arabic Muslims. Since their introduction into western media, Arabs have been labeled as Terrorists, perverts, anti-women rights, and religious extremists. What is an Arab Muslim? According to Jac

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    My approach to life is to rather worship my god and to follow the steps that my family taught me. This does not change the way I personally see other people that are not Muslim because a distinctive characteristic of human interaction is needed. Muslims are expected to interact with everyone sincerely and responsibly. This leads Muslims to behave in a mannerly way and try to be conscious of the obligations of society. Therefore, based on my religion I don’t discriminate against others regarding their race, color, sex or nationality. My personal philosophy in the meaning of my existence is

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    An Analysis Of Samuel P Huntington S Book The Clash Of Civilizations And The Remaking Of World Order

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    For the first time ever, after the Cold War, the world was turned into a bipolar stage set with the United States and the Soviet Union as the two poles. Prior to this, communications between states were either minor or nonexistent. According to Huntington, “For over four hundred years, the nation states of the West—Britain, France, Spain, Austria, Prussia, Germany, the United States, and others—constituted a multipolar international system within Western civilization and interacted, competed, and fought wars with each other.” While the West was internationally interacting it also imperializ

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    Essay For Translation My Interest In Islam

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    My Interest in Islam As-Salamu Alaikum wa Rahmahtullahi wa Barakatu (May the peace, the mercy, and the blessings of Allah be upon you). I am Canadian-born of Scandinavian and other ancestry, and I was raised in Canada. I have been a Muslima since February 1993 when I was 23. While growing up, I was never affiliated with any religion nor was I an atheist. When I was in my mid-teens I started to think somewhat about religion and at that time I did believe in the Oneness of God (Tawheed). Christianity never interested me. My first contact with Muslims occurred when I was introduced to some

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    The Reluctant Fundamentalist

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    What is a reluctant fundamentalist? The best way to understand this term is to break down the term. To be reluctant is to have feelings of aversion, hesitation, unwillingness or to assume a specified role unwilling. A fundamentalist is one who adheres to any set of beliefs or principles. Then the term of being a reluctant fundamentalist is somewhat an ironic term, because this is a person who is not sure what beliefs it should adhere to. In the novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Moshin Hamid our protagonist Changez becomes struggles between his identities of being an American or Pakistani

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    Preservation Of Quran

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    Since the Holy Qur'an was not revealed all at once, i.e., different verses of it were being revealed as and when appropriate, it was not possible from the very beginning to write and preserve it in a book form. So, during the initial stage of Islam, major emphasis was laid on memory as a means of preserving the Holy Qur'an. When wahee (revelation) used to come in the very beginning, the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) would tend to repeat its words instantly so that they would be memorised well enough. Thereupon, Allah Almighty directed him through the verses of Soorah Qiyaamah that he

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    Taking A Stand

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    The methods in which terrorists implement their plans are an enigma. Some use demigod like actions to instigate a large fan base. Some can plan out very intricate terrorist attacks to instill fear in their enemies. A few can even evade the most advanced search teams on the planet. Only one can pull off all of the above. Osama bin Laden. Born in 1957 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, bin Laden’s troubled childhood, radical views, and extreme actions have made him a notorious figure world wide. Osama bin Laden stood against the United States and the Jews of Israel. He has used profound acts of hatred to

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    The Root Of The Problem

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    In the past two plus years, we have witnessed profound challenges to our political, economic and spiritual assumptions. Many of our beliefs, both as a nation and as individuals, have been called into question as we struggle to make sense of the world around us. How do we balance national security concerns with concerns for personal freedom and civil liberties? Should immigration laws be reexamined in light of terrorist attacks? How have the events of the past year affected our views about racial and religious profiling? Can the needs of our economy be reconciled along with our desires for peac

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