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    Contrary to Maududi and Qutb’s views, Atkinson (2002) held the view that the Arabic word jihad appears in chapter 29 verse 69 of the Qur’an and the word strive has been used in its translation into English. The word jihad is a relatively short word but it has huge implications within Islamic society as a whole and especially for the daily life of the individual Muslim. Jihad. Jihad, as ordained by Islam, does not consist of killing and being killed but in striving hard to win the pleasure of Allah

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    Islam is a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur'an, a religious text considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God, and, for the vast majority of adherents, by the teachings and normative example of Muhammad, considered by most of them to be the last prophet of God. An adherent of Islam is called a Muslim. Muslims believe that God is one and incomparable and that the purpose of existence is to worship God. Muslims also believe that Islam is the complete and universal

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    into the lives of people or if it was cultural diffusion. Both force and cultural diffusion contributed in the spread of Islam. Cultural diffusion is the spread of cultural beliefs and social activities. The Qur’an is a book written while Muhammad was still alive and what he preached. The Qur’an attracts more people to practice Islam with the verse,”But the believers

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    DBQ-The Spread Of Islam

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    According to Muhammad’s words in the Qur’an, on one particular visit to the cave, the archangel Gabriel caused words to flow from his mouth. The words concluded with, Allah is the one true God. Two years after receiving Allah’s words, he decided that it was finally time to teach these words to the public. From that point on, Muhammad decided to move 250 miles north. When Muhammad died, his words, and the ones of Allah’s would be written down in the Qur’an. Within 100 years of Muhammad's death,

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    Robert in the discussed novel is one major example as she constantly embraces quotes from Qur’an and the Prophetic saying of Prophet Mohammed peace and blessings be upon him. By tracing the events of the novel a reader could easily identify those quotes as illustrations for a point of view or a religious advice, especially through young characters. The existence of quotes from the holy Qur’an is omnipresent in different parts of the novel starting with the beginning of it when Ali reflects

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    our history. Both religions trace back to the days of Abraham, although that’s the point at which they diverge. Islam and Christianity both have different beliefs regarding prayer, pilgrimage, their interpretations of the Bible, and the use of the Qur’an and the Bible. Muslims pray very differently then Christians do. To begin every Muslim’s prayer there is a call to prayer that comes from the mosque. This call says, “Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest, Allah is

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    how we determine the word saving. When I think about this question, I come up with a conflicting question, are we talking about cultural saving or religious saving? Are we talking about the patriarchal culture or the sexist interpretations of the Qur’an? My issue with the word saving is what are we saving them from? They are not the only part of the world that has a patriarchal culture. We, in the United States, still live in a patriarchal culture, it may not be as severe as in the Middle East, however

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    World Religion Changes

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    religion. The protestant Reformation was a change that didn’t only affect the Christian religion, but also the changed the political, cultural and intellectual parts of Europe that made it what we know it as today. You could say that establishing the Qur’an, was like Martin Luther and his “95 theses”. Because both actions made a generally positive change to both the society, culture, government and religion. Overall we have learned that Religions can change in good and bad ways, that can lead to good

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    beauty, and grace, and religion which is one of justice and equality, and therefore, the injustice which women have been subjected to cannot be rationalized as the will of a God of justice. The author points to men’s incorrect interpretation of the Qur’an and hadith as the reason for anti-women interpretations, which have, according to the author, created later misogynist

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    enterprise, and culture. Education was becoming more accessible to Africans and they took advantage of the opportunity to grasp higher learning. Nearly every person in Timbuktu learned to read and write, and one of the most important books to learn was the Qur’an (the holy religious book of Islam). Islam changed the African culture forever by changing the ideals and religion through education. Islam also made its way into African politics. The African way of thinking became more advanced and to the rest

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    Does this view contradict the view of a Christian? Five Pillars of Islam The five pillars of Islam are guidelines on how pious Muslims should live their lives. The giving of alms is one of the best things in the Qur’an in my opinion, and underscores some of the humanistic aspects of Islam. The other pillars have to do more with religious practices like the Hajj, praying five times a day, fasting, and believing only in Allah. Although I also think fasting can be

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    Muslim understands the way the Qur'an was written. In Islam, the Holy Qur'an (HQ) comes only through the intermediary of the Angel Gabriel (alleged) who came down from God through the seven levels of heaven to that interface between the unseen world and the earth (at one place in HQ called the lote tree [HQ 53:14]) to deliver the message to Muhammad. Muslims say that there is no blend of human and divine authorship in the Qur'an; God is the sole author of the Qur'an and that it contains no human

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    Islamic countries, one can see a large disparity in the rights accessible to women from the rights given to men, which is a huge subject of controversy. This is largely due to the fact that many believe in regressive cultural practices and interpret the Qur’an and other religious texts in a way that discriminates against women. Because of this, not only do women suffer, but the countries do as a whole. In order to end this barrier of inequality, Muslim countries need to provide equal rights, equal education

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    Islamic Culture Essay

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    advancement depends on the estimation of training, which both the Qur'an and the Prophet pushed. This

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    Farewell To Allah Essay

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    (night voluntary prayer) is also a great way to get closer to Allah, as Allah Almighty has clearly stated in the Holy Quran, “Establish worship at the going down of the sun until the dark of the night, and (the recital of) the Qur’an at dawn. Lo! (the recital of) the Qur’an at dawn is ever witnessed. And some part of the night awake for its recital, as voluntary worship for you. It may be that your Lord will raise you to a praised estate.” [17:

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    2004). Muhammad and his followers traveled the Middle East, spreading the new religion and the new way of life to gain more people following them. These men and women still continue to follow the Law of Islam based off the Quran. Muslims follow the Qur’an to live by what is right by God and use the teachings of Muhammad to live by the Prophet’s example (Sechzer,

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    important to the Islamic faith. Explain your answer. 2. Which parts of the Constitution of Medina are the most important and why? 3. Which part of the Hadith selections we read are the most important and why? 4. Which parts of the Qur’an selections we read best represent the Islamic faith? 5. What religious practices are prescribed for Muslims in these passages? 6. According to The Quran and The Hadith, what does it mean to be a Muslim? 7. What specific prescriptions for social

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    patriarchy, there were great changes in leadership structure. Great divisions were also drawn from disagreements in leadership and succession. Islamic society was patriarchal, and women were not equal to men. While advocating oppression of women, the Qur'an reads, “Men have authority over women because Allah has made them superior the the other.” It also says, “Good women are obedient” and many other similar things. Perhaps the most blatant instructions for patriarchy read “As for those [women] from

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    The Prophet Muhammad

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    2012). Muhammad and his followers traveled the Middle East, spreading the new religion and the new way of life to gain more people following them. These men and women still continue to follow the Law of Islam based off the Quran. Muslims follow the Qur’an to live by what is right by God and use the teachings of Muhammad to live by the Prophet’s example (Shaker,

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    Al-Asmaa Wal Sifat, maintaining the attributes of Allah. Then comes the third aspect Tawheed Al-Uloohiyyah or Tawheed Al-Ibaadah meaning Oneness of worship. In the Qur’an it clearly states “Praise be to Allah, the Lords of the Worlds. The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful. King of the Day of Judgment. You alone we worship, and You alone we seek for help.” (Quran 1: 2-5) In these verses are the three aspects

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