D. with astonishing similarities to Christianity. Muslims believe that Muhammad was called by Allah (God) to be a messenger of his words, much like the figures of Jesus and Abraham. Islamic culture uses the Qur 'an as Christians and Jews use the Bible and Torah. The literature, architecture, philosophy, artworks, and music that derived from these religions through their civilizations richly reflect the teachings and tradition behind these spiritual views of the world (Sayre). The three major books, the Hebrew Bible, the Christian Bible, and the Qur’an, all contain scripture recorded by followers inspired by
Mahfouz, as well as Said, shared a direct contact with the Arabian lifestyle because they grow up in that society. Mahfouz’s novel depicts the real world with the touches of the supernatural and mystic, but as a form of evil in the world not as exotic and uncivilized as the Europeans did. Mahfouz’s Arabian Nights and Days “takes new depths and insights as it picks up from where the ancient story ends” (Fayez 229). Mahfouz uses the Arabian Nights tales and Shahryar’s and Scheherazade’s society to portray the contemporary social and political issues of his people. Mahfouz aims to show various thematic concerns of the people of the East than the early versions left out.
Islam is one of the most followed religion in the world. According to the Mosque of Miami, Islam means “submission to the will of God”. Islam’s main fundamental beliefs surrounds the legacy of Muhammad, the religion’s main prophet who would preach about believing in one God (Allah), the path of spiritual development, as well as the judgment day. Furthermore, Muslims make use of the Quran, which can be considered as their bible. This holy book is “preserved in its original Arabic form and has never been changed”.
Many people unfairly judge and stereotype others in the Muslim culture based on the actions of certain members in their society. They begin to think that all Muslims are the same, which is not true, which is a message conveyed in A Thousand Splendid Suns. In this novel, the author, Khaled Hosseini, portrays the different Muslim lifestyles by using fictional characters in possible scenarios. Throughout the story, the contrast between the roles of men and women prove that their ways of living and their personal beliefs are not all the same.
When the outside religions hadn't come to Africa, the women were in control of land and they were the ones who controlled their families. Once Islam and Christianity became involved, women lost their entitlement of land and were looked at as subordinates to their male counterparts. The mixing of cultures demonstrates the difference that religion has on a society. 3. One of the greatest similarities was the structures that were created.
The Islamic Empire began in the 600s, and some extensions of the empire lasted until the early 1900s. The Empire spread over Africa, Europe, and Asia, and had a thriving culture. The Golden Age was a time where the culture and knowledge in the empire was thriving. Advances in science and math, the growth of art, and expanding medical knowledge all contributed the the prosperous era in Islam. These cultural achievements help characterize the Islamic golden age.
Between the late 600’s to 700’s, Islamic civilization spread to encompass such an extensive empire by using economic and political practices. They used tactics such as required taxes and tributes for non-Muslims in Arabia by using peaceful coercion, by raiding neighborhood areas for resources, and by deploying a violent self-defense approach against those who opposed against them.
Math,astronomy/maps and architecture probably would not be like this without the Islamic civilization and that is what makes them 3 most important of all the Islamic achievements because they affect us everyday . The Islamic civilization had many amazing and renounding achievements and advancements that influence what the world is like today. They were one of the world 's best Mathematicians, Astrologers and architects, that is what allowed them to make these amazing contribution to the world. And that also makes them one of the most advanced civilization of that time. Mathematics was contributed by AlKhwarizmi, A muslim mathematician who made rules and had made many discoveries in aljabr or algebra in english, which he wrote in a textbook
The early Islamic period has an undeniable impact on shaping the Middle East. In the pre-Islamic age, Sassanid and Byzantine Empires were superior forces in the Middle East, which had their own political autonomy and civilization. However, the emergence of Islamic civilization, the superiority and impact of these two empires broke down, and the Middle East started to be reshaped and ruled by Arab-Muslims. The early Islamic era contributed significant alterations to the Middle East, including the religion of Islam, well-organized administration, urbanism, and social changes. However, according to some scholars, such changes have a pre-Islamic character which implies that reshaping of the Middle East started before the emergence of Islam (Bennison
While they were all Muslim, the Islamic empires, or the Gunpowder Empires, dealt with other religions differently from one another. The first of the empires to emerge in 1280, the Ottoman empire, had a religious tax, or jitza, for being non-Islamic. The next empire to emerge in 1487, the Safavid empire, made their Islamic sect of Shiism required by law. The last of the Islamic empires to emerge in 1504, the Mughal empire, began as a religiously tolerant empire, especially during the rule of Akbar, but later changed to being extremely intolerant of religion. The Ottoman empire started to break down 400 years after its foundation, while the Safavid empire and the Mughal empire lasted for 200 years. Although these collapses can be attributed to other events such as Western advance, the religious tolerance of these empires helped cause these collapses. The Ottoman empire, the most tolerant empire overtime, had the longest reign, while the Safavid empire and the Mughal had less religious tolerance overall and therefore a smaller life overall.
Christianity and Islam share many similarities with a few fundamental differences. Both religions follow monotheism, though in Islam it is much stricter. Jesus and Gabriel are focal points for Christianity and Islam respectively. God and Allah stand for the same higher power and basis for religion. In Islam, the five pillars are the main difference just as Mary is the mother of Jesus and the beginning of the Christian religions teachings.
Cities in the Muslim World were often political centers, economic center and areas of religious importance during the post classical period. The Muslim World was a place of political centers due to being the foundation of the religion of Islam. Once Islam was created they wanted to spread its religion and it spread to other places and these other countries became Muslim cities. The Muslim world also had economical centers because when Islam spread, they set up trade routes that boosted the economy. As the cities developed they became of religious importance as they built religious structures, all in the Muslim world.
Family is my highest regarded value as it is of fundamental importance. Family will always provide unconditional support and love. The values of: Respect, Generosity, Humility, Achievement, Compassion, Independence and Adaptability are also of importance as they are a representation of who I am as a person and how I was raised. Being Australian to me means being able to uphold the Australian values and having access to the basic human rights. Being able to voice my opinions and being heard. Being able to accomplish anything as there are endless opportunities in Australia and ultimately having a sense of belonging, and being able to feeling safe and comfortable in my surroundings.
The book entitled “Islam the Misunderstood Religion” written by Muhammed Qutb is a book talks about how the world, mostly the non Muslim communities, see Islam from their perspectives. This book means to clarify those wrong perspectives. The book can be read both by Muslim and non Muslim. According to my understanding, this book is divided into two main topics; Islam and ideologies, and Islam and applications. Islam and ideologies parts talk about how people correlate Islam with feudalism, capitalism, idealism and communism. Moreover, the parts of Islam and applications talk about Islamic daily applications such as woman, civilizations, freedom of thought and etc.