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  • The Mongol Army

    The impact the Mongol army had on the Middle East Throughout history many civilizations have risen and fallen, from the Macedonian Empire lead by Alexander the Great to the Roman Empire that rose under the rule of Augustus. These great empires have conquered weaker civilizations to incorporate into their own or to destroy potential threats. In either scenario, these civilizations/religions have been changed for the remainder of their history. The period from the 8th century to the 13th century…

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  • Importance Of Knowledge In Islam

    The importance of knowledge in the Islamic world was intrinsic to its culture. For, the Prophet Muhammad had repeatedly stressed on the importance of knowledge and learning: “Acquire knowledge, it enables its possessor to distinguish right from wrong; it lights the way to heaven. It is our friend in the desert, our company in solitude and companion when friendless. It guides us to happiness, it sustains us in misery, it is an ornament amongst friends and an armour against enemies.” Several…

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  • How Did Muhammad Contribute To The Rise Of Islam

    During the time before Islam was established two empires were ruling the region, the Byzantine Empire and the Persian Empire. At this point in time the Arabs of the region were not united into one entity so were not strong enough to fight off the empires controlling them. Muhammad was the founder of the Islamic faith and to the people of Islam, he was their prophet. Muhammad began his life born into a merchant family and grew up to become a caravan manager. At one point in his life point he…

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  • Hadith Mawda Influences

    each of these individual sermons are not validated due to their unidentifiable “chain of transmission” (al-Haidari, n.d.). It’s just not possible in some cases. For example, in India, Hadith are considered very important. Bhatty brings up an excellent point, however. Some of the situations in the Hadith relate directly to situations that took place in India “with which the Prophet just could not have been acquainted” and therefore have subsequently been deemed untrue (Bhatty, 1994). This,…

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  • Analysis Of Destiny Disrupted By Tamim Ansary

    The “Muslim World” is a region, rocked by conflict, with a complex history. The boundaries of said Muslim World are ambiguously defined and it is shrouded in numerous preconceived notions by different cultures. Destiny Disrupted by Tamim Ansary is account of the Islamic World through Islamic eyes. Ansary takes the reader through the progression of Islam which is a faith that has both spiritual and political aspects. Although Ansary focuses mainly on the political progression of the Muslim state,…

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  • The Seljuk Turks In Ancient Greece

    Prompt A1: The Seljuk Turks were an Islamic tribe in Persia during the early eleventh century that began to expand westward. In 1071 CE, at the Battle of Manzikert, the Byzantine army battled the Seljuk Turks. Romanus IV, the emperor of the Byzantine Empire, was killed and his army obliterated. The Turks expanded their empire into Anatolia, Syria, Jerusalem, and throughout the Holy Land. Turkish zealots prevented Christian pilgrims from visiting Jerusalem and other places Christians…

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  • Acceptance In In The Wrath And The Dawn

    You have done something bad at least once in your life, and so have I. It could’ve hurt others or yourself, but now think about what got you past the event? I will take a guess that it was forgiveness, acceptance, and understanding. Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan, kills a new wife every dawn. One of these unfortunate women is Shiva, Shahrzad's best friend. Shahrzad vows to avenge her best friend's death and stop Khalid from stealing another girl's life away from her. As the story goes on Khalid…

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  • ISIS Compare And Contrast Essay

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has a structure quite similar to the old Ottoman Empire, in that the Ottomans and ISIS both have its caliphate foundation. In another example, the Ottoman Empire started to grow when the Western powers began to decline. The modern day ISIS also grows larger and stronger, and though their power may not grow as much as the Ottomans did, the Eastern identity increased when the Western powers ever so slightly lagged to enforce power. Furthermore, a key…

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  • Middle East Patriarchy Analysis

    The post classical period of 600 CE to 1450 CE was characterized by the spread of the world’s three universal religions, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam, which was a result of trading contacts, missionary activity, and military conquest. These characteristics impacted many regions, but one specifically being the Middle East. During this period, the Middle East experienced a change including the separation of Muslims into two branches while still continuing to follow patriarchy throughout both…

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  • Role Of Catholic Church In Medieval Life

    What was the role of the Catholic Church and religion in medieval life? Which institutions and events were the most significant? Why? The Catholic Church and religion dominated the lives of people of the medieval period because they had staunch believe that God, heaven and Hell all existed staunch. In the medieval age, the fall of Rome resulted in the church growth in power as they took the role of leadership and the distribution of food to the needed. The church was largely a spiritual…

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