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    Mecca Research Paper

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    Mecca is sometimes referred to as the “Mother of Cities”. It is the holiest place in the Islamic world. Mecca was the place where Muhammad was born. ( 570 CE to 632 CE). Muhammad was a prophet, a messenger of God. He was the founder of Muslim faith.According to the Islamic faith, Muslims must pray at least five time a day, bowing down in the direction of Mecca. Mecca is physically located 45 miles east of Red Sea port of Jeddah, a city surrounded by the Sirat Mountains. Mecca is an Arabian…

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    Introduction Zaky Gafas is a nineteen-year-old young man living in the United States, however, Zaky moved to the United States at the age of fifteen when he was a sophomore in high school. This is when I met Zaky, for he had moved to my small town, Bethalto Illinois. Zaky’s mother was originally from Bethalto Illinois and had met is father, Ayed, at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. They married and lived in Saudi Arabia for the better half of their lives. They raised three children,…

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    Over the span of International Studies, taught by Dr. Foody, I have been given information regarding multiple theorists views on the controversial topic of globalization. Michael Muhammed Knight in his book, Journey to the End of Islam, takes his listeners on a religious voyage through the lens of Globalization theorist, Manfred steger, around the world in hopes of discovering the true meaning of Islam. Steger believes “Globalization is the process through which local economics, politics,…

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    Mecca Learning Experience

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    I want to start out saying that I really didn’t know anything about Islam, Mecca or the Hajj. So this whole video was quite the learning experience. What I found the most interesting is the…hoops that they have to go through to be completely forgive. Having to go on this journey, if female asking for a males permission to go, and how much it costs. I found it silly that you could pay for a better tent to sleep in – considering that they all supposed to be one and the same. The whole concept of…

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    Abbasid Discontentment

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    The Abbasid discontentment is traced from the time of Uthman, when considerable opposition arose because the third caliph appointed family members as governors and other high ranking administrative positions. These disfavoring acts of nepotism continued when Muawiya, the first Ummayyad caliphate, allowed his incompetent son Yazid to ascend to power and effectively concentrated the Islamic rule amongst the Ummayyad clan, when the greater Islamic society believed there were more pious and…

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    Muhammad’s journey, or hijra, to Medina is seen as an important event in Islamic history, and also one of the first major events that has to do with the formation of Islam. Based on the fact that the year of his trip to Medina “was adopted within a few years of Muhammad’s death as making the beginning of the Islamic calendar,” obviously his journey and actions here resonate with…

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    The Deir El-Medina

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    The importance of Egyptian religious beliefs associated with the privileged lives of the Deir el-medina’s is further acknowledged through the illustrations and the valuable artefacts found in workers tombs. Throughout the history of the place more than the kings, the villager’s role and their tombs have been the predominant focus throughout time. One of the major archaeological discoveries in the village is the Kha and Meryt tomb, which was found in 1906 by Ernesto Schiaparelli. This fascinating…

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    Deir El-Medina Poems

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    from Deir el-Medina, a village for tomb builders, falls into two categories: poems which are songs and poems which are personal observations about the world. These poems offer readers a glimpse into ancient Egyptian life and reveal what love meant to their society. Overall, the poems share many similarities in how they portray family values, the symbolic importance of the heart, and religion. These similarities reveal a lot about ancient Egyptian culture. The poems from Deir el-Medina expose the…

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    followers, were given permission to fight and shed blood in order to spread Islam. Muhammad became very well recognized in Medina. When the leaders found themselves in the midst of a terrible civil war Muhammad, being so well known for his wisdom, was asked to mediate the situation. Medina was the first Muslim community that Muhammad established. With Muhammad’s power growing in Medina the Meccans felt threatened. There were many small encounters between the two groups at first, but they…

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    Aniesia Medina On September 22, I got the realcare baby to take care of for the weekend. I chose the white female, which I named Autumn Simba Medina Pavletic. Autmn is my first middle name, and Medina is my last. Simba is because I made lion king jokes based off her lion neck pillow, and Pavletic is my boyfriend’s last name. It was definitely an experience I will not forget. The first night is when I experienced the most fatigue and got the most frustrated. I wasn’t sure what to expect because…

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