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  • Old Testament: Why God Not Gods?

    Why God not gods? The great prophets of the Old Testament are particular lucid and ironical in exposing the intrinsic illogicality of idolatry. And everybody, reasonable or exaggerate from the Hebrew to the Greek Iconoclasts, and from the Moslem Caliphs to the English Roundheads , has always applied, rightly or wrongly, what I may call this a joke of the Old Testament; that mere idolatry is idiotic in itself. Why is idolatry wrong? Above all, why is idolatry funny? The Hebrew Prophet saw the…

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  • The Crusades And The Spanish Inquisition: An Analysis

    Ever since the advent of religion, there has seemed to be strife among competing religious groups. Many groups want to impose their vision of religion upon the world and please their version of God. Entire wars were fought over religious domination, the most infamous of which being the Crusades. It was not until the great American experiment that the concept of pluralism and religious tolerance was implemented legally in a nation. The Founding Fathers seemed to settle the debate, but today,…

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  • Al-Afghani Philosophy

    There are many different ways and theories that concern themselves with the practice and application of Islamic ideas. Albert Hourani comments on the complex relationships that exist between different schools of thought found in Islam, and the rising ideal of nationalism spreading throughout the world. This blend of nationalism and religious ideology coincides with the late 19th century teachings of Jamal ad-Din al-Afghani. Al-Afghani argued that Islamic civilizations needed to unify under a…

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  • 19th Century: Relationship Between Religion And Politics

    The relationship between religion and politics has displayed itself through the process of the presence of humanity and religion has caused deep rooted changes in the structure of politics since it appeared and so has politics affected the religion regarding its change and transformation. The relationship between religion and politics has been related to humanity individually, socially, and in terms of class-division and has been deeply affected their lives. Political Islam has been formed in…

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  • Summary Of Islam By Fatima Mernissi

    throughout history. In which, she deals with the issue of women and sovereignty in Islam. The book introduces various stories of women throughout the Islamic history, Mernissi argues: Despite decrees from Mecca, opposition from the caliphs, and the opportunism of political men, 15 Muslim women sovereigns ascended the thrones of Muslim states between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries, holding all the official insignia of sovereignty…and seven others were Islamic rulers in…

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  • Misconception Of Osama Bin Laden's Five Pillars Of Islam

    The West appears to have a misconception of Islamic law surround the concept of holy war or jihad to conflict owing to the extended flawed appropriation by Osama bin Laden on Islamic belief to justify his group’s terrorist exploits against unbelievers. Violence is also, paradoxically, advocated in the Qur’an and Old Testament or Hebrew Scriptures, and yet the two latter’s’ passages on combat and conduct of war are overlooked unlike its former religious succession. Jihad (to strive or struggle)…

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  • The Importance Of Islam In Islam

    Islam is one of the fastest growing religions and extends over many different regions. The Arabic term “Islam” means submission to Allah, which is the Arabic word for God. This is the basis of the Islamic faith, and it drives Muslims to strive to live a life that is in complete submission to Allah. Islam was founded by Muhammad (AD 570-632) in modern day Saudi Arabia. Muslims believe that Muhammad received a message from the angel Gabriel and was commanded to write down the words of Allah. These…

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  • Muslim Invasion Of North Africa Essay

    Arabs defeated both and took control suppressing both squabbling parties. After a few months, the Arabs were able to displace the Visigoths from their capital at Toledo. The Arabs were able to control the capital, and the governors appointed by the Caliph in Damascus started ruling Spain, they spread northwards to Gaul where they experienced resistance and halted in a town near Poitiers in 732. The conquest of the Nile to the Atlantic was a great achievement for the Arab empire. The Persian…

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  • Dome Of The Rock Essay

    As a demonstration of power, Caliph ‘Abd al-Malik commissioned the building in 688 in order to challenge the magnificent churches in Jerusalem by building a great monument there (Armstrong 237). ‘Abd al-Malik declared that Christian buildings in Jerusalem, such as the Dome of the Anastasis…

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  • Ibn Khaldoun On The Nature Of The Bedouins '

    It is also known that all the four Caliphs did not interfere in the any other religion and they followed god’s word in Quran “everyone has his own religion”. In other words, Omar agreed to allow the Christians to keep practicing their faith with several conditions. Muslims claim that this…

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