Wahhabi Essays

  • Islam: Puritan Interpretation Of Islam

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    foreign investors and various stakeholders potentially interested in doing business could shy away from doing business with Saudi Arabia because they aren’t familiar or comfortable with the cultural and religious norms associated with Wahhabism. Most Wahhabi thinkers are solely interested in Islam and the Arab world around them. Technology and science are not areas of concern for them and they choose not to devote time to dealing with these subjects and their inherent challenges and opportunities that

  • Ilm Al Kalam And Ahl Al Kalam

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    Mention some early divisions within Muslim community. The division of the methodologically in approaching Quran and Sunna into two main schools: Ahl al-hadith and Ahl al-ra’y. Ahl al-hadith are the one that insisted of the literal explanation of Qura’n and the Prophet Muhammad’s hadiths and actions. Ahl al-ra’y are the one that use logic and reasons as a source of Islamic law. What do you understand by ‘’ilm al-kalam’ and what does it have to do with Islamic Thought? Ilm Al-kalam is using

  • Chaos In Africa By Boko Haram

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    of 2012, extended in the following year to cover the entire northeast of Nigeria. Extremist Ideology of Boko Haram Boko Haram was founded as a Sunni Islamic fundamentalist sect advocating a strict form of Wahhabi law and developed into a Salafist-jihadi group in 2009, influenced by the Wahhabi movement. The movement is so diffuse that fighters associated with it do not necessarily follow Salafi doctrine. Boko Haram seeks the establishment of an Islamic state in Nigeria. It opposes the Westernization

  • Meaning Of Religion Essay

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    What comes to people’s minds when they hear the word “religion” ? Religion which comes from the Latin language meaning “ the bond, connection” can be defined as a set of beliefs, practices and cultural systems about existence. It indicates a relationship between people, but also people and some higher power. The brain, “curious” part of our body always makes us think about questions: who I am,where I come from, why I live here. Religion helps us to answer these questions, because it points to explain

  • Compare And Contrast Islamic Modernism

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    In the 1800s, new Western influence was widespread throughout the Islamic World. The Ottoman Empire faced a long decline characterized by financial problems by Western foreign that powers took advantage of to manipulate the decaying empire. The Wahhabi Movement and Egyptian independence marked the beginning of new reform as the Islamic world braced itself for the twentieth century. Young Ottomans pushed for secular European education and a constitutional monarchy. They achieved a stronger military

  • Mark Sedgwick's Sufism: The Essentials

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    However, Sufis were dealing with this opposition problem for a long period, but Sufism has learned to be tolerant and deal with this problem. The two major persons who criticized the practice of Sufism were Ibn Taymiya and the Wahhabis. Ibn Taymiya was against some practices of Sufism, but he did have some Sufi backgrounds. The author explains also the impact of the modernity on Sufism such as the expedition of Napoleon to Egypt, and Frederick II of Sicily said clearly that they

  • How Does Technology Affect Terrorism

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    The progression of technology has changed the face of terrorism. By examining the improved skills of terrorists and governments brought about through technology, this report will examine the impact of technology on terrorism. On the thirteenth of November 2015, a chain of terrorist attacks befell in Paris, the capital of France, and its northern suburb, Saint-Denis. Three suicide bombers struck near the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, trailed by suicide bombings and mass shootings at cafés, restaurants

  • Fiqh Vs Sharia Essay

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    and social welfare. This is why it is important to distinguish between ‘fiqh’ [the legal system] and Sharia. Sharia is a Quran-based guidance on how Muslims should live a more Islamic life (Williams, 2008 p.38); 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

  • Essay On Ali Shariati

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    (Bayat, a: 1990). His father strong advocacy for reforms in Iran had influenced Shariati’s intellectual mind the most. Despite their family including his father being shiites, the conservative Ulama of Iran accused his father as a Sunni Muslim and a Wahhabi (Abrahamian, 1982). Wahabbi the ideologue of Sunni Saudi Arabia, is Iran’s enemy in terms of propagation of religion due to some differences although both are Muslims. The major difference between Sunni and Shi’a is the issue of who succeeds Prophet

  • Malcolm X: Who Is El-Haj Malik El-Shabazz?

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    Who is El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz? No one knows him, but at the same time everyone does. El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz is Malcolm X and although people may know what he has generally done throughout his lifetime and the impact he made, most don’t even know one the biggest factors of Malcolm X’s political fame. Malcolm X’s relation with Islam was one of the biggest factors in regards of his political stances and views. I will refer to Malcolm X as El-Shabazz in this essay to perpetuate the reality of Malcolm

  • Shared Religious Knowledge

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    Knowledge is important in order to produce meaning and purpose in life for all humans to set and consequently achieve goals. When it comes to producing meaning and purpose in life, many people will use different approaches. Many like me would seek religious guidance through personal and shared religious knowledge which I will analyze within my essay. For others they may follow a non-religious ethical code which will allow them to live life according to ethical theories such as existentialism and

  • Why Do People Wear Turbans

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    Bias/Prejudice Introduction The Twin Tower attack on September 11, 2001, has changed how people view their society. People are afraid of Muslims and people that wear turbans because of the horrific events that occurred in America. This tragic event also impacted the way I view people that wear turbans. Bias or Prejudice Identification As a child, I used many stereotypes jokingly not knowing that it could harm anyone. Attending several Ethics classes in school and at work, I learned that stereotyping