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  • Similarities Between Aeneas And Tariq Ibn Ziyad

    Downtrodden on the Mediterranean coastline, the hero rises before his cohort as they face overwhelming obstacles and rallies them onward to fortune and glory. This striking image coincidentally illustrates the origin of two disparate domains: Aeneas begetting the Roman people and Tariq ibn Zayid seizing the Iberian Peninsula for the Islamic Caliphate. The scenes of these heroes’ rousing speeches echo each other both literally and literarily as they open the classic tale of the birth of their cultures. The fictional Aeneas of Virgil’s epic poem as well as Tariq ibn Ziyad, who would be permanently veiled by legend and hyperbole, would become glorified by their supposed descendants them long after the facts had faded from the historical record. Their imposing images were intended to embellish the empires that succeeded them and have since supplanted whatever had actually happened. These speeches, whether they be fact or fabrication, exemplify similar classical clichés by appealing to the army’s allegiance as well as their avarice, while still emphasizing the hero’s superiority to the audience. More than a millennium and a megameter apart, this pair of famous conquerors fulfilled the same role with their parallel proclamations, personifying the founding myths of centuries-long societies. The main parallel between these scenes is their function as a fantastic founding folklore for their cultures’ origins which have supplanted the more factual versions of the history. While…

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  • Summary: The Nation That Hates

    investigates Australia’s perceptions of Islam and how Muslim discrimination is at an all-time high. 1 in 4 Australians were born overseas, this means that we have one of the most diverse populations in the world. Yet, cultural and religious discrimination are prevalent issues facing Australia right now. People of the Islamic religion are experiencing discrimination daily in Australia. Western Sydney University recently completed a survey of almost 600 Australian Muslims. The results found that…

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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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  • Importance And Importance Of Waqf

    livestock, shares and stock and cash money. Although the general idea of Waqf is as old as humanity, Muslim jurist argue that the first Waqf ever existed is the sacred building of Ka’ba in Makkah since the Quran(3.96)…

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  • Meaning Of Jihad

    UNDERSTANDING JIHAD IN THE CONTEXT OF HINDU-MUSLIM CONFLICTS In order to understand the concept of “Jihad”, let us first understand the culture it comes from, i.e., Islam. As the Quran states, “The word Islam means, “surrender” to the will of God (Allah in Arabic). Since there is only one God and mankind is one species, the religion that God has ordained for human beings is one.’’ Islam also preaches that God in His mercy had sent messengers to convey His message, to different…

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  • Oppression In Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner

    In The Kite Runner, Soraya is a very significant example of the double standards held by Afghan people for their women. Hosseini writes about Soraya’s loneliness due to her actions when he says, “no one painted her palms with henna, no one held the Quran over her headdress, and it had been General Taheri who’d danced with her at every wedding.”(Hosseini 148) She had an extremely hard time getting married after she ran away with a man against her parents permission and this caused her to be seen…

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  • Importance Of Zakat

    In Islamic perspective, Zakat is necessary on specific individuals upon specific wealth or holdings. This obligation is called by Qur’anic order, the Sunnah and Ijma’ or general opinion. The Prophet (P.B.U.H) considered Zakat to be among the pillars of Islamic faith. In fact it is second only to prayer. It is an obligatory for an individual of Muslim who are able to do so to ease economic hardship for other Muslims to eliminate inequality among other Muslims. There are many virtues associated…

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  • Importance Of Fatwa In Islamic Law

    or problem. Fatwa can be called as the Islamic ruling or verdict. It has a significant place in Islamic law. It is treated as an instrument, which helps in the growth of Islamic laws and their reasoning. It is a practice by the followers of Islam which is based on some principals, procedures, certain schemes and discipline and all these are widely discussed and interpreted by Muslim scholars. An overview of the historical backdrop of fatwa recommends three distinct ideas connected with the…

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  • The Battles Of Islam And The Battle Of Medina

    One such revelation was that Muhammad, and his 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…

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  • The Six Fundamentals Of Islamic Belief

    The testimony of faith is “There is no true god but God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God.” When you say this (and you mean it) you become a part of the Islamic religion. The next pillar is prayer, Muslims pray five times a day following a certain way of praying. The prayers take place at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset, and night. Another pillar of the Islamic religion is giving annual 2.5% of your surplus income for those in need. Fasting is also a pillar of the Islamic religion. As a…

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