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    Even thirty years after the Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE), the same theme of human corruption is still being documented. Similar to the SPE, the roles of superior and inferior are central to the various acts of torture inflicted on detainees in Abu Ghraib. For instance, the people…

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    As Marianne Szegedy-Maszak states in “The Abu Ghraib Prison Scandal: Sources of Sadism,” everyone has the potential to be a torturer (Szegedy-Maszak 76). According to Szegedy-Maszak, the “unconscionable acts” committed at Abu Ghraib were likely caused by “the anxiety and helplessness” of their living conditions in Iraq (76). In attempt to investigate the motives behind sadistic acts in situations similar to the Abu Ghraib Prison Scandal, Philip G. Zimbardo, author of “The Stanford Prison…

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    they were surprised by their savagery, and started crying. The boys burned down the island, thus completely succumbing to savagery and losing their rationality, however they were still emotional when they finally came to their senses. Likewise, the Abu Ghraib prison guards were emotional when they were finally caught for their savage behavior and lack of reasoning in handling the…

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    religious leader. Of course after his death in 632, there was no prophet who could succeed him. The Sunnis believed that Abu Bakr, also known as Abdullah ibn Abi Quhafa, deserved to be his successor, while the Shi’ites believed that Ali ibn Abi Talib deserved this role. According to the reading, Muhammad’s trusted counselors believed that Abu Bakr deserved to be the leader. Abu Bakr led the prayers in the mosque and supervised the assemblies of Muslims during the last days of the prophet’s life.…

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    courage, and wisdom, Abu was a great candidate. His knowledge of the genealogical histories of bedouin tribes helped him determine which might agree to alliance, and which could be turned against each other. To the Sunni, Abu was optimal over Ali because they felt the more capable successor was to be chosen, and Ali may have been unable undertake such responsibility. In the period of initial chaos and fighting caused by the succession dispute, the Sunni won out and Abu Bakr became caliph from…

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    his time the Quran was being preserved by memorization, and it was being written on stones, bark, bones, leaves etc also. It was completely written in his lifetime but was not compiled. Compilation in reign of Abu Bakr Siddique (R.A): After the death of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (R.A) became the first caliph and he worked for the preservation of the Holy Quran. There were a lot of Holy Prophet’s companions who…

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    to ninety percent of them are Sunnis. Sunnis believe that the rightful successor to Muhammad is Abu Bakr. Since none of Muhammad’s sons survived into adulthood, genetic male succession was not a viable option. So Umar ibn al-Khattab, a well-known friend of Muhammad’s nominated Abu Bakr. The Muslim community gave their support and he was elected the first caliph. The first four caliphs are: •Abu Bakr. •Umar…

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    Ibn Hisham Influence

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    when Abbas said he gave Abu Sufyan his safe-conduct, Omar tries to influence the prophet to not give him safe-conduct. However, when Abbas tells Muhammad “No whispering tonight! If this man was thy kindred thou wouldst not be so diligent to slay him”, the prophet gave the safe-conduct to Abu Sufyan (Ibn Hisham 120). The next day when Abbas brought him before the prophet, and Abu Sufyan confesses his faith in Islam. This part of the story can be very controversial. Did Abu Sufyan convert to Islam…

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    Essay On Islam Factions

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    The Islam factions are rooted in disagreements. The long standing debate was about who should be named successor after the death of the prophet Muhammad. Both factions wanted someone they could trust that would carry out the prophet’s customs and teachings. The Muslims could not come to an agreement so that is what caused the spilt. Because of the split, it caused a lot of different views on religion and political issues. These factions are mostly in the Eastern part of the world. These two…

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    Shi Ite Faction

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    Many people did not agree with not having Muhammad to lead their religion, because he was the last person that was a messenger from god they thought no one could not replace him. After the death of Abu Bakr they had to pick another prophet which started the Muslim Civil war. The Muslim Civil was a huge disagreement between the Shi'ite faction and the Sunni faction over who should heir after Muhammed. Many thought that Ali should be the next heir to…

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