In his article Dr. Ilyas Ba Yumus points out that every religion has its own
fundamentalism. I think interpretations of the Western world are somewhat misleading about
Islamic fundamentalism and have led for many people to think that Islamic revival movem
Since 1948, the time of Israeli-Arab war, the territory has been destroyed and overwhelmed by
the turmoil. Israel was recognized as its own independent state with the help from United States and UN
and also out of sympathy for the Jewish people and their
Written Assignment 4
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Briefly describe the main contentions of the Wahhabi movement and the two
main ways this movement differed from other revivalist movements.
The Wahhabi movement was one of the best known revivalist movements in the 18th
Discuss the importance and tradition of tajdid (renewal)
and islah (reform) in Islam and summarize how this manifested itself in the
Muslim community during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Islam has always retained a tradition
Written Assignment 6
1. What justification did Iraq give for its invasion and occupation of Kuwait in August 1990?
Include in your answer a brief explanation of the historical developments that gave rise to
the Iraqi viewpoint and some of the prim
1. Discuss the main beliefs of the Muslim faith as expressed in the Qur'an. How do
these beliefs compare to Judeo-Christian beliefs? What, for example, in Al-Fatiha,
the opening chapter of the Qur'an, is similar to Judeo-Christian teachings?
Written Assignment 5
1. Briefly explain why Israel was able to win the 1948-1949 war against several
hostile Arab states and establish its independence.
Even though Arab countries were dominating in size in comparison to Israel, their
Written Assignment 3
Short Answer Questions
1. Taking into account the sources of Islamic law, what changes did the ulama in
Persia undergo during the reign of Shah Abbas I (1587-1629) that would have
direct influence on the Iranian Revolution of
Written Assignment 2
Late submission due to illness.
Who were the Kharijites and why do you think they inspire contemporary
radical Islamic groups?
The Kharijites (seceders) were an Islamic sect of rebels that arose from a religiouspolitical co
Written Assignment 1
1. Explain the three fundamental unities of Islam.
Three fundamental units of Islam include God, religion and humankind. The
relationship between God (Allah) and its people is based on one and only religion. Islam is
Discussion Forum 1
As hasty conquerors of the most part of Middle East, Muslims didnt act like victors who
imposed their religion, laws and views of the world. Instead, they let native populations of
conquered territories, mainly Jews and Christians to ke
All four articles talk about the problem that our world is facing today the Muslim anger
towards the West.
The first article The roots of Muslim rage talks about separation of religion and
politics. It compares Islam and Christianity and points out that I