Religion: The Role Of Religion In Middle Eastern Politics

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The role of religion in politics is attached to the structure of the Middle East. The role of religion in politics comes from the the history of the region and religions that involve that region. Historically, religion and tradition both had the biggest impact on the formation of the government systems of the Middle East. The religion that shaped the Middle Easter and its societies the most was Islam. The Islamic world was and is the religion that has left a mark in world history. Islam spread the fastest after the death of the Prophet Muhammad in 632 C.E..The territories that the Islamic empire ever had started from North Africa and ended around South Asia. Around the time when the west is told to pass from its Dark Ages, Islamic civilizations grew and contributed to many of the workings of which we still use today. The contributions included philosophy, mathematics, medicine and other sciences along with architecture, and art. Today, Islam is the second largest of the world's religions, encompassing “one-fifth of the world's population” where the 1.2 billion Muslims live in 56 Muslim countries. (Esposito, 2017) …show more content…
It is apparent that the Middle East region is probably the biggest/largest region that is involved in politics-religion-war.(Lust,2014) To understand the war we need to look at the relations with Muslims and Jews, Muslims and Christians, and differences among Muslims. The Muslim-Jewish relations is possible to group the differences between Muslims and Jews under several titles: geopolitical, ethnic and religious. The Jews in believe that Middle East lands, including those they are living on now, were given to them by Jehovah and need to be recovered from others. On the other hand, the Arabs also have no intention of sharing their land with the

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