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    Structure and language Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s novel, Infidel is an autobiography focusing on her struggles as a Muslim woman. It starts of by a detailed recollection of her childhood and life in Somalia leading to her movement to America. Ayaan’s novel focuses on her inner struggle with Religion and human value, which she later on figures out. Ayaan’s profound awakening happens when she moves to the Netherlands where she later on obtains a degree in political science. The structure and language of Infidel elaborates on the idea of Islam and Islamic culture being the opposite of what it stands for, as peaceful and coequal, through the author’s descriptiveness, blunt honesty, and her choice of point of view. The novel is very descriptive…

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    Strength With Motivation

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    Turning suffering to strength with motivation Many people have become activists because of past tribulations they’ve faced personally or are still experiencing. One issue that has led to their activism is abuse or mockery (in the form of racism) ;others have been targeted because of their background, ethnicity and/or gender. Activists like Malala Yousafzai, Ruby Bridges and Ayaan Ali Hirsi both suffered either because of racism or privileges lost due to their gender but the outcome of their…

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    Infidel Infidel, a person who does not believe in religion or who adheres to a religion other than one’s own. The autobiography Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, is a book which tells her story of what is was like for her to grow up as a muslim women. She states her purpose with pathos, The autobiography has so much emotions going on in it. She shows what a harsh life she had and it really shows how many muslim women are treated. She uses ethos with her credibility with her personal facts and what…

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    Honor Diaries Analysis

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    Honor Diaries is a documentary film produced by Paula Kweskin in 2013. The film focuses on Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Dr. Qanta Ahmed, Nazie Eftekhari, Manda Zand Ervin, Fahima Hashim, Zainab Khan, Raheel Raza, Jasvinder Sanghera, Raquel Saraswati, and Juliana Taimoorazy. The nine women are all women’s rights activists who have witness cruelty within the Muslim world. The women in the documentary each tell a story about what happened to them and what made them be an activist. The…

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    Infidel: My Life by Ayaan Hirsi Ali and how it changed my view on the treatment and freedoms of women in other countries, specifically those living under the laws of the Qur’an. The Qur’an is an Islamic sacred book, which is believed, by followers, to be the word of God. Muhammad is said to be the prophet to which the archangel Gabriel recited the word of God, which became the Qur’an. It dictates all aspects of their life from daily activities, to politics and religion. Under the Qur’an women…

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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