10-15 - CSD October 15, 2009 Comparative Culture Patterns...

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CSD October 15, 2009 Comparative Culture Patterns Arab States 22 Countries 280 million people o 600,000 in Qatar o 65 million in Egypt History spans 5,000 years Opposing Views Zagorian (2003) argues that a nation’s progress depends on the creation and maintenance of human freedom which in turn depends on religious freedom o Progress is dependent on freedom Lewis (2002) argues that Islam was once the pioneer of freedom but that in modern times separation of church and state fosters freedom Muslim, Mohammed and the Koran (Qur’an) Muslims: o People who practice Islam Mohammed: o Born circa 570, died 632 o Founded the religion in Arabia in the early 7 th century o Received his first revelations through the Angel Gabriel in 610 The Koran (Qur’an) o Revealed by God to the prophet Mohammed in Arabic o Contains stories, admonitions, verse, and prophetic segments; and social, political, and economic laws Religious Practices Five religious obligations of
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course CSD 315L taught by Professor Harris during the Fall '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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10-15 - CSD October 15, 2009 Comparative Culture Patterns...

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