European Challenges To The Muslim World - 330 words
European Challenges to the Muslim World Religion has always played an important role in European society; Islam has usually been the major religion. It was no different in the 1700s and 1800s. During this time, reforms were formed to revolt against the government. These reforms most often stressed religious piety and obedience to strict rules of behavior. During these reforms, the government used their education against the people, by making treaties that gave them favorable rights to trade. Other than religion, nationalism has always been an importance and usually a negative. Nationalism has caused much uproar and there was no exception in the Ottoman Empire. During the same time as the rel ...
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Vasco De Gama - 342 words
All throughout time Religion has been a significant aspect of all cultures. Religion has been the motivation for many great things, and for many more not so great things. Religions spread and brought in new believers and others converted from one religion to another. For most religions, spreading the word of God is undertaken by missionaries. This also goes for Christianity. The role of the Christian missionary was to spread the word of God to all. The motivation of spreading the word of God was a very large part of western exploration. In addition to spreading the word of God, the accumulation of wealth and thus power were also great factors in motivating people to explore the western world ...
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Scientific Improvements Of The Arabic Empire - 1,163 words
The Scientific Improvements of the Great Arabic Empire. Numbers 1,2,3,4 a lot of people take them for granted, however do most of them think about how these numbers came to be? These numbers were introduced to the Western world by the Arabs. Among this, the Arabic Empire made a lot of tremendous improvements in the field of scientific knowledge. By being open-minded and tolerant towards other cultures and science the Arabic Empire made great and numerous improvements in the field of science, realizing its importance. Furthermore they sought out the scientific knowledge of other cultures, improved on it, and introduced it to the West. This was an essential step and will have As much as the Ar ...
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The Role Of Jinnah In The Formation Of Pakistan - 2,285 words
... ed into a mass organisation, and made the spokesman of Indian Muslims as never before. Above all, in that momentous year were initiated certain trends in Indian politics, the crystallization of which in subsequent years made the partition of the subcontinent inevitable. The practical manifestation of the policy of the Congress which took office in July, 1937, in seven out of eleven provinces, convinced Muslims that, in the Congress scheme of things, they could live only on sufferance of Hindus and as "second class" citizens. The Congress provincial governments, it may be remembered, had embarked upon a policy and launched a program in which Muslims felt that their religion, language and ...
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Terrorism - 1,309 words
Terrorism is becoming more and more of a threat to Americans both at home and abroad. International terrorism happens when terrorism occurs out of our country. An example of an International terrorist is Osama bin Laden. Laden is the worlds most dangerous terrorist. Laden shows genocidal tendency by killing Americans through-out the world from the bombings of the World Trade Center to the embassy bombings in Africa. The African blasts killed more than 250 people. The FBI has been tracking him for more that four years and they still couldn't stop him from striking Americans overseas and can't stop him now with the current foreign policy that has been adopted. He feels that all Christians and ...
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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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What Does The Bible Say About Muhammad - 3,268 words
What Does The Bible Say About Muhammad, The Prophet Of Islam? Peace & Blessings Of Allah Be Upon Him "Say: 'Do you see whether this message be from Allah (God Almighty), and yet you reject it, and a witness from among the Children of Israel bore witness of one like him.' " (the Holy Quran 46:10) Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, The subject of this evening's talk - "What the Bible says about Muhammad" will no doubt come as a surprise to many of you because the speaker is a Muslim. How does it come about that a Muslim happens to be expounding prophecies from the Jewish and Christian Scriptures? As a young man, about 30 years ago, I attended a series of religious lectures by a Christian theo ...
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Compare Contrast Religion - 1,610 words
************************************************** ************************ ************************************************** ************************ Compare and Contrast essay: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism Christianity most widely distributed of the world religions, having substantial in all the populated continents of the globe. Its total membership may exceed 1.7 billion Islam, a major world religion, founded in Arabia and based on the teachings of called the Prophet. One who practices Islam is a Muslim. Muslims follow the Koran, the revelation brought by Muhammad. The Muslim world population is estimated at more billion. Islam is the quickest growing religion. Judaism is one of the w ...
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Muslim - 568 words
Both Peters and Dashti make some drastic theoretical presuppositions and assumptions in their writings. First of all, and most importantly, they assume most of the stories that supposedly took place during Muhammads life as true. This seems very important to me. The stories of events that involved Muhammad are mostly gathered through word of mouth or a chain of transmission and through Muhammads own writings. Though I believe most of the stories about the life of Muhammad to be factual, I also know that word of mouth is not the most reliable source in this day and age, and the truth could be just as easily warped in the time of Muhammad. The authors also make the assumption that peoples way ...
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Book Report On The Road To Mekkah - 1,445 words
In Road to Makkah, the reader is initially confronted with a protagonist who is on a journey through the deserts of Saudi Arabia. However, as one continues to read the book, the reader is aware that there are actually two parallel journeys going on: the journey through the deserts of Saudi Arabia, and also the journey through the life of Muhammad Asad on his way to Islam. At first I found the book rather hard to follow because of the constant cutting from desert scenes to the description of the life he left behind in Europe, but once I got past this initial hurdle, the two plots no longer posed a problem to my understanding of Muhammad Asad's life. Following the author's journey from Europe ...
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The Changing World Of Women - 462 words
As a daughter living in a strict environment and living in a traditional ways, things get a little rough. My father is center of the household, so basically everything he says goes. In the western world its usually the other way around, its usually both the parents that have a say in things. In my society(Muslim society) my mother has a say in nothing unless my father asks. My mother is an excellent mother but she mustnt say anything or it would be considered not being a good wife. As I get older I am always dreading the day I am asked to be married. I know times have changed but I have a major dilemma. Am I going to marry or continue my education? The problem is I like working with medicine ...
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Islamic Women - 411 words
Many times when feminists looked at Islamic women they criticized the man for not treating women properly. However, as Jane I. Smith states, women of Islam are not really offended by that fact, on the contrary, they believe that it is better for them. The Holy Koran is the basis for the Islamic believers. It has many interpretations, however there are certain facts that are sure to be clear as to the position of women in an Islamic society. Koran did introduce very significant changes as to treatment of women. Certain women did play powerful roles in societies. However, whatever the earlier realities for women in terms of marriage, divorce, and inheritance of property, it is clear that Islam ...
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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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Gender And Sexuality - 1,945 words
Gender and Sexuality in Arab and Western Society Gender & sexuality is an important issue that differs from one country to another, two regions that are very distinct and general are the Arab world and the Western World. Both these regions are heavily populated and both these areas have totally different views concerning gender & sexuality. The Western view towards sexuality is normally considered a more liberal approach, where as the Arab worlds view in most of its related states is a conservative approach that is often implemented by force. The Arab & Western cultures are extremely diverse in their methods and their religious beliefs. Therefore sexuality is viewed differently in both regio ...
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Origins Of Islamic Policy - 951 words
Setting up political and economic policies is the most important task for newly developed civilizations. The creation of an entire religion, and ultimately a whole new society, as in the case of Islam, requires thorough planning and management of new guidelines to shape that society. Muslim policy was shaped not by democratic decision-making or dictatorship, but by interpretations of Holy Scripture, such as the Quran and the Hadiths. In the Fiscal Rescript of Umar II, it is clear that most economic and political policy imposed on newly conquered lands was shaped on the interpretations of word of Allah himself. Upon Muhammads death in 632 AD, until the Battle of Talas in 751 AD, the Islamic f ...
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Fixing A Continental Divide: Canadian And American Relations - 1,013 words
The fundamental power of a country is by its government and leader. When two countries lie side-by-side with a disparity in size and power, and very different populations and economies, it is crucial for both leaders of these countries to develop good relationships. When it comes to Canadian and American relations, both leaders in these countries need to search for common ground. With Prime Minister Chretien and President Bush, it is a factor of a Democrat versus a Republican. These political leaders must be given opportunity to narrow the political and personal gaps that divide them. Opinions and views from both sides must cultivate a solid foundation in order to present a good impression. ...
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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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Hattin: Trapping A Victory - 1,341 words
On June 26, 1187, the Muslim Sultan Saladin crossed the river Jordan with 20,000 of his followers an army consisting of roughly 12,000 light horsemen and a number of footmen to a location south of the Sea of Galilee where he and his men encamped. They had been ravaging the nearby countryside in hopes of provoking a Christian attack, but had been unsuccessful. The Frankish Christians led by King Guy in Jerusalem had also mobilized their own army and camped at the spring at Saffuriyah . Marshall W. Baldwin says that the Franks too had an army 20,000 strong, but it was different in composition. The Latins, as they are called, were a cavalry of 1,200 heavily armored knights, 3,500 lightly armor ...
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Human Rights Regarding Chinese Women - 2,070 words
... salary of the parents. In Zhejiang province, violators are assessed a fine of 20 percent of the parents' salary paid over 5 years. According to new Guizhou provincial family planning regulations published in July, families who exceed birth quotas are to be fined two to five times the per capita annual income of residents of their local area. The regulations also stipulate that government employees in Guizhou who have too many children face the loss of their jobs. In many provinces, penalties for excess births in an area also can be levied against local officials and the mother's work unit, thus creating multiple sources of pressure. In Guizhou, for example, regulations state that officia ...
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