Muhammad Yunus Essays

  • Sufism: Mystic Life In The Ottoman Empire

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    who founds a tariqa, in the double sense of mystical way and Sufi brotherhood, is powerful. Sufis might celebrate a tariqa founder while viewing their respective mystical ways as traditions extending via the silsilas all the way back to the Prophet Muhammad. Moreover, tariqas did not emerge from nothing, rather they

  • The Birthmark By Nathaniel Hawthorne: Critical Analysis

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    The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne is centered around Aylmer, a mad scientist, and the birthmark on his wife’s, Georgiana, face. His obsession with perfection drives him to create an elixir that ends up serving its purpose and more. However, this story is actually about Aylmers attempt to use science to create the perfect human being, one lacking sin. Hawthorne implies this throughout the story by hinting towards the ideas that the birthmark on Georgiana’s face is really the embodiment of human

  • Feminism And Polygamy

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    Islamic Feminism & Islamic Family Law (Polygamy) By Muhammad Ali Bin Rohani Introduction Muslim feminism has been addressing issues and concerns regarding Muslim women politically, socially and economically. One of the areas that this movement focuses on is gender equality especially in Muslim family law. Most of the Muslim feminists view some of the Islamic family laws related to polygamy, divorce, wife obedience, beating of wife, inheritance and others to be conflicting with gender equality.

  • Discrimination Against Muslim Students

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    Muslim Americans, who are viewed as members of a religion that supports violence, are targeted to rising discrimination in USA communities, schools and workplaces. A number of events have triggered such a negative perception of Muslims around the world, one of which is the September 11 terrorist attacks. Living in a post September 11 period has become necessarily difficult for Muslims and Arabs as they are often associated with terrorism and threat. This issue is especially challenging for Muslim

  • Essay On The Spread Of Islam

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    The Spread of Islam It all began in 570 C.E., when a young boy named Muhammad was born in the city of Mecca. Without this man, the Islamic faith would have never been born. In 610 C.E., Muhammad was visited by an angel. As he prayed, Gabriel revealed that he was the prophet, or messenger of God. This led to Muhammad spreading God’s word and developing the Islamic messages, spreading the faith of Islam far and wide. The quick spread of the Islamic faith is due to three main reasons: military

  • Muslim Empire Essay

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    Islam and the land controlled by Muslims were able to spread quickly because of unity. The original unity brought by the religion and the consolidation through conquest were large factors in how the empire grew. Muhammad’s ability to unite Arabs, the religious doctrine many would die for, and the prosperity of the empire were all factors in the large expansion of the empire. Muhammad’s teachings of Islam engaged many followers. After his flight to Medina, he was able to win the support of residents

  • Summary Of Fatima Is Fatima

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    “Fatima is Fatima” is written by Ali Shariati and it has been translated by Laleh Bakhtiar. In his writing, Shariati develops the concept of social justice. Basically, Shariati begins with the social customs of the Arabian peninsula before the birth of Fatima and then she goes on to further compute the honors that Islam has granted upon women, especially upon Fatima. The treatise is all about the biography of Fatima. I am so amazed that Shariati is able to tell us in his writing about the whole

  • The Importance Of Freedom Of Religion In Pakistan

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    Pakistan in its current situation is a developing country, yet to acknowledge the realization of the fact that, a religious state is bound by the existence of its own rules and regulations. Hence, as laid down in the constitution, “No law shall be made in derogation of the injunctions of Islam”. When we talk about the practicality of laws in our country, one may find a practice, which is, if not completely then partly existing on a notion, opposed to the theoretical side, of which we are obliged

  • Literary Analysis Of Laila Halaby's 'Once In A Promised Land'

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    Laila Halaby’s Once in a Promised Land (2007) offers instructive insight into the struggles facing Arab Americans in post 9/11 America. Specifically, Halaby inverts the Western gaze upon the Arab world; in doing so, she represents an America that is conspiratorial and inundated with religious zealotry. Halaby, then, portrays intolerant and xenophobic American characters overwrought with suspicion and paranoia and reveals a post 9/11 America that is rife with anti-Arab racism. Halaby

  • The Balance Of Truth: Katib Chelebi

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    Katib Chelebi, also known as Mustafa son of Abd Allah, was born in 1609. In his childhood he received good education and learned Arabic grammar. He became one of the most important scholars in Ottoman Empire in the seventeenth century. His famous works were on the field of geography “Jihannuma”, on the topic of religious debates “The Balance of Truth”. He was open to innovation and influenced by the Western thoughts. He was living at a time of Ottoman Empire in which the Empire had lost its supremacy

  • Religious Symbols In Public Places

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    Against Religious Symbols in Public Places Religious symbols in public places can cause many disagreements. Parks, public gardens, schools, hospitals, and concert venues are all examples of public places. Many countries in the world practice multiple religions. For example, not every person believes in Christianity or in Buddhism. What if someone wrote ‘Jesus is with you’ by a Christian, and a Muslim started laughing and saying that only Allah is God. They will start to argue about it. Many people

  • Why Islam Spread Essay

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    Islam is the second biggest religion and fastest growing in the world today. Islam is a religion that Muslims follow and is a monotheistic faith regarded as revealed through Muhammad as the prophet of Allah. For Muslims, Muhammad is the last prophet and Abraham is the patriarch of the Qur’an, Bible and Torah. Islam is followed by over a billion people and Muslims make up approximately one quarter of the world’s population. Islam spread quickly during the 600’s trade, choice, and conquest. The new

  • Constantinople In Islamic Eschatology

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    land. But they after their defeat, will overcome. Within three to nine years. To Allah belongs the command before and after. And that day the believers will rejoice in the victory of Allah.” David Cook argues that this sura, dated to the time of Muhammad and chronicling the Byzantine victory against the Zoroastrian Sasanians, proves “that there was a strong feeling of sympathy and even religious support for the Christian Byzantines at this time, when politically the believers had nothing to gain

  • Filial Piety In Lady Hyegyong

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    Finnley Maier Hist 281 Essay 1: Lady Hyegyong ​According to Confucian principals, filial piety is an admired characteristic that means that one possesses a great respect for one’s parents and ancestors. Instead of asking in what parts of the memoir does filial piety come into play, I think that’s it not unreasonable to see that the whole memoir is about piety. Filial piety is the main root in this story and the driving force and in the lives of this royal Korean family. Piety doesn’t just apply

  • Violence In Islam

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    The western public opinion started to see Islam as being inherently violent as they see Islamic State's (IS) actions. Sheila Carapico argues that "while lynchings, hate crimes, and family violence in America are individual exceptions to a sound social ethic, but ‘Islamic terrorism' is portrayed as if it were a religious expression" (1997, p.30). Violence is mainly motivated by some kind of political aims. Therefore, what we should be looking for is politically motivated Muslims, not the Islam itself

  • Fiqh Vs Sharia Essay

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    Sharia does not come from the state at all. It is philosophical and its human interpretation is called ‘fiqh’. Sharia is considered immutable and infallible but fiqh is changeable. Fiqh comes from scholars based on the Quran and ‘Hadith’ [the words of Muhammad] and it applies Sharia’s morals and guidelines to day-to-day life (ibid). Because of the complexity of the Quran and the limitations of human interpretation, gray areas in the fihq make it easy for individuals and/or organizations to take advantage

  • 9/11 Effects On Islamophobia

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    examined and compared coverage of Muslims instantaneously after 9/11 and a years after the event. They realized that, uninterruptedly after the 9/11 incident, many Muslim Americans turned into the objectives of a backlash of fierce anger and a great desire for revenge (Nacos & Torres, 2007). As people perception of Muslims sustained to erode, Khan (2013) found an apparently counterintuitive incident that the passage of time did not ease the emotional injury associated with 9/11. In actual fact, the

  • Islamophobia And Racism

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    Abstract This piece aims at bringing about a better understanding of Islamophobia and the current conception of Islam in the western world, the reasons behind this phenomenon, influencers to the rise of Islamophobia, its consequences, and eventually provides many resolutions to bring about an end to the trend. Introduction The Merriam-webster.com (2014) dictionary defines Xenophobia as loathing and fear of outsiders or anything/anyone that is foreign. Xenophobia has been prevalent in human nature

  • Golden Age Of Islam Essay

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    Golden Age of Islam After suffering under the tyrannical rule of King Roderic, Spain was relieved to be taken under the wings of Tariq Ibn Ziyad. Within seven years the Muslims had control over Southern Spain, and Portugal. Muslim rule brought countless changes to Spain, which was then called Al Andalus. This conquest brought significant changes to Spain’s religious tolerance, education, medicine, and architecture. Al Andalus was a harmonious place for the three greatest faiths in the world, Muslims

  • Western Civilization Themes

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    This will be the last essay of the "Western Literature to 1492" course, in which I will be covering the attributes of distinct civilizations using five themes: sovereignty, man (authority), law, sanctions (causation), and succession. Starting off with a pivotal group of people that determined the religious and moral outlooks of Western Civilization as a whole, the Hebrews. The Hebrews were monotheistic, meaning they worshipped one God and believed in his total sovereignty. He set man as his agent