Islam was not intended for a particular social or ethnic group, so anyone could join the religion to become a believer. As seen before with Assyrian and Persian empires, “You catch more bees with honey than vinegar.” The difference between the Assyrian’s heavy, militaristic rule and the compassion of the Persians led to Persia surviving longer. The empire’s system of conquering and not forcing Islam on residents made them a more attractive kingdom to be ruled under. Because of this the caliphate expanded and the rule eventually turned from the Umayyads to the Abbasids. With the Abbasids came economic prosperity.
Christianity and Muslim Religion As most people know, there are 4,200 religions around the world. However it is stated in recourses that Christianity and the Muslim religion are two of the largest religions in the world. These two religions share a lot of similarities for example, Christianity believes in God as the creator, just like the Muslim religion believes in God as the creator. On the contrary the Muslim religion refer to God as Allah, as Christians just say God. Another similarity that Christians and Muslims have is the belief of Jesus, despite that fact, Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God birthed by Holy virgin Mary, while Muslim believe that Jesus is a messenger sent from God to convey the people.
A majority of the Sub-Saharan West African population didn’t convert to Islam but remained animistic. The people who converted were merchants and elite rulers. They converted for economic reasons. The merchants converted to have access to more
1. The Greco-Roman world fostered many different types of religions. There was a conglomerate of pagan or polytheist religions to which most people in the Greco-Roman world adhered, Judaism and early Christianity excepted. It is important to understand Greco-Roman religion and its distinctive features to appreciate the New Testament fully. To begin, Greco-Roman polytheism included many different religions and sects.
In Arab societies, family comes first of and above everything. Family is considered as the core of society. So, it is a holly matter that each member of the family must do her or his best to protect the reputation of the family. According to Rashad, Osman and Roudi-Fahimi (2005), “marriage for Arabs is thus both an individual and a family matter.” However, women are more likely seen to be the part who sacrifices. For a starting point, it is important to keep in mind that Arab societies are associated more with social classes, ethnic groups, religious, and nationalities.
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.
Catholic Christianity vs. Islam’s Understanding of Jesus Christ Who is Jesus Christ? This is a universal question, which intrigues many people of different races, nationalities and religions. Jesus Christ is the central figure of Christianity, which makes him globally known because Christianity is the largest practicing religion in the world. Furthermore, the two most popular and universalizing world religions are Catholic Christianity and Islam because they have “beliefs and appropriateness that appeal to populations worldwide” (Wiley p.178). However, their beliefs regarding Jesus Christ, known to be “the Son of God,” differs greatly.
In other words, unbelievers are not worthy of living; they must adopt Islam or deserve to die. Like ignorant Muslims, Non-Muslims have firm belief that they are clearly termed as Kafirs or second class citizens that should be dominated or remained under the control of Islam. The extremism and militancy has did nothing but has ruined the soft image of Islam. Islam is not what perceived by the west and as described in the above
Muslim should also be intellectually equipped with how to deal with the onslaught-of-doubting-inducing claims leveled against Islam routinely in the climate of identity crisis. Constructing a strong identity based on strong conviction and confidence of true Muslims can lead to a healthier Muslim society and especially the younger Muslim generation. The Muslims will be feel valued and responsible for contributing to society as a
The National Commission for Minorities is not supplicating to provide quality access to education which also shows improvements across the board so slow, compared to that of the other traditionally marginalised group - Dalit, as well as in specific cases, also Adivasis ( as certain Data implicate) 4. A very large proportion of Muslims are economically marginalised, in spite than why isn’t there a more robust response to the exclusion of Muslims, by the state - central and provincial governments ( Though Ajmer has a lot of Political attention due to its religious centres) 5. Overall there is only a thin body of work studying Muslims that further delimits the outcomes for Muslims making the situation in distress across the range of subjects – income, education, employment and access to basic services. 6. The demographic conditions of the Muslim community also affect the type of education the children’s