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    Shia Islam Rituals

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    religion practices? . Islam has become the second largest and most influential religion around the world, after Christianity it represents twenty-three percent of the total world population, which are about one point six billion people in total. Interestingly most of the people always relate Muslims to the Middle Eastern countries, but the truth is that the great majority of the Muslims live in the Asia-Pacific region of the world. In Islam, Muslims are divided into two branches, one of them is the Sunni Islam and the other one is Shia Islam. The separation happened after the death of the prophet Mohammed. This segregation led to a dispute over who should take the leadership of the religion.…

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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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    In the news article “In a Muslim State, Fear Sends Some Worship Underground” Gooch (2011) illustrates individual stories of Shia Muslims living in Malaysia facing injustice and oppression by the National Fatwa Council (NFC), the country’s top Islamic body (Gooch, 2011). In 1996, the NFC declared the Sunni Islam as the country’s official religion. While many interpreted this as “Shia Islam was banned” (Musa, 2013) due to their deviant teachings, a spokesperson for the federal government tried…

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    SHIA & SUNNI MUSLIMS. Sunni Islam and Shia Islam are the two major denominations of Islam. Their division traces back to a Sunni–Shiaschism following the death of the Islamic prophetMuhammad in the year 632AD. A dispute over succession to Prophet Muhammed, as a caliph of the Islamic community spread across various parts of the world, which led to the Battle of Jamal and Battle of Siffin. The dispute intensified greatly after the Battle of Karbala, in which Hussein ibn Ali and his household…

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    The Conformity of Women During the Islamic Revolution Prior to the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iranian women possessed numerous freedoms. Although the country was of Muslim origin, it was quite westernized; women had suffrage, protection rights, education, and the ability to exceed in male dominated fields. Moreover, they had the right to express themselves freely by choosing how they represented their materialistic form. That was until the Islamic Regime decreed that women would no longer bare…

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    Pertinent tenets and Influence of Religion Mosque is the house of prayer in Islam. It is also the temple for Muslims. Masjid means place for prostration in English. Mosque is used to represent religious house in Islam. In Islamic history, the mosque was the center of the community. Nowadays, we almost can see Mosque located every corner for daily prayers. Mosque already has a history over 1400 years. Pray in Mosque become a part of life to Muslims. Market of Isfahan, also called Bazaar of…

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    Perso-Islamic History

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    synthesis. The Buyid Dynasty adapted the more flexible Twelver Shia policies to enforce local leadership under an Imam that was not installed as a member of Ali’s family. Buyids often relied more heavily on localized Imam leadership as a form of regional Perso-Islamic synthesis for greater political and governmental autonomy. In similar manner, the Samanid Dynasties tolerant view of Islamic orthodoxy through Sunni doctrines also supported the Twelver…

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    Essay On Sharia

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    Sharia, literally “the way,” is the legal code of Islam. Sharia essentially comes from Mohammed’s teachings. Therefore, the development of Sharia began in 610 CE, when Mohammed began prophesizing about Allah. Over the next thousand or so years, as Islam spread throughout the world, Mohammed’s words were written down and interpreted. Over time the teachings and interpretations became official legal documents called the Quran and Sunna, which act similarly to the Torah and Gemara in Jewish…

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    In the graphic novel Persepolis, the author Marjane Satrapi used many deep and interesting symbols throughout the book to illustrate many turning points in Satrapi’s life in Iran. She was born in Rasht, Iran, on November 22 1969, however she grew up in Tehran in an ordinary middle-class family. She went to school in a private French school which gave her opportunity to be more open-minded than strict Iranians. She lived a peaceful childhood life under the Shah’s power until she was around 11…

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    Quran. According to the Shia doctrine, the prophet-- shortly before he died, appointed Ali as the leader of the community and initiated him into the esoteric aspects and the mysteries of faith, and also his particular designated descendants, in turn, inherited this function. Also, numerous adages and wise sayings bear Ali’s name; the prophet claimed as follows “ I am the city of wisdom and Ali is its gate.” To the Shia, Ali is a saint, the friend of God, and the par excellence; thus the Shia has…

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