Hermeneutic Lens

As we discussed in class, hermeneutics allow people read the same text and come away with a different meaning. A prime example of this is the difference in opinions between Muslims and fundamental Christians. Muslims use science to confirm and further back up their beliefs, while fundamental Christians stick to what is in the bible … Read more

African American War Conflicts

These days we have become so accustomed to war that we don’t even know how many wars are currently active. Do you know how many there are? As I write this paper there are 10 wars and 8 active conflicts. That said most of these conflicts are taking place in Africa. But why there? Well … Read more

Islamic Iconoclasm

In March 2001, the Taliban destroyed the Buddhas of Bamiyan which Finbarr Barry Flood said would define Islamic iconoclasm for many decades to follow. The author argues that the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas does not represent Islam’s attitude towards figuration, but rather a response at a particular moment in time. This point is still … Read more

The Rise Of Al-Qaeda

The Oxford Dictionary defines a terrorist ‘as a person who uses terrorism in the pursuit of political aims’ (Oxford University Press, 2015). Originally used to describe the efforts of French Revolution freedom fighters who battled for democracy (Oxford University Press, 2015), the term ‘terrorist’ is now widely associated with groups in developing countries who use … Read more

Christianity And Islam

In the modern world, there are hundreds of different religions and people follow all the different religions. Two of the major religions that dominate the world are Christianity and Islam. Christianity has 33. 39 percent of the population declaring itself such, while 23 percent of the population declare themselves as Islamic (Johnson). There are three … Read more

The Crusades: Unjustly Persecuted Islam Essay

“He that taketh not his cross and followeth after me, is not worthy of me” (Pope Urban II, 1095). Are these the words the spark that fueled a wave of destruction and unjustly persecuted Islam? Most historians consider the sermon preached by Pope Urban II at Clermont-Ferrand in November 1905 to have begun the wave … Read more

Essay on Christianity And Islam Similarities

Christianity and Islam share both, a historical and theological connection, however they also have some stark differences. Some similarities are quiet obvious such as how many deities they believe in, there are also some quiet obvious differences like the kind of practices they perform, and the scripture they study. Christianity, the religion created in 1st … Read more

Muhammad Spread Islam Essay

Muhammad was a prophet who was born in Makkah in 570 CE. As he grew up he was known to be truthful, honest, trustworthy, and sincere. When he was 40 years old he was in a meditative retreat and he received his first prophecy from god from the angel Gabriel. After Muhammad got his prophecy … Read more

Prophet Muhammad Research Paper

Muhammad was historically significant in many ways. “… Muhammad, was born in the bustling city of Makkah around A. D. 570. ” (pg 271). Muhammad was a man born in Makkah, a city in Arabia, around the year 570 A. D. He was raised by his uncle, since he was orphaned at a young age. … Read more

Islam In The United States

The biased and discrimination in United States have always been done with the minority. Muslims have always been a minority in this country throughout time. They have faced discrimination in society and especially from the government and media. I believe that people running this country are Anti Islamic due to there view on things. Also … Read more

Islam, a religion that has existed for millions of years

Islam is a religion that has existed for millions of years. The followers believed that there is one God and Muhammad is his messenger. Muhammad was deeply troubled by the idol worship of Arabs and the moral ills of society. When he was about 40, he was meditating and heard a voice. According to Muslim … Read more

Multicultural Diversity in Early Islam

Humans throughout history have banded together in groups, from families and tribes to races and nations. Ever since these groups began to form, they have been affecting each other and impacting each others cultures and ways of living. During the Middle Ages, this kind of cross-cultural impact was happening all across Europe, Asia and Northern … Read more

The Islamic Resistance Movement

The Islamic Resistance Movement, commonly known as Hamas, is a Palestinian Islamic fundamentalist movement and terrorist organization whose primary goal is the establishment of an Islamic state in place of Israel. The word Hamas is an acronym for Harakat Al-Muqawama Al-Islamia, the organizations full Arabic name. The Arabic word hamas literally translated means zeal or … Read more

Arab-Israeli Conflict

On November 29, 1947, the United Nations voted to divide the Middle Eastern land called Palestine into two independent nations, one Arab and one Jewish. On May 14, 1948, a new nation was born: Israel. The Jews of Israel and the world celebrated with joy and gladness, because for over two thousand years, they had … Read more

Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

The novel “Lord Jim” by Joseph Conrad is a story about a sailor named Jim who has to go through life trying to put a hideous act of cowardice behind him. He has no place to call his own, and it seems as though his history follows him everywhere he goes. This makes it difficult … Read more

Stereotyping the Followers of Islam

The movie, Not Without My Daughter, begins when the family of Mahmoody, Mahtob, and Betty were visiting with the grandparents of Mahtob. Mahmoody, who is Muslim, decides to take his young family to Iran. He swears on the sacred Coran that nothing bad will happen to them. As it turns out, Iran had just finished … Read more

The Conflict Between Christendom And Islam

Since Islam came into being, it has clashed numerously with the already established Christianity. Their rivalry has never ceased until today. Modern Examples would be Bosnia and Lebanon. There were not only military clashes but political as well as economical. Although, the rivalry was incredibly intense, ironically, Arabic or Islamic culture managed to severely influence … Read more

Islam Religion Essay

Just about every religion has one thing that a person must do in their lifetime in order to go on after death and Islam is one of those religions. It is required of a Muslim to make the pilgrimage to Mecca and perform the given tasks at least once in their lifetime. It is said … Read more

Iran Revolution

Iran is a country located in the Middle East. The main source of income for the country is oil, the one object that had greatly influenced its history. Iran’s present government is run as an Islamic Republic. A president, cabinet, judicial branch, and Majilesor or legislative branch, makes up the governmental positions. A revolution that … Read more

The place of Islamic law in Tanzanua Mainland

Islam is one of the Universal religions of the world. As a religion, Islam is governed by an assortment of divine laws known as shariah of which its sources are mainly attributed to the divine revelations in the Holy Quran and traditions of the Prophet (P. B. U. H). This package is what forms the … Read more

Islamic Women

Many times when feminists looked at Islamic women they criticized the man for not treating women properly. However, as Jane I. Smith states, women of Islam are not really offended by that fact, on the contrary, they believe that it is better for them. The Holy Koran is the basis for the Islamic believers. It … Read more