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    Selecting an Event Over the course of the semester, our class was told to participate in a community event different from our own culture. It was actually very hard deciding where I should attend, for the fact; I knew very little of what was available in the area. When it came to figuring out what type of event I wanted to attend I knew that I wanted it to be somewhere that I knew that I could learn from to help with my future practice in social work. I eventually decided on attending a Coffee, Cake and True Islam event hosted at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Center. Details of Experience When it was time to actually enter the center I was honestly nervous. Before arriving, I did a bit more research on what would be viewed as appropriate in attending the community center. Learning that facility was a sacred place that Muslims would go and pray and enjoy each other’s company. I took in consideration to dress modestly and bring a friend along. Once stepping foot inside the center, with a group of other individuals, I was greeted with smiles and constant “hello’s, welcome, come in, and don’t be afraid”. Everyone that greeted me only ensured me that the community center was a place open to all. Shortly after entering the center a man who was an active…

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    the Muslim community with statistics on shortcomings with childrearing and family life may wake them up and lead the parents, adults and leaders to take more preventative and effective actions. So, why doesn’t the Muslim community heed these signs of dysfunction and take a more active role in preventing them? I am not sure of the ultimate answer, but I believe that quality generalizable research may be a key to the puzzle. For instance, explanatory research can provide a better understanding of…

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    has been very diverse. One fashion sense has been the Hijab in the Muslim community. In Israel, Muslims wear a head dress that is called the Hijab. Many people can see the Hijab as a stereotype to the women who wear, but it has a positive impact of the community. The practice of wearing the Hijab in Israel causes a higher sense of unity, results in a more hopeful society, and leads to higher self-esteem. Most importantly, the practice of wearing the hijab has a positive impact on the community…

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    problems for them . Two nation theory origin started when first muslim came in subcontinent .Muslims follow islam and Hindus follow Hinduism. These two religions are not different side of same coin instead they are different coins . The religion of Muslims (Islam) follows tauheed means they believe in One God (Allah) while hindus believe in multiple Gods. Muslims follow namaz , zakat , roza , hajj . They follow Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.U.H) and Holy Quran. Islam denies caste,race,colour while Hindus…

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    Another organization that has been formed is the Muslims Against Terrorism, or MAT, which was founded in 1998. One of the objectives of MAT is focused on providing Western media outlets with accurate sources of Muslim perspective (Muslims, 2015). MAT states that Islam is intended to be a religion of peace, and those that say otherwise are misrepresenting the Qur’an. To support this view, MAT uses passages from the Qur 'an such as, “And the believers, men and women, are friends one of another.…

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    The leaders of the Muslim community, the caliphs after his death continued the conquests and established a vast Islamic empire over subsequent centuries. However the Islam of Muhammad’s time apparently changed over the years and the Islamic culture is so very diverse that the idea of Islam as a whole seems like an illusion. Patricia Crone in her Slaves on Horses points out that under internal tensions and external attacks when the existing doctrines could no longer deal with the circumstances,…

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    Imamat In Shia Islam

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    The significance of Imamat in Shia Islam differs from the role of Imams in different communities such as the Sunni tradition. In particular, the Nizari Ismaili have a living Imam (The Aga Khan) which is a unique historical and religious figure. The community believes the Imam is their chief interpreter and sole authority (Islamic Monthly Para.8). Moreover, there is an important emphasis placed on the intellect in the community’s tradition, as well as the idea of ‘masum’ (freedom from sin). This…

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    within the American community. "We are operating in an atmosphere of hysteria and fear," said Ibrahim Hooper, national communications director for the Council on American Islamic Relations. "I have never seen it like this,"(Gregory Krieg, CNN). America is a well known country partly because of its diversity in cultures, races, and the ability of all those people to live together, but in recent years due to fear and distrust prejudice has once again become part of our society. Throughout…

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    Muslim Stereotypes

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    For this course, we have been assigned to identify and evaluated misconceptions about cultures from the middle east. Muslims are a group that serves as an example of a culture that has been subjected to a variety of stereotypes within Western society. As time moves forward, it is becoming increasingly apparent that this generalization is highly inaccurate. The Muslim community has not always appeared to be vocal about condemning the actions of extremist that claim to represent Islam. There are…

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    extremists, discrimination against Muslims has sadly become increasingly prominent in modern day society. As a result, many Muslim men and women in the Western world now face consequences such as social out-casting, bullying, work place discrimination, and unemployment. In a survey regarding social cohesion by the Skalon Foundation in 2014, it was found that about one quarter of Australians felt negatively about Muslims living in the country (Markus, 2014). As a vast majority of these…

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