Fatimid Caliphate

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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 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 Shi 'A Ismaʿili Da' Wat In Khuras Book Analysis

    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

    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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  • Rise Of Boko Haram In Nigeria

    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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  • Umar Al-Baghdadi Group

    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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  • Influence Of The Great Arab Conquests: How The Spread Of Islam

    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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  • Under The Prophet's Banner Chapter Summary

    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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  • Faith And Wisdom In The Arabian Nights

    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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  • Lighting In Iran

    Light is considered a key concept in Islamic culture, therefore, in Islamic art; a special place has been dedicated to it (Mahdavinejad, 2003: p. 30). Study the main sources in the field of Islamic Architecture of Iran, especially the available resources in the field of Iranian Islamic identity, in its general sense emphasize on the concepts, that light is one of the most important (Mahdavinejad et al., 2011). Light as a factor that makes the act of perception, has a central role in the visual…

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  • The Ottoman Empire: The Rise Of The Ottoman Empire

    The Ottoman Empire, was an empire created by some Turkish Tribes at the end of the 13th Century, in the North-Western Anatolia. The Ottomans were known as warriors for the faith of Islam, who were inspired and sustained by Islam and Islamic Institutions. The Ottomans most successful period was between the 16th and 17th centuries. During this period, the Ottoman Empire expanded out over three continents. This covers what we know today as Turkey, Egypt, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia,…

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