The Influence On Mohammed The Profit And Islam On Arabia - 1,850 words
THE INFLUENCE OF MOHAMMED THE PROPHET The success of the Arabian civilization is due to the contributions and efforts of one single man by the name of Pbuh Mohammed. Mohammed was a prophet who was responsible for the creation and development of the Islam religion which would later become the foundation of the Arabian society. Other than the fact that he developed a religion that is accepted world wide, he granted the people of Arabia with a new culture and way of life. There is no way to measure the importance of this one mans life, or the impact that he had on both Arabia and the rest of the world. Arab civilization truly began in AD 570 with the birth of a man that would grow up to develop ...
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Islam And Love - 1,025 words
Love is an important aspect of Islam. In the Sufi Path of Love, written by Rumi, Love is the central theme. Rumi speaks alot about love and its branches and ramifications. According to Rumi, Love ddominateds most of the Sufi way of life. In a translation of Sufi Path of Love written by William C. Chittuck, Sufi says: "No matter what I say to explain and elucidate Love, shame overcomes me when I Love cannot be contained within our speaking or listening/ Love is an ocean whose depths cannot be plumbed.... Love cannot be found in erudition and science, books and pages. Whatever is duscussed by people- That is not the way of lovers. Whatever you have said or heard is the shell; The kernel of Lov ...
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Relations Of God To Humanity In Islam - 615 words
The Relations of God to Humanity in Islam One of the primary beliefs of the Muslims is that God reveals himself to all people, through prophets such as Mohammed, Abraham, and Jesus, and that Mohammed is the last of these prophets. In the beginning of Sura 2, the Koran is referred to as "what We have revealed to Our servant. (12)" This is a crucial belief of Islam, as God has offered salvation to all people. However, the Muslims believe that the others who received revelations from God were given only partial revelations or that they corrupted what was given them, so that the Koran is both the revision and the completion of The Book. Thus the Muslims are the chosen people of God, who will ful ...
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Muhamad And The Spread Of Islam - 1,171 words
Muhammad is the greatest prophet to all in the Muslim world. He grew up in poverty without any parents to become the founder of the Islam religion. He faced terrible and good times through his spreading of the new monotheistic religion but left the world successful with many followers. Muhammad or Mohomet, the founder of Islam, is believed to have been born in 571. This date is not known to be accurate but came about from the knowledge the prophet was born during the reign of Khusro Ano Sharwan and is most commonly accepted. Muhammad was born in the great city of trade and religion, Mecca, also called Makkah. At the time of his birth, Mecca was a great trade center where caravans of merchant ...
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Muhamad And The Spread Of Islam - 1,108 words
... one day. The revelations continued and became painful and agonizing causing Muhammad to sweat and become unconscious at times. They told him things to do and how to let the inspiration take its course. In AD613 Muhammad began sharing his visions and ideas with family and friends. He preached about the one God whom all should obey, the equality of all people, sharing of wealth, and the doing of good deeds. Khadija and Muhammad's other family were his first followers. Many people opposed Muhammad's ideas and were afraid that people would not come to Mecca if they heard about the new monotheistic beliefs. They feared losing the present trade and wealth and persecuted Muhammad along with hi ...
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The Islam Religion - 605 words
Islam is a religion that is still very much alive today. A man named Mohammed offered Arabs the religion of Islam. Mohammed was born in about 570 A.D. in Mecca. He became known for honesty and good business sense when he was a teenager. He married a woman by the name of Khadija who was a widow that ran her own business. He often meditated in a cave outside Mecca and rejected the many gods of the tribal religion. At the age of 40 he believed he saw the angel Gabriel. He said Gabriel ordered him to, Recite in the name of thy Lord! He then offered the Arabs the religion of Islam, which is monotheistic. Islam means, surrender to Allah in Arabic. The followers of Islam are called Muslims, which m ...
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Islam - 342 words
The political system of Islam is based on the three principles of Tawhid (Oneness with Allah (God)), Risala ( Prophet hood), and Khilafa ( Caliphate). Tawhid means that Allah alone is the Creator, Sustainer, and Master of the universe and of all that exists in it- organic or inorganic. He alone has the right to command or forbid, and worship and obedience are due to him alone. The Islam's believe that it is not for them to decide the aim or purpose of our existence or to set the limits of our worldly authority; nor does anyone else have the rights to make these decisions for them. These rights rest only with Allah. This principle of the "Oneness with Allah," makes meaningless the concept of ...
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Islam In The 20th Century - 734 words
The three largest and oldest religions of the world are Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The history of the Hebrews and their relationship with God is told into the first books of the Bible, known as the Old Testament. The Ten Commandments, which are also followed by Christians, is a set of rules that forbid immoral conduct, such as stealing and murder. Both Islam and Christianity developed out of Judaism. All three religions believe in one God (monotheistic) Christianity later divided into Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism. Finally, in the Protestant Reformation of the 1500s, Western Europe divided into Roman Catholicism and Protestantism. Islam emerged on the Arabian Peninsula. Withi ...
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Islam Vs Christianity - 631 words
Similarities and Differences between Christianity and Islam The Muslim and Christian religions are two religions that share many concepts and beliefs while at the same time having major differences in some areas of faith. The Islamic religion was influenced in part by Christianity but developed into a very different practice with its own unique rituals, prayers, and beliefs. In the Muslim faith, their primary source of religious belief is the Quran, which was written by the prophet Muhammed in a series of revelations, which lasted for 23 years from about 610 CE to 622 CE. The similarities between the two religions begin by looking at the basic concepts of each religion. First, both are monot ...
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Status Of Women In Islam - 1,857 words
The Status of Woman in IslamThe 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 matter of course, a matter of fact, and no one, then, considered it as a problem at all. In order to understand what Islam has established for woman, there is no need to deplore her plight in the pre-Islam ...
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Islam And Christianity - 1,205 words
Although Islam is less known than Christianity, it is the fastest growing religion in the in our country today. Islam is actually derived form Christianity. History books indicate that one night in the year 610, the first of many revelations came to Muhammad from God by way of the angel Gabriel. The message Muhammad received told him that there was but one God, not many gods, as most Arabs believed. This God was creator of the world, and He would one-day judge mankind. The word Islam means "surrender" or "submission," submission to the will of Allah, the one God. Muslims are those who have submitted themselves. The basic creed of Islam is brief: There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is the ...
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Women In Islam - 813 words
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 original creation of the woman as portrayed by the Quoran (the Islamic holy book) which does not subscribe to the view that Eve was created from the crooked rib of Adam and thus is of inferior status: "O humankind, be conscious of your Sustainer who has created you o ...
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Islam And Women - 1,013 words
The region of the Middle East and its inhabitants have always been a wonder to the Europeans, dating back to the years before the advent of Islam and the years following the Arab conquest. Today, the Islamic world spreads from the corners of the Philippines to the far edges of Spain and Central Africa. Various cultures have adopted the Islamic faith, and this blending of many different cultures has strengthened the universal Islamic culture. The religion of Islam has provided a new meaning to the lives of many people around the world. In the Islamic world, the religion defines and enriches culture and as a result the culture gives meaning to the individual. Islam is not only a religion, it i ...
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Islam And Women - 987 words
... to the style of living in the western world. In Iraq there is unity in the family and the elders are respected by the younger members of the family. Each individual can turn to the family for support during difficult circumstances . Marriage is another important part of the religion, and therefore the culture as well. In Islam, it is said that when a man marries a woman, and vice versa, half of his/her obligations to God are fulfilled. Although polygamy was widely practiced in the early Islamic period, most Muslims today adhere to monogamy. Married life in Islamic societies are based on mutual love, sincerity, cooperation and sacrifice. Also, Islam realizes the requirements of the societ ...
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Islam More Than A Religion - 1,317 words
Despite its huge following around the world and the growing Muslim communities in the United States, Islam is foreign to most Americans who are familiar with Christianity or Judaism. Because most Americans know little or nothing about Islam, they have many misconceptions about Muslim beliefs and rituals. The negative image many people in the United States and Europe have of Islam and the Muslim world has a long history. Many have judged Islam without making an effort to consider this religious tradition on its own terms, without bothering to become acquainted with its teaching and the ways in which Muslims practice their faith. Like Judaism and Christianity, Islam is a monotheistic religion, ...
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Islam Affects Our World - 301 words
The Islamic religion, founded by Muhammad, has affected this world with a variety of ways. In 732, the religion was in full effect with people from the Middle East to North Africa learning about Islam and the Koran. The Islamic people, Muslims, had different attitudes toward life and what life was about compared to other religions across the globe. They believed those who were in the religion would live in paradise; thus, if they died fighting for the Islamic religion, they would automatically be rushed into paradise. This made the Muslim warriors have a high morale and rush into fight without any fear of death. Their new passionate faith in this religion kept their hopes high to conquer and ...
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Comparing Islam And Christianity - 734 words
Although they share several basic theological ideas, Christianity and Islam differ on countless key characteristics. The most prominent differences include atonement, the identity of God, heaven, view of Jesus, and the means views of the Bible. It is these not-so-subtle contrasts of thoughts that separate the two most prevalent religions in the world. One of the most important differences in Christianity and Islam is the concept of atonement. In Christianity, Jesus death on the cross allows Christians to repent from their sins and gain forgiveness from God. Conversely, in Islam there is no atonement from sins with Allah, though they still repent and confess their sins. While Christians belie ...
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The Five Pillars Of Islam - 1,248 words
By definition, Islam is the worship of the One and the Only true god Allah. It is not solely the religion preached by all of the prophets that Allah has blessed mankind with. Starting from Adam and including Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Job, Moses, Aaron, David, Solomon, Elias, Jonah, John the Baptist and Jesus, through to the final Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon them all). All of the Prophets I have mentioned are referred to in the Quran and other Islamic literature by their Arabic names. Islam is the Arabic for submission; it implies complete obedience of God. The message written to all Muslims are: There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is His messenger. In Islam there a ...
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Islam And Liberal Democracy - 1,185 words
The end of the Cold War and the demise of the Soviet communist empire have shown the dominance of liberal democracy and capitalism over all other possible alternatives. The emerging ``New World Order`` has been characterized by the collapse of communism and the global demand for democracy. Fukuyama even went as far as declaring the ``end of history``: `what we may be witnessing is not the end of the Cold War, or the passing of a particular period of postwar history, but the end of history as such: that is, the end point of mankinds ideological evolution and the universalisation of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government.` (Fukuyama, 1989: 50) However, after the terror ...
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Islam And Liberal Democracy - 1,130 words
... liphate of human beings. In this context Islam is believed to be superior to democracy in guaranteeing the unity of umma since it calls for a consensus rather than the rule of the majority. The principle of shura is now presented by many as `the functional equivalent of Western parliamentary rule, and as the basis of authentic Islamic democracy` because it `demands open debate among both the ulema and the community at large on issues that concern the public.` (Kramer, 1993: 7, Abootalebi, 1999: 16) The importance of consultation as part of an Islamic traditions is recognized extensively. Shura may be carried out formally, or through an assembly or council (majlis). This clearly shows Isl ...
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