Essays Tagged: "Islam"

The Rise of Muhammad and Islam

f an effect his victory had on the history of notonly Europe, but of the known world. The fact that Islam may have overtaken the rest of the worldhad it not been for that crucial battle attests to the ... Muhammad's followers around 650 or 651.The basic message Muhammad received was that of submission. Islam means 'submission',and Muhammad's followers became known as Muslims ('submissives' or 'those w ...

(4 pages) 265 0 2.2 Oct/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

The ethics of Euthanasia

f organized religion, euthanasia became morally and ethically abhorrent. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam all hold human life sacred and condemn euthanasia in any form.Following traditional religious ...

(2 pages) 225 0 4.2 Sep/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

Sufism - the Islamic Mysticism

SufismSufism, otherwise known as Islamic Mysticism, is a branch of Islam. It deals with special powers that are contained in the Qur' ... e who give their good deeds away are known as dervishes (this is quite different from the belief in Islam).Sufi's also stress the remembrance of God, which is called Zikr. They try to get close to God ... ufi's believe that God remains hidden, so that people don't complain to Him (this however is not an Islamic belief). In Islam, God's presence isn't seen, because He has too much power for the human ey ...

(8 pages) 189 0 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Islam

The Yugoslavian Conflict

es. The three majorreligions in Yugoslavia were Greek Orthodox, Christianity, Roman Catholicism,and Islam. The population in the north and west parts of the country weremostly Catholic and the further ...

(5 pages) 99 0 3.4 Mar/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Islam: The true religion

Islam is more than a religion it is a way of life.The very esscence of islam is prayer as it is an u ... ef (iman) in Allah, his book: the Quran and the hereafter. Charity is also a very important part of Islam as it teaches that one should not be greedy and that one should donate 2.5% of their annual ea ... Muslim once in his/her lifetime. It is the largest gathering of Muslims to seek peace in the world. Islam is not understood by the majority of the world as it is associated with war, extremests and de ...

(1 pages) 98 2 2.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Islam

Egypt and Kuwait: A Comparison of Two Arab Countries

t they are very different from one another. Egypt has a culture that goes back centuries, predating Islam, and is considered part of the cradle of civilization. Kuwait is a modern and new country, ver ..., 2).Egypt is an ancient country whose culture goes back centuries into the past, predating Islam. This rich cultural history seems to give Egypt a different perspective on the world than its ...

(18 pages) 175 0 4.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Shaping of the Middle East

even more. There are three important factors, which are closely tied to the politics of the region. Islam is number one and by far, because there is no separation of church and state in most Middle Ea ... ays. Finally, the Ottoman Empire has had lasting effects, which still play a role in politics today.Islam is one of the three major world religions, and most inhabitants of the Middle East are Muslims ...

(7 pages) 245 1 3.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Three Giants - An essay describing the contrast between christianity, islam and judiasm, and their common origins

d for his purpose in this cosmic inkblot. In modern day, three religions, Christianity, Judaism and Islam, dominate the whole of the masses. All three find their founding in the same people and ideals ... me people and ideals, yet all three are very different from the other two.Judaism, Christianity and Islam are all monotheistic religions which evolved out of early Hebrew religious ideals. The Hebrews ...

(2 pages) 233 0 4.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

A paper discussing Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, and how aspects of each religion has affected general social behavior. "History of God" by Karen Armstrong as reference

ve changed from polytheistic to monotheistic. The monotheistic religions Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all trace their roots to Abraham and generally agree upon the fact that they worship his God, ... out their history vehemently arguing their point of view, and coming up with new ways to justify it.Islam originated among nomadic Arabic tribes during a time of great economic and cultural upheaval. ...

(12 pages) 507 2 4.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Islam

Comparative religion: Eastern (Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism) and Western (Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) religions compared. This was a term paper and is quite long (about 5 pages).

onsist of Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism. The Western religions consist of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Almost all of these religions have come about within existing religious frameworks. Eastern a ... one true god and all religions speak of him. There are many paths to god.Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are monotheistic faiths, which mean they believe in one god. The Western mind considers it her ...

(5 pages) 686 1 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

Title: Muhammads Life and his Teachings. This paper is a chronological detail of the great Prophet Muhammad. It includes the details of the Islamic faith.

The third most important religion of the western world is considered to be Islam. It is the youngest of all religions and began in 610 A.D. by a gentleman named Muhammad, afte ... to the city of Medina, which was located about 200 miles north of Mecca. This trip is famous in the Islam religion and is called the Hjira, or departure. It marks the beginning of the Islamic era."Muh ... over. Finally, Mecca and Medina formed a truce. Muhammad agreed to make Mecca the holy city of the Islam faith.The word Islam is an Arab word that means "submission to the will of God." The Islamic r ...

(4 pages) 64 0 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Islam

Assisted Suicide.

sins and saving their souls. Itis believed that people can be blessed if they endure their misery."Islam has a similar belief of the Christian faith. They believeassisted suicide is an account of mur ...

(5 pages) 102 1 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

War Situation: War against Iraq, or a war against Islam?

read Muslim anger, and possibly fuel even more terrorism. The fear has been aroused by calls for an Islamic jihad, which is have been furthered by Saddam Hussein and allies.In recent news, Saddam has ... boring states, where the general public is vocally against the war on Iraq, to fight in the name of Islam. If Saddam is successful, the campaign against Iraq can be widened to other Arab nations, thus ...

(2 pages) 246 2 3.9 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Religious Spread Through Conquest.

religions has been spread in exceedingly diverse regions ofthe world, by vastly different cultures. Islam, as a prime example,has been characterized inequitably by historians and the media as areligio ... bly by historians and the media as areligion of violence. To put it bluntly, as this article does, "Islamwas mainly spread through Arab territorial conquests (Sudo, 4)."However, upon examination, it i ...

(9 pages) 150 0 2.3 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Muhammad, the prophet of Islam.

MuhammadMuhammad, the prophet of Islam, was born in the city of Makkah around 570. He was orphaned at an early age and his uncle rais ... s. The prophet's departure to Yathrib is known now as the Hijrah. Hijrah marks the beginning of the Islamic era and is known as the first year of the new calendar.After the emigration to Yathrib, c ... The Prophet.In 624, Muhammad constructed the Madinah Compact, which laid the foundations for the Islamic state. Loyalty to a community is too be much more important than loyalty to a tribe. Muhamma ...

(3 pages) 66 0 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

Islam Has Been Hijacked By Terrorists.

uge following around the world and the growing Muslim communities in the United States, the ways of Islam is unknown to most Americans. Because of the prevalence of Judeo Christianity most Americans k ... ricans. Because of the prevalence of Judeo Christianity most Americans know little or nothing about Islam and have many misconceptions about Muslim beliefs and rituals. Islamic concepts of war, human ...

(10 pages) 151 0 4.6 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

"The history of Islam"

This report I'm doing for history class is about Islam, how Islam started and who started it and what were the obstacles in the spreading of Islam. T ... and what were the obstacles in the spreading of Islam. The book I'm reading is called "The Story of Islam" and it is really interesting; I like the way in which this author is able to go into such gre ... really interesting; I like the way in which this author is able to go into such great detail about Islam. This book is pretty long and it took me a week and half to finish reading this, this book is ...

(3 pages) 164 0 4.1 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Why is Islam perceived as a threat to the west? What justification is there in viewing Islam as a political threat to the west?

To the majority of people in the western world, Islam is seen as a 'different' religion, although some people often come into contact with Muslim me ... il and in some cases don't care to, understand it. Because of this, a lot of people's perception of Islam comes from the standpoint of ignorance and they treat Muslims and Islamic issues accordingly.O ... Muslims and Islamic issues accordingly.One of the reasons that people have an in-built prejudice to Islam is because of history and tradition. For hundreds of years, from the 8th century Moor conquero ...

(4 pages) 204 1 3.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

This is an essay that compares Islam and Christianity.

Islam VS ChristianitySimilarities and Differences between Christianity and Islam]The Muslim and Chri ... ny concepts and beliefs while at the same time having major differences in some areas of faith. The Islamic religion was influenced in part by Christianity but developed into a very different practice ... ognized as the creator who is omnipotent and all knowing. Both believe that a prophet, Muhammad for Islam and Jesus for Christians, were the last prophets to come to earth sent by god and each of the ...

(3 pages) 125 0 2.5 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Religious Tolerance After September 11th.

mist Muslims have imparted upon many Christian Americans negative views toward all those practicing Islam.Our country is made up of many different people with many different religious beliefs, but Chr ... stroy our way of life. But how do the American leaders personally feel about this war on terrorism? Islamic organizations voiced concern last year when U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft said in an i ...

(6 pages) 152 2 2.8 Aug/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues