John Allen Muhammad

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  • Sassanid And Byzantine Empire Compare And Contrast

    Empire and Sassanid Empire. The Byzantine Empire controlled over Egypt and a piece of the Mediterranean coastline. Sassanid Empire ruled over Persia. Persia was a great cultural center and influenced Judaism, Christianity, and Zoroastrianism. In 613 Muhammad was preaching his faith. He focused on three themes:Allah was the God, the rich shouldn’t share with the poor, and that men would have a final judgement before Allah. Muslims call Muhammad’s flight from Mecca the hegira and in their calendar…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis On The Doha Debate

    The house of a debate on The Doha Debate show believed that “The War on Terror has become a War on Islam.” Anas ALtikriti and Dr. Mustafa were with the motion; Faisal Abdul Rauf and Ramzi Khouri were against the motion. What compelled me to write this analysis is Anas Altikriti, founder of Muslim Association of Britain, and his usage of rhetoric to drive his appeal to ethos and pathos. Anas started with a nice introduction that restated what the house believes and how complex the issue is.…

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  • Edward Said The World Of Islam Analysis

    mobs, or as hook-nosed, lecherous sadist (p. 5). Historical Context: Muhammad, a trader from Mecca, spent six months in meditation when he received a vision from the Angel Gabriel commanding him to spread the word of God, Allah, in 610 AD. At the age of 40, Muhammad began preaching Islam and began to collect a mass following; however, later Muhammad and his followers began a pilgrimage to the Ka’ba. After the death of Muhammad, the Islamic practices have still continued as rapidly as before. …

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  • Gender And The Question Of Veiling Analysis

    This week Ernst takes on the topic of gender and Islam in his chapter “Gender and the Question of Veiling”. I was interested to learn that “hijab” is not defined in the Quran as many assume. Many assume that the “hijab” is just a scarf that covers a Muslim women’s head, but it actually refers to covering. Hijab is a form of covering for the intent of modesty. The hijab is first mentioned to only include the Prophet’s wives and Ernst includes a translation of the following Quranic verse, “When…

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  • Civil Disobedience Examples

    Malcom X, an American Muslim Minister and rights activist, once said that “You are not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you cannot face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.” He is speaking of a term called civil disobedience, the active refusal to obey certain laws, demands, and commands of the government, or of an occupying international power. Civil disobedience is used by influential “rebels” all over the world and throughout history. Many people have different opinions…

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  • Tenth Parallel Analysis

    Tenth Parallel are on the brink of a fight as tensions grow over land, food, oil, and water. 3. The author states that “Christianity and Islam share a fifteen-hundred year old history in Africa”. This history, she explains, starts off in 615 when Muhammad sent a total of 83 people, men and women, consisting of his family and his followers, to find refuge in Abyssinia. Around 642, the first Muslim armies…

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  • The Five Pillars Of Islam

    Islam, you must follow all five pillars. The first pillar is shahada, or faith. To be a faithful Muslim, you must confess your faith. The profession of faith goes like this,” There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his prophet.” Or if you want say it Arabic,” La ilaha illa Allah wa- Muhammad rasul Allah.” The religion Islam basically translates to the words “to submit to God.” A Muslim is also translated to “one who submits to God.” The second pillar of Islam is salat, or prayer. A faithful…

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  • The Reluctant Fundamentalism

    Peter Morey, 2011, argues that there has been a basic shift in attitudes surrounding cultural difference in the post 9/11, “Age of Terror”. Morey argues The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a hoax narrative that destabilizes the cultural certainties that emerged in trauma narratives in literature following 9/11. “Culture talk” is a theory that essentially boils a culture down to one “essence” that is used to define the entire culture. Morey suggests that The Reluctant Fundamentalist forces readers to…

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  • Reflective Essay: I Am An Asian-American Muslim

    Because I do not wear a hijab and enjoy wearing bodycon dresses, I am seen as less of an Arabic Muslim who’s embraced every other aspect of her culture and more as an Arab who’s “lost herself” and her heritage; I’m “too Muslim” for my country, but I’m not “Muslim enough” for my culture. Walking to school every morning in a pair of blue jeans and converse, I am an American. I say the Pledge of Allegiance, speak English, and am influenced by my American peers. Yet, the moment I step foot into my…

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  • Umayyad Imperial Conquest Essay

    In Islamic history, upon the death of Muhammad, his followers were faced with the decision of who should take his place as the leader of Islam. This leadership position was called the caliph. The empires of the caliphates in the Middle East began and expanded with imperial conquest, actively and passionately practice the conversion of non-believers to Islam, and ended with destructive civil wars. The empires started and expanded using imperial conquest. After the death of Mu’awiya, the Umayyad…

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