DBQ #2 The Islamic Caliphate gave way to much change in the Middle East during its reigning times, roughly 600-1300 C.E. Many political, economic, and social changes were imposed by the Caliph to different regions and cultures. New political changes were imposed on the people of Arabia and Africa. Christians and Jews also faced pressure from Muslims to convert due to benefits. Women’s rights also changed as part of the Caliphate.
Between 661 and 750 much of the Middle East spread from Southern France to India. So a lot of migration of goods, religions, and races must have taken place and diffused. In my final documents E and B it talks about the message/practices of Islam and how to maintain the religion according to “established principles” and the consensus if the first generation of Muslim. It was difficult to be a good Muslim because there were a lot of rules and you have to be good to be able to be a part of this “pact”. It’s also clearing talks about your religious rights are and the choices you should be
God wants His followers to help the poor, to give and not receive. “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.” –Charles Dickens. God commands us to be friendly to everyone, even our enemies. Orphans and widows need to be looked after too. “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” –James 1:27.
Psalm 46 is a paradigm shift in that thought process. In 2 Chronicles 20:21 King Jehoshaphat embodied that paradigm shift in Psalm 46. Some scholars have even inferred that the King’s actions actually inspired Psalm 46, but we cannot know for certain. King Jehoshaphat put his complete confidence in God as his refuge, and not in worldly strength. If you recall the story, • Jehoshaphat was facing a great multitude • Jehoshaphat declared a fast • God answered – 1 Chronicles 20:17 (you will not need to fight) • Sing to the Lord and praised him - 1 Chronicles 20:21 • The Lord sets an ambush – 1 Chronicles 20:22 What we believe about God, is vitally important in putting our complete faith & trust in Him as our refuge.
In Malcolm X’s autobiography, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, he says “All of our experiences fuse into our personality. Everything that ever happened to us is an ingredient” (153). This quote holds true throughout the whole autobiography. Malcolm tells us about his whole life from the time his family suffered through the Great Depression to the time he was fighting for black rights during the civil rights movement. Malcolm goes through many challenges in his lifetime and throughout this book we witness him struggle to get by living on his own and eventually convert to Islam and find his path in life.
The first theme I have found is that Jesus is the fulfillment of the Old Testament. It’s Matthew’s effort to tell the story of Jesus in the backyards and alleys of Jerusalem and beyond that Jesus was the Promised One, a true deliverer, the Messiah who came to establish the Kingdom of God. He was the hope that people needed. Apuleius has very similar explanations in The Golden Ass for Lucius. Lucius had no hope left when his life was nothing but troubles.
Over time, racism has spread to almost every aspect of human life. Literature is one way that people convey their opinions and beliefs about racism. While they do so in different ways, Ralph Ellison and Langston Hughes both explore the theme of racism. Both of these stories take place at a similar time. It was a time in history when race played a much bigger part in peoples’ lives than it does now.
Mankind has since been enslaved to their sin and desires. The only way to conquer sin is through God and his son Jesus. Dante illustrates his opinion of free will in The Inferno, part one of The Divine Comedy. He too shares the belief that one has free will, but is not free from moral Slavery. Dante believes that only those who seek God and his grace have the strength to properly use their free will to overcome moral slavery and gain eternal life.
The prophet Muhammad shaped Bedouin culture by unifying them, religiously, politically and intellectually, which made expansion possible through the feuding divisions of Islam and fragmenting powerful empires, the growth of Islam created more intellectual and cultural achievements that shaped the Muslim world. The Prophet Muhammad unified the Bedouin culture by 630 CE religiously, through trade and intellectually. The Bedouin culture was very separate and tribal during the Pre-Islamic period. Each tribe had its own animistic religion, mainly polytheistic and there would be a lot of violence over beliefs. By converting to the Islamic faith, it unified the bedouin culture and centralized
The king looked back upon these events at a point in time and came to understand that he was humbled before God and wrote Psalm 56 as his confessor and vow of trust. Finally, Palm 34 was penned to praise God for His deliverance (in spite of his deception and sin) and to teach the principles pertaining to “fear of the Lord” which David had learned through this painful
The expansion of the Islamic empire was a big time in history for the Muslims, it was their big breakthrough. The most important events that caused the expansion were the military, the treaty of Tudmir, and the granting of gifts. I think the most significant reason the Muslims had a big breakthrough and expanded was because the military. The military and other Muslims including women conquered the Greeks and took their land. “70,000 of them(the Greeks) were put to death.”(Document A).
A bible verse that often reminds of this message is found in 1 John 1:9; “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” I believe that the Bible was written by God through others. I believe that it is the word of God and that we were meant to learn it and to live by it. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also the to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”- Romans 1:16-17 I believe that Jesus died on the cross. I believe that he died on the cross to save us from our sins.