Essays Tagged: "Mecca"

The Rise of Muhammad and Islam

married his employer, a woman by thename of Khadija, by which he had four daughters and no sons.In Mecca, the Ka'ba had long been a pagan pilgrimage site. A black stone which has fallen to theearth w ... t').So when Muhammad and his followers began to speak out against the pagan and immoralpractices in Mecca, they threatened the trade brought in by the pilgrims, which enraged the localmerchants. Under ...

(4 pages) 265 0 2.2 Oct/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

A trip to Costa Rica

ng young men; they don't stay in San Jose too long. The hot surf spots, like Jaco and Tambor, are a mecca for waveriders. However, in San Jose one can find the excitement of a big city mixed with Cost ...

(3 pages) 114 0 3.3 Mar/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions

Bio of the prophet Muhammad. Info about his life, before and after the rev. in chrono. order

family belonged to the clan of Hashim, a branch of the Quraysh tribe. While the Quraysh were ruling Mecca, the Hashimis had little but religious status connected to the Kaaba. Muhammad's father, Abdal ... ived his first revelation in 610. He was on the mountain of Hira, which is outside the holy city of Mecca. There, Muhammad received the first part of the Holy Quran from the angel Gabriel. Muhammad wa ...

(4 pages) 103 1 4.3 May/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

Ibn battuta was a traveler from North Africa, who traveled more than anybody of his time, even Marco Polo.

In 1325, Ibn Battuta, a 21-year-old jurist, left his home in Tangier on aHajj, to Mecca as all good Muslims should do (p1). It was 29 years before he arrived homeagain, after travell ... e he traveled through what was once the Muslim empire.As for his journeys, his first journey was to Mecca, and followed the North African coastquite closely until he reached Cario (p15). En route, he ... edthroughout Syria to the borders of Asia Minor before joining the Muslim pilgrim caravanheading to Mecca. He then made a visit to trading towns along the coast of East Africa, andreturned to Mecca, a ...

(3 pages) 88 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Captain William Kidd leading up to his trial for piracy.

ill make money enough out of the fleet. " in reference to the ship Sceptre of a pilgrimage fleet to Mecca. Though, Kidd was carrying a letter of marque from William III, it is made clear that he inten ...

(3 pages) 25 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Islamic World on a global level.

nic backgrounds as Arabs, Africans, Turks, Kurds, Asians, and Caucasians as well. It started out in Mecca, and has grown at an exponential rate to all places of the world. It is the fastest growing re ...

(3 pages) 80 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

On the history of the Catholic church from Rome, Byzentine to monestaries.

s, a new and more powerful threat came out of the East followers of Muhhamad (570-632), a native of Mecca who had united the warring tribes of Arabia by religious enthusiasm, the armies of Islam conqu ...

(4 pages) 95 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

Muhammad and the Ummah: Introduction

At Mecca the ummah were a mostly religious community, but after Muhammad led the hijrah to Medina, the ... ummah becoming a political group is explained in the way the followers of Muhammad were treated in Mecca. Because the Quraysh were pagans in the majority, they would never let Muhammad or his followe ... attacked the principles of their social order [...] So long as the Muslims stayed as a minority in Mecca there would have been a deadlock at best." Their new life needed to "be lived by a society at ...

(2 pages) 27 0 1.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

Islam in contemporary Pakistan

o spread the word of Ilsam. And so did Islam begin to spread once Mohammed traversed to Medina from Mecca. Islam unrelentingly spread into northern Africa, throughout the Middle East, and eventually i ...

(3 pages) 64 0 4.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

This is a brief but informational outline of important points of the Middle East

B. Islam a. Muhammad was a prophet. b. The Koran c. Mecca d. Also the belief in one G-d, Allah, one prays in a mosque, 5 times a day. "T ... four declaration B. At the same time the British won the support of Sharif Hussein, ruler of Mecca, by promising their help in setting up an independent Arab state after the war. C. The ...

(2 pages) 70 1 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays


slam in still growing and fast is expected to become the most popular religion.Muhammad was born in Mecca his parents die young; he was raised with his uncle. Muhammad was raised as merchant. Later he ... oung; he was raised with his uncle. Muhammad was raised as merchant. Later he found some trouble in Mecca. In 610 he began to have visions of the angel Gabriel. Then he became a prophet. He began to p ...

(3 pages) 175 1 3.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

This essay compares the teachings of Muhammad and Jesus.

' and Muhammad's social climates were integral to their later teachings. While Muhammad was born in Mecca within the Quaraish tribe; a well respected tribe that had maintained dominance in the area fo ...

(3 pages) 65 0 4.1 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Islam

Malcolm X: A Color Struggle

RODUCTIONII. CHILDHOODIII. CRIMINAL YEARSIV. CONVERSION TO MUSLIMV. INFLUENCE OF ELIJAH MUHAMMADVI. MECCAVII. THE ASSASSINATIONVIII. CONCLUSIONIt has been nearly 35 years since the assassination of Ma ... ing of the organization, and prepared himself for one more major event in his life; a pilgrimage to Mecca in 1964.Malcolm X was treated with great honor during the pilgrimage. It was here that Malcolm ...

(17 pages) 118 0 4.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Four pages on Islam. (dubble spaced)and put into paragraph format (font 12)

In the year 570 A.D. Mohammed was born. He is the founder of Islam. He was born in Mecca, at the time the central city of the Arabian Peninsula. During the ten years between his arriv ... orld, and it came out large in the succeeding history of African civilizations.Muhammad was born in Mecca. He belonged to the clan of Hashim, a poor but respected branch of the prestigious and influen ... n. Muhammad probably heard Christians and Jews expound their religious views at commercial fairs in Mecca. He occasionally withdrew to a cave outside Mecca to meditate and pray for guidance. During on ...

(4 pages) 106 0 3.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

Islam:Christianity's Step child/ An overview of the similarities between Islam and Christianity

comparable.The epic story of how Islam began has often been told of how an orphaned camel driver in Mecca from the Quraysh tribe became the ruler of a nation, the unifier of warring Arab tribes, the f ... offered five times a day: at sunrise, midday, mid-afternoon, sunset, and before going to bed facing Mecca, the holy city of Islam being the death place of Muhammad. Similarly Christianity requires you ...

(5 pages) 267 3 3.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Islam

Religious Belief Systems of the Ancient Times: Islam and Hinduism

gion of Islam to his people. Muhammad obeyed. He created a religious community for his followers in Mecca, which today Muslims are required to journey to, as a religious pilgrimage.      ... next pillar or duty is that all Muslims are expected to pray five times a day, in the direction of Mecca. The third pillar or duty of the Islamic belief system is that the Muslims people are required ...

(2 pages) 111 2 3.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Social Workings of the Sicilian Mafia, from its Beginnings to Today

s Don. We must look at the history of Sicily in order to really understand how this island became a Mecca for corruption and crime. The lack of order in this Italian state made it vulnerable and, ther ...

(16 pages) 87 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

"Permeation of Islam in Everyday Life"

ey were very young, and that they will never forget. Later, in mid-morning, they are called to face Mecca again, to pay homage to Allah, the one and only god. Again at mid-day, and twice more, in the ... city in both Christianity and in Islam. The Crusades were also intended to stop the annual hajj to Mecca, which was viewed as heathenistic, and therefore shunned by Christians, in addition to fightin ...

(3 pages) 65 0 3.3 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ, a novel by: Lew Wallace

he Roman road--now a dimsuggestion of what once it was, a dusty path for Syrian pilgrimsto and from Mecca--run their furrows, deepening as they go, topass the torrents of the rainy season into the Jor ...

(35 pages) 37 0 2.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Early Teachings of Muhammad

mad's life was changed overnight when a voice called to him while he meditated in a cave outside of Mecca. According to him belief, the voice was that of the angel Gabriel. Who told Muhammad that he w ...

(1 pages) 30 1 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers