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    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 Imam, they are a Shi’a minority group. The distinction lies in the succession among the Imams, majority of Shi’a believe the succession of Ja’Far As Sadid went to Musa as Isma’il was stripped from succession due to being found in state of intoxication,…

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    The Fatimid caliphs-imams developed the daʿwa into a highly organized system and disciplined school, in which the term dāʿī also referred to a specific rank in the Fatimid religious hierarchy. However, prior to the Fatimid caliphate, the term dāʿī was equally applicable to those who summoned people towards the Ismaili imams of the time. The ʿAbbāsids also used the term daʿwa and dāʿī during the Umayyad period, although they never developed a daʿwa system in the same way as the Fatimid…

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    Essay On Umar

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    Midterm Exam 1. What were the major cultural, political and theological decisions Caliph Umar (634-644) made? Umar ibn al-Khattab or known merely as Umar was the second caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate of Islam. Umar was one of the most influential Islamic figures at the time and a close companion of Prophet Muhammad himself. During his reign, Umar upheld many of the values that the community had held dearly, and the regulation of the Islamic Calendar would enforce this ideology. The…

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    The Arabian Nights allows the reader to get a glimpse of Islamic civilization. One can find a deeper understanding of Islamic society and the values they hold dear. Values such as faith and wisdom are crucial to their civilization. It would not be an exaggeration to state that the Islamic society is based around faith and wisdom. These two values Faith and Wisdom are constantly presented throughout the stories in The Arabian Nights. Analyzing the values in The Arabian Nights can also be seen as…

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    lethal than the Islamic state (Alvi). The types of attacks include suicide bombings by children, shooting people on the streets, and even bombing mosques. The goals of Boko Haram quickly turned much more extreme than the preliminary ones implemented by Yusef. Some included destabilizing the government, getting rid of western influence, and reestablishing an Islamic caliphate in the northern Nigeria (O 'Neil 774). There are many individual motivations that could explain the extreme actions of…

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    Since the beginning of Islam in 622, Muhammed created the religion that would grow and flourish into the most successful and powerful empire in its era. Throughout history, historians have witnessed the rise of many powerful and brutal other empires including the Byzantines and the Romans, none of which are comparable to the extent of the Islamic Empire. Muhammed established an empire that never crumbled to pieces like the Byzantines and Romans did, given that the Islamic empire still thrives…

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    Walt states that revolutions exhibit a number of common features. First, a states administrative and coercive capacity must be in a weakened by a combination of internal and external challenges for revolutions to be possible. Key international and intra-national events created permissive conditions favorable for jihadism to develop and flourish. Several key decisive events illustrate this first point. The end of the Ottoman Empire and enactment of the Sykes-Picot agreement broke the empire into…

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    Umar Al-Baghdadi Group

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    ISI’s leader would become Abu Umar al-Baghdadi and the group had every intention of taking control of the state when coalition forces would eventually withdrawl. These moves were going to be the first steps and intial process of starting a caliphate in the middle east. From 2006-2011, the group suffered signifigant lose due to a combination of lack of local support, US crackdown, capturing of 8,000 members. Even local Sunnis, would carry out attacks on the group assianating members and…

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    “Terrorism threat assessment must consider the degree of uncertainty associated with estimates of capability and intent. Terrorist intends to exploit weaknesses and vulnerabilities by adapting capabilities quickly.” (Transportation Systems Sector Specific Plan, 2010, p.38). Does ISIS post a threat to the U.S. homeland? By every measure “ISIL poses a direct and significant threat to the U.S., and proposes to be the new ideological leader. The group uses terrorist and insurgency tactics…

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    ISIS Tactics

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    As the international fight endures against Islamic extremists who are pursuing a campaign to establish a caliphate in Syria and Iraq, the debate to know how to call the group continues. The world would have to call them the “Islamic State” in respect of the caliphate they have avowed, if it were up to them. The US Governments and the British are using the ISIL acronym, whereas the name ISIS is more frequently seen. In addition to the confusion, the French said they would use the Arabic-derived…

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