John Allen Muhammad

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  • Living Islam Out Loud

    Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak is a great, eye-opening book that helps the reader understand what it truly means and feels like to be a Muslim who is a women and an American. When most people think of Islam, they think women are oppressed and have very little rights but that is not the case. The view of the oppression of Muslim women comes not from the religion but from the countries Islam is very prominent in. In this book you will read stories from multiple American…

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  • The Religion Of Islam

    The Religion of Islam The founder/prophet of Islam is Muhammad. He was 40 years of age when he became prophet of this religion. When you enter the Religion of Islam you become a muslim. You don’t just become a muslim but you also have to follow some steps to fit in this religion. You have to follow the five pillars of Islam which are: 1) Prayer 2) Charity 3) Faith 4) Pilgrimage & 5) Fasting. The religious book is called the Quran. Islam is the second largest religion in the United States! Does…

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  • Character Analysis: The Jewel Of Medina

    Intro and Thesis: The novel The Jewel of Medina by Sherry Jones, is an intriguing and engulfing story of A’isha, the wife of Muhammad. I found myself enjoying the reading and excited about what event was going to happen next. Although it is not all based in fact, it helps individuals grasp the concepts of early Islamic life. The novel shows many examples of strong women despite their lesser status that is expected at the time, especially when portraying A’isha. I think A’isha’s character helped…

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  • Good Life Research Paper

    The good life varies from religion to religion. The Buddhist of the West will be compared and contrast with the Muslims of the East. The good life for the Buddhist is nirvana. Buddhist seeks enlightenment and that is done by being led through the human form of Buddha (Ludwig, 2006, p.147). The rituals and practices are not what helps one reach nirvana, but the individual discipline and mindful meditation. The rituals and practices are instrumental tools. “Devotional rituals can be beneficial in…

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  • Burqah Woman

    In this article, the writer starts by talking about the burqah and how it is consistently being linked with the image of the Muslim women. The author argues that regardless of the spectrum of Muslim women around the world, Muslim women are always showed oppressed in the way that they dress. Speaking on this opening note, it is to be seen that many Muslim women are acutally fond of wearing the Burqa (Malik, 2011). This is their choice and what they want and no one is really forcing them to do…

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  • Chapter 7 Of Dupree's Afghanistan As A Melting Po

    the Diving Son of God, Muslims believe only Allah is divine and simply see Jesus on the same level as the prophet Mohammad. I learned why Muslims protest against the term “Mohammedans” to describe themselves because it sounds as if they worship Muhammad as their god similar to the “Christ” in “Christianity”. In Afghanistan, religion even influences the tolerance for beggars in the Muslim world since some people want to see where their charity goes as opposed to sending a check to an…

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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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  • What Is The Rise Of Islam

    222). Its full connotation is the peace that comes when one’s life is surrendered to God. The rise of Islam began with the Prophet Muhammad, who was born in the city of Mecca in about 570. His early life was cradled in tragedy; his father died before he was born, and his mother when he was six. Thereafter he was adopted into his uncle’s home. According to Smith, Muhammad was pure hearted and beloved in his circle. His bereavements having made him sensitive to human suffering in every for, he was…

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  • Islam: The Four Common Types Of Jihad

    Jihad is a very fluid term within Islam. The term can be interpreted in many ways. The word “Jihad” is Arabic in origin and means “exerting the best efforts” or overcoming a “struggle” in order to reach a common goal. Jihad does not necessarily imply violence and does not mean “holy war” but has been interpreted as doing so. Islam is meant to be a religion of peace and respect for all life. There is a constant argue as to what Jihad really means and it is a widely misunderstood term with many…

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  • Is Meat Halal Or Permissible?

    One of the reasons is that the market of Muslim population is massive. Muslims number 1.6 billion, representing 23% of all the people worldwide. (Center, 2012) Other than that, the population of the Muslim is growing rapidly. (Hackett, 2017). The word ‘halal’ literally means permissible- and in translation it is usually used as lawful. (HFA, 2017). This means that for any food to be considered halal it must comply with the religious ritual and observance of Sharia law. It is well known in the…

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