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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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  • 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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  • Sharia In Islam

    Sharia is the law of Islam and it is Islam’s legal system which is derived from both the Holy Quran which is the Islam’s central text, the Sunnah (the practice and teachings of the prophet Muhammad) and also from the fatwas which are the rulings of the Islamic scholars. Sharia is an Arabic word which means: “The clear, well-trodden path to water.” Sharia law acts as a code for living that all Muslims should adhere to, including prayers, fasting and donation to poor. It aims to help Muslims…

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  • Greek Americans In Mathematics

    Al-Uqlidisi also confirms the general societal perception of Greek superiority over the Indians in mathematics when explaining the use of paper instead of the dust board. He says, 'we may hide it [Indian method] also by means [paper], so that one who sees him that computes with it does not know that it is Hindi, but thinks that it is Rumi '. Here he suggests that the utilization of paper would allow the general people to calculate by writing, similarly to the dust board, but would look neater,…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Yemeni Culture

    The Yemeni Culture The first time I went to Yemen, was when I was 15 years old. Living in America my whole life, Yemen was a new world to me. Even though it was my first time there, I felt at home, like its where I belong. But the kids there didn’t agree with me because I was a little different to them. I was American. I was American raised. I was compared to that one spoiled brat from school, even though I wasn’t any different from them, they still resented me. My first week was hard. I was…

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  • The Tibyan Analysis

    Abd Allah B. Buluggin memoir the Tibyan gives a historical account of the Iberian Peninsula under Islamic rule. During the Islamic era considerable amount of text produced about the land and history was destroyed or lost. Therefore making the Tibyan one of the best account of history of that era, it covers the history following the Ibn Hayyan’s era, events and developments from the 5th/11th century, in addition it gives perspectives of a Taifa prince and a Berber prince. Nonetheless, the Tibyan…

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