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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Zoroastrianism

    Final Examination 1. Describe the principle concepts which Zoroastrianism is credited with contributing to Western Religions Zoroastrianism was founded by a prophet Zoroaster who had a vision by high god Ahura Mazda, and reflects an outgoing, universal battle of Ahura Mazda, the good god, and Angra Mainyu, the evil spirit, between the truth and lie while human beings must decide which side they want to choose. Zoroastrianism contributes to Western Religions with eschatology, resurrection, and…

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  • ISIS: A Jihadist Group Analysis

    insurgency throughout the 2000’s, it is also well armed and financed mainly from oil refineries it controls (Shirlow). ISIS also has the objective of creating their own Caliphate, which is an Islamic form of government under the leadership of a caliph. A caliph is a religious and political leader. They also want to control their own land and establish borders in the areas of Iraq and Syria, using force and…

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  • The Importance Of Greed In America

    Greed is a concept conceived by man in his attempt to gain more power. Our Greed for power is the main reason we inhabit other lands. Man who thought they were superior, hence Nationalism, sought out to invade countries to gain control of their economic, society, culture, and basically everything the country had to offer (Simon). “By greed I mean the attempt of those who have plenty to get more, not the attempts for the rest of us to survive or lead a decent life. Look at the Walton’s of…

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  • The Crusades Decline

    The Crusades were a series of religious conquests that the Pope influenced. The objective of these wars were to capture Jerusalem, the site of the Christian holy land. Overall though the Crusades were a waste of resources and the Christians only managed to capture Jerusalem for a short period of time. But the only thing they did build on was the effect it had on Europe after it ended. Even though the Crusades ultimately failed at taking over Jerusalem, they succeeded at bringing about socio…

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  • Suleiman I's Greatest Accomplishments

    to all, of the Muslim world. Prior to this achievement, he had also been greatly victorious, conquering the Safavids, after years of conflict, in 1514, as well as Syria and Palestine in 1516. 1520. Suleiman I, one of the most memorable Ottoman caliphs, takes over from his father. ‘The Magnificent’, as he was called, was a poet, and widely supported the arts, flourishing culture, and architecture. Working in the arts, and craftsmanship, became payable careers, and more accepted than before, as…

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  • Interpretation Of God In Thomas Hobbes Leviathan

    Thomas Hobbes has been recognized as an influential thinker who , broke the tides of traditional divine political theology, and put in place the foundations for a more secular form of political philosophy. At the time were religious pretexts were paramount to the progression of society, Hobbes’s Leviathan portrayed men as creatures whose main concern was the pursuit of self preservation . Though almost half of Leviathan is dedicated to the theological explanation of God, some may argue Gods…

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  • A Thousand And One Night Summary

    More than Genies and Spirits: The presence of Feminist Characters in old Arab Stories In her book titled The Hidden Face of Eve, Naawal El Saadawi an Egyptian writer writes that “Woman is at her best and most powerful when she takes on the form of a genie or spirit in A Thousand and One Nights. Men fall victims to her beauty and her spells and go through suffering and even torture to gain her favour.” (, P. 162) In this passage, El Saadawi expresses an opinion that is very popular within the…

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  • Kitab Al-Kindi Universalism

    contributions in this case that count, and that al-Kindi appreciates. Taking into consideration his stance on Greek philosophers, he was highly in favor of, but due to religious beliefs he could not fully support if he wanted to garner support from the caliphs. He returns to the same subject emboldened when saying “We must not be ashamed to admire the truth or to acquire it, from wherever it comes. Even if it should come from far-flung nations and foreign peoples, there is for the student of…

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  • Portugal Before The Reconquista Analysis

    before the Caliph Mahdi offers a view into Christian-Islamic relation before a time of tension. Timothy notes, “he is a loveable man, and loves also learning when he finds it in other people, and on this account he directed against me the weight of his objections, whenever necessary. He began to address me and converse with me not in a harsh and haughty tone, since harshness and haughtiness are remote from his soul, but in a sweet and benevolent way” (231). Timothy presents the Abbasid caliph…

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  • Tawhid Paradigm Analysis

    1- what does Wadud mean by “Tawhid Paradigm”? How does this contribute to a gender-inclusive interpretation of the Quran? The “Tawhid Paradigm,” as Wadud describes is the model of which God (Allah) is above the “I” and “Thou,” that there is no God but God, and that all subjects are equal and on one line. Also, Wadud explains that men are equal to women and no one should be above the other. Everybody is equally anonymous to take action. Since both men and women are in equal distance to God,…

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