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  • An Analysis Of The Fight Against Daesh

    In 2014 a group of Jihadist militants announced a worldwide caliphate. These Sunni Islamic fundamentalists goal was to create an Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Originally they were referred to as ISIL but the name currently adopted by the organisation is ISIS. However many of the governments of the western world have taken to referring to ISIS as Daesh as an attempt to degrade and undermine them. This essay will attempt to follow this trend, but will use the two names interchangeably. Since…

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  • Figurative Images In Islamic Architecture

    Islam spread throughout North Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia rapidly after it was founded. Due to Islam discouraging the use of figurative images in religious contexts, pushing Islamic artists to create and develop a rich decoration style of non-figural images, consisting of such ornament that make a hallmark of Islamic work. Islamic decoration includes complex geometric patterns, calligraphy and scrolling vines better known as arabesques. Islam has affected Islamic architecture…

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  • Pope's Speech On The Crusades

    The two sources I have chosen are Fulcher of Chartres’ account of Pope Urban II’s speech at the Council of Clermont in 1095, calling the Christians to crusade, and an extract from Arab politician and chronicler Ibn-al-Qalanisi’s account of the First Crusade, describing the behaviour of the Franks as they seize a town from the Muslims. Fulcher of Chartres was trained as a priest and was appointed as chaplain to Baldwin of Boulogne in 1097 after leaving for crusade in 1096 with the entourage of…

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  • Law Of Desire Analysis

    Despite their superficial, similarities prostitution and temporary marriage vary greatly in their core beliefs, a fact Shahla Haeri conveys quite well in her book Law of Desire: Temporary Marriage in Shi’i Iran. Haeri analyzes mut’a, or temporary marriage, in an attempt to understand and clear up any misconceptions surrounding this highly tabooed issue. Through her analysis, she reveals some interesting aspects of Iranian society, the country where mut’a marriage is most heavily practiced. She…

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  • Five Stages Of Growth And Decline Of Umran In Ibn Khaldun

    become Muslims1.However, the concept of mawali and the contract were thrown out altogether once the Abbasids came to power and this was the major difference between Abbasids and Umayyads. This also created a surge in the number of soldiers serving the Caliph as non-Arabs joined the army from a multitude of different areas and gave the Abbasid Caliphate a good initial army. The new sense of equality among all Muslims under the Abbasid Empire meant that the soldiers could fight for something far…

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  • Difference Between Islam And Sikhism

    Goode 2 THROUGH THE LENSE OF PROTHERO AND SMITH: ISLAM AND SIKHISM Myka Goode Religion 212: World Religion Dr. Rachel Brown December 8, 2017 THROUGH THE LENSE OF PROTHERO AND SMITH: ISLAM AND SIKHISM Essentially the Same and Fundamentally Different This research is meant to be a comparative essay between two religions, Islam and Sikhism. The religions are dissected to showcase that while there may be some differences, specifically the origin of the religion or how…

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  • ISIS Research Papers

    ISIS- Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, once called the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham, is a group of men, women, and children whom believe they are trying to change the world to a better place and change the political geography. They have been compared to Al-Qaeda also, but in reality they are much worse and much more destructive than Al-Qaeda ever was. ISIS has taken Al-Qaeda’s beliefs and amplified them to a radicalism. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is the man responsible for starting Isis. In…

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  • The Rise Of Crypto-Judaism

    Two courses of action, it was argued, were required. First, crypto-Judaism could only be overcome by the introduction of an Inquisition; second, Jewish influence over the conversos could only be overcome by their expulsion. These ideas, adumbrated in works such as Alonso de Espina's Fortalitium Fidei, continued to gain ground, and on 27 September 1480 the Catholic Monarchs appointed Inquisitors in Castile who began their work in Seville shortly after (1481). Conversos, often subjected to torture…

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  • Challenges Of Prophet Islam

    All praise to Allah for His guidance towards straight path. He is the only One who gives protection and guides to the believers. Peace and blessing to Prophet Muhammad as a Messenger of Allah, a compassionate, saviour and guider to right path. He is an icon for human race to emulate. Ever since the advent of Islam to this world, Islam faced many challenges from its foes, that is, the disbelievers. The disbelievers want to extinguish Islam and its foundation from this world. However, Allah will…

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