Essays Tagged: "Muslim world"

Islam More Than A Religion

han A ReligionISLAM MORE THAN A RELIGIONDespite its huge following around the world and the growing Muslim communities in the United States, Islam is foreign to most Americans who are familiar with Ch ... ism. Because most Americans know little or nothing about Islam, they have many misconceptions about Muslim beliefs and rituals. The negative image many people in the United States and Europe have of I ...

(5 pages) 938 8 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Islam

The Empires of Asia

Empires of AsiaSection 1: Muslim Empires- The Ottoman Empire lasted from about 1300 to 1922. The Ottomans were named after Osm ... stine and Egypt to Algeria in North Africa. Under the reign of Sultan Suleyman I in the 1500's, the Muslim world achieved its greatest level of unity since the time of the Abbasids.- Under the Ottoman ... nce the time of the Abbasids.- Under the Ottomans, many cultures maintained their identities within Muslim society.- The Ottoman sultans were Turkish, but the generals, admirals, and administrators of ...

(5 pages) 280 3 3.2 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

The Wahhabi Movement

ny years of study and travels. During this time 'Abd al-Wahhab was witness to many practices in the Muslim world that he did not agree with. Among the practices that were prevalent at this time was th ... ca and Medina. He felt that the Turks who were not Arab, did not have the birthright to control the Muslim holy land.An alliance occurred at the same time 'Abd al-Wahhab was spreading his message to t ...

(4 pages) 128 0 2.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

Why Do Sunnis (Taliban) Hate Shias (Iran and Hazaras) and Why Do The Shias Hate Sunnis ?

adical Islamic organization that inspires fascination, controversy, and especially fear in both the Muslim world and the West - has been brought into sharp focus in Ahmed Rashid's book "Taliban". This ... ques were banned. The Taliban governor general of Mazar, Mullah Niazi declared "The Hazaras are not Muslims and now we have to kill the Hazaras. Wherever you go we will catch you. If you go up we will ...

(8 pages) 87 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

An Overview Of the Crusades as History repeats itself.

FlaxThe Crusades were Christian military expeditions undertaken to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims. Several crusading efforts were launched between 1095 AD and 1270 AD. The period of the Crus ... ve acts of warfare, however a justification for the violations of Mohammed's principles was needed. Muslim jurist formed the concept of the jihad, or "holy war against unbelievers. Jihad is the duty o ...

(11 pages) 198 1 2.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

The religion of Islam

or Judaism. Because most Americans know little or about Islam, they have many misconceptions about Muslim beliefs and their rituals. The negative image many people in the United States and Europe hav ... their rituals. The negative image many people in the United States and Europe haveof Islam and the Muslim world has a long history.Islam is a one God religion, based on the belief in one God. As it i ...

(5 pages) 199 1 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

What do you think were the main features of the Arab Islamic civilisation of the Abbasid Period, and what made that civilisation so vibrant?

iations was created one profound civilisation. A civilisation that allowed slaves to become rulers, Muslim, Jew and Christian to live side by side, and grew at a rapid rate, creating cities such as Ba ... worst of another time, whilst forgetting its shining moments. Although the Abbasid name ruled the 'Muslim World' starting from revolution in 750, to invasion in 1258, I would like to define the main ...

(11 pages) 93 0 4.2 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

Bubonic Plague

ubonic plague.The plague began in Asia. Traveling the trade lanes, it infected most of Asia and the Muslim world. Inevitably it reached Europe. In 1347, a fleet of Genoese merchant ships arrived in Si ...

(1 pages) 22 0 3.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Brief history of the War between Muslims and Christians in the Philippines

The Crusade is believed to be the start of the relentless rivalry between the Muslims and Christians. The crusades were expeditions undertake in fulfillment of a solemn vow to de ... hich suites their purpose of redeeming their land. Before the crusades, relationship between Muslim and Christians are not hostile and were mainly commercial and intellectual. They trade slaves ... ommercial and intellectual. They trade slaves and northern products such as honey, amber, and furs. Muslim wanted slaves but Christian teaching forbid Christians to enslave other Christians and theref ...

(4 pages) 30 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

The Bubonic Plague and its effects on Society.

The Black Death.During the 1300's the Asian and Muslim worlds were both infested with the bubonic plague- a deadly disease that wiped out almost one ... ze today as the Grim Reaper.The plague began in Asia, traveling from Asia and infecting most of the Muslim world, it spread all the way to Europe. This became the disease the people knew as The Black ...

(1 pages) 32 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Analyse the complex relationship between Islam and liberal democracy.

Islamic states and the reasons for it. Many scholars while trying to explain the rationale why the Muslim world is not successful in the development of pluralism, liberalism and other democratic valu ... rly with Islam.` (Kramer, 1993: 2) The results of the Freedom House report in 2005 identified three Muslim countries as free, 20 states as partly free and 23 as not free at all. (Freedom in the world ...

(10 pages) 88 0 4.4 Sep/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Islam

Islamic Ideology vs. Pragmatism In Saudi Arabian Foreign Policy

of Islamic religion. Two main sacred cities of Islam - Mecca and Medina - are situated on its land. Muslims from all over the world come here on pilgrimage. Furthermore, in the 1970s Saudi Arabia mana ... lgrimage. Furthermore, in the 1970s Saudi Arabia managed to gain quite significant positions in the Muslim world due to oil-dollars and suddenly appeared to be very powerful state, which all the Arab ...

(10 pages) 56 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Saladin the Unifier of Islam

Saladin was a benevolent unifier of the Muslim world in the latter part of the twelfth century. He showed mercy to his enemies and loyalty t ... m the crusaders who had it in their possession for nearly a century. He single handedly unified the Muslim world so that he could expel the Crusaders. He was skilled in the arts of diplomacy and war.R ... e hub on the Mediterranean. Saladin used Egypt as a financial base while he unified the rest of the Muslim world. He used "diplomacy backed by a strong military" to unite the Arab provinces. Saladin's ...

(10 pages) 59 0 1.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

Islamic Fundamentalism

w, the sharia, is the only valid system for regulating human life; and the conviction that an ideal Muslim society can only be achieved through an Islamic state. Often glorified as martyrs, Islamic Fu ... that violence is imperative to the global superiority of Islam. They fight for Allah, or God. This Muslim minority promotes dehumanization and justifies terrorism.Islamic fundamentalists reject both ...

(2 pages) 54 0 4.7 Mar/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Islam

Afghanistan Animosity

Why the Hate? The three main justifications for the animosity felt and expressed by Muslims in the Middle East towards the U. S. are: the U. S. Foreign Policy, the controversial histor ... t of all the United States support of Israel is one thing that extremely enrages the Middle Eastern Muslim World. After World War II the Middle East felt trespassed on after Israel was formed in their ...

(2 pages) 542 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Homosexuality in the Middle East- Research Paper

y of The Gay & Lesbian Review writes, "gay people are given no more social space in the current Muslim world than they were in the U.S. fifty years ago, in many cases much less" (20). Why it is th ... ce it is "not simply a religion, but a way of life," thus affecting and influencing every aspect of Muslims' lives (Pasha and Pridmore). Research on the topic has come to show that it is in fact the l ...

(19 pages) 110 0 4.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Islam 2

eted as an improvement or revision of the Christianity and Judaism. In someway Islam brought to the Muslim world not only uniting religion but also a new set of values, understandings, a whole new way ...

(3 pages) 76 1 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

War Critique

cause of an ancient feud between Eastern and Western civilization. The East, the Taliban, etcetera, Muslim world has always rejected the global forces of capitalism and democracy, the West. They, the ...

(3 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Status of Jerusalem: Israeli or Palestinian?

e talks. Ground zero in the dispute is a hill in Jerusalem known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary. That precious piece of real estate is believ ... Islamic holy sites makes the issue a red line not only for Palestinians but for the entire Arab and Muslim world. Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat was unable to compromise at Camp David o ...

(2 pages) 22 0 5.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

The hanging of Saddam Hussain (within 500 words)

did.Fifty years from now, the character we know as Saddam Hussain will chiefly be remembered in the Muslim world as a Muslim leader who fought the Americans and got killed unjustly. In the west he wil ... lim leader who fought the Americans and got killed unjustly. In the west he will be remembered as a Muslim leader who fought the Americans and got killed. Though the difference between two opinions is ...

(2 pages) 12 2 0.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History