Ali Selim

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  • The Love Story In Weaver's A Gravestone Made Of Wheat

    Gravestone Made of Wheat”, Weaver focuses on the love story of Inge and Olaf. Ali Selim’s film, Sweetland, also focuses on the message of short story, maybe even more so the love that Inga and Olaf share. They both cover the same story of a woman who comes to America from Germany, for freedom and to marry someone she has never met. The man and woman struggle with finding someone to grant her citizenship, since the war just ended and she is of German nationality. Ultimately she never gets citizenship, never marries Olaf, but even though the church never married them, they feel married in their hearts, and for them that is enough. Typically when directors change important details in movies it may compromise the message, but the way Selim changes details really helps emphasize the main message of the short story. Weaver also makes great choices in the way he writes to portray how Olaf feels about Inge, so both the story and the movie work for the same message, love conquers all. The movie does an outstanding job…

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  • Pre-Islam And Al-Jahiliyah Age After Islam

    The overarching term or the notion of pre-Islam "Jahiliyah" which some researchers preferred , despite the claims of justification they offered; only deals with determining the temporal dimension of the-mostly-religious standpoints about pre-Islamic era and cannot (To a certain extent) alternatively be done from the scientific or social standpoints . This does not include another indications that Arabs lived in a complete intellectual dimness with no moralities before Islam nor does it indicate…

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  • Rise Of The Islamic Empire

    THE RISE OF AN ISLAMIC EMPIRE FROM THE 6TH TO THE 13TH CENTURIES. James Q. Shelton History 101 11/15/2016 During the rise of the Islamic Empire from the 6th to the 13th centuries, Islam changed political, social, and cultural conditions. The intentions of this essay are to inform readers of the rise of the Islamic Empire. The begin of Islam is set apart in the year 610, after the principal disclosure to the prophet Muhammad at 40 years old. Muhammad and his devotees spread the lessons…

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  • Abu Bakr's Major Accomplishments

    As mentioned in lecture, Muhammad was more than just a prophet. He was also political, social, spiritual, and 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…

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  • The Shi 'A Ismaʿili Da' Wat In Khuras Book Analysis

    This chapter, except for the section on the Hazaras in the early Ismaili literature, has already been published under the title of ‘The Shi‘a Ismaʿili Da‘wat in Khurasan: From Its Early Beginning to the Ghaznawid Era’, at the Journal of Shʿia Islamic Studies, 2015, Vol. VIII, No. 1, pp. 37-59. In several qaṣīdas of his dīwān (1956), Farrukhī praises Sulṭān Maḥmūd Ghaznawī as the King of Zāwulistān. For further details see, Baiza, Y. (2014) The Hazaras of Afghanistan and their Shiʿa…

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  • I Love In Islam Narrative Essay

    in her science lab. This was confirmed by one the boys who swore that he saw her from the lab’s window. I could not verify his account but the roamers continued about her and how she was flirtatious with the other visiting fathers to the school. I was fascinated by the amount of attention she received and how her beauty swayed the boy and the men alike. She became the object of my obsession of how to attract attention by being an eye candy. I wanted to be like ‘Aasha and I started taking care of…

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  • Hagiographic Story Of Aziz Al Saksawiyya

    The primary hagiographic story of ‘Aziz al Saksawiyya is the one found in the hagiographic work entitled Uns al-Faqir Wa izz al Hakir (the Intimacy of the Sufi and the greatness of the Denigrated) by the Sufi jurist ‘Abd al-Aziz ibn al-khatib who is known by the name of ibn Qunfudh (14th century). As we saw before this hagiographic record is a compilation of saints, Sufis and holy people belonging to Morocco and other Maghrebian countries. It includes only saints who were disciples of the axial…

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  • Symbolism Of Helen In The Road To Mecca

    The symbolism of Mecca for Helen In the play (The road to Mecca by Athol Furgard faber and faber edition) In the play “The road to Mecca” by Athol Furgard is a character named Helen, also known as Miss Helen. In the play she creates her own Mecca in her yard. Mecca is a city in Saudi Arabia and it is a holy city to followers of Islam. People take this religious journey to deepen their experience with God. In this case Helen takes a spiritual journey and she does not physically go to Saudi…

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  • What´s The Fatimid Caliphate?

    The Fatimid Caliphate (ad-Dawlah al-Fāṭimiyya) was an Ismaili Shia Caliphate, it lasted from the year 909 to the year 1171 and eventually fell when its last Caliph (Al Athid or Abū Muḥammad ʿAbd Allāh ibn Yūsuf ibn al-Ḥāfiẓ) died, making place for the Ayyubid Sultanate of Egypt and Syria under Saladin. The Fatimid Caliphate was the only Shi’a Caliphate, it was tied to the Ismaili branch of Shi’a Islam, the belief is centered around Isma’il, the son of Ja’Far As-Sadid, the sixth Imam and seventh…

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  • Analysis Of The Beloved

    the imam), ṭahāra (purification), ṣalāt (prayer), zakāt (almsgiving), ṣawm (fasting), ḥajj (pilgrimage) and jihād (striving in God’s way). Walāya is the best among them, because through it and through the one to whom allegiance should be paid, the knowledge of the other pillars is reached.” The importance of love for Imam Aly (AS) and by extension, all rightful successors of Imam Aly (AS), the pure Imams, can be seen from the following Ḥadīth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAAS): “None but a…

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