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Quotes 1. “Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great.” (Quran, 4:34) Women are inferior to men. Good women are very obedient and dependent on men. They guard what Allah would have them guard. If a woman is behaving badly or is suspected of disloyalty, reprimand them first, then refuse to share their bed, and beat them. If they return to obedience, don’t bother them any more. This is a very disturbing point I have found to be true in both Islam and the Nation of Islam. Women in the Middle East are still oppressed today because of the strict rules surrounding Muslim women. Such rules appear very outdated for the world we live in today. Women seem to possess the most difficult struggle for rights in much of the world, even with the gradual progress being made. Sexism in religion can still be seen in many religions, such as only men being allowed to become Catholic priests. 2. "Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah." (Quran 48:29) This is one of the most important beliefs that Muslims hold. They believe that Muhammad, who was alive on this earth in the 7 th century, was the last and greatest prophet of Allah. However, the Nation of Islam teaches that a W.D. Fard, or Wallace Fard Muhammad, is the incarnation of Allah, the great Mahdi or Messiah, God in person. He came from mysterious
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origins, and no two stories of his past are the same. He taught the first leader of the Nation of Islam, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad (formerly Elijah Poole). And he disappeared “mysteriously” as well. It is unclear to me why the Nation of Islam believes that W.D. Fard was the Mahdi, if Muhammad was supposed to be the last one. It could possibly be that they are ignorant about many basic beliefs of Islam, and wish to conform an existing religion to their purpose. 3. “ O you who believe! when you go to war in Allah's way, make investigation, and do not say to any one who offers you peace: You are not a believer. Do you seek goods of this world's life! But with Allah there are abundant gains; you too were such before, then Allah conferred a benefit on you; therefore make investigation; surely Allah is aware of what you do.” (Quran, 4:94) This quote is saying that when you go to war in the name of God, or Allah, think carefully about it and don’t disregard anyone who offers you their hand in peace or friendship. Do not desire the riches of this world, because Allah offers you innumerable riches.
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course EN 102 taught by Professor Anyango during the Spring '08 term at Union.

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