Religion#2 - Introduction (God's Acts in History) In the...

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Introduction (God’s Acts in History) In the early Islamic world God interfered in historical evens while it is strong Islamic belief that God is transcendent. Islamic Policy The Koran attempts to guide the Muslims to a political and economic system. It says that you are not to charge interest when lending money out to other people. Another economic point that the Koran illustrates is that every Muslim is to give alms. This mandatory giving is a 2.5% income tax that is set to give to the poor. This is meant so that everyone can be compassionate like God. The Koran also says that if you are below poverty level you are required to accept charity. Politically the Koran states that in the time of war that you are to strike off the heads of the non-believers and if they surrender do not kill them but bind them and hold them for ransom. In the Koran men are viewed more superior than women. From an economic point of view women are only allowed to inherit half as much as men with the reasoning that
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course RELS 110 taught by Professor Fergenson during the Spring '08 term at Manhattan College.

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Religion#2 - Introduction (God's Acts in History) In the...

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